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U.S. Biofuel Just Got A Major Bump

U.S. Biofuel Just Got A Major Bump

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The Net-Zero Energy Housing Boom Is Starting Here

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Alternative Energy

U.S. Ethanol Production Nearing One Million Barrels Per Day

U.S. Ethanol Production Nearing One Million Barrels Per Day

Nov 13, 2010 at 10:37 | Brian Westenhaus

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports for August that U.S. ethanol production rose in August to an all-time high, production averaged more than 869,000 barrels per day (b/d).  The Renewable…

Britain Going All out for Wind Power

Britain Going All out for Wind Power

Nov 12, 2010 at 07:59 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Britain has decided to go all-out for wind-power. On Thursday, I flew over the massive off-shore Thanet wind-farm - one of the largest in the UK - in the English…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Clean Energy Businesses to Suffer Following Elections

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Clean Energy Businesses to Suffer Following Elections

Nov 10, 2010 at 08:38 | Green energy Reporter

At a somber post-election press conference, President Barack Obama, ever the pragmatic, conceded that one of his major policy goals, implementing a comprehensive cap-and-trade system, was dead. “Cap-and-trade was just…

Biofuels: Is Palm Oil a Blessing or a Curse

Biofuels: Is Palm Oil a Blessing or a Curse

Nov 09, 2010 at 12:09 | Robert Rapier

People sometimes ask which biofuels are competitive head to head with crude oil. By competitive, I mean those that can actually compete favorably with oil prices on a level playing…

New Wind Turbine Design Could be the Turning Point for Wind Power

New Wind Turbine Design Could be the Turning Point for Wind Power

Nov 09, 2010 at 11:57 | Brian Westenhaus

The Honeywell Wind Turbine needs only 33 feet of above ground clearance and just a claimed one half mile per hour wind to start up.  If that proves out in…

Republican Victory Could Spell Trouble for the Clean Energy Sector

Republican Victory Could Spell Trouble for the Clean Energy Sector

Nov 09, 2010 at 11:51 | Gloria Gonzalez

A day after a landslide Republican victory in the US House of Representatives, President Barack Obama pledged to work with his opponents to find common ground on energy issues, but…

France and China Begin Strategic Nuclear Partnership

France and China Begin Strategic Nuclear Partnership

Nov 08, 2010 at 11:42 | RFE/RL staff

France and China have agreed to form what they are calling a "strategic" partnership in civilian nuclear power. The announcement came on November 4 as Chinese President Hu Jintao opened…

Algae Biofuels Dealt a Blow by BP funded EBI

Algae Biofuels Dealt a Blow by BP funded EBI

Nov 08, 2010 at 08:58 | Al Fin

The Energy Biosciences Institute -- funded by a $500 million grant from oil giant BP -- has released a "technoeconomic" report meant to cast a discouraging pall over the future…

Turning Grass Into Fuel

Turning Grass Into Fuel

Nov 05, 2010 at 12:05 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the University of Illinois have completed the first extensive geographic yield and economic analysis of potential bioenergy grass crops in the Midwestern United States. It’s the best work…

Despite Limitless Supplies of Coal – Mongolia Looks to Wind Energy

Despite Limitless Supplies of Coal – Mongolia Looks to Wind Energy

Nov 04, 2010 at 09:03 | Eurasianet

Despite Mongolia’s nearly limitless supplies of coal, Ulaanbaatar recently approved plans to set up the country’s first commercial wind farm. The decision is fueling a public debate that aims to…

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