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VC Fund to Tap China’s Clean-Tech Hub

Sep 21, 2010 at 09:04 | Gloria Gonzalez

Californian clean-tech investor VantagePoint Venture Partners has expanded its reach in China, launching a $100 million fund to invest in the city of Tianjin. VantagePoint this week announced the initial…

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Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Investors Attracted to China

Sep 18, 2010 at 12:54 | Green energy Reporter

China is the “it” place these days when it comes to everything green. The country is more and more looking like a leader of the global renewable energy sector and…

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Making Photovoltaic Solar Cells More Efficient

Sep 15, 2010 at 08:55 | Brian Westenhaus

The maximum use of incoming solar radiation relies on using the full spectrum of the light and infrared radiation. There’s a lot of power in the infrared – not something…

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Plans in Place to Take Australia Off Fossil Fuels by 2020

Sep 12, 2010 at 15:52 | Professor Chris Rhodes

I have just been sent a remarkable document entitled “Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan.” As the title implies, within its pages is a proposal for how Australia might…

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Major Step for the Geothermal Sector

Sep 10, 2010 at 14:07 | Dave Forest

U.S. Geothermal announced this week a strategic partnership with Enbridge, one of North America's largest operators of oil and liquids pipelines. Under the deal, Enbridge will invest $23.8 million toward…

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U.S. Overtaken by China in Renewable Energy Race

Sep 10, 2010 at 08:17 | Green energy Reporter

A recent ranking by consultancy Ernst & Young puts China ahead of the  U.S. as the most attractive country to invest and develop renewable energy projects. This is the first…

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Energy Research and the Development of Renewables

Sep 10, 2010 at 08:13 | The Oil Drum

In 1913, Lord Northcliffe, who owned the Daily Mail, offered £10,000 to the first men to fly the Atlantic from North America to Ireland or England in less than 72…

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Solar Energy Provides a Breakthrough in Iron Production

Sep 07, 2010 at 10:55 | Brian Westenhaus

George Washington University Professor Stuart Licht has developed a revolutionary carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron that could provide a breakthrough for an industry that has been using the same…

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The Great Ethanol Boondoggle

Sep 06, 2010 at 13:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of my biggest disappointments with Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration to achieve energy independence…

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Biofuel Sector in African Land Grab

Sep 06, 2010 at 08:16 | Charlotte Dudley

EU biofuel targets are driving a “land grab” in Africa, according to a report by Friends of the Earth. The report, Africa: up for grabs, released on Monday, says…

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