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Activists Are Superfans, and Other Roundtable Revelations

Back in June, I was honored to be included in a PR Week roundtable on modern activism. PR Week has since published the transcript in a free eBook, which you can download here.In the communications world, activism is rarely thought of positively....

Posted July 16, 2015    

Keystone XL: Let's Make a Megadeal and Get Congress to Fulfill a Cleantech Wishlist

We’ve been hearing about the Keystone XL pipeline for years. The short story: the $7 billion pipeline, which would deliver 830,000 barrels of tar sands oil from Canada per day through the U.S. heartland, has been a serious political sticking point....

Posted January 22, 2015    

Getting Cleantech Through its Awkward Teen Years

Not so long ago, cleantech was mired in a troubled childhood. Efficiency bored people into a coma, solar was expensive, biofuels were always years away from production, electric cars caught. Some companies accepted government support, and a...

Posted November 18, 2014    

Frictionless Energy: How Energy Companies are Finally Putting Customers First

Energy companies are often likened to tech companies. They share many of the same investors, are often based in tech hubs like the Bay Area, and usually emphasize innovation.Yet renovating our energy infrastructure requires a different suite of...

Posted July 8, 2014    

Resetting the Climate Conversation: The EPA's Focus on the Pocketbook, not Polar Bears

The EPA recently announced a landmark draft rule aimed at reducing carbon emissions, marking what could be the largest initiative any country has ever unilaterally taken to confront climate change. The proposed draft rule will require U.S. power...

Posted June 10, 2014