24 Aug '11, 12pm

Are We Entering Cleantech's Dark Ages?

Are We Entering Cleantech's Dark Ages?

The budget brinksmanship that, amazingly, lasted all the way into the first days of August pushed me over the edge. Whether a willful choice, or some kind of subliminal denial, I opted for a partial mental vacation in recent weeks, trying to tune out from the mostly dismal news about elections, energy and environment. But all vacations must end, and as distasteful as the political process has been for the last few weeks, the late-summer news cycle holds potentially big impacts for the world of cleantech. From policies enacted and planned to electoral and financial developments, all signs suggest we're moving from relative boom times for cleantech into what will almost certainly be dark days. Cleantech's "Age of Austerity" Let's start with the fallout from budget deal, known officially as the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011. Scanning a few weeks' worth of news releases fro...

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