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Alternative Energy

Google to Invest in Massive Offshore Wind Project

Google to Invest in Massive Offshore Wind Project

Oct 15, 2010 at 08:39 | Jess McCabe

Google is to invest in a gigantic, $5 billion ‘backbone’ transmission project, which could connect up 6GW of offshore wind to the eastern US grid. If built, the Atlantic Wind…

Nuclear Power: More Cost Effective Than Wind Energy

Nuclear Power: More Cost Effective Than Wind Energy

Oct 14, 2010 at 08:36 | Brian Westenhaus

If you’re a large electrical user and concerned about just what all the alternative power generation ideas will do to your stockholders, management and labor interests, knowing just what the…

Algae Fuels Coming Under Pressure

Algae Fuels Coming Under Pressure

Oct 14, 2010 at 08:23 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The conventional route to biodiesel consists of extracting oil from plants and converting it to the methyl esters of fatty acids that are present in the lipid-components, known as triglycerides.…

Improving Solar Cell Technology

Improving Solar Cell Technology

Oct 14, 2010 at 08:19 | Brian Westenhaus

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.K. has found that the low rate of energy conversion in all-polymer photovoltaic solar-cell technology is caused by the…

The Massive Potential of U.S. Biofuels

The Massive Potential of U.S. Biofuels

Oct 13, 2010 at 08:05 | Al Fin

More than 80% of total agricultural production in the United States is used to feed animals, not human beings directly; Our analysis shows that the US can produce very large…

White House to Install Solar Panels

White House to Install Solar Panels

Oct 11, 2010 at 10:45 | David Gabel

Coinciding with its push for more renewable energy development, the executive branch of the US federal government has decided to install solar panels on the White House. This is a…

Re-Wiring Britain for Low-Carbon Future Will Cost £32bn – Ofgem

Re-Wiring Britain for Low-Carbon Future Will Cost £32bn – Ofgem

Oct 11, 2010 at 10:41 | Jess McCabe

Britain will need to spend £32 billion ($51 billion) re-wiring and piping its electricity and natural gas transmission network in the next 10 years, as part of efforts to…

Indium Shortage Creates problems For Solar Cell Manufacturers

Indium Shortage Creates problems For Solar Cell Manufacturers

Oct 08, 2010 at 10:55 | Professor Chris Rhodes

One principal advantage of thin-film solar cells is that they use far less (maybe 1/100th the amount) of the semiconductor materials that are required to fabricate first-generation solar cells. The…

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…

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