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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

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…

Republican Victory Could Spell Trouble for the Clean Energy Sector

Nov 09, 2010 at 11:51 | Gloria Gonzalez

A day after a landslide Republican victory in the US House of Representatives, President Barack Obama pledged to work with his opponents to find common ground on energy issues, but…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Wind Power Losing its Allure to Investors

Nov 01, 2010 at 10:24 | Green energy Reporter

After a couple of years of sustained growth, U.S. wind power investments have fallen off the cliff over the past year, pummeled by a combination of record-low natural gas prices,…

Is Exelon Building an Alternative Energy Conglomerate?

Oct 27, 2010 at 10:14 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Exelon (EXC) popped up on my radar a few months ago, when it bought the wind energy business from John Deere (DE) for $900 million. The company plans to cash…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Investment Banks Responding to Increase in Green Investments

Oct 26, 2010 at 14:37 | Green energy Reporter

There’s a trend that’s been fueling a lot of merger and acquisition deals, not just this week but over the past couple of years (since the dark days of September…

Is Fusion Power Closer to Becoming Reality

Oct 23, 2010 at 09:39 | David Gabel

It has been called the holy grail of energy technology; a perfectly clean source with an unlimited supply. Nuclear fusion has been demonstrated to be possible, but converting it to…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Google Gets Into Offshore Wind

Oct 19, 2010 at 09:28 | Green energy Reporter

This week Google dipped its toes in the largely underdeveloped but extremely promising U.S. offshore and, in doing so, further clarified its ambitious renewable energy strategy. The Mountain View, Calif.,…

Re-Wiring Britain for Low-Carbon Future Will Cost £32bn – Ofgem

Oct 11, 2010 at 10:41 | Jess McCabe

Britain will need to spend £32 billion ($51 billion) re-wiring and piping its electricity and natural gas transmission network in the next 10 years, as part of efforts to…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Banks Remain Cautious on Green Investments

Oct 05, 2010 at 18:45 | Green energy Reporter

With Congress adjourned and a Democratic majority that’s fighting for its survival, it sure doesn’t seem like these green initiatives are going to be expanded anytime soon. That stark reality…

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