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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

California’s Aggressive Renewables Target

Oct 05, 2010 at 09:52 | Charlotte Dudley

Californian utilities can meet an aggressive 33% renewable target – so long as issues over grid capacity and regulation are clarified. The Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a proposal…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update – Chinas Growing Green Clout

Sep 28, 2010 at 08:30 | Green energy Reporter

After nearly two years at the Department of Energy, Matt Rogers, the agency’s most influential bureaucrat, is leaving, having overseen one of the DOE’s most ambitious undertakings: the disbursement of…

Strategic Investors Step in to Renewables Financing Void

Sep 27, 2010 at 09:28 | Gloria Gonzalez

Strategic corporate investors are increasingly taking centre stage in the renewable energy market, as the capital markets remain tough to navigate for technological entrepreneurs, financing experts said. Banks remain reluctant…

VC Fund to Tap China’s Clean-Tech Hub

Sep 21, 2010 at 09:04 | Gloria Gonzalez

Californian clean-tech investor VantagePoint Venture Partners has expanded its reach in China, launching a $100 million fund to invest in the city of Tianjin. VantagePoint this week announced the initial…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Investors Attracted to China

Sep 18, 2010 at 12:54 | Green energy Reporter

China is the “it” place these days when it comes to everything green. The country is more and more looking like a leader of the global renewable energy sector and…

Plans in Place to Take Australia Off Fossil Fuels by 2020

Sep 12, 2010 at 15:52 | Professor Chris Rhodes

I have just been sent a remarkable document entitled “Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan.” As the title implies, within its pages is a proposal for how Australia might…

U.S. Overtaken by China in Renewable Energy Race

Sep 10, 2010 at 08:17 | Green energy Reporter

A recent ranking by consultancy Ernst & Young puts China ahead of the  U.S. as the most attractive country to invest and develop renewable energy projects. This is the first…

Energy Research and the Development of Renewables

Sep 10, 2010 at 08:13 | The Oil Drum

In 1913, Lord Northcliffe, who owned the Daily Mail, offered £10,000 to the first men to fly the Atlantic from North America to Ireland or England in less than 72…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Traction Building in Renewable Energy M&A

Sep 06, 2010 at 08:06 | Green energy Reporter

If the dark cloud that is the Great Recession has a silver lining, it is that companies across America have accumulated huge stockpiles of cash. Now, nearly two years after…

The Growth of Renewable Energy and it’s Top Users

Aug 27, 2010 at 09:44 | Andy Soos

Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable as opposed to fossil fuels for example which once…

Recovery Act Puts US on Track to Meet Renewables Targets

Aug 27, 2010 at 09:41 | Gloria Gonzalez

Thanks to the stimulus package, the US is on track to meet President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation and capacity by 2012. More than $23 billion from…

Why Bank Profits are Good for Renewable Energy

Aug 23, 2010 at 08:19 | Dave Forest

Had a long flight home yesterday from South America. Lots of time to read through a pile of news on resource projects and financing. Here's an important development that caught…

Export-Import Bank Urged to End Fossil Fuel Binge and Support Renewables

Aug 16, 2010 at 11:09 | Jess McCabe

NGOs have accused the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of “systematic bias towards financing fossil fuel projects”, as the export credit agency prepares to consider backing two giant coal-fired power plants.…

US Chamber of Commerce Dismayed at Breakaway Clean Energy Group

Aug 15, 2010 at 16:01 | Gloria Gonzalez

More than two dozen local chambers of commerce in the US will join forces to advocate for market-based mechanisms to price carbon, much to the dismay of the national US…

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

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…

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

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…

Clean Energy Infrastructure a Good Match for Pension Funds

Jul 20, 2010 at 05:15 | Graham Cooper

Investments in European renewable energy infrastructure are a good choice for pension funds and insurance companies because they provide a good match with their liability profiles, said Joost Bergsma, CEO…

Batteries Are the Shocking Truth about Electric Cars

Jul 19, 2010 at 12:09 | Llewellyn King

Can white elephants come in green? President Barack Obama flew to Holland, Mich., on Thursday to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for a new lithium-ion battery plant, which the White House advertised…

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