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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: EPA’s Green Agenda Under Attack

Feb 08, 2011 at 07:29 | Green energy Reporter

Following a series of symbolic votes by the newly reenergized Republican Party, including one to “repeal” the health care law, this week saw a GOP-led effort to roll back the…

Conoco, GE and NRG Invest $300m in Game Changing Energy Technologies

Feb 07, 2011 at 07:44 | Mark Nicholls

Three US corporate giants have committed $300 million to an energy technology investment company to fund “potentially game-changing technologies”. GE Capital, the investment arm of GE, power generator NRG Energy…

France Shifts Away From Solar With $10 Billion Wind Power Tender

Feb 07, 2011 at 07:39 | Charlotte Dudley

The French government’s plans to launch a €10 billion ($13.8 billion) tender for offshore wind developments signals a shift away from solar energy toward large-scale wind projects. However, questions remain…

BP to Invest $1 Billion in Renewables in 2011

Feb 03, 2011 at 07:26 | Green energy Reporter

BP plans to invest $1 billion in 2011 in its renewable energy business, roughly the same amount it invested last year. During the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, BP CEO Bob…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Obama’s Ambitious Green Energy Goals

Feb 01, 2011 at 08:29 | Green energy Reporter

On Tuesday last week President Barack Obama called this point in history “Our generation’s Sputnik moment.” The president was referring to the growing green energy gap between the United States…

Why Clean Energy Can’t Exist on its Own

Jan 29, 2011 at 12:23 | Gail Tverberg

To listen to President Obama, you would think that clean energy is our next salvation. But clean energy can’t exist on its own. Clean energy options should more properly be…

Obama Sets Goal of 80% Clean Energy by 2035

Jan 28, 2011 at 09:38 | Gloria Gonzalez

President Obama set a goal of generating 80% of US electricity from clean energy sources by 2035 in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, but renewable energy advocates…

Barack Obama Champions Green Energy in his State of the Union Address

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:05 | Green energy Reporter

President Barack Obama alternately played the role of cheerleader-in-chief and political tough guy while giving green energy pride of place in his State of the Union address Tuesday. In his…

The Greatest Threat to Green Energy

Jan 26, 2011 at 21:22 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A list of "endangered elements" [1] has been published in a new report, including the rare earth elements (REEs) in particular neodymium, production of which, it is reckoned [2], will…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Obama Rolls out the Red Carpet to Chinese President

Jan 25, 2011 at 07:03 | Green energy Reporter

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in the U.S. this week for a four-day state visit. The White House rolled out the red carpet, working overtime to make sure that its…

Algeria’s Green Energy Drive

Jan 24, 2011 at 10:17 | SciDev SciDev

Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched…

EU Carbon Market Slows to a Crawl Following Security Breaches

Jan 22, 2011 at 09:20 | Mark Nicholls

Trading in the EU carbon market has slowed to a crawl following the decision yesterday afternoon by the European Commission to suspend transactions in all EU member states' allowance (EUA)…

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…

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