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Alternative Energy

Fossil Fuel Producers Stepping up the Fight Against Renewable Energy Sources

Mar 03, 2010 at 14:10 | Darrell Delamaide

A fight brewing over the allocation of costs for transmission lines to connect wind and solar power plants to end users is the latest sign that fossil-fuel electricity producers are…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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 –…

What Is The Future of Oil? Are Alternatives Ready to Take up the Gauntlet!

Nov 12, 2009 at 22:05 | Editorial Dept

What is the actual, fact based truth about the future of oil? Is oil already well on its way out of our lives? An ancient and outdated dinosaur, running dangerously…

Are There Any Realistic Alternatives To Oil And Gas

Nov 06, 2009 at 15:43 | Editorial Dept

As 3rd and 2nd world nations continue to progressively advance toward their goals of joining in on the experience of living the dream of modern society, the world’s demands for…

Nuclear Fusion - The Answer To All Of Our Energy Needs?

Oct 27, 2009 at 18:28 | Editorial Dept

As far back as pre-historical times, mankind has always been fascinated with the energy supplying ability of the sun to provide the warmth and light needed to sustain life on…

Harnessing the Power of the Sun: The Solar Power Plant

Oct 16, 2009 at 16:36 | Michael Stern

It’s been staring us in the face for the past four-plus billion years. One of the cleanest, greenest and most renewable energy sources we could ever know: the sun. However,…

The Truth About Biofuels!

Oct 07, 2009 at 16:13 | Charles Kennedy

Just a few decades ago, “biofuels” were all the rage in the media, as many well respected “power pundits’ predicted that they would eventually prove to be a leading “vanguard”…

Solar Energy - Are Our Expectations Too High?

Sep 25, 2009 at 15:59 | Editorial Dept

Since the mid 1960’s we have been hearing all the glorified reasons why solar energy is going to be the undisputed champion of cheap, renewable energy production that will save…

Solar Energy - What is it and what does it promise?

Sep 18, 2009 at 16:47 | Editorial Dept

We are in the midst of an ever increasing, world-wide energy crisis. According to most respected analysts within the energy industry, the critical outcome of this brewing energy cataclysm could…

A Beginners Guide to Renewable Energy

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

Energy impacts every facet of our lives and as we have seen recently in the news and the recent spike in Oil Prices, the standard fossil fuels we have been…

What exactly is Nuclear power and how does it work

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

Nuclear power has once again found itself in the headlines, but this time it’s not for a disaster such as Chernobyl or three mile island, but as a potential saviour…

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