Innovation in the face of budget cuts

“We will make the tough cuts necessary to achieve these savings, including in programs I care about, but I will not sacrifice the core investments we need to grow and create jobs. We’ll invest in…clean energy technology….We will invest in education and job training. We will do what we need to compete and we will win the future.”
Barack Obama, April 13, 2011, Georgetown University

The US government plays a critical role–protecting our citizens and property, overseeing our parks and a multitude of public services, providing medical care and education to millions of Americans–all of which need to be paid for every year in the federal budget. Those functions were in jeopardy on a weekly and at times daily basis as Congress and the Administration haggle over serious policy and funding issues in an effort to pass the fiscal 2011 budget. Read more of this post

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FERC Order 745 and clean tech: really, this is not boring!

When the words “FERC Order” are uttered, most people’s eyes either glaze over or worried frowns appear as they wonder if they need to understand the conversation. Let’s try to figure out what this order means for the clean tech world in words we can all understand. Read more of this post