Erik Birkerts, the new CEO of the Clean Energy Trust, explains how the organization advances the clean energy economy and how the Midwest can play a leadership role.
Amy Butler, the director of a Michigan small-business incubator, has seen the impact of energy policy from both the government and business side.
A new battery research lab in Michigan aims to provide infrastructure for companies to prototype new mobility and grid energy storage ideas while maintaining their intellectual property.
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.