March 26 -- President Barack Obama recently paid a visit to the Argonne National Laboratory where he strongly voiced concerns about the national security threat Americans face from dependence on oil as a single source of fuel. As an Army veteran now working to develop advanced-energy technologies, I was proud to be there, too, standing next to a president who listens to the advice of military and national security leaders — and offers solutions to tackle our nation’s toughest energy challenges. >>View Article
By Christine Hertzog 09/04/13
Distributed generation (DG) has been called an existential threat to electric utilities. But it doesn’t have to be a doomsday scenario, and there’s interesting work going on in the field of Transactive Energy that envisions a much more pragmatic future of the Smart Grid.
By ACORE CEO and President, Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn
During the final sprint to Election Day, Americans will hear political leaders point fingers as they attempt to explain why the U.S. is experiencing slow domestic job growth. We will hear versions of an “all of the above” energy strategy, versions that may not in fact fairly embrace all of our domestic energy resources. Evidence of the lack of consistent support for all sources of energy abounds in Congress’s failure to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) even as the wind industry has been making significant gains in previous years. If leaders of any party want to truly establish “all of the above” energy strategy that embraces all sources of energy--natural gas, fossil fuels, and renewable energy--on a level playing field, the PTC must be extended.
August 23 -- At this moment, the U.S. can reinvent how we produce, store, transport, and consume electricity. With an abundance of domestic energy, our country is on its way to becoming “energy independent” by the end of the decade. But powering our homes and businesses with natural gas or other fossil fuels does not mean a reliable, clean, and affordable flow of electricity will follow. >>View Article
March 26 -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in his Monday farewell speech that realizing a goal since his Senate days of curtailing oil imports was one of his top accomplishments at the Interior Department. Salazar said he repeats a metric in speeches across the country that astounds him: “We are now at a point where we are importing less than 40 percent of our oil.” >>View Article
September 24 -- Most people think that rooftop solar panels appeal to tech-savvy early adopters in their prime earning years. Enter the Solar Seniors: elderly residents drawn to solar power amid concerns about rising electricity bills. They’ve become one of the solar industry’s most powerful demographics. >>View Article
September 25 -- It started with a simple directive: bring down the casualty numbers. At the time, Former Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer was the commanding general of the most restive province of Iraq in 2006—al Anbar. And at the time, there was primarily one reason for the dramatic spike in American casualties: Fuel. >>View Article