Op-ed: Attack on green energy industry misguided

<p>AS elections heat up, some partisans are trying to turn clean energy into a divisive campaign issue. Misguided, inaccurate attacks on the green-energy industry — which has flourished over the past decade — are taking place around the nation every day.</p><p>Yes, the solar energy company Solyndra didn’t make it. Yes, some other companies with cutting-edge […]

Pushing the Green Button

<p>Knowledge is power, they say, but when it comes to knowing how much electricity their home is using, most consumers are in the dark. In fact, consumers, on average, <a href=”http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-understanding-consumer-preferences-energy-efficiency-utilities-summary.aspx” target=”_hplink”>spend</a> about 6 minutes <i>per year</i> interacting with their electric utility. Because of that, they’re missing out on opportunities to save some power — […]

Davey: “Denying green energy is good for growth is as perverse as denying …

<p> Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has vigorously defended the Liberal Democrats green credentials during his keynote speech at the Liberal Democrats party convention.</p> <p> Addressing the crowd in Brighton, Davey said: “[green growth] it’s much, much bigger than many realise and bigger than the sceptics want people to know […]

Viridian Energy Holds Third Annual PowerUP! Convention

<p> <span class=”dateline”>NORWALK, Conn.</span> — Viridian Energy, a leading provider of affordable, green retail energy, today announced its third annual PowerUP! convention, held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The three day event celebrated Viridian’s substantial growth over the past year, focusing on the positive environmental impact customers have enabled to date and outlined plans for […]

The Supposed Decline of Green Energy

<p>Here’s a surprising new fact about energy in the United States: the percentage of our electricity coming from the greenest sources — that is, the non-hydroelectric renewables such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass — <a href=”http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/08/29/765131/renewable-electricity-nearly-doubles-under-obama-i-think-theyre-the-future-theyre-worth-fighting-for/?mobile=nc”>has doubled in just four years to nearly 6 percent</a>. (Thanks to climate uberblogger Joe Romm for uncovering this […]

Green energy in the &quot;valley of death&quot;

<h2>Broadscale Group wants to help fledgling alternative energy ventures make it through dicey times.</h2> <p>By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large</p> <p><a href=”http://fortunebrainstormtech.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/120924032605-green-energy-gallery-horizontal.jpg”><img src=”http://energyconservationaudit.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/d9497_120924032605-green-energy-gallery-horizontal.jpg” alt=”” title=”120924032605-green-energy-gallery-horizontal” width=”300″ height=”225″ class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-97402″ /></a>FORTUNE — A lot of promising startups in the green energy field get stranded in what venture capitalists call the “valley of death.” These companies may […]

Green energy goes beyond red states or blue states

<p>Democrats may talk a good game about “greening” their homes – adding features that save energy and water. </p><p>But Republicans may be more likely to make the changes, a new survey suggests.</p><p>Commissioned by California solar leasing company Sunrun, the poll found that 64 percent of respondents who plan to vote for Republican Mitt Romney in […]