A decade in review: the most underrated clean energy stories

Read the full story in GreenBiz.

The 2010s were a seminal decade for clean energy. 

At the start of the decade, solar, wind and energy storage technologies largely were dismissed as being fringe, not cost-competitive and pie-in-the sky. The movement’s main messengers were environmentalists and climate activists. 

Today, clean energy is recognized as an economic driver. The private and public sectors are embracing it not only because of environmental concerns, but also because it’s a smart economic move. Advocates are in every sector, from finance to industrial manufacturing.

The rising power of renewables reflects a confluence of many factors, large and small. I asked some of my favorite brilliant, inspirational clean energy leaders two questions: 

  • What was the most underrated clean energy story of the last decade?
  • What will be the big clean energy story of the next 10 years? 
Here’s what they said. Answers are edited for clarity and length. All individuals are sharing personal opinions, not those of their organizations. 

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