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Tax Expenditures for Electricity Production FY 2002-2007. Source: Government Accountability Office, November 2007On the PTC, critics of renewable energy love to ask: when will wind stand on its own two feet? To that, I’d answer: when fossil fuels can—when the true costs of fossil fuels are factored into the price...

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Boom and Bust Cycle; courtesy of AWEA

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Last week I attended a fascinating lecture entitled “A New Economic Paradigm – Moving Beyond a Broken Paradigm” by an economist named Joshua Farley from the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont.  In his talk he challenged two of classical economics’ fundamental metaphors and talked about...

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Last month I attended the Solar Power International conference in Dallas, TX -- North America’s largest solar industry trade show with 24,000 attendees -- to gain greater insight about the industry we recently entered with our complete solar resource assessment (SRA) system.

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Town of Alderson, WV (Christopher Ziemnowicz)Last spring, NRG Systems CEO Jan Blittersdorf and I traveled to Alderson, West Virginia, in the Allegheny foothills along the Greenbrier River. This corner of the state, unlike adjoining counties, has no coal deposits to speak of.

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I just returned from China, and after a week of traveling about Beijing in its ubiquitous and very cheap taxis, I decided to take the Beijing Metro Line 10 back to my hotel. Built in 2008 in time for the Olympics,  the metro is modern, efficient, clean, quiet, and cheap...

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