Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cleantech Infrastructure

One reason modernizing the infrastructure is so important is to facilitate the integration of new technologies into the economy.  Lots of firms, many of them small, are working on ways to extract Hydrogen from either renewable or mineral fuels for … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Energy Alternatives: Source and Cost Matter

This controversial post makes a good point:  in order to evaluate whether a new energy technology is a net benefit either to the economy or to the planet, one must consider all the costs of producing it.  Fracking may have … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Brookings Recommends National Infrastructure Bank

Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program issued a report this week which sets forth the arguments for establishing a national infrastructure bank in terms of economic stimulus, cutting costs for state and local governments and laying the framework for a modern economy … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Another Way to Finance Cleantech: Local Government Bonds

Here’s another advocate for using government-issued bonds to help finance cleantech and renewable energy projects, making some of the same points advanced by the InfraBank Project:  that key to promoting the cleantech evolution is reducing financial risk and the cost … Continue reading

Leave a comment