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Alternative Energy

Offshore Grid Linking Wind Generators Could Power U.S. East Coast, Study Says

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Darrell Delamaide

Offshore wind power can power the entire U.S. East Coast in a viable manner if the offshore turbines are spread over a wide area and connected in their own grid…

China Set to Overtake the US in Green Technology Research

Apr 01, 2010 at 00:49 | Economywatch

For the last several months, several observers including ourselves have noted that whatever is going on at the “lower-value-added” end of the manufacturing and technology scale the real challenge China…

The Hydropower Solution in Central Asia: yes but...

Mar 29, 2010 at 14:59 | Philip H. de Leon

Surfing the wave of the hype for renewable energy such as hydropower and the invitation by the United States to many regional countries to get involved in the efforts to…

Indian Solar Investment Signals Greater World Bank Support for Renewable Energy

Mar 23, 2010 at 17:00 | Darrell Delamaide

The first commercial utility solar project in India received a $10 million investment from a World Bank affiliate as the international lending agency steps up its support of renewable energy…

States Seek Federal Edict on Renewable Energy Standard

Mar 18, 2010 at 23:53 | Darrell Delamaide

More than half of the state governors urged the federal government to adopt a nationwide renewable energy standard to replace the patchwork of state legislation and foster growth of wind…

Duelling Conferences Debate Role of Nuclear Power

Mar 17, 2010 at 14:36 | Darrell Delamaide

Nuclear power is an important part of the solution to global warming, claimed one conference in Paris last week. No, asserted another conference outside Berlin, nuclear power is not an…

Rising Gas Prices, Falling Corn Prices Could Mean Comeback for Ethanol

Mar 15, 2010 at 22:58 | Darrell Delamaide

Amid rising gasoline prices and falling corn prices, ethanol may be poised for a comeback of sorts, even if only a temporary one. Even though conventional wisdom is that crude…

Wind Energy Stimulus Funds Benefiting Foreign Workers, Senators Charge

Mar 05, 2010 at 14:15 | Darrell Delamaide

Four Democratic senators entered into the clean energy vs. jobs fray, charging that too much federal stimulus money for wind energy projects is going to foreign suppliers and creating jobs…

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…

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