Blog Archive — August 2015

In Clash of Greens, a Case for Large-Scale U.S. Solar Projects

If we want to make solar power a mainstream source of U.S. electricity, can we afford to rely only on rooftops and parking lots, or do we need to extend our reach beyond the built environment?  In today's Yale Environment 360, I answer this question and examine some of the challenges we face in building large-scale solar power plants on America's farmland and open spaces.

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Turning Wasteland into Power Plants Fueled by the Sun

The Christian Science Monitor just ran my blog post on America's brownfields as promising prospects for solar power development.  Then the editor, David J. Unger, tweeted about it, saying: "When life gives you wasteland, make solar arrays."  Gotta love it!

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Hillary's Plan to Save the Planet

My take on "Hillary's Plan to Save the Planet" in today's Daily Beast makes it clear why her goal of "enough clean renewable energy to power every home in America within ten years" stands apart from Herbert Hoover's 1928 promise of "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage."

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