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The Biggest Threat To Europe’s Battery Boom

The Biggest Threat To Europe’s Battery Boom

Weak carbon dioxide emissions rules…

Leak Reported At Chinese Nuclear Power Plant

Leak Reported At Chinese Nuclear Power Plant

A nuclear power plant in…

Alternative Energy

Nine Challenges Facing the Alternative Energy Industry

Mar 04, 2011 at 09:16 | The Oil Drum

The scramble for alternatives is on. High oil prices, growing concerns over energy security, and the threat of climate change have all stimulated investment in the development of alternatives to…

UAE to Become the First Arab State to Use Civilian Nuclear Power

Mar 04, 2011 at 08:43 | ISN Security Watch

Construction work started at a site close to the UAE border with Saudi Arabia last December, and the first reactor is scheduled to go online in 2017, despite expected delays.…

Blackrock's Foray into the Renewable Energy Sector

Mar 04, 2011 at 08:40 | Mark Nicholls

Investment management giant BlackRock has launched a new renewable power investment group, led by the CEO of Irish utility NTR – marking its first foray into renewable energy infrastructure investing.…

Butanol Breakthrough – Could This Biofuel One Day Replace Gasoline?

Mar 03, 2011 at 09:18 | Andy Soos

Butanol may be used as a fuel in an internal combustion engine. Because its longer hydrocarbon chain causes it to be fairly non-polar, it is more similar to gasoline than…

The Energy Potential of Household Sewage

Mar 03, 2011 at 09:15 | Brian Westenhaus

Elizabeth S. Heidrich at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom is leading a team that gives new meaning to the adage, “waste not, want not.”  These scientists are reporting via…

Bill Gates Backs Terrapower's Traveling Wave Reactor

Mar 01, 2011 at 08:02 | Al Fin

Mr. Gates got the project rolling with seed money in the tens of millions of dollars. Venture-capital firms Charles River Ventures and Khosla Ventures invested $35 million last year. Nuclear-industry…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Are Venture Capitalists Deserting Green Energy?

Mar 01, 2011 at 07:54 | Green energy Reporter

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers foreshadowed a return to its digital core a few weeks ago when it announced that its new $1 billion Digital Growth Fund (DGF) would invest…

It’s Time for the US to Recycle Used Nuclear Fuel

Feb 27, 2011 at 16:22 | Brian Westenhaus

Dale Klein, Ph.D., former commissioner (and former chairman) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Texas System and Associate Director of the University of…

Tougher EU Climate Target Would Boost EU’s GDP by $842bn

Feb 25, 2011 at 07:47 | Jess McCabe

An increase in the EU's target to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30% by 2020 would boost its economy and cut unemployment, according to a report commissioned by the…

BP Biofuel Breakthrough Imminent

Feb 24, 2011 at 07:58 | Graham Cooper

BP is poised for a major advance in its biofuel operations, as it is completing commissioning of the world’s first biobutanol pilot plant and plans to begin full–scale production later…

Burrowing Through the Hype: A Guide to Evaluating Renewable Energy Technology

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:36 | Robert Rapier

To people who follow the energy industry closely, it’s a common occurrence to come across announcements from companies proclaiming to have developed the key to the ‘next big thing’ —…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Bigger is Better

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:12 | Green energy Reporter

In certain corners of the green energy sector size does matter. Many green energy companies need to leverage scale to make a profit, and with steep capital requirements companies often…

Incredible Geothermal Energy Potential in the United States

Feb 17, 2011 at 07:50 | Al Fin

USGS estimates 500,000 MWe of EGS geothermal resource potential lies beneath the western United States. This is approximately half of the current installed electric power generating capacity in the United…

Renewable Energy Projects Under Attack by Republicans

Feb 16, 2011 at 08:40 | Gloria Gonzalez

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have proposed gutting popular government programmes that have eased financing of renewable energy projects. House Republicans determined to curb government spending have released…

Why Big Wind Power Won’t Work

Feb 16, 2011 at 08:32 | Al Fin

Obama's regime and faux environmentalists around the globe have been gung ho over big wind power farms for years now. And every time anyone takes a close look at the…

Financiers Bullish on Geothermal, But Industry Must Address Drilling Risks

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:21 | Gloria Gonzalez

Renewable energy financiers are bullish on the geothermal sector, but resource and drilling risks still make them skittish. Total investment in the clean energy sector reached a record $243 billion…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: The Enormous Potential of Waste to Biofuels

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:18 | Green energy Reporter

During the middle ages alchemists tried complex schemes to turn various base metals into gold. The results were inevitably disappointing. G.E.R. recently spent some quality time with people who are…

Jordan Investing in Advanced Green Technologies

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:41 | SciDev SciDev

Seawater greenhouses, solar power plants and other new green technologies will be brought together in Jordan in an attempt to turn its desert into a producer of crops, fresh water…

Major Efforts Needed by EU to Meet Clean Energy Goals

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:38 | Philippa Jones

The EU still needs to make “major efforts” to modernise its energy structure and fully develop its renewable energy resources, European heads of state and government agreed during a meeting…

Ethanol Works and is Here to Stay

Feb 10, 2011 at 08:09 | Brian Westenhaus

Jennifer Johnson at Wahpeton North Dakota’s Daily News has looked into ethanol smack in the midst of America’s prime oil boom of the Bakken oil field. For all the naysayers,…

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