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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Clean Tech Spending Set to Double Over the Next Two Years

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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