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MIT Scientists Develop New Process To Convert CO2 into Fuel

MIT Scientists Develop New Process To Convert CO2 into Fuel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers…

COP28 Commences Amid Both Controversy and Optimism

COP28 Commences Amid Both Controversy and Optimism

The twenty-eight Conference of the…

Alternative Energy

Building the Infrastructure for Widespread Renewable Energy

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:33 | Energy Digital

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission passes a new power transmission planning law that may streamline renewable energy. One of the major problems that has plagued widespread development of renewable…

Japan’s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant to Get Anti-Tsunami Seawall

Jul 26, 2011 at 07:48 | Energy Digital

In an attempt to protect its assets from a Fukushima-style meltdown, Chubu Electric Power Co. is constructing an 18-meter (60 foot) anti-tsunami seawall around its Hamaoka nuclear plant.  The plant…

The Need for a Real Domestic Alternative Energy Policy in the USA

Jul 25, 2011 at 11:05 | Andrew Smolski

Alternative energy (or renewable energy) is a new manufacturing industry paradigm that is in its infancy. However, the discussion is not new, and it looks as if the United States…

World’s Largest Tidal Farm to be Launched in Scotland

Jul 25, 2011 at 11:00 | Green Futures

Ten underwater turbines will generate 30GW a year from the seafloor in the Sound of Islay, following government approval. A £40 million tidal array harnessing electricity from one of the…

Uzbekistan's Untapped Solar Energy Riches

Jul 21, 2011 at 08:17 | John Daly

The 17th century English philosopher, Francis Bacon, once observed that, "knowledge is power." So, here’s some power knowledge that the West has overlooked, but may well contain critical information for…

Are U.S. Ethanol Subsidies Coming to an End?

Jul 20, 2011 at 07:19 | Stuart Burns

One can describe the corn market as distorted since subsidies began under the Carter administration back in the 1980’s. Arguably, however this decade has seen the most severe distortion with…

Just How Big Is the Clean Energy Economy

Jul 18, 2011 at 08:16 | Breakthrough Institute

A new report provides detailed evidence that the clean economy is here. Keeping it here will require a national and regional policy framework for driving innovation. This morning the Brookings…

Clean Energy Receives $42 Billion in Investment for Q2

Jul 18, 2011 at 08:11 | Charlotte Dudley

The clean energy sector attracted $41.7 billion in new investment in the second quarter of 2011. Increased spending on solar thermal power plants and strong venture capital (VC) and private…

Japan Turning to Nuclear Fusion Following Fukushima

Jul 18, 2011 at 08:00 | Al Fin

After the Fukushima nuclear crisis -- triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami -- Japan has been strongly divided on nuclear power. Many Japanese will only consider a nuclear future…

2011 Renewable Energy Status Report: The Rise of Renewables

Jul 15, 2011 at 10:25 | Robert Rapier

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century has just released their annual Renewables 2011 Global Status Report. I was one of the reviewers of the draft report,…

New Solar Cells Can Now be Printed on Paper

Jul 15, 2011 at 10:19 | Brian Westenhaus

It’s not a joke, MIT’s Miles C. Barr, Jill A. Rowehl, Richard R. Lunt, Jingjing Xu, Annie Wang, Christopher M. Boyce, Sung Gap Im, and Vladimir Bulovi? led by Karen…

The Growing Market for Biodiesel and Bio Oils

Jul 13, 2011 at 07:51 | Brian Westenhaus

Today biodiesel is made by the batch, a naturally less efficient way for processes to run.  A continuous process would be less expensive to run, easier to manage and need…

Australia to Invest $10 Billion in Renewable Energy

Jul 12, 2011 at 07:53 | Energy Digital

Australian taxpayers will front the bill for what will be the biggest single investment in renewable energy ever.  During negotiations of a new carbon price and diversion away from renewable…

Clean Tech Sector Heading for a Major Crash

Jul 11, 2011 at 08:32 | Breakthrough Institute

The global clean energy industry is set for a major crash. The reason is simple. Clean energy is still much more expensive and less reliable than coal or gas, and…

The Natural Limits of Wind Energy

Jul 11, 2011 at 08:22 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The amount of energy available in the Earth system to be extracted by wind-turbines is limited, and if sufficient energy is removed the world climate will be affected. These striking…

Fuels from the Sea: Micro-Algae and Macro-Algae

Jul 07, 2011 at 07:52 | Al Fin

Marine ecosystems are an untapped resource that account for over 50% of global biomass and seaweeds themselves are capable of producing more biomass per square metre than fast growing terrestrial…

Nuclear Energy and a Main Battle Tank

Jul 07, 2011 at 07:48 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Miracles take place in every war. The United States accounted for some of these during the Second World War, of which two were decisive. These were the construction of the…

Despite Fukushima, Russia’s Nuclear Industry is Open for Business

Jul 06, 2011 at 08:41 | John Daly

Japan’s 11 March catastrophe at its six-reactor Daichi Fukushima nuclear power complex has had global repercussions, hardly surprising given the trillions of dollars invested in civilian nuclear energy over the…

The Optimal Solar Solution: Stratosphere Solar Collection

Jul 05, 2011 at 09:28 | Brian Westenhaus

Very high altitude offers major solar advantages.  The stratosphere begins at 5 to 30 miles up, depending on where you look and the conditions at the moment.  The stratosphere is…

Faux Commandos Breach Two U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

Jul 04, 2011 at 09:56 | Energy Digital

Imagine you’re an engineer at a nuclear power plant that contains some of the most dangerous materials known to man.  Suddenly, commandos slip past security guards, killing some of your…

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