US Tax Credits Finally Extended for ‘Orphaned’ Clean Energy Tech

With the news Friday morning that Congress passed a spending bill to keep the U.S. government open through mid-March, [...]

Congress Is on the Verge of Passing Multi-Year Extensions for Solar and Wind Tax Credits

Lawmakers reached a compromise as part of a spending package. Will there be enough votes to pass it this [...]

Move Over, Mandates: Can a New ‘Personal Energy Independence’ Bill Entice Congress?

Federal policy proposals in support of clean energy are often blunt and controversial, relying mostly on mandates or targets [...]

A Progressive Carbon Tax Will Fight Climate Change and Stimulate the Economy

Superstorm Sandy. Massive droughts. Devastating tornadoes. Horrific wildfires. The United States has certainly seen the dramatic weather-related effects of [...]

Brighter Horizon for Biofuels

The biofuel industry breathed a big sigh of relief last month when the EPA declined several governors’ petitions to [...]

How Obama and Congress Could Find Common Ground on Energy

Despite divided government, the partisan impasse may be about to end on energy policy. The key lies in a [...]

US policy outlook for renewable energy

The United States went to the polls on November 6. President Obama was returned to another four years in [...]

New legislation proposes slashing ‘Big Oil’ subsidies to promote renewables

For some solar policy advocates, a recent bill introduced in Congress would appear to represent their dream legislation. After [...]

Grant program supported up to 75,000 wind and solar jobs: congress killed it anyway

A federal grant program created to boost renewable energy development during the height of the economic crisis supported 75,000 [...]

Biden calls for new clean energy policy for US

The United States can’t lead the world in the 21st century with its current energy policy, Vice President Joe [...]