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The Week in Green Energy: The end of Cap and Trade, For Now

The decider….Convinced he didn't have the votes for a cap-and-trade bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has set his sights on passing a weaker energy bill. It was a bad week for the renewable energy sector and the environmental community as a whole. […]

Senate Democrats Kill Cap-and-Trade Bill

Cap -and -trade is officially dead. This afternoon Senate Democrats, in a caucus meeting, decided not to pursue legislation that would seek to cap carbon and other green house gases by pricing them, a market-friendly scheme known as cap-and-trade. This is a clear […]

The Alternative Agenda: BPs Latest Cap and What To Expect This Week in Green Energy [UPDATE]

How long will BP's newest cap keep the oil in? A weekend without oil, but how long will it last? BP’s new tighter-fitting containment cap stopped the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher over the weekend and the well appears to be intact. But, […]

The Week In Green Energy: Government As A Long-Term Investor

With the clock ticking on key stimulus-funded renewable energy programs, green capitalists are concerned. They are pressing Congress and the Obama administration to extend these funding programs, including the very popular 1603 direct cash grants. Cleantech investors and developers want more than one-time […]

Will Cap-and-Trade Go The Way of The Public Option?

On Sunday White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, when asked whether President Obama would sign a bill that did not include a  price on carbon, said Obama had campaigned on cap-and-trade and believed that a comprehensive energy and climate change legislation should […]

The Week In Green Energy: The IPO Track The Week In Green Energy: The IPO Track The Week In Green Energy: The IPO Track The Week In Green Energy: The IPO Track

Week of: 06.14.10 – 06.18.10 Not every cleantech IPO is on the right track There are few things as exciting to the cleantech world as a juicy initial public offering (IPO), and this week has been full of news on that front. Electric […]

The Week In Green Energy: BP’s Cleantech On Thin Ice?

It started out as idle speculation: could BP, one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies, survive the massive Gulf oil spill that began on April 20. But, after another calamitous week for the British oil and gas company’s stock and a […]

The Week In Green Energy: BPs Cleantech On Thin Ice?

It started out as idle speculation: could BP, one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies, survive the massive Gulf oil spill that began on April 20. But, after another calamitous week for the British oil and gas company’s stock and a […]

The Week In Green Energy: The Tipping Point

Week of June 1 – to – June 4, 2010 The first week in June could well go down in history as the moment energy and climate legislation in the U.S. reached its tipping point. President Barack Obama, speaking at Carnegie-Mellon University in […]

The Week In Green Energy: Plug The Damn hole!

Week of May 24 – to – May 28, 2010 President Obama tours the beach at Port Fourchon with Parish President Charlotte Randolph. The oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster now officially ranks as the worst in U.S. history. Eager to […]