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Top Renewable Energy Author/ Consultant/Investor Evaluates Cleantech Business Concepts Free of Charge

As the old saying goes, “Businesses are like babies: fun to conceive, but hell to deliver.” And in cleantech, there’s an excellent reason this is true, according to best-selling author, business consultant, and investment coordinator, Santa Barbara, CA-based Craig Shields. 

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From Guest Blogger Ryan: FloWater–Fighting Plastic One Bottle at a Time

Plastic waste is killing our environment one day at a time. Right now in the U.S. alone, we have over 2,000 active landfills, and the average American throws out about four and a half pounds of garbage each day. Did

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Renewable Energy Has Won the Battle, But Not the War

Many readers have correctly noted that 2GreenEnergy has taken on a more political tone as the years have gone by. The reason is summed up in my most recent book: Bullish on Renewable Energy, and in this article in Forbes.

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As Solar and Wind Prices Continue To Fall, Markets Become Less Attractive

According to the Energy Society: Renewable energy prices have become competitive around the world:

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Carbon Emissions and Our Energy Mix: A Problem That Will Take of Itself

Here’s an article that explains how the European Union has agreed on what the author refers to as “ambitious” renewable energy targets (30%) for 2030.  Though this is obviously good news, I join those who believe that such targets are

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Pros and Cons of Renewable Energy

Shortly after we kicked off 2GreenEnergy in 2009, I made a series of videos called “The Pros and Cons of Renewable Energy,” where, in each segment, I talked about a certain technology: wind, solar, biomass, hydrokinetics, and geothermal, and listed,

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China’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Huge, But So Are Its Efforts To Curb Them

Critics of carbon markets, like California’s cap and trade, have a great deal substance to their arguments.  But what happens when China, a country that burns more coal than the rest of the world combined, asserts that it will become

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Uneven Supply and Demand for Electricity Causes Negative Prices

Germany is known around the world for its bold investments in renewable energy ($200 billion since the mid-1990s), but the creation of such vast supply causes wrinkles in the economics of power, namely, negative prices on occasions. 

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Will Mass Layoffs in the U.S. Steel Industry Cause Any Political Ripples? Probably Not.

The single most astounding aspects of the “Trump phenomenon” is that a) members of his support base are hurt hardest by his policies, and b) they don’t seem to care. The steel industry made an impressive comeback after the 2008

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We’ll Soon Be Burning More Coal. Sound OK?

A wise-cracking friend of mine in high school used to tell me that I “have a firm grasp on the obvious.” That was the first thing that went through my mind when I came across Jameson McBride’s article that begins:

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