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Alternative Energy

Critical Decisions Looming for Japan’s Nuclear Industry

Dec 09, 2010 at 19:12 | Global Intelligence Report

SITUATION: Japan is advancing with plans to reprocess spent nuclear fuel and boost its external nuclear exports. These decisions will impact the conduct of Japan’s global non-proliferation diplomacy. ANALYSIS: Assessing…

Mexico's Incredible Solar Energy Potential

Dec 09, 2010 at 09:09 | Andy Soos

Ideally a location for the generation of solar power should have a relatively high level of solar insolation (ability to generate a significant amount of solar energy), a fairly large…

Biofuel News: Research Moving away from Algae to Seaweed

Dec 08, 2010 at 10:11 | Brian Westenhaus

It’s coming – research interest is moving toward seaweed from algae.  For algae enthusiasts, keep in mind that technically speaking common algae is micro algae and seaweed is macro algae. …

U.S. Getting Closer to Building Wind Farms in the Atlantic

Dec 06, 2010 at 11:36 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US Atlantic states are making progress toward building the country’s first offshore wind projects, but several barriers need to be addressed to propel the sector, according to an NGO…

Environmentalists Fear Nuclear Waste Treaty Could Turn Russia into a Nuclear Wasteland

Dec 04, 2010 at 10:24 | RFE/RL staff

What should countries do with their nuclear waste? This question has been tormenting scientists and politicians since the early days of nuclear energy. Proposals have ranged from storing radioactive material…

Biofuels and Sugar Production – The cure for Petroleum Addiction

Dec 03, 2010 at 08:00 | Brian Westenhaus

So far the best use of CO2 whether as a fuel use byproduct or already in the atmosphere is get it back to a simple sugar.  From there the sugar’s…

One Step Closer to Practical and Affordable Fuel Cells

Dec 02, 2010 at 10:22 | Brian Westenhaus

A group of researchers led by Shriram Ramanathan at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are increasingly optimistic about the commercial viability of making fuel cells practical…

Are Ethanol Producers Exporting Taxpayer Subsidized Ethanol

Nov 30, 2010 at 10:30 | Robert Rapier

Ulterior Motives Behind the Ethanol Pipeline? Ethanol producers in the Midwest have lobbied for support to build a pipeline to ship their ethanol to the East Coast. As I…

Nuclear Power: Safer, Cheaper, More Reliable and No CO2

Nov 30, 2010 at 10:25 | Al Fin

One of the features of nuclear power which is most attractive to a large segment of the population, is the fact that it does not emit CO2. Among all baseload…

Reality Check for the Miracle Biofuel Crop Jatropha

Nov 29, 2010 at 11:03 | SciDev SciDev

The hardy jatropha tree as a biofuel source may not be the panacea for smallholders that some have claimed, say Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku. It sounds too good to…

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