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Spain and Portugal Spearhead Ambitious Green Hydrogen Plans

Spain and Portugal Spearhead Ambitious Green Hydrogen Plans

The Mediterranean region, with its…

How Morocco Became Europe’s Clean Energy Supplier

How Morocco Became Europe’s Clean Energy Supplier

Morocco is quickly positioning itself…

Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Brazil's Clean Energy Revolution - Infographic

Apr 05, 2012 at 17:01 | Geopolitical Monitor

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, has the sixth largest economy, and is therefore quickly becoming an important global power. However not only does it have a…

Transportation Sector isn't Driving Green Economy

Mar 27, 2012 at 18:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Europe in the age of austerity is slashing subsidies for renewable energy programs. The IEA argues that as renewables become more affordable, government support is waning. This trend suggests at…

CERN Could be About to Start Researching LENR Following Recent Colloquium

Mar 27, 2012 at 17:47 | Brian Westenhaus

Settle in, CERN the multinational research group based in Europe had a colloquium on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions last Thursday.  There was no big news, but there is interesting news…

Latin America's Clean Energy Investment Opportunities

Mar 22, 2012 at 18:17 | Environmental Finance

Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama have been ranked the most attractive countries for clean energy investments in Latin America and the Caribbean by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and the Multilateral…

Despite Negative Press Renewable Energy Revenues Rapidly Expand in 2011

Mar 18, 2012 at 09:24 | Juan Cole

Solar, wind and biofuels saw global revenue expand by 31% in 2011. With all the negative hype put out by Big Oil and its acolytes, you’d have thought the…

IEA Recognizes Potential of Renewable Energy Sector

Mar 17, 2012 at 08:35 | John Daly

For many investors, renewable energy remains a somewhat forbidding topic.What seems to be the best sure-fire bet? Solar? Wind? Geothermal? Tidal? Biomass?Now the redoubtable International Energy…

Successful Cultivation of Seaweed Could be Biofuels Greatest Hope

Mar 11, 2012 at 11:50 | Brian Westenhaus

The numbers for productivity of seaweed are stunning compared to everything other than algae on land. The problem is the cultivation, growing the preferred species, harvesting it and getting it…

Have MIT Researchers Cracked Renewable Energy Bottleneck?

Mar 10, 2012 at 21:55 | John Daly

Amidst soaring oil prices, renewable energy advocates have two eyes of the needle to pass through. The first is that their kilowatt hour of electricity production is currently higher than…

Australia's New $10 Billion Clean Energy Finance Corp. - Benefit or Boondoggle?

Mar 08, 2012 at 16:57 | John Daly

On 7 March the government of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that Sydney would house the country’s new Clean Energy Finance Corp., announced in 2011 as part of…

Mozambique Goes Green, Blindsides International Mining Interests

Mar 06, 2012 at 18:12 | John Daly

It’s hard not to be downcast when reading much of the news from Africa, ravaged as it is by wars, hunger, poverty, famine and rapacious Western companies intent on exploiting…

Europe Maps Africa's Renewable Energy Potential

Mar 05, 2012 at 17:53 | John Daly

While foreign investors drool over Africa’s hydrocarbon reserves, the Dark Continent also has vast reserves of largely untapped renewable energy, from the Magreb’s immense solar potential to Africa’s mighty rivers.

Scottish Politician Casts Skeptical Eye on Renewable Energy

Mar 04, 2012 at 10:59 | John Daly

While most Western politicians remain enthralled by events unfolding in the Middle East during the Arab spring that unexpectedly blossomed a year ago, an equally dramatic political tectonic shift is…

Renewable Energy Investors Should Consider - Romania

Mar 03, 2012 at 13:01 | John Daly

The European Union has been hammered by the global recession that began in 2008. The recession has bit particularly hard into the EU’s newest members, the Central and Eastern European…

Which Alternative Energies will Lead us into the Future?

Feb 27, 2012 at 17:02 | Tom Murphy

When I first approached the topic of societal energy in 2004, I became aware for the first time that our energy future was not in the bag, and proceeded to…

Germany's Rising Cost of Going Green

Feb 25, 2012 at 12:12 | John Daly

On 30 May 2011, in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster two months earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced an "energy revolution" and that Germany would close all of…

Green Energy is About Green Backs

Feb 23, 2012 at 18:06 | Daniel J. Graeber

While most major economies agree that some form of alternative and renewable resources are needed as part of the emerging energy mix, embracing frontier areas like wave arrays might be…

Life After Oil - A Look at the Latest Clean Technology Developments

Feb 23, 2012 at 18:03 | Post Carbon

Gasoline prices in the U.S. are off on another tear. The national average just went by $3.57 for regular and due to a little problem of several major refineries that…

DOE no Longer Able to Fund Clean Technology Ventures after Budget Cuts

Feb 23, 2012 at 17:42 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US Department of Energy's (DOE) days as a financier of clean technologies are over thanks to the Solyndra backlash, but budget cuts would have prevented the department from functioning…

German Solar Power Covers Energy Deficit of France's Nuclear Sector

Feb 20, 2012 at 17:35 | Peter Sinclair

Remember last year when Germany decided to speed up its phasing out of nuclear power and switch to clean energy and everyone (not in the clean energy industry) got freaked…

Biomass: Just Because it's Green Doesn't Mean it's Clean

Feb 16, 2012 at 18:04 | Daniel J. Graeber

Florida residents last year filed a legal challenge against a company that was planning to build a biomass incinerator in the Florida Panhandle. They complained the incinerator project was a…

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