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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…

Why Sugar Beets are Preferable to Corn for Ethanol Production

Dec 16, 2010 at 09:35 | Al Fin

focusing on beet ethanol makes sense for a number of reasons. Green Vision’s figures show that beets produce twice as much ethanol per acre as corn and require about 40…

Growing Trouble in Europe’s Renewable Sector

Dec 14, 2010 at 08:12 | Charlotte Dudley

Uncertainty about government support for Europe’s renewable sector has deepened, with France suspending feed-in tariffs for new solar photovoltaic (PV) installations and Spain slashing subsidies for wind and solar thermal…

Could the Farmland Bubble be about to Burst? What Will this Mean for Corn Ethanol

Dec 13, 2010 at 11:45 | Brian Westenhaus

There’s another bubble blown up and ready to pop. Its farmland all across the U.S. priced off the chart.  For the alternative fuel future this is an extreme danger moment,…

US Government Pushing Renewable Energy

Dec 13, 2010 at 09:11 | Mark Nicholls

Eight US government departments have come together in a major push to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency exports, which includes promises of new financing tools. The Renewable Energy and…

Investors Turn to Renewables

Dec 10, 2010 at 08:24 | Mark Nicholls

Around half of investors in BNP Paribas’ Clean Energy Fund – which closed this week at €427 million ($568 million) – are making their first investments in renewables, according to…

Critical Decisions Looming for Japan’s Nuclear Industry

Dec 09, 2010 at 19:12 | Global Intelligence Report

SITUATION: Japan is advancing with plans to reprocess spent nuclear fuel and boost its external nuclear exports. These decisions will impact the conduct of Japan’s global non-proliferation diplomacy. ANALYSIS: Assessing…

Mexico's Incredible Solar Energy Potential

Dec 09, 2010 at 09:09 | Andy Soos

Ideally a location for the generation of solar power should have a relatively high level of solar insolation (ability to generate a significant amount of solar energy), a fairly large…

Biofuel News: Research Moving away from Algae to Seaweed

Dec 08, 2010 at 10:11 | Brian Westenhaus

It’s coming – research interest is moving toward seaweed from algae.  For algae enthusiasts, keep in mind that technically speaking common algae is micro algae and seaweed is macro algae. …

U.S. Getting Closer to Building Wind Farms in the Atlantic

Dec 06, 2010 at 11:36 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US Atlantic states are making progress toward building the country’s first offshore wind projects, but several barriers need to be addressed to propel the sector, according to an NGO…

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