Introducing energy reporter Stephen Lacey
I am delighted to announce that ClimateProgress has a new journalist/blogger/podcaster-extraordinaire, Stephen Lacey. He is joining us after 5 years at renewableenergyworld.com. He will be reporting and pod-casting on a range of issues, but focusing especially on the reality of clean energy today — how it is ready to scale up — while kicking the tires on what works and what doesn’t here and around the world.
I asked CP readers weeks ago, “What would you like to know about clean energy?” and “What investigative reporting would you like to see?“ We are going to deliver as much of what you asked for as possible in the coming year.
Join me in welcoming Lacey, whose introductory post follows:
Throughout my years covering clean energy, I’ve found that people involved in the field generally fall into two camps. The first camp – typically made up of investors, engineers and developers in the business of renewable energy – argues that clean energy can scale to high penetrations with current technologies. The second camp – made up of a diverse group of doubters, spin artists, cautious supporters and high-minded futurists – believes that we can only bring renewables to scale with dramatic breakthroughs in technology.