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Alternative Energy

Solar Energy is Poised to Achieve Cost Parity

Sep 21, 2010 at 21:55 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After two years of relentless cost cutting, the solar industry is about to reach the Holy Grail of parity with the cost of conventional power sources at around 10 cents…

VC Fund to Tap China’s Clean-Tech Hub

Sep 21, 2010 at 09:04 | Gloria Gonzalez

Californian clean-tech investor VantagePoint Venture Partners has expanded its reach in China, launching a $100 million fund to invest in the city of Tianjin. VantagePoint this week announced the initial…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Investors Attracted to China

Sep 18, 2010 at 12:54 | Green energy Reporter

China is the “it” place these days when it comes to everything green. The country is more and more looking like a leader of the global renewable energy sector and…

Making Photovoltaic Solar Cells More Efficient

Sep 15, 2010 at 08:55 | Brian Westenhaus

The maximum use of incoming solar radiation relies on using the full spectrum of the light and infrared radiation. There’s a lot of power in the infrared – not something…

Plans in Place to Take Australia Off Fossil Fuels by 2020

Sep 12, 2010 at 15:52 | Professor Chris Rhodes

I have just been sent a remarkable document entitled “Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan.” As the title implies, within its pages is a proposal for how Australia might…

Major Step for the Geothermal Sector

Sep 10, 2010 at 14:07 | Dave Forest

U.S. Geothermal announced this week a strategic partnership with Enbridge, one of North America's largest operators of oil and liquids pipelines. Under the deal, Enbridge will invest $23.8 million toward…

U.S. Overtaken by China in Renewable Energy Race

Sep 10, 2010 at 08:17 | Green energy Reporter

A recent ranking by consultancy Ernst & Young puts China ahead of the  U.S. as the most attractive country to invest and develop renewable energy projects. This is the first…

Energy Research and the Development of Renewables

Sep 10, 2010 at 08:13 | The Oil Drum

In 1913, Lord Northcliffe, who owned the Daily Mail, offered £10,000 to the first men to fly the Atlantic from North America to Ireland or England in less than 72…

Solar Energy Provides a Breakthrough in Iron Production

Sep 07, 2010 at 10:55 | Brian Westenhaus

George Washington University Professor Stuart Licht has developed a revolutionary carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron that could provide a breakthrough for an industry that has been using the same…

The Great Ethanol Boondoggle

Sep 06, 2010 at 13:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of my biggest disappointments with Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration to achieve energy independence…

Biofuel Sector in African Land Grab

Sep 06, 2010 at 08:16 | Charlotte Dudley

EU biofuel targets are driving a “land grab” in Africa, according to a report by Friends of the Earth. The report, Africa: up for grabs, released on Monday, says…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Traction Building in Renewable Energy M&A

Sep 06, 2010 at 08:06 | Green energy Reporter

If the dark cloud that is the Great Recession has a silver lining, it is that companies across America have accumulated huge stockpiles of cash. Now, nearly two years after…

Darwinian Downsizing in the Solar Industry

Sep 04, 2010 at 10:17 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The solar industry is suffering some 19th century Darwinian style competition, with Chinese manufacturers Suntech (STP) and Yingli Green Energy Holding (YGE) clearly dumping panels in the US and Europe…

Exelon Blows Into Wind Market With $860m Acquisition

Sep 03, 2010 at 10:46 | Gloria Gonzalez

Utility Exelon plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio by purchasing wind developer John Deere Renewables for $860 million. The Chicago-based utility said the transaction marks an expansion of its…

Solar Power from the Sahara

Sep 02, 2010 at 10:30 | Andy Soos

Europe intends to import its first solar generated electricity from North Africa within the next five years, European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said in an interview last month. The European…

France Plans €10bn Wind Turbine Tender

Aug 30, 2010 at 08:51 | Philippa Jones

The French government announced on Tuesday it will launch a tender next month to build 600 offshore wind turbines around the French coast at a cost of €10 billion ($12.7…

The Growth of Renewable Energy and it’s Top Users

Aug 27, 2010 at 09:44 | Andy Soos

Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable as opposed to fossil fuels for example which once…

Recovery Act Puts US on Track to Meet Renewables Targets

Aug 27, 2010 at 09:41 | Gloria Gonzalez

Thanks to the stimulus package, the US is on track to meet President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation and capacity by 2012. More than $23 billion from…

How Much Power do Wind Turbines Use

Aug 24, 2010 at 12:55 | Al Fin

Most people wonder how much power a wind turbine can produce, and never stop to wonder how much power a wind turbine requires to operate. Mechanical engineer Jerry Graf believes…

A More Rational Approach to Ethanol Policy

Aug 23, 2010 at 10:56 | Robert Rapier

In my recent post Thoughts on an Ethanol Pipeline, I described what I feel would be a more rational approach to ethanol policy than some of the policies that…

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