Top 10 Cleantech Subsidies and Policies (and the Biggest Losers) – Ranked By Impact

On July 31, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

We all know energy is global, and as much policy driven as technology driven. We have a quote, in energy, there are no disruptive technologies, just disruptive policies and economic shocks that make some technologies look disruptive after the fact.  In reality, there is disruptive technology in energy, it just takes a long long time. […]

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 […]

Feed-In Tariff = Feeding at Trough?

On May 26, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi One of the more popular policy prescriptions often made by ardent renewable energy advocates is the adoption of a “feed-in tariff” (FIT). With a FIT, the government sets a price for electricity supplied by a qualifying renewable energy source, and the price is usually sufficiently high to produce a good return […]