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The Week in Green Energy: Renewable Energy Developers Face a Tight Credit Market

U.S. renewable energy developers are bound to pay more for project capital as large European banks tighten lending to shore up their balance sheets, which have been weakened by the economic uncertainties brought on by the European sovereign debt crisis. Many of the […]

The Week in Green Energy: Chu Testimony Raises Questions about the Big Picture

House Republicans spent much of the week sharpening their rhetorical knives for Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who testified Thursday before the House’s Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Ostensibly Chu was summoned by the committee to explain the details behind the Obama […]

The Week in Green Energy: The Unique Position of Cleantech

Several years ago venture capital funds looked upon the cleantech sector in much the same way they looked upon IT and the Internet. There were whispers that cleantech would be the subject of the next VC-driven economic boom. VCs now know that that […]

The Week in Green Energy: The Forest or the Trees?

In terms of the big picture, things are looking particularly rosy for the solar sector. Study after study suggests that solar’s share of the global energy generation market will continue to grow over the next decade, and possibly well beyond. In the United […]

The Week in Green Energy: Liberal Win in Ontario Secures Green Energy Act

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The Week in Green Energy: A Make or Break Fourth Quarter for Green Financing

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The Week in Green Energy: Where Will the Funding Come From?

The Department of Energy Loan Guarantee program sunset this week, and, with only  slim chance that the program will be extended, renewable energy developers may soon find it more difficult to finance their project pipeline. Even worse, the guarantees are ending at a […]

The Week in Green Energy: On Solyndra: Saving the Baby, Throwing out the Bathwater

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The Week in Green Energy: A Greek Tragedy for Green Energy?

How the sovereign debt crisis currently roiling global financial markets will play out remains an open question. However, even under the best case scenario, it now appears guaranteed that financing the construction of wind, solar and other renewable energy projects will get more […]

The Week in Green Energy: Solyndra Bankruptcy:  An Opportunity to Change How We See Government Financing

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