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NASA Doubles Down On Nuclear Fusion Ambitions

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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy and Job Creation: Everything You Have Read Up Until Now is Wrong!

Jan 21, 2011 at 07:28 | The Oil Drum

The current economic distress has invigorated the discussion about jobs creation as a way to incubate new growth. Alternative energy advocates who previously have been singing for more government support…

Pepsi to go Fossil Fuel Free in Ambitious Renewables Target

Jan 21, 2011 at 07:11 | Charlotte Dudley

Pepisco’s plans to go fossil fuel-free in the UK and Ireland by 2023 are entirely feasible – provided the company is prepared to pay, an analyst says. Pepsico UK announced…

Big Biomass Boost for Drought-Prone Climates

Jan 20, 2011 at 06:34 | Al Fin

Mike Mickelbart, an assistant professor of horticulture; Mike Hasegawa, a professor of horticulture; and Chal Yul Yoo, a horticulture graduate student, found that a genetic mutation in the research plant…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: A Green Giant Emerges

Jan 18, 2011 at 08:13 | Green energy Reporter

Duke Energy’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Progress Energy formed the country’s largest power company with a $37 billion market capitalization and a whopping 57 gigawatts of domestic generating capacity, largely…

Clean Energy Investment at Record Levels in 2010

Jan 14, 2011 at 08:45 | Jess McCabe

Global investment in clean energy reached a record of $243 billion in 2010, a 30% increase on 2009 levels, according to research house Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

US Targets China in Renewables Subsidies

Jan 11, 2011 at 10:08 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US government’s case against China for allegedly violating international trade law in its support of its wind sector focuses on the one allegation that’s easiest to pursue because it…

EU in Line to Meet Ambitious Renewables Target

Jan 10, 2011 at 09:00 | Andy Soos

The European Union (EU)27 will exceed its target of meeting 20 % of its gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. Today the European Wind Energy Association published…

Why the Electric Car Will Never Become a Widespread Phenomenon

Jan 08, 2011 at 10:42 | Kurt Cobb

Many automobile enthusiasts believe that the electric car is the wave of the future that will help save the environment while expanding the availability of private transport to the world's…

Biomass Energy Takes a Step Forwards

Dec 28, 2010 at 09:22 | Al Fin

A paperboard packaging company in US Georgia is commencing work to install a 40 MW turbine generator to produce electric power production for in-house use.The mill, which currently produces about…

US Clean Energy Targets to Include Coal and Nuclear Power

Dec 21, 2010 at 10:50 | Gloria Gonzalez

The next US Congress has its sights on a clean energy standard (CES) that includes clean coal and new nuclear technology rather than a federal renewable electricity standard (RES), a…

Growing Trouble in Europe’s Renewable Sector

Dec 14, 2010 at 08:12 | Charlotte Dudley

Uncertainty about government support for Europe’s renewable sector has deepened, with France suspending feed-in tariffs for new solar photovoltaic (PV) installations and Spain slashing subsidies for wind and solar thermal…

US Government Pushing Renewable Energy

Dec 13, 2010 at 09:11 | Mark Nicholls

Eight US government departments have come together in a major push to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency exports, which includes promises of new financing tools. The Renewable Energy and…

Investors Turn to Renewables

Dec 10, 2010 at 08:24 | Mark Nicholls

Around half of investors in BNP Paribas’ Clean Energy Fund – which closed this week at €427 million ($568 million) – are making their first investments in renewables, according to…

The Hype Surrounding Grass as an Alternative Energy Source

Nov 23, 2010 at 11:10 | SciDev SciDev

The world is facing an energy crisis. The greenhouse effect, caused by the burning of fossil fuels, has aroused serious concerns among scientists and politicians. Some have turned to the…

Exelon to Invest $5 Billion in Clean Energy

Nov 19, 2010 at 08:37 | Environmental Finance

US utility Exelon is to invest nearly $5 billion in low-carbon energy projects starting this year, as part of plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 15 million…

The Answer to all our Energy Concerns: A Look at Cold Fusion

Nov 18, 2010 at 08:10 | Brian Westenhaus

A Cold Fusion explanation that seems workable and can be a base for theory that the layperson can grasp is making its way around the world.  This writer is going…

IEA Says Renewable Investment Must Reach $5.7 Trillion by 2035

Nov 17, 2010 at 11:07 | Jess McCabe

$5.7 trillion must be invested in renewables by 2035, even under the International Energy Agency’s more conservative forecast – which would still result in global warming of 3.5°C. In 2009,…

Improving Outlook for Environmental Investing

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:34 | Mark Nicholls

Institutional investors are risk averse, time-poor and “carbon and climate fatigued”, making it difficult to generate interest in environmentally-orientated investing, according to a leading investment consultant. However, Will Oulton, head…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: What’s Next?

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:30 | Green energy Reporter

What’s next?  That question has been on the mind of many stakeholders in the renewable energy industry who, as we’ve previously reported, are hungry for clarity on the future of…

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…

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