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New Framework for European Geothermal Industry Encourages Exploration Companies to Investigate New Resources

Feb 27, 2010 at 18:01 | Dave Forest

I’ve received a copy of a new regulation framework for geothermal energy in Europe. Handed to me by a colleague last week, whose associate led the drafting of the document.…

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U.S. Offers $1.37 Billion Loan Guarantee to California Solar Power Project

Feb 23, 2010 at 20:12 | Darrell Delamaide

The U.S. Department of Energy is using funds from last year’s economic stimulus package to guarantee $1.37 billion in loans for a solar energy project in California’s Mojave Desert. The…

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New U.S. Study Triples Estimate of Nation's Wind Power Potential

Feb 22, 2010 at 19:12 | Darrell Delamaide

Wind power potential in the United States is more than triple what was originally thought, according to new estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy, as improved technology makes this…

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Energy for Electric Vehicles Dealt a Blow by Bolivian Lithium Production

Feb 22, 2010 at 17:57 | Dave Summers

a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/energy"> Just over a year ago, and spurred by an article in Time, I wrote a post on the possible global supply of lithium, which is used in renewable…

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Two Important Observations About Nuclear Energy

Feb 11, 2010 at 20:44 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Several years ago I gave a lecture on oil in Paris, and everything went well until I put in a good word for nuclear energy. That was when the scowls…

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Renewable Energy Coming Under Fire Over Subsidies and Shortcuts

Feb 03, 2010 at 19:06 | Economywatch

In a global economic scene dominated by continuing uncertainty, one of the few “sure bets” has SEEMED to be the “green tech / cleantech” sector. But in the last few…

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Will India Become the Largest Nuclear Energy Producer in the World?

Jan 22, 2010 at 17:51 | Economywatch

It is a sobering thought. In 2006, according to the UN, India was the fourth largest emitter of carbon dioxide (C02, or greenhouse gas) in the world. At that time,…

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Forget Solar & Wind Power High Lipid Algae and Nuclear Fission Show Greater Promise

Dec 27, 2009 at 20:05 | Editorial Dept

Both solar and wind power are creative ideas that may one day prove to be of value, but sadly, after 40 years of concerted efforts, they’ve thus far not delivered…

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Environmentalists Admit Being Wrong for 40 Years - Shackles of Nuclear Power Being Removed

Nov 30, 2009 at 17:10 | Llewellyn King

Although very little happened, Nov. 24 was a red letter day for the nation's nuclear power industry. No new nuclear reactors were purchased, no breakthrough in treating nuclear waste was…

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Nuclear Energy: Safe Clean and Efficient - Leave Chernobyl in the Past

Nov 27, 2009 at 14:57 | Editorial Dept

Oil, oil, toil and trouble: As oil prices hover in the high $70's per barrel, market commentators wonder how long Americans can maintain their dependence on fossil fuels. Solar, Wind, Biofuels –…

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