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Alternative Energy

The Double Play in First Solar

The Double Play in First Solar

Oct 06, 2010 at 20:41 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

There is another angle to the solar play, which I bet you haven’t thought of. I have been arguing that companies like First Solar (FSLR) are great proxy for oil,…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Banks Remain Cautious on Green Investments

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Banks Remain Cautious on Green Investments

Oct 05, 2010 at 18:45 | Green energy Reporter

With Congress adjourned and a Democratic majority that’s fighting for its survival, it sure doesn’t seem like these green initiatives are going to be expanded anytime soon. That stark reality…

California’s Aggressive Renewables Target

California’s Aggressive Renewables Target

Oct 05, 2010 at 09:52 | Charlotte Dudley

Californian utilities can meet an aggressive 33% renewable target – so long as issues over grid capacity and regulation are clarified. The Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a proposal…

The Potential and Future of Concentrated Solar Power

The Potential and Future of Concentrated Solar Power

Oct 02, 2010 at 12:44 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems employ lenses or mirrors coupled with tracking systems to concentrate a large area of sunlight into a small beam, rather in analogy with the simple…

Google Getting Serious about Solar Energy

Google Getting Serious about Solar Energy

Sep 30, 2010 at 09:37 | Green energy Reporter

A leading solar technologist has joined Google,  a hiring that underscores how serious the search engine giant is about moving beyond the role of cleantech investor and eventually driving innovation…

A Look at Solar Planes

A Look at Solar Planes

Sep 30, 2010 at 09:04 | Andy Soos

Boeing is one of the most recognizable names in the aviation industry, so when they come up with a new design it generates a great deal of attention and fanfare.…

Rising Ethanol Prices and the Lessons to be Learned

Rising Ethanol Prices and the Lessons to be Learned

Sep 29, 2010 at 06:49 | Robert Rapier

I thought it was a bit humorous recently — when corn ethanol prices dipped and were cheaper than both sugarcane ethanol and gasoline (even when adjusted for lower energy content) …

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update – Chinas Growing Green Clout

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update – Chinas Growing Green Clout

Sep 28, 2010 at 08:30 | Green energy Reporter

After nearly two years at the Department of Energy, Matt Rogers, the agency’s most influential bureaucrat, is leaving, having overseen one of the DOE’s most ambitious undertakings: the disbursement of…

Strategic Investors Step in to Renewables Financing Void

Strategic Investors Step in to Renewables Financing Void

Sep 27, 2010 at 09:28 | Gloria Gonzalez

Strategic corporate investors are increasingly taking centre stage in the renewable energy market, as the capital markets remain tough to navigate for technological entrepreneurs, financing experts said. Banks remain reluctant…

UK Becoming Leader in Wind Technology as World’s Largest Wind Farm Opens

UK Becoming Leader in Wind Technology as World’s Largest Wind Farm Opens

Sep 25, 2010 at 13:28 | Jess McCabe

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened on Thursday last week, taking the UK’s installed wind power capacity over the 5GW mark. Construction of Swedish utility Vattenfall’s 300MW, 100-turbine Thanet…

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