Clean Energy Driven Job Growth Is A Return To The Stone Age

At the end of October, backed by a $1 billion federal loan guarantee and cool technology, Brightsource Energy announced the creation of the world’s biggest solar power plant in the Mojave Desert, the 330 megawatt Ivanpah. The plant will, according to Brightsource, “create more than 1,000 local union jobs at the peak of construction.”

The Magic of Energy Engineering

Engineers love to do the seemingly impossible. Plus they sure can build and do incredible things – from monster machines like the Deepwater Horizon (which 99.9% of the time worked amazingly fine) or a Boeing 777 to exquisite machines like the Mars Rover or the iPad.

Spills and Meltdown: What Drillers Need to Learn from Nukes

A billion-dollar energy facility destroyed. The "fail safe" safety technology fails. Billions in clean-up costs. Finger-pointing. Confusion. Tantrum-like calls to shut 'em all down. A rethinking of federal oversight.  A president weighs in, and next up a high-level presidential commission.