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News on Energy Alternatives—Wind, Efficiency Are In, Small Nukes Are Out

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Investors working with utilities are making clear and clean choices for meeting our energy needs.  Two big announcements show wind and energy efficiency are financeable and attractive, and new small nuclear reactors are not.  Recently MidAmerican Energy chose to add more wind energy to its supply, dump a “modular” nuclear plant proposal,and decline to follow the trend toward burning natural gas. Read more >

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On the Road to Clean Energy in Germany: Lessons for the United States – Part 2

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

Last fall, I participated in a clean energy/green jobs tour of Germany as part of a delegation sponsored by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Blue-Green Alliance. In the second leg of our trip (read my blog about part 1 of the tour), we left Berlin behind and headed north to the state of Schlesswig-Holstein—the renewable energy capital of the world. Read more >

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On the Road to Clean Energy in Germany: Lessons for the United States – Part 1

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

In the effort to transition the United States to a clean energy economy, comparisons are frequently made with Germany – a nation that is successfully shifting away from fossil fuels and nuclear power while creating a thriving renewable energy industry and maintaining a strong economy. So when invited this past fall to participate in a clean energy/green jobs tour of Germany, I jumped at the opportunity to learn first-hand about the Deutschland experience. Read more >

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