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Solar panels being installed

This professional had to climb to get to this spot: community solar investors and innovators have to climb over hurdles, too. 

Community Solar's Bend Toward Energy Justice: Challenge Accepted

For those coming with fresh eyes to this series, please read the previous two articles about community solar. In the first article of the series, I explored the economic and energy equity opportunity of the community solar sector. The subsequent article investigated challenges within the market from a policy and...
Climate attitudes in Colorado, courtesy the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

With the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications showing this range of climate concern, should Colorado operate under one electricity provider? 

Decarbonization on the Rockies: A Policy Memo on Colorado's Electicity Market

Participants in CBEY's Financing and Deploying Clean Energy certificate program learn technology, finance, policy and climate science. Policy savvy locks in when they write real memos to real players. In this example, a professional in Colorado's community-solar industry encourages a state Senator to work on fostering competition in the state's...
A view from above, courtesy CIFOR, of a promised capital city for Indonesia. Do you see a place for a solar grid?

A view from above, courtesy CIFOR, of a promised capital city for Indonesia. Do you see a place for a solar grid? 

Can Indonesia's New Capital Attract Capital for Renewable Energy?

Indonesia's president promised to stoke economic development by relocating the capital city. Can this project spark a pattern of investment in utility-scale solar? It can, but activists and investors need to see through a tangle of loyalties among the government, the state-owned utility and the coal business. This chronicle explains...
Jigar Shah

United States Department of Energy Loan Program Office director Jigar Shah. 

A Director Brings Star Power to a Federal Loan Program Waiting to Shine

The federal Loan Program Office, within the Department of Energy, exists to help finance pioneering companies that can't yet draw hefty private capital. After a political upset sent the office into deep freeze, it revived in the past several years. Now, a new director with a reputation as an investor...