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The Push for Clean Energy

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,...

Bloomberg Analysis: Solyndra Overblown

An analysis by Bloomberg highlights a number of important points regarding DOE's Loan Guarantee Program.

Weekly Links 11-21-11

Secretary Chu's testimony dominated the national energy news this past week, but in case you missed it: a new study confirmed the benefits of RGGI, the clean energy industry responded to a Boston Globe story, BigBelly Solar was featured on Fox Business, news from Digital Lumens, Harvest Power and more.
Beacon Power, Entrepreneurship and the Real Story of Cleantech Growth

Beacon Power, Entrepreneurship and the Real Story of Cleantech Growth

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.

Weekly Links

U-Launch and CTO awardees, news from A123, Borrego, Satcon, and more.

Boston Globe Column on Solyndra

Joshua Greene has a good column on Solyndra in today's Boston Globe.
The “Race” for Clean Energy in a Dynamic Global Industry

The “Race” for Clean Energy in a Dynamic Global Industry

The failure of a Solyndra or the shift of some commodity manufacturing to China does not necessarily signal the loss of US competitiveness.

The Big Picture on Solyndra

Pieces in The New York Times and New Republic ask and answer the right questions about the DOE Loan Guarantee Program.

The Debate Over Solyndra Versus The “Debate” Over Solyndra

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?
The Solyndra Political Circus and What It Means For Cleantech

The Solyndra Political Circus and What It Means For Cleantech

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 Price of Progress: Some Companies Make It, Others Do Not

The Price of Progress: Some Companies Make It, Others Do Not

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.
Solyndra Round-up Without the Bluster

Solyndra Round-up Without the Bluster

Solyndra's announcement yesterday that they are shutting their doors and filing Chapter 11. Predictably, there is significant political bluster since President Obama visited Solyndra within the last year. Here are a few of the more interesting takes.