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Andrew Burger

Andrew Burger
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Andrew is a researcher, reporter, writer and editor whose work spans the fields of energy, science, technology, sociology, finance and political economy. He has a degree in geology, a master's in finance and has completed postgrad studies in international governance for biodiversity.
A robotic solar PV production line in China

Suniva’s U.S. International Trade Petition Reignites Prospect of a Solar PV Trade War

Bankruptcy and insolvency filings on the part of U.S. and German solar manufacturing companies Suniva and SolarWorld AG, respectively, and the former’s filing of...
Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrators outside the White House on March 10, 2017.

Off-Grid Solar, Battery Energy Storage Gains Ground on Native American Tribal Lands

Last updated: May 13, 2017The U.S. has long looked to Native American Tribal lands as a source of mineral and energy resources and a thoroughfare...
Puerto Rico Man Carrying Flag

Puerto Rico Energy Crisis Shines Light on Caribbean Solar Challenges, Risks and Rewards

Persistent debt, power and energy problems on the U.S. Caribbean island territory of Puerto Rico – including financial insolvency as well as recurring power...
Solar Panels and Sustainable Development

Mobile Apps, Cloud Services Key to Tackling Global Sustainable Energy Challenge

Telecoms and broadband services companies are increasingly venturing into the power and energy sector amidst ongoing distributed solar energy uptake and “smart,” connected utilities'...
Tesla’s CEO Introduces the World to the Powerpack

Elon Musk Invokes Twitter Storm – Australian Government, Industry Respond

Last updated: March 20, 2017Tesla-Solar City CEO Elon Musk this past week once again displayed attributes that distinguish him as an innovative engineer, high-tech...
d.light Refugee Family Energy Access

How Off-Grid Solar Can Help Stem the Rising Refugee Tide

A defining characteristic of human history and nature, conflict – whether armed or otherwise – continues to destroy human lives, rupture societies and uproot...
Trump Signs Executive Orders

California Vows to Go Its Own Way to Support Renewables as Storm of Controversy...

Executive actions taken by U.S. President Donald J. Trump during his first four weeks in the Oval Office by and large confirmed expectations he...
Trump Tower

Trump Era: $30MM in New U.S. Solar-Grid Integration Funding Comes Amidst Heightened Energy Policy...

The U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on Jan. 31 announced it would invest as much as $30 million to fund...
Insight: Mobile Pay as You Go Solar in China

[INSIGHT] Could Mobile “Pay as You Go” Solar Succeed in China?

“Pay as you go” solar power systems are cropping up across Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing affordable, reliable, emissions-free electricity to rural communities and creating new...
BBOXX in Rwanda

Investors Plow $20MM into BBOXX – an African Off-Grid Solar/Distributed Energy Start-Up

A rather impressive group of clean energy investment companies recently made a $20 million venture capital (VC) investment in BBOXX, a start-up based in...

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