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Alternative Energy

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…

Why the Electric Car Will Never Become a Widespread Phenomenon

Jan 08, 2011 at 10:42 | Kurt Cobb

Many automobile enthusiasts believe that the electric car is the wave of the future that will help save the environment while expanding the availability of private transport to the world's…

Why Nuclear May Not be the Answer to Oil Shortages

Jan 07, 2011 at 11:04 | Gail Tverberg

If oil is in short supply, what should we do? One idea is to add nuclear, but this doesn’t work as well as one would like. The big issue I…

Potential Job Boom in Nuclear Energy as Industry is poised for Enormous Growth

Jan 06, 2011 at 08:10 | Brian Westenhaus

One sure thing for future employment is in nuclear.  Now with three decades past the partial meltdown of a reactor at Three Mile Island and further expansion of nuclear power…

Everyone is Lying About Ethanol

Jan 05, 2011 at 08:38 | Brian Westenhaus

Let’s start with a lie, albeit most likely the lowest level of lie, everyone is lying about ethanol.  It has gotten so that the lies are pervasive, even such that…

Iran Sending Equipment to Tajikistan for Controversial Hydropower Plant

Jan 01, 2011 at 17:58 | RFE/RL staff

Iran has begun transporting equipment to Tajikistan for the construction of a controversial hydropower plant. Ali Asghar Sherdust, Iranian ambassador to Tajikistan, said today that 75 tons of mainly electronic…

Jordan Moving towards a Nuclear Future

Dec 31, 2010 at 10:39 | SciDev SciDev

[AMMAN] Jordan is to enter the nuclear age with the announcement on 9 December that construction of its first nuclear research and training reactor will begin by February next year.…

Airborne Wind Platforms: Generating Wind Energy Above 2,000 Feet

Dec 28, 2010 at 10:26 | Brian Westenhaus

NASA’s Mark Moore is developing methods the government can use to fairly evaluate competing ideas on tethering a turbine-vehicle flying and how to capture and use the wind aloft…

Biomass Energy Takes a Step Forwards

Dec 28, 2010 at 09:22 | Al Fin

A paperboard packaging company in US Georgia is commencing work to install a 40 MW turbine generator to produce electric power production for in-house use.The mill, which currently produces about…

The Incredible potential of Small Scale Hydropower

Dec 23, 2010 at 09:03 | SciDev SciDev

With the right support, small-scale hydropower could be a cheap and clean fuel for development, says energy advisor Teodoro Sanchez. During the past three decades, hydropower plants have been criticized…

This is Not Your Fathers Nuclear Power Plant

Dec 21, 2010 at 10:53 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

On my recent trip to Oregon I met with venture capital investors in NuScale Power, which is trailblazing, the brave new world of “new” nuclear. Their technology has been pioneered…

US Clean Energy Targets to Include Coal and Nuclear Power

Dec 21, 2010 at 10:50 | Gloria Gonzalez

The next US Congress has its sights on a clean energy standard (CES) that includes clean coal and new nuclear technology rather than a federal renewable electricity standard (RES), a…

China Steps Up Its Nuclear Program

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The Middle Kingdom currently has 12 operational plants generating 12 gigawatts accounting for 2.3% of the country’s power. Another 23 are currently under construction. It plans to add ten a…

Major Breakthrough for Seaweed Biofuel

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:32 | Brian Westenhaus

Getting biofuel supplies from seaweed has taken a giant leap forward from work by Yong-Su Jin, a University of Illinois Assistant Professor of Microbial Genomics and a faculty member…

SunPower Closes First Publicly Rated Bond Issue for a Solar Project

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:29 | Mark Nicholls

US solar power firm SunPower Corporation has sold €195.2 million ($258.4 million) of bonds linked to a solar farm in Italy, which are understood to be the first such bonds…

A Look at Tidal Power

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:21 | Andy Soos

Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power. The first large-scale tidal power…

An Update on New Wind Farm Developments

Dec 17, 2010 at 09:10 | Andy Soos

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for production of electric power. Individual turbines are interconnected with a medium voltage power collection system…

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