Stephen Lacey

Stephen Lacey is a reporter with Climate Progress covering clean energy issues. He formerly worked as a producer/editor at

Biomass is the new coal

Dominion wants to convert three of its Virginia coal plants to run on waste biomass. Will biomass be a smart way to transition away from coal?

Google says delaying clean energy will cost the U.S. trillions

Google says that without a focus on renewables and electric vehicles, delaying the clean energy economy could cost the U.S. trillions of dollars.

Court rules California's cap-and-trade program can advance

After a period of legal uncertainty, a California court has ruled that the state can proceed with developing a cap-and-trade program.

Used fuel-efficient compact cars increase 30 percent in value

There may still be something tangible in your life gaining value: your used, fuel-efficient car.

How utilities make money while investing in cleaner generation

Calling the EPA's mercury reforms "anti-business" is good for exciting a political base during the campaign season, but it doesn't match reality.

Top five coolest ways to integrate renewable energy into the grid

Here's 5 methods for integrating renewable energy into the grid -- proving that intermittency isn't the showstopper critics make it out to be.

Breaking news: Energy-efficiency programs work, save us millions

Since 2004, 26 states have put efficiency standards into place to reduce demand and help customers save energy. Nineteen of those programs have been in place for over two years. And guess what? Thus far, the programs are working.

Green jobs are real: U.S. solar employs more people than steel

People want to know: Are green jobs real? The answer is resoundingly "yes." With roughly 93,500 direct and indirect jobs, the American solar industry now employs about 20,000 more workers than the U.S. steel production sector.

Solar gets cheap fast

Cross-posted from Climate Progress. There’s a joke in the solar industry about when “grid parity” — the time when solar becomes as cheap as fossil sources — will happen. Ron Kenedi, the former VP in Sharp Solar’s U.S. business liked …