By Eric J. Krathwohl on June 5, 2013Over the past couple of years, following Massachusetts' announcement of its Solar Carve- Out program, there has been a tremendous flurry of development of large and small solar generation facilities.
By Eric J. Krathwohl on March 22, 2013Everyone knows what a NIMBY is and everyone in the renewable space knows what BANANA means (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything), but here's a new one: "Nocebo." It's the opposite of placebo. Just as science has established the existence of a placebo effect -- thinking yourself out of an illness on the belief you're taking effective medicine, when you're taking a pill with no more curative properties than a piece of cereal -- so science has shown the opposite.
By Eric J. Krathwohl on January 4, 2013The word of the day is wind! Notably, the new year brings with it another 24 month PTC for wind projects, as many in the industry predicted, but no one was banking on. The temporary resolution of the fiscal cliff by New Year's Eve legislation included extensions on a number of tax credits. Most notably for wind advocates, the Production Tax Credit has been extended for any projects commenced through 2013 and completed by the end of 2014.