Predictions For Cleantech In 2012

On December 1, 2011, in Blog, by Dallas Kachan

It’s December again (how did that happen!?) and our annual time for reflection here at Kachan & Co. So as we close out 2011, let’s look towards what the new year may have in store for cleantech. There are eggshells across the sector for 2012. Global economic uncertainty in particular is leaving some skeptical about […]

Gates Gets It

On June 21, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi A few weeks ago, the American Energy Innovation Council released a report calling for a bipartisan commitment to increased governmental involvement in encouraging more research to spawn the new energy industry of the future. The five key recommendations of the report are: Create an independent body to propose a national energy […]

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Pragmatism for the New President

On November 3, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi I consider myself an equal opportunity offender. Many people in the energy industry or those who for some reason don’t believe in climate change think I’m somewhat of a radical. On the other hand, many ardent environmentalists think I’m too apologetic, conservative or pessimistic about what carbon reductions can realistically be […]

Blogroll Review: Biocrude, Alaska, & Policy

On February 11, 2008, in Blog, by Frank Ling

by Frank Ling Waste to Oil Think you need special enzymes to convert plant materials into fuel? It looks like science is getting closer to eliminating that step. Pretty soon we might be able to directly convert crop residues, waste paper, and pretty much anything organic into bio-crude, which is essentially oil. The secret ingredient? […]

Which Way to the Sun? Where is Solar Headed?

On April 5, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had a chance to talk with David Hochschild, the outgoing Executive Director of PV Now about his thoughts on the solar industry and recent changes. PVNow is an industry association that, among other things, helped lobby for the net metering and the solar initiative in California and increased RPS standards in Texas and New […]

A Call for Action

On February 19, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi A Call for Action: that’s the title of the introductory report by the newly formed United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP). The USCAP is a group of organizations who have come together to press the U.S. Federal government to stop arguing and start taking real action to address climate change. And, […]