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Alternative Energy

The Hype Surrounding Grass as an Alternative Energy Source

The Hype Surrounding Grass as an Alternative Energy Source

Nov 23, 2010 at 11:10 | SciDev SciDev

The world is facing an energy crisis. The greenhouse effect, caused by the burning of fossil fuels, has aroused serious concerns among scientists and politicians. Some have turned to the…

A Look at the Technology Behind Solar Powered Windows

A Look at the Technology Behind Solar Powered Windows

Nov 20, 2010 at 10:42 | Andy Soos

Windows let in light and with the light solar heat. There are many forms of passive design control of windows to maximize the light, collect the heat, and maximize or…

New Generation Biofuels in India

New Generation Biofuels in India

Nov 19, 2010 at 08:42 | SciDev SciDev

Sustainable biofuel production strategies and second-generation options involving woody biomass and tall grasses that do not need additional land can help India realise its green targets, a review says. 

Exelon to Invest $5 Billion in Clean Energy

Exelon to Invest $5 Billion in Clean Energy

Nov 19, 2010 at 08:37 | Environmental Finance

US utility Exelon is to invest nearly $5 billion in low-carbon energy projects starting this year, as part of plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 15 million…

Gasoline from Corn Cobs for $1 a Gallon?

Gasoline from Corn Cobs for $1 a Gallon?

Nov 18, 2010 at 08:21 | Al Fin

GE Energy, a GE subsidiary, has jumped into the advanced biofuels race by throwing in $8 million with the startup CoolPlanetBiofuels. The startup claims to be able to produce a…

The Answer to all our Energy Concerns: A Look at Cold Fusion

The Answer to all our Energy Concerns: A Look at Cold Fusion

Nov 18, 2010 at 08:10 | Brian Westenhaus

A Cold Fusion explanation that seems workable and can be a base for theory that the layperson can grasp is making its way around the world.  This writer is going…

IEA Says Renewable Investment Must Reach $5.7 Trillion by 2035

IEA Says Renewable Investment Must Reach $5.7 Trillion by 2035

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:07 | Jess McCabe

$5.7 trillion must be invested in renewables by 2035, even under the International Energy Agency’s more conservative forecast – which would still result in global warming of 3.5°C. In 2009,…

U.S. Looking to Participate in Armenian Nuclear Energy Project

U.S. Looking to Participate in Armenian Nuclear Energy Project

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:05 | RFE/RL staff

A U.S. State Department official says Washington hopes American companies will participate in the construction of a new nuclear power station in Armenia, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports. Daniel Rosenblum, who…

Chinese Transform the Solar Industry at the Expense of Silicon Valley

Chinese Transform the Solar Industry at the Expense of Silicon Valley

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:45 | David Caploe PhD

A few years ago, Silicon Valley start-ups like Solyndra, Nanosolar and MiaSolé dreamed of transforming the economics of solar power by reinventing the technology used to make solar panels and…

Improving Outlook for Environmental Investing

Improving Outlook for Environmental Investing

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:34 | Mark Nicholls

Institutional investors are risk averse, time-poor and “carbon and climate fatigued”, making it difficult to generate interest in environmentally-orientated investing, according to a leading investment consultant. However, Will Oulton, head…

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