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Alternative Energy

Is Wind Energy Storage Essential?

Is Wind Energy Storage Essential?

Aug 08, 2010 at 14:31 | Brian Westenhaus

Storing the energy from wind is obviously useful.  But is it essential?  Numerous studies cover the matter both asserting that storage can useful and asserting its not.  The practical common…

Completely Wrong About Nuclear Energy

Completely Wrong About Nuclear Energy

Aug 03, 2010 at 11:04 | Ferdinand E. Banks

When the subject was oil, my students at the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok) were politely asked to study the situation in the United States. It told me everything I…

The Future Looks Great for the Ethanol Boondoggle

The Future Looks Great for the Ethanol Boondoggle

Aug 01, 2010 at 10:51 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of my biggest disappointments with President Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration to achieve energy…

Solar Energy Still Has a Long Way to Go

Solar Energy Still Has a Long Way to Go

Jul 30, 2010 at 11:47 | Al Fin

Journalists from the mainstream media have been credulous cheerleaders for the wind and solar industries -- and for the faux environmental movement in general. Rod Adams takes the New York…

Carbon Trading Bill Dropped From US Senate

Carbon Trading Bill Dropped From US Senate

Jul 30, 2010 at 11:45 | Carbon Finance

The failure of the US Senate to enact comprehensive energy and climate legislation prior to the August recess likely dooms its prospects for 2010, despite vows by its most ardent…

GM’s New Electric Vehicle Generates Enthusiasm Despite High Price Tag

GM’s New Electric Vehicle Generates Enthusiasm Despite High Price Tag

Jul 28, 2010 at 15:02 | Darrell Delamaide

General Motors’ announcement that its new electric car, the Chevrolet Volt, would have a price tag of $41,000 created some sticker shock, and critics quickly charged that no one would…

Captured CO2 to be Used as a New Fuel Source Using Solar Power

Captured CO2 to be Used as a New Fuel Source Using Solar Power

Jul 28, 2010 at 14:56 | Brian Westenhaus

George Washington University’s Dr. Stuart Licht and colleagues have published the first experimental evidence of their new solar thermal electrochemical photovoltaic (STEP) process, which combines electrical and chemical pathways…

What Renewable Projects Would you Purchase Electricity From if you Were a Power Utility

What Renewable Projects Would you Purchase Electricity From if you Were a Power Utility

Jul 27, 2010 at 04:16 | Dave Forest

Renewables (and particularly geothermal) are becoming a more popular talking point amongst utilities and governments these days. Just this week, America's Geothermal Energy Association said it will tell utilities at…

US Renewables Financing Set to Collapse Without Grant Extension

US Renewables Financing Set to Collapse Without Grant Extension

Jul 26, 2010 at 03:43 | Gloria Gonzalez

Renewable energy financing will decline precipitously next year if the US Congress fails to extend the cash grant programme, financing experts have warned. Combining funds from the Section 1603 Treasury…

The Future of Nuclear Energy: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

The Future of Nuclear Energy: Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Jul 22, 2010 at 03:42 | Rod Adams

Pick up almost any book about nuclear energy and you will find that the prevailing wisdom is that nuclear plants must be very large in order to be competitive. This…


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