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Good: Cape Wind getting OK; Better: doing it faster next time

April 28, 2010

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Green Enterprise , Reviving the World's Oceans , Solving Global Warming

Tags:
capecod, capewind, markettransformation, offshorewind, renewableenergy, wind

The exciting news today is that Secretary Salazar issued a record of decision approving the Cape Wind offshore wind project. As the Secretary acknowledged during his press conference, no project is without impact and minimizing and mitigating those impacts is...

Connecting dots: clean tech, diapers, and the energy bill

December 5, 2007

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Green Enterprise , Moving Beyond Oil , Solving Global Warming

Tags:
biofuels, capewind, cleantech, diapers, energybill, legislation, markettransformation, pyrolysis, wind

I spent yesterday and today at the Future Fuels conference in DC, where I'll be giving this presentation  (2.5MB file) shortly. There are some other interesting presentations here, that I believe will be on the conference web site soon. I'll...

2008 - Year of the ???

November 11, 2007

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Green Enterprise , Moving Beyond Oil , Solving Global Warming

Tags:
biofuels, cleanenergy, cleantech, hybridcars, investment, markettransformation, solar, wind

Cai Steger, our former summer business fellow extraordinaire, sent me an email recently positing a set of year and cleantech pairings. As he put it: It certainly seems as though the last few years, one specific technology has captured the...

On being an optimist and an environmentalist

October 15, 2007

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Green Enterprise , Living Sustainably , Solving Global Warming

Tags:
gristmill, optimism, policy, science, society, technology, treehugger

I haven't gotten to do much pleasure reading since my first daughter was born way back in 2004 and even less since my second daughter was born in 2006, but I'm finally trying to tackle something longer than a New...

Energy bill ping-pong can help avoid a cleantech pop

October 12, 2007

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Green Enterprise , Moving Beyond Oil , Solving Global Warming

Tags:
biofuels, bubble, cleantech, energybill, ethanol, investment, legislation, solar, Spain, wind

Partly inspired by the chance to use "ping-pong" and "pop" in a title, and partly because I've already speculated cleantech investing as a whole could suffer if ethanol's fortunes fall too far too fast, I've been thinking about investment bubbles today. A...

NetNow roll up (or what I'm reading)

August 6, 2007

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Green Enterprise , Moving Beyond Oil , Solving Global Warming , U.S. Law and Policy

Tags:
biofuels, blogroll, cleaniscool, cleantech, energybill, GMOs, markettransformation, netnow, recycledbags, ushouseofrepresentatives

One result of writing this blog is that I've learned about a number of blogs out there that, day after day, offer some great commentary on developments in my field. I want to share what I've found. My blogger colleagues...

Surveys of businesspeople on global warming show we've got a lot of work to do

July 18, 2007

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Green Enterprise , Solving Global Warming

Tags:
business, cleantech, globalwarming pollution, markettransformation, surveys

Cai Steger, one of the great summer fellows working here at NRDC this year and quite possibly the first MBA fellow we've every had (how embarrassing is that?!?), tipped me off to the two surveys below. According to a summary...

Welcome, again. The 14th time is a charm.

June 14, 2007

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Green Enterprise , Moving Beyond Oil , Solving Global Warming

Tags:
cleanenergy, efficiency, greenroofs, renewableenergy

NRDC has been working to develop our blogging efforts in our usual methodical and thoughtful way and being the techno junkie that I am, I begged and pestered my way into these efforts from the beginning. The beautiful site that...

Truth and laughter re: mercury and compact fluorescent light bulbs

May 11, 2007

Posted by Nathanael Greene in Curbing Pollution , Green Enterprise , Solving Global Warming

Tags:
efficiency, energy

Back on April 30, the Washington Post ran an article titled "Fluorescent Bulbs Are Know to Zap Domestic Tranquillity - Energy-Savers a Turnoff for Wives." The articles was emailed around here within NRDC's Air&Energy program and provoked a hail storm of...

Nathanael Greene
Nathanael Greene
Director of Renewable Energy Policy
New York City
I coordinate NRDC's work on renewable energy--fuels and power--and policies that will advance them. For...
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