Mark Brown, chief operating officer of a Minnesota company that develops technology for monitoring energy use, talks about the challenges of promoting efficiency.
Its automotive history may have positioned Michigan as a natural laboratory for advancing the latest in battery storage for cars, but other sectors are pushing the state onto the global energy-storage stage.
A laser technology capable of detecting carbon dioxide emissions in near real-time is being tested above ground at an Illinois carbon sequestration site.
A recent national report places Minnesota among leading states in moving utilities toward a future with more distributed energy resources and greater consumer choices.
Entrepreneur and policy expert Dr. Holmes Hummel says cleantech can thrive in the U.S., but it still faces formidable obstacles.
An Iowa State University engineer says wind turbines can be built taller by switching to concrete from steel.
Working on energy-efficient cars at the college level -- via competitions like EcoCar -- can be a route to a career in the Michigan auto industry.
Despite its automotive legacy, Michigan is behind its Midwestern neighbor states in establishing a better market for electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles.
Despite recent high-profile research breakthroughs, solar deployment still lags in Michigan, which some experts say is a public-policy problem, not one of technology.
Over the last decade and a half, battery storage went from being the core enabler of solar PV to a marginal technology. But the industry is getting back to those roots and embracing storage once again.