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    Aug 20, 2020 - Richard Metcalf, Taryana Odayar

    The Buzz: Spotlight on grid reliability amid California blackouts

    As power market and policy experts quarrel over the reasons for California's first rolling blackouts in 19 years, renewable energy project developers and financiers spy opportunities.

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    Aug 07, 2020 - Shravan Bhat

    The Buzz: Damned if you DOE…

    Whenever a Department of Energy loan goes bad – as it did in the case of the Crescent Dunes concentrated solar project in Nevada – questions are raised about the program. But how bad is the US government at picking winners, really?

  • Jul 31, 2020 - Taryana Odayar

    The dark side of solar

    A recent development testifies to solar's lasting appeal, albeit with a controversial twist. Afghan opium poppy growers are among those that have caught on to the increasingly affordable technology, though presumably not with ESG criteria in mind.

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