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How Biden Sparked A Green Energy Gold Rush

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Clean Energy Investment Hit $1.1 Trillion In 2022

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Alternative Energy

The Greatest Threat to Green Energy

Jan 26, 2011 at 21:22 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A list of "endangered elements" [1] has been published in a new report, including the rare earth elements (REEs) in particular neodymium, production of which, it is reckoned [2], will…

Why Gulf Oil Producing Countries Should Subsidize Solar

Jan 26, 2011 at 07:38 | Jess McCabe

Solar photovoltaic (PV) would be more economically viable than oil-fired electricity generation in oil-rich Gulf states, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) said today. BNEF's research makes the case it is…

Ethanol Industry Moves One Step Closer to E15 Mandate

Jan 25, 2011 at 07:11 | Robert Rapier

This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of 15% ethanol fuel blends (E15) for 2011-2006 model year cars: EPA Grants E15 Fuel Waiver for Model Years…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Obama Rolls out the Red Carpet to Chinese President

Jan 25, 2011 at 07:03 | Green energy Reporter

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in the U.S. this week for a four-day state visit. The White House rolled out the red carpet, working overtime to make sure that its…

Hydroelectricity in Tajikistan: A glimpse at the Present and Future

Jan 25, 2011 at 06:54 | Eurasianet

The dam, the central feature of the Nurek Hydroelectric Power plant, stands 300 meters high, and supports nine hydroelectric generating units. The facility provides as much as 98 percent of…

Algeria’s Green Energy Drive

Jan 24, 2011 at 10:17 | SciDev SciDev

Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched…

Building a Better Wind Farm

Jan 22, 2011 at 09:23 | Andy Soos

Large wind farms are being built around the world as a cleaner way to generate electricity, but operators are still searching for the most efficient way to arrange the massive…

EU Carbon Market Slows to a Crawl Following Security Breaches

Jan 22, 2011 at 09:20 | Mark Nicholls

Trading in the EU carbon market has slowed to a crawl following the decision yesterday afternoon by the European Commission to suspend transactions in all EU member states' allowance (EUA)…

Renewable Energy and Job Creation: Everything You Have Read Up Until Now is Wrong!

Jan 21, 2011 at 07:28 | The Oil Drum

The current economic distress has invigorated the discussion about jobs creation as a way to incubate new growth. Alternative energy advocates who previously have been singing for more government support…

Pepsi to go Fossil Fuel Free in Ambitious Renewables Target

Jan 21, 2011 at 07:11 | Charlotte Dudley

Pepisco’s plans to go fossil fuel-free in the UK and Ireland by 2023 are entirely feasible – provided the company is prepared to pay, an analyst says. Pepsico UK announced…

Big Biomass Boost for Drought-Prone Climates

Jan 20, 2011 at 06:34 | Al Fin

Mike Mickelbart, an assistant professor of horticulture; Mike Hasegawa, a professor of horticulture; and Chal Yul Yoo, a horticulture graduate student, found that a genetic mutation in the research plant…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: A Green Giant Emerges

Jan 18, 2011 at 08:13 | Green energy Reporter

Duke Energy’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Progress Energy formed the country’s largest power company with a $37 billion market capitalization and a whopping 57 gigawatts of domestic generating capacity, largely…

U.S. Ethanol Policy Contradicting Every Principle of Sound Economics

Jan 16, 2011 at 21:52 | Ed Dolan

U.S corn farmers and ethanol distillers are among those celebrating passage of last month's tax bill. A little-noticed provision of the law extends ethanol tax credits ($.45 per gallon, plus…

Clean Energy Investment at Record Levels in 2010

Jan 14, 2011 at 08:45 | Jess McCabe

Global investment in clean energy reached a record of $243 billion in 2010, a 30% increase on 2009 levels, according to research house Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

Biofuels Production and Magic Bullet Thinking

Jan 14, 2011 at 08:38 | Al Fin

Using marginal lands not suitable for food crops, 50% of the world's liquid fuels can be produced, according to U. of Illinois scientists. Published in the ACS journal Environmental…

Creating Jet Fuel from Biomass Waste

Jan 13, 2011 at 07:46 | Al Fin

First British Airways, and now Qantas are teaming with the Solena Group to build commercial plasma gasification and Fischer-Tropsch plants to create synthetic jet fuel from carbonaceous biomass waste. Solena's…

The Issues with Corn Ethanol

Jan 12, 2011 at 10:37 | Gail Tverberg

Brian Westenhaus, over at New Energy and Fuel, has been telling me what a good product corn ethanol is. He is very familiar with raising corn for ethanol, and can…

US Targets China in Renewables Subsidies

Jan 11, 2011 at 10:08 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US government’s case against China for allegedly violating international trade law in its support of its wind sector focuses on the one allegation that’s easiest to pursue because it…

EU in Line to Meet Ambitious Renewables Target

Jan 10, 2011 at 09:00 | Andy Soos

The European Union (EU)27 will exceed its target of meeting 20 % of its gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. Today the European Wind Energy Association published…

Wind Company Allows Consumers to Store Renewable Energy

Jan 10, 2011 at 08:34 | Brian Westenhaus

The state of Maine is cracking the market open for self-storing of renewable energy with a collaboration between a wind company and a thermal energy storage company.  According to a…

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