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Alternative Energy

Major Solar Cell Breakthrough About to Rock the Photovoltaic Industry

Nov 02, 2011 at 08:44 | Science Progress

Too often, when talking about research and innovation on clean energy technologies, policymakers, pundits, and the media tend to assume that the biggest breakthrough will come from a completely novel…

China Completes First Biofuel Jet Test Flight

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:57 | John Daly

On 28 October Air China conducted its first trial flight of a passenger jet powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel. The Jet A-1 biofuel kerosene used…

South African Rural Schools to Receive Solar Powered Internet

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:45 | John Daly

Electrification remains one of Africa's largest economic challenges, as overall less than 25 percent of the continent’s rural areas receive electricity, leaving communities isolated, with limited access to the benefits…

Green Revolution Needed in the Asia-Pacific Region - UNEP

Nov 01, 2011 at 08:29 | SciDev SciDev

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region need a new 'industrial revolution' based on green technologies to provide food, water, energy and housing while cutting down their resource consumption and emissions by…

Despite Booming Economy, Brazilians Rally Against Amazonian Dam

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:37 | John Daly

No one in the developing world is against hydroelectric projects, which bring the benefits of power and development. Except perhaps the locals. Brazil’s proposed Belo Monte Amazon dam is experiencing…

Revolutionary New Process Turns Biomass Waste into Fuel Oil

Oct 31, 2011 at 08:29 | Brian Westenhaus

A University of Maine engineer and his research team have discovered a revolutionary new chemical process that can transform forest residues, along with other materials such as municipal solid waste,…

Chile Investigates Geothermal Power

Oct 28, 2011 at 07:37 | John Daly

Aside from cost constraints, perhaps the biggest hurdle facing nations seeking to embrace renewable energy is its unpredictability. Re solar, the sun goes down. Plant your biofuels patch and drought…

Even Israel’s High-Tech Sector Struggles to Make Solar Power Cost Effective

Oct 27, 2011 at 07:40 | John Daly

In any country, at the end of the proverbial day, both energy utilities and consumers are finally interested in the technologies that generate a kilowatt of electricity most inexpensively, all…

Soaring U.S. Wind Power Sector Growing Nervous Over Tax Incentives

Oct 27, 2011 at 07:32 | Environmental Finance

The US wind power sector is soaring thanks in large part to a tax policy that makes it attractive to investors, but the uncertainty surrounding those very incentives is casting…

Falling Silicon Prices Making Solar Panels Competitive with Fossil Fuels

Oct 26, 2011 at 07:33 | Energy Digital

Thanks to recent advances in technology and a growing demand for renewable energy, solar power is starting to become a mainstream, commercial reality. According to the Associated Press (AP), solar…

U.S. Biofuel Production Increase - Fact or Wishful Thinking?

Oct 25, 2011 at 07:53 | John Daly

A recent study, released on 11 October, “Biofuel Markets and Technologies” released by Pike Research states that the global biofuel market will double within the next decade to $183.3 billion…

Finland to Open the World’s Largest Biomass Gasification Plant

Oct 25, 2011 at 07:35 | Green Futures

New power plant will run on forest waste, save 230,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Finland has announced plans for the world’s largest biomass gasification plant, a 140MW facility running…

Turkey: Betting on Wind Power, One Village at a Time

Oct 25, 2011 at 07:26 | Eurasianet

Akbiyik, a village with 365 residents in Turkey’s western Bursa province, has a head start on the country’s plans to increase domestic energy production. The reason is simple -- it…

Ethiopia's Hydroelectric Program - Boon or Folly?

Oct 24, 2011 at 07:48 | John Daly

Developing countries worldwide view the construction of power facilities as integral to their economic development to lift their populations out of poverty. Ethiopia has now embarked on massive hydroelectric schemes…

Biofuels False Promise: Breakthroughs May be Tougher Than Previously Thought

Oct 21, 2011 at 07:43 | Dave Cohen

In the August issue of Scientific American, David Beillo published an article called The False Promise Of Biofuels. I have a paper copy, but not an electronic copy ($ubscription),…

Cleantech Investors not Losing Faith Following Solyndra Setback

Oct 21, 2011 at 07:28 | Gloria Gonzalez

Investors will not shy away from the clean-tech sector because of the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, according to an executive from the Cleantech Group. “Nobody is running for…

Time to Invest in Solar Power? Ask Yourself These Five Questions

Oct 21, 2011 at 07:25 | Daily Energy Report

The bankruptcies of Solyndra, Evergreen and other solar companies raise questions about solar energy in general. The market has seen a flood of new solar module suppliers in recent years,…

South Korea’s Hanwha Group Shifting Emphasis to Solar Power

Oct 20, 2011 at 18:53 | Joao Peixe

South Korean Hanwha Group subsidiary Hanwha Chemical Corp., is retooling its emphasis to solar energy in a bid to capture a portion of the rising global market in solar energy…

European Union Biodiesel Production Slumps in 2011

Oct 20, 2011 at 09:19 | John Daly

Greening the European Union has suffered a setback. The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2011 decrease in output, the…

Wind Energy Lies and Turbine Noise Pollution

Oct 20, 2011 at 08:46 | MasterResource

“When will the environmentalist community writ large wake up to the unintended micro consequences of their increasingly futile macro policy of forced energy transformation?” Herkimer County, New York, is the…

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