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Baku's Renewable Push Gains Momentum with New Solar and Wind Projects

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Alternative Energy

BP Biofuel Breakthrough Imminent

Feb 24, 2011 at 07:58 | Graham Cooper

BP is poised for a major advance in its biofuel operations, as it is completing commissioning of the world’s first biobutanol pilot plant and plans to begin full–scale production later…

Burrowing Through the Hype: A Guide to Evaluating Renewable Energy Technology

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:36 | Robert Rapier

To people who follow the energy industry closely, it’s a common occurrence to come across announcements from companies proclaiming to have developed the key to the ‘next big thing’ —…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Bigger is Better

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:12 | Green energy Reporter

In certain corners of the green energy sector size does matter. Many green energy companies need to leverage scale to make a profit, and with steep capital requirements companies often…

Incredible Geothermal Energy Potential in the United States

Feb 17, 2011 at 07:50 | Al Fin

USGS estimates 500,000 MWe of EGS geothermal resource potential lies beneath the western United States. This is approximately half of the current installed electric power generating capacity in the United…

Renewable Energy Projects Under Attack by Republicans

Feb 16, 2011 at 08:40 | Gloria Gonzalez

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have proposed gutting popular government programmes that have eased financing of renewable energy projects. House Republicans determined to curb government spending have released…

Why Big Wind Power Won’t Work

Feb 16, 2011 at 08:32 | Al Fin

Obama's regime and faux environmentalists around the globe have been gung ho over big wind power farms for years now. And every time anyone takes a close look at the…

Financiers Bullish on Geothermal, But Industry Must Address Drilling Risks

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:21 | Gloria Gonzalez

Renewable energy financiers are bullish on the geothermal sector, but resource and drilling risks still make them skittish. Total investment in the clean energy sector reached a record $243 billion…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: The Enormous Potential of Waste to Biofuels

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:18 | Green energy Reporter

During the middle ages alchemists tried complex schemes to turn various base metals into gold. The results were inevitably disappointing. G.E.R. recently spent some quality time with people who are…

Jordan Investing in Advanced Green Technologies

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:41 | SciDev SciDev

Seawater greenhouses, solar power plants and other new green technologies will be brought together in Jordan in an attempt to turn its desert into a producer of crops, fresh water…

Major Efforts Needed by EU to Meet Clean Energy Goals

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:38 | Philippa Jones

The EU still needs to make “major efforts” to modernise its energy structure and fully develop its renewable energy resources, European heads of state and government agreed during a meeting…

Ethanol Works and is Here to Stay

Feb 10, 2011 at 08:09 | Brian Westenhaus

Jennifer Johnson at Wahpeton North Dakota’s Daily News has looked into ethanol smack in the midst of America’s prime oil boom of the Bakken oil field. For all the naysayers,…

India Aims to Reduce Costs of Algal Oils by Factor of 25!

Feb 10, 2011 at 07:57 | Al Fin

India's Institute of Chemical Technology is aiming to reduce the cost of producing oils from algae from Rs 500 per litre to roughly Rs20 per litre. Using a combination of…

Green Bonds Vital to Building Europe’s Low Carbon Infrastructure

Feb 10, 2011 at 07:53 | Jess McCabe

Green bonds’ are set to fill most of a €2.9 trillion ($3.9 trillion) capital hole required to build low-carbon infrastructure in Europe from 2011-20, according to a report by Barclays…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: EPA’s Green Agenda Under Attack

Feb 08, 2011 at 07:29 | Green energy Reporter

Following a series of symbolic votes by the newly reenergized Republican Party, including one to “repeal” the health care law, this week saw a GOP-led effort to roll back the…

Conoco, GE and NRG Invest $300m in Game Changing Energy Technologies

Feb 07, 2011 at 07:44 | Mark Nicholls

Three US corporate giants have committed $300 million to an energy technology investment company to fund “potentially game-changing technologies”. GE Capital, the investment arm of GE, power generator NRG Energy…

Marine Biofules One Step Closer to Becoming Reality

Feb 07, 2011 at 07:41 | SciDev SciDev

Seaweed biofuel farms have come a step closer to reality with an improvement in the way seaweed sugars can be converted to ethanol. Dried seaweed can be fermented to produce…

France Shifts Away From Solar With $10 Billion Wind Power Tender

Feb 07, 2011 at 07:39 | Charlotte Dudley

The French government’s plans to launch a €10 billion ($13.8 billion) tender for offshore wind developments signals a shift away from solar energy toward large-scale wind projects. However, questions remain…

Wind Energy Business Could be Hurt by Rare Earth Shortages

Feb 05, 2011 at 11:33 | Green energy Reporter

The latest issue of Chemistry World warns that a looming shortage of Rare Earth Elements (REE) could hurt the production of REE-rich green technologies, like wind turbines or electric car…

BP to Invest $1 Billion in Renewables in 2011

Feb 03, 2011 at 07:26 | Green energy Reporter

BP plans to invest $1 billion in 2011 in its renewable energy business, roughly the same amount it invested last year. During the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, BP CEO Bob…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Obama’s Ambitious Green Energy Goals

Feb 01, 2011 at 08:29 | Green energy Reporter

On Tuesday last week President Barack Obama called this point in history “Our generation’s Sputnik moment.” The president was referring to the growing green energy gap between the United States…

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