Alternative Energy Stocks: Down Despite Obama Victory

If you follow the energy sector closely, then you know that many questions regarding the direction of alternative energy companies were looming during the 2012 campaign season. Was the country going to continue with the Obama Administration’s “all-of-the-above” strategy with its strong emphasis on renewables, or would there be an accelerated domestic drilling and pipeline […] Read more

The Next 4 Years of Obama Energy Policy: What to Expect

Now that President Obama’s second term is confirmed, energy experts believe that the industry can expect more regulations over the next four years. The president intends to stick to his promise to reduce oil imports by 50 percent by 2020. Obama’s campaign leaned heavily on the president’s “all of the above” strategy to domestic energy […] Read more

Obama 2.0: Delivering Clean Energy Promises?

Whether or not you voted for President Obama, the clean energy-loving part of you must be feeling hopeful that POTUS will deliver in his second term what we would have liked to have seen more of during the first — strong leadership driving forward the clean energy economy. Though I still have a bit of […] Read more

Obama Win is Good for Clean Energy; Matzah Balls Still Loom

Just because President Obama won four more years, doesn’t mean the next four will be any easier. Sure, it’s now his legacy he is beginning to focus on. But there are tall hurdles even the election results will do to change. Renewable energy developers and suppliers have a few rays of sunshine and a more […] Read more

The Difference Between Obama’s and Romney’s Energy Advisers

As reviewed in an article by Elisa Wood , there is a profound difference between President Obama’s energy advisor and Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s energy advisor. Harold Hamm is part of team Romney while Heather Zichal is in Obama’s camp. Hamm made his fortune from oil, his academic qualifications consist of little more than a […] Read more

In Focus: President Obama’s Environmental Efforts

On Tuesday September 4, 2012, Democrats opened their national convention by defending President Obama’s record and asking Americans to be patient. In their first four years in office, the Obama administration’s green efforts have been resisted by unprecedented Republican obstructionism and an electorate misinformed about the science of climate change. Others have criticized Obama for not doing enough to move the green agenda forward. Despite a […] Read more

Wanxiang: A123 Buyout?

A123 may have declared in its bankruptcy filing this week that it has chosen U.S.–based Johnson Controls, rather than Chinese rescuer Wanxiang, as the preferred bidder for its automotive battery business. But that doesn’t mean that Wanxiang is letting go of its $465 million bid to buy A123 outright. That’s the upshot of a Thursday […] Read more

Energy Questions People Want Answered by Obama and Romney

Tonight’s presidential debate, which takes place in Hempstead, Long Island, is a town hall, where undecided voters get to ask the questions. Unfortunately, the subject matter is limited to foreign policy, so many important questions average voters would ask won’t be allowed (how about their positions on a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United?). Is […] Read more

Solyndra: Solar’s Poster Child For Failure

If solar industry had a poster child for failure, Solyndra is to solar as Jared Fogle is to Subway. Yes, solar had its share of flops, failures, and fiascos. Wall Street bashes the solar manufacturers for its low margins, huge debts, and of course, its constant political war different countries around the world. On top […] Read more

My Open Letter on Energy to Mr. Obama

After Wednesday night’s debate, I know I became one of literally millions wishing to give U.S. President Barack Obama advice, and, for that reason, I certainly do not believe that what I’m about to write has any particular importance. Having said that, here’s a brief “open letter.”   Mr. President: A great number of us […] Read more

Renewable Energy and the First 2012 Presidential Debate

President Obama reiterated his desire to end tax breaks for big oil and reaffirmed his support for new sources of energy like solar, wind and biofuels. The President also stated that his administration has helped to create 5 million new private sector jobs. To increase these numbers the President wants to invest in education and […] Read more

In Focus: The Climate Voters Project

  A new project, called Climate Voters, could be operated within the League of Conservation Voters, or could be part of a collaborative effort in which many environmental organizations participate. This is the project’s slogan: We care about climate change and we vote. Climate change is happening now. We need public policy to address this […] Read more

Solyndra: An Image is Worth A Thousand Words

I previously dubbed the manufactured political outrage about the Department of Energy’s clean energy loan guarantee program the “Solyndra Standard.”While legislators and candidates hammer away at supposed “taxpayer giveaways,” they completely ignore the billions of dollars in defense boondoggles, fossil fuel subsidies, and agricultural subsidies — all of which dwarf investments like those to Solyndra. […] Read more