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What the US can Learn from China's Solar Industry

Oct 08, 2012 at 17:30 | Innovation Policy Blog

Yesterday, the New York Times described a “looming financial disaster” for China’s clean energy industry: “Though worldwide demand for solar panels and wind turbines has grown rapidly over the…

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Drought Be Damned: First Results in for 'Tolerant' Corn

Oct 05, 2012 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

Farmers were panicking this summer, dealing with the worst drought to hit the US in five decades, but from this disaster progress is blossoming in the form of a drought-tolerant…

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Wonder Crop: Jatropha Sequesters Carbon and Restores Degraded Land

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:13 | SciDev SciDev

Large-scale cultivation of Jatropha – known as a potential source of biofuel – can improve the soil quality of degraded lands and address climate change, says a new study.

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Nuclear Waste: A Valuable Source of Energy

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:10 | Al Fin

Next week in Toronto, nuclear scientists and government functionaries from around the world will gather to talk about different ways to bury nuclear waste deep underground, inaccessible to ordinary human…

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Panel Up: The Top 6 Commercial Solar Users

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:26 | Jen Alic

A number of major US companies are taking energy into their own hands, harnessing solar power to cut costs and improve the bottom line. Iconic brands are now being equated…

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The Global Bioethanol Market Crisis: An Opportunity for Europe?

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:12 | Al Costa

The bioethanol global market crisis will create a strong price increase of the product for the next year and maybe more. This is due to a number of factors affecting…

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Why we Need to Implement an Energy Transition - Quickly

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:10 | Kurt Cobb

No doubt you've heard people speak of an energy transition from a fossil fuel-based society to one based on renewable energy--energy which by its very nature cannot run out. Here's…

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Green Jobs: Who's on a Hiring Spree?

Oct 01, 2012 at 17:28 | Jen Alic

This month has been a fortuitous one for green jobs, despite the ups and downs particularly in the wind energy sector, and there are a handful of companies who seem…

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Confidence in Nuclear Power is on the Rise Again

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:23 | Brian Westenhaus

The Nuclear Energy Institute announced a September telephone survey in a press release suggesting almost two thirds of U.S. adults favor the use of nuclear energy as one of…

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Money: A New (Decentralized) Shade of Green

Sep 27, 2012 at 17:41 | Jen Alic

As America’s clean energy industry takes up position in a no-man’s land between subsidies and sustainability, the idea of “Green Banks” is being touted as a life-line that will push…

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