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Alternative Energy

Google Study: Clean Energy Investments can Raise GDP by Billions and Employ Millions

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:31 | EcoSeed

Google.org, the internet giant’s philanthropic arm, released a new study saying that new ideas and improvements in clean energy and related industries together with policies that encourage them can help…

Biofuels Could be the Savior of Sub-Saharan Africa

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:18 | Al Fin

800 million people live in Sub-Saharan Africa and a third of them don’t have enough food. By 2050, an estimated 1.95 billion people will be trying to live off the…

The Largest Solar Rooftop Project in the World: Total Cost $2.6 Billion

Jun 29, 2011 at 08:01 | Energy Digital

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Prologis, and NRG Energy team up for the largest rooftop distributed solar project in the world. Rooftop solar energy is great for the home, but…

Worldwide Nuclear Industry Woes Deepen

Jun 27, 2011 at 08:36 | John Daly

The year 2011 will go down for the nuclear industry worldwide as an annus horribilis.First came the March Fukushima nuclear disaster, with operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) belatedly…

What Manufacturers Don’t want you to know About Electric Cars

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:35 | Daily Energy Report

Electric cars seem like the socially conscious, feel-good investment among environmentally friendly consumers. In corporate boardrooms, the innovation seemed well liked indeed. What’s not to like? Cars like the Nissan…

How to Incinerate the Entire U.S. Stockpile of Nuclear Waste Within 20 Years

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:32 | Al Fin

Many billions of dollars have been spent on large scale fusion efforts such as the National Ignition Facility in Livermore or ITER in France. But if the best use of…

Google Puts More Money into Giant Californian Wind Farm

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:30 | Gloria Gonzalez

Google and investment bank Citi have boosted their investments in the largest wind farm in the US. The companies will finance a second phase of the Alta Wind Energy Center…

Investigation of Aging U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Reveals Some Scary Truths

Jun 23, 2011 at 07:43 | Energy Digital

Amidst the ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan—that third-party scientific investigators are claiming is 30 times worse than Chernobyl—some countries seem to be coming to their senses and rethinking the cost…

Small Hydropower’s Negative Impact on The Environment

Jun 22, 2011 at 07:47 | SciDev SciDev

A belief that 'small' hydropower systems are a source of clean energy with little or no environmental problems is driving the growing interest in mini, micro, and pico hydro systems…

Biogas Fuel Cell Could Offer an Affordable Alternative to Short-Lived Batteries

Jun 22, 2011 at 07:44 | Green Futures

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are pioneering a methane fuel cell which could provide portable storage for small-scale power generation, and an affordable alternative to…

The Beginning of the Nuclear Renaissance Will Not be Televised

Jun 21, 2011 at 07:52 | Ferdinand E. Banks

According to the United Nations energy organization (IAEA), statistics indicate that for 2009 and 2010, nuclear reactors in Sweden and Germany managed by the Swedish firm Vattenfall  had the lowest…

Aviation Biofuels About to Take Off

Jun 20, 2011 at 07:41 | John Daly

An extraordinary convergence of recent events seems poised shortly to make aviation biofuels the belle of the investor’s ball. The first is that on 8 June the follows the international…

Will Alternative Energy Save Us From Peak Oil

Jun 17, 2011 at 08:22 | Dave Summers

The people of the world are going to continue to use energy. The fundamental question that this future reality poses relates to the sources from which the energy will be…

Google's $280 Million Investment in Solar Loans

Jun 17, 2011 at 08:15 | Jess McCabe

Google has invested $280 million to set up a residential solar fund with installer SolarCity, which leases systems to households that want to avoid the upfront costs of buying and…

Water Shortages Threatening France's Nuclear Reactor Complex

Jun 16, 2011 at 07:31 | John Daly

Nuclear energy company executives worldwide can be forgiven for wondering if Mother Nature is pursuing a vendetta against them. The 11 March 9.0 Richter scale earthquake that rattled Japan saw…

Nuclear Twilight in Europe

Jun 15, 2011 at 08:18 | John Daly

It is becoming evident to many that the March nuclear catastrophe at Japan’s six reactor Daichi Fukushima complex has dealt a huge, possibly fatal, blow to the nuclear industry’s hopes…

Low Natural Gas Prices Make Nuclear Power a Losing Investment

Jun 15, 2011 at 07:59 | Gloria Gonzalez

Low natural gas prices have thwarted investment in nuclear generators in the US and federal loan guarantees will not help nuclear power reach parity, experts said. Even before the accident…

A New Nuclear Revolution – Safe, Clean and Abundant

Jun 14, 2011 at 08:44 | Al Fin

Somewhere in Cheshire an energy revolution is brewing. Modern nuclear researchers are developing new approaches to safe subcritical reactors, using fertile thorium as fuel. The new reactor designs will be…

Despite Fukushima Nuclear Power Production to increase by 27% before 2020

Jun 13, 2011 at 07:08 | Stuart Burns

One could be forgiven for thinking that ever since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, the global nuclear industry would be dead in the water. Indeed, the reaction of…

Why Japan Will Turn to Solar Energy Following Fukushima

Jun 10, 2011 at 07:36 | John Daly

As the dire news continues to leach out of Fukishima, the silver lining in its nuclear cloud is that renewable energy technologies, despite their daunting start-up costs, are receiving renewed…

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