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Alternative Energy

Ethanol Growing in Popularity Due to Gulf Oil Spill

Ethanol Growing in Popularity Due to Gulf Oil Spill

May 26, 2010 at 09:22 | Geoffrey Styles

The implications for the oil industry from the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill are already taking shape, with the administration calling for a Challenger-style investigation and rewriting the…

Biomass Energy Plantations Worsen Climate Change - NGO

Biomass Energy Plantations "Worsen Climate Change" - NGO

May 25, 2010 at 17:48 | Environmental Finance

The bioenergy industry has defended the use of forest plantations to create fuel for power plants, following claims by NGO Biofuelwatch that expanding wood biomass production to meet EU renewable…

Global Energy Trends Remain Largely Unchanged – Where does this Leave Renewable Energy?

Global Energy Trends Remain Largely Unchanged – Where does this Leave Renewable Energy?

May 21, 2010 at 13:35 | Energy Tribune

The global crisis, now well-rooted in its third year, continues to rock the world’s political and economic foundations. Regimes have been replaced, capitalism has shifted gear, and even the future…

Alternative Energy Industry Breathes a Sign of Relief as Rare Earth Elements Found in Nebraska

Alternative Energy Industry Breathes a Sign of Relief as Rare Earth Elements Found in Nebraska

May 20, 2010 at 11:00 | Brian Westenhaus

Nebraska is one of those places the coastees like to dis as nowhere.  Nebraska is a big mostly flat state that if driving across is best done at night.  It’s…

China’s Hydroelectric Sector Crippled by Severe Drought

China’s Hydroelectric Sector Crippled by Severe Drought

May 12, 2010 at 12:38 | Michael Economides

The unexpected things often determine the results of energy experiments or expectations. It is also axiomatic that nothing is ever perfect in this business. For proof of those two thoughts,…

5 Issues with Algae Fuels

5 Issues with Algae Fuels

May 12, 2010 at 08:17 | Robert Rapier

Here are 5 issues with Algae fuels that are covered in my new book on jatropha and algae as fuel sources. 1. The present cost of algae production from open…

Irish Conference Seeks to Exploit Island’s Tidal Energy Resources

Irish Conference Seeks to Exploit Island’s Tidal Energy Resources

May 11, 2010 at 08:26 | Darrell Delamaide

An all-Irish conference on exploiting the island’s potential for marine energy brought together 60 U.S. companies with officials from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland this week. The…

Wind Energy Hype: IEA Study Reveals the Real Cost of Wind Power

Wind Energy Hype: IEA Study Reveals the Real Cost of Wind Power

May 11, 2010 at 08:17 | Robert Bryce

The wind energy lobbyists love to claim that installing new wind turbines is the cheapest form of new electricity generation capacity. In fact, I heard that very claim while at…

Renewables Sector Crosses the Line with Ludicrous Claims

Renewables Sector Crosses the Line with Ludicrous Claims

May 09, 2010 at 10:01 | Energy Tribune

Forget about corruption and cover-up scandals in the energy industry. Europe’s renewable sector is specializing in perjury. They have begun claiming that all of Europe’s fossil fuel needs can be…

The Green Side of War

The Green Side of War

May 05, 2010 at 17:35 | Peter A. Buxbaum

The US military has embarked on an elaborate program to use alternative fuels in the name of environmental responsibility and national security. To make it work, private industry must respond…

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