How the natural gas craze will impact renewable energy

Natural gas is often described as a bridge fuel to get us through the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. But for many, it’s an abundant natural resource found on every continent that they hope will dominate the 21st century, as much as oil dominated the 20th century. A likely side effect of that will be that investment in renewables suffers.…

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President Obama’s first ad buy is one touting his energy policy (watch it here). The day after his decision to nix the…

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The next broadband battle: AT&T/Dish and Verizon/Cable

The business model for standalone wholesale wireless network operators is broken. But in the coming year a new and ultimately more successful model is poised to emerge, transforming the entire communications landscape as we know it Tim Farrar of Telecom, Media, and Finance Associates, Inc. explains.…

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Cleantech: a question of national security

As the Solyndra fallout drags on, it's clear that the government’s support of cleantech is becoming increasingly political — as it should be. After all, the value of developing an economy not dependent on fossil fuels is ultimately about national security, which means it should be held to a different standard than, say, an economic stimulus package. Otherwise we're gambling with our own economic, social and political stability.…

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