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The Sky Is The Limit For Clean Energy Subsidies In Europe

The Sky Is The Limit For Clean Energy Subsidies In Europe

Europe’s ambitious clean energy subsidy…

Alternative Energy

The Future of Nuclear Energy: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Jul 22, 2010 at 03:42 | Rod Adams

Pick up almost any book about nuclear energy and you will find that the prevailing wisdom is that nuclear plants must be very large in order to be competitive. This…

Clean Energy Infrastructure a Good Match for Pension Funds

Jul 20, 2010 at 05:15 | Graham Cooper

Investments in European renewable energy infrastructure are a good choice for pension funds and insurance companies because they provide a good match with their liability profiles, said Joost Bergsma, CEO…

Batteries Are the Shocking Truth about Electric Cars

Jul 19, 2010 at 12:09 | Llewellyn King

Can white elephants come in green? President Barack Obama flew to Holland, Mich., on Thursday to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for a new lithium-ion battery plant, which the White House advertised…

Chinese Green Sector Surges as Europe Suffers in Q2

Jul 19, 2010 at 07:11 | Jess McCabe

Mixed fortunes have dogged the clean-tech and clean energy sectors in the second quarter of 2010, according to latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and VB/Research. Global…

Serve Yourself a Piece of Yellow Cake

Jul 15, 2010 at 14:54 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Uranium traders have been stunned by a sudden Chinese effort to corner the supplies in an effort to fuel the world's most ambitious nuclear program. The once moribund market now…

Energy and Politics: Japan and India Discussing a Civilian Nuclear Energy Program

Jul 15, 2010 at 14:17 | Harsh Pant

Japan, long critical of Indian nuclear policy, is discussing a civilian nuclear energy cooperation agreement that could be signed by the end of the year when the Indian prime minister…

Here's the Bottom Line on Uranium

Jul 15, 2010 at 07:11 | Dave Forest

It's been an interesting few weeks since I last checked in on uranium. The search for what's next in yellowcake projects has taken me to some out-of-the-way places. Dusty…

Solar Powered Plane completes Night Flight

Jul 15, 2010 at 02:59 | ISN Security Watch

This week’s record-breaking night flight by the Solar Impulse aircraft has been widely acclaimed, but few of us are ever likely to fly in such a plane. Swiss adventurer Bertrand…

GE, VC Firms Launch $200 Million Contest for Smart Grid Innovation

Jul 14, 2010 at 03:05 | Darrell Delamaide

General Electric and four venture capital funds launched a $200 million contest for innovations in smart grid technology, pledging to use the money to fund development of the winning entries.…

Can Renewable Energy Really Satisfy Our Energy Needs

Jul 12, 2010 at 03:44 | The Oil Drum

With the tragic Gulf of Mexico oil spill now focussing President Obama's and the American people's minds on where their energy comes from, and what some of the collateral costs…

Clean-Tech Venture Capital Investment Hits Record $4bn

Jul 09, 2010 at 06:32 | Charlotte Dudley

Global venture capital investment in clean-tech firms hit record levels in the first half of 2010, with investment totalling more than $4 billion, preliminary figures reveal. A preliminary report from…

USDA Publishes New Papers on the Energy Return of Corn Ethanol

Jul 08, 2010 at 02:34 | Robert Rapier

Over the past decade, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published several papers in which they investigated the energy return of corn ethanol. The energy return on…

Why Alternative Energy Will Never "Pencil Out"

Jul 07, 2010 at 15:48 | Charles Hugh Smith

Advocates of a smooth transition away from petroleum may be surprised by the consequences of huge swings in the cost of oil. I first proposed a "head-fake" in the price…

Obama Announces $2 Billion More in Stimulus Aid for Solar Power

Jul 07, 2010 at 04:05 | Darrell Delamaide

President Barack Obama announced nearly $2 billion in government loan guarantees for two solar projects, placing bets on both solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies. The two projects will directly create…

India’s Growing Nuclear Industry

Jul 06, 2010 at 03:10 | Frank O'Donnell

Canada’s recent decision to resume civilian nuclear trade with India after an absence of 36 years illustrates how far India has come since the international isolation following its 1974 nuclear…

Germany Eyes $500 Million for Public-Private Climate Fund

Jul 04, 2010 at 12:39 | Christopher Cundy

Germany has launched a 'climate protection' fund to help local banks invest in energy efficiency and renewables for small businesses and households in developing countries, seeding it with more than…

Biorefineries have big role in fight against climate change – WEF

Jul 02, 2010 at 08:14 | Graham Cooper

Biorefineries – facilities that convert biomass into fuel, energy, chemicals and materials – have a major role to play in combating climate change, says a World Economic Forum (WEF) report.…

Is Japan Next for Geothermal?

Jul 01, 2010 at 09:43 | Dave Forest

Geothermal giant Ormat announced this week it's going to Japan. Ormat signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese construction conglomerate JFE Engineering. The deal calls for the two companies to work…

Trolling for Bargains in the Alternative Energy Space

Jun 30, 2010 at 08:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I am always on the lookout for interesting alternative energy plays and stumbled across one the other day. Camarillo, CA based Power-One (PWER) is in one of the world's largest…

Legal Panel Thwarts Government Plan to Kill Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump

Jun 30, 2010 at 08:33 | Darrell Delamaide

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission revived plans for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump at least temporarily when it rejected the Department of Energy’s request to…

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