January 8, 2013

Energy Cache: Avoiding Cleantech's Catch-22

Richard Stuebi, Cleantech Blog


Recently, I came across this very interesting thought-piece, “Cleantech Marketing Isn’t IT Marketing”, written by Aaron Fike, the founder and CEO of Energy Cache.

Energy Cache has developed a rather unusual energy storage technology.  As described here, Energy Cache is offering a solution that is a hybrid of ski-lifts and mining technology, hauling gravel in buckets to the top of a hill.  An offshoot of pumped hydro, Energy...

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TAGGED: clean energy


When President Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, clean energy was largely a policymaking afterthought. Federal investment in clean energy research and development (R&D) stood at just over $4 billion a year... more ››
January 3, 2013
Clarifying Public Investment in Clean Energy
Matthew Stepp, CR
U.S. energy policy is only as good as its innovation-based goals, framing, and emphasis. This is particularly important for climate change policy, which at its core requires public investments in clean energy innovation to spur... more ››
January 3, 2013
An Unstoppable & Volatile Force of Innovation
P. Kelly-Detwiler, Forbes
I often receive comments when I write or speak on the subject of renewables – particularly wind and solar – where the reader says something like “yeah, but those technologies don’t compare well against coal- or... more ››
December 31, 2012
A Coal Sales Ticker Next to a Clean Energy Claim?
Andrew Revkin, NYT
Just to the right of a ticker-style, real-time tally of tons of coal sold (about eight tons per second or so) is the message that the company is the* “global leader in clean energy solutions. . ." more ››
December 28, 2012
Why Cali Can Be the Clean Energy Torchbearer
Mathias Bell, GreenBiz
While the November elections—and the flurry of political ads that preceded them—may already seem a distant memory, there’s still much to talk about when it comes to energy. From the Washington Post [TU1] to USA... more ››