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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Australia to Invest $10 Billion in Renewable Energy

Jul 12, 2011 at 07:53 | Energy Digital

Australian taxpayers will front the bill for what will be the biggest single investment in renewable energy ever.  During negotiations of a new carbon price and diversion away from renewable…

Clean Tech Sector Heading for a Major Crash

Jul 11, 2011 at 08:32 | Breakthrough Institute

The global clean energy industry is set for a major crash. The reason is simple. Clean energy is still much more expensive and less reliable than coal or gas, and…

Google Study: Clean Energy Investments can Raise GDP by Billions and Employ Millions

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:31 | EcoSeed

Google.org, the internet giant’s philanthropic arm, released a new study saying that new ideas and improvements in clean energy and related industries together with policies that encourage them can help…

What Manufacturers Don’t want you to know About Electric Cars

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:35 | Daily Energy Report

Electric cars seem like the socially conscious, feel-good investment among environmentally friendly consumers. In corporate boardrooms, the innovation seemed well liked indeed. What’s not to like? Cars like the Nissan…

Will Alternative Energy Save Us From Peak Oil

Jun 17, 2011 at 08:22 | Dave Summers

The people of the world are going to continue to use energy. The fundamental question that this future reality poses relates to the sources from which the energy will be…

The Fukushima Cloud's Green, not Silver Lining

Jun 02, 2011 at 08:16 | John Daly

The ongoing tragedy of Japan’s Daichi Fukshima nuclear complex will prove to be a boon for renewable energy in Japan, and astute investors should begin carefully to follow Tokyo’s new…

Renewable Energy Given a Boost by Fukushima and Revolutions – E&Y

May 30, 2011 at 08:07 | Charlotte Dudley

Japan’s nuclear disaster and political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa have spurred momentum in the global renewables sector, but declining incentives and access to finance remain obstacles…

Clean Tech Spending Set to Double Over the Next Two Years

May 20, 2011 at 07:50 | Jess McCabe

Spending by large businesses on sustainability initiatives such as energy efficiency and clean-tech innovation could double in the next two years, according to analysis firm Verdantix.  Business sustainability…

Renewable Energy Could Supply 80% of World Energy Needs - IPCC

May 18, 2011 at 07:35 | SciDev SciDev

Renewable energy could meet almost 80 per cent of the world's energy supply by 2050, and the developing world is home to more than 50 per cent of the capacity…

Will there be a Renewable Energy Boom In Japan?

May 16, 2011 at 07:45 | Jess McCabe

Japan could increase installations of renewable power capacity by up to 3.5GW a year, HSBC Global Research calculates, as the country rethinks the role of nuclear power in the light…

Australia to Invest $39 Billion in Alternative energy Over the Coming Decade

May 06, 2011 at 07:36 | Charlotte Dudley

Australia is targeting 20% clean energy by 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which would put investments in renewable energy at US$39 billion over the coming decade. BNEF…

Is Alternative Energy Really at the Mercy of Rare Earth Elements?

Apr 28, 2011 at 08:20 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Always ready to air the other side of an argument, I return to the matter of whether Rare Earth Elements (REEs) and their impending scarcity are the Achilles heel of…

Clean Energy Investments Slump in Q1

Apr 21, 2011 at 08:59 | Charlotte Dudley

Global clean energy investment in the first three months of 2011 totalled $31.1 billion, a 34% slump on the previous quarter and down 10% on the corresponding period last year,…

Key Barriers Electric Cars Have to Overcome

Apr 21, 2011 at 08:57 | Andy Soos

Will electric cars ever become the common way to drive?  What is needed is an infrastructure that allows easy recharging of the vehicle (such as gasoline stations are for the…

World Bank Increasing Renewable Energy Finance but Reducing Coal Investments

Apr 13, 2011 at 09:05 | Jess McCabe

A leaked draft of the World Bank’s energy strategy says renewables and hydropower will receive a bigger proportion of financing from the institution, with further restrictions imposed on coal projects.…

A Critical Look at the Green Energy Economy

Mar 31, 2011 at 04:40 | Al Fin

First, green energy is diffuse, and it takes a tremendous amount of land and material to harness even a little bit of energy. Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Despite Fukushima Republicans Strongly Support Nuclear Energy

Mar 21, 2011 at 11:18 | Green energy Reporter

Dixie Lee Ray, the always colorful and often controversial former chair of the Atomic Energy Commission once allegedly said, “A nuclear power plant is infinitely safer than eating, because 300…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Liquidity Returning to the Alternative Energy Sector

Mar 15, 2011 at 08:24 | Green energy Reporter

During the go go years of 2003 to 2007 banks’ balance sheets were still written in black ink and it sometimes seemed all anyone needed to secure financing for a…

Rolls Royce's Green Ambitions

Mar 09, 2011 at 07:26 | Stuart Burns

Want to be (big “G”) green and classy? Well, you soon can be. Rolls-Royce is showing what promises to be the most luxurious (and outrageously expensive) electric car at the…

A Pragmatic View of the Anticipated Development of Renewable Energy Technologies by 2020

Mar 08, 2011 at 07:20 | Mark Nicholls

The investment required to meet the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets is likely to be below £40 billion ($65 billion), not the “intimidatingly large” £200 billion often cited, according to…

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