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January Top 10 Players In Green Energy

1: The Obama State Of  The Union There is nothing like an inspirational State of the Union address to remind us that the presidency is, among other things, a bully pulpit. So when Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech in […]

Obama Throws down Green Energy Gauntlet in State of the Union

President Barack Obama alternately played the role of cheerleader-in-chief and political tough guy while giving green energy pride of place in his State of the Union address Tuesday. In his speech the president sketched out a vision of a government that supports innovation […]

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 […]

June Top Ten Players In Green Energy

1: President Barack Obama Last month’s first Oval Office address by President Obama on the Gulf spill was paned for its lack of specifics. We at G.E.R. believed that the speech was pure-Obama as he he provided the outline for a comprehensive climate […]

The Week In Green Energy: During Summer Doldrums Renewable Energy Funding Heats Up

The sweltering heat that has hammered the East Coast for the better part of the week did not dry up the renewable energy deal flow, as some developers managed to clinch crucial funding. And as is often the case these days — especially […]

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: 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 […]

April Top Ten Players In Green Energy

1: Cape Wind The 420-megawatt Cape Wind project  is big, but the expectations for it are even bigger. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who just last week announced approval for the project amidst some stiff opposition, expects the Nantucket Sound wind farm to do no […]