While Germany Is Headed for 80% Renewable Energy, We’re Getting Left in the Dust

Reprinted from Alternet By Tara Lohan Osha Gray Davidson discusses his new book “Clean Break,” about the keys to Germany’s success with renewables and why the U.S. is getting its butt kicked. When you think of places with great potential for solar energy, what comes to mind? Maybe the American Southwest, perhaps the Middle East. […]

There Went the Sun: Renewable Energy Needs Patient Capital

Reprinted from New Deal 2.0 (September 23, 2011) By William Lazonick and Matt Hopkins Solyndra’s bankruptcy is a lesson in the need for more than political points and investors out to turn a profit. Solyndra, a venture-backed solar panel maker founded in 2005, was the poster child of the Obama administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act […]