Inspired in part by the continuing Solyndra debate and recent comments by the New York Times on the automotive industry’s stance on electric vehicles, a recent Boston Globe Editorial highlights the results of political uncertainty on federal funding on a national and local level. NECEC’s President Peter Rothstein weighed in on the Globe piece, citing those costs. Continuing,...
An analysis by Bloomberg highlights a number of important points regarding DOE's Loan Guarantee Program.
News that Beacon Power has filed for bankruptcy is an unfortunate development. Unfortunately, failure gets more attention than success - and success is what we're seeing in the clean energy industry overall.
Joshua Greene has a good column on Solyndra in today's Boston Globe.
The failure of a Solyndra or the shift of some commodity manufacturing to China does not necessarily signal the loss of US competitiveness.
Pieces in The New York Times and New Republic ask and answer the right questions about the DOE Loan Guarantee Program.
The DC debate over Solyndra is mostly divorced from the legitimate debate taking place in business and policy circles. We know there is a critical gap in scale-up financing for innovative clean energy companies. So the question being debated is: what are the most effective mechanisms for closing that gap?
Cleantech is at a low point right now. But, despite Solyndra, it will come back. The core needs are too severe. The corporate momentum is too significant. The entrepreneurial energy is too inspired.
The truth about Solyndra is simple: companies do not always succeed in business. Solyndra, it turns out, had a poor business model, and thus could not survive the market’s rigorous process of filtering out winners and losers.