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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Why Alternative Energy Will Never "Pencil Out"

Jul 07, 2010 at 15:48 | Charles Hugh Smith

Advocates of a smooth transition away from petroleum may be surprised by the consequences of huge swings in the cost of oil. I first proposed a "head-fake" in the price…

Germany Eyes $500 Million for Public-Private Climate Fund

Jul 04, 2010 at 12:39 | Christopher Cundy

Germany has launched a 'climate protection' fund to help local banks invest in energy efficiency and renewables for small businesses and households in developing countries, seeding it with more than…

Trolling for Bargains in the Alternative Energy Space

Jun 30, 2010 at 08:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I am always on the lookout for interesting alternative energy plays and stumbled across one the other day. Camarillo, CA based Power-One (PWER) is in one of the world's largest…

US Renewables Legislation Could Delay, Rather Than Derail, Carbon Price – Lobby Groups

Jun 26, 2010 at 09:26 | Gloria Gonzalez

Pursuing an energy-only bill in the US Senate this year does not preclude the possibility of putting a price on carbon in the future, renewable energy advocates said, even as…

A Peek at Your Energy Future

Jun 25, 2010 at 08:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you want to get a preview of what an electric power utility of the future looks like, take a look at the old Florida Power and Light, which has…

Grid Issues to Impinge on Renewables Growth

Jun 18, 2010 at 13:38 | Christopher Cundy

Electricity industry experts have raised concerns that Europe’s distribution grid is not up to the task of handling the growing capacity from renewable sources, threatening the profitability of plants and…

Looking for Renewable Energy That Actually Works

Jun 14, 2010 at 08:48 | Allen Gilmer

White House renewable energy darling Solyndra, the beneficiary of a $500 MM+ loan guarantee from the DOE, is featured on the White House Blogs... Written by Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor…

Bill Gates and the Energy Research Dilemma

Jun 11, 2010 at 13:50 | Llewellyn King

There is an idea that has been around for a long time, at least since the fall of 1973: All that stands between the United States and an abundant energy…

The End of the Renewable Energy Boom

Jun 08, 2010 at 08:16 | Energy Tribune

In late May, the accounting firm Ernst & Young reported that 7 out of 10 major global corporations will spend 0.5% or more of their earnings this year on "fighting"…

China Joins US at Top of Clean Energy Investment Table

Jun 06, 2010 at 07:11 | Charlotte Dudley

Massive investment in clean energy projects has propelled China to the number one spot in a report ranking the world’s most attractive locations for renewable energy investment. Ernst & Young’s…

Global Energy Trends Remain Largely Unchanged – Where does this Leave Renewable Energy?

May 21, 2010 at 13:35 | Energy Tribune

The global crisis, now well-rooted in its third year, continues to rock the world’s political and economic foundations. Regimes have been replaced, capitalism has shifted gear, and even the future…

Alternative Energy Industry Breathes a Sign of Relief as Rare Earth Elements Found in Nebraska

May 20, 2010 at 11:00 | Brian Westenhaus

Nebraska is one of those places the coastees like to dis as nowhere.  Nebraska is a big mostly flat state that if driving across is best done at night.  It’s…

Renewables Sector Crosses the Line with Ludicrous Claims

May 09, 2010 at 10:01 | Energy Tribune

Forget about corruption and cover-up scandals in the energy industry. Europe’s renewable sector is specializing in perjury. They have begun claiming that all of Europe’s fossil fuel needs can be…

The Green Side of War

May 05, 2010 at 17:35 | Peter A. Buxbaum

The US military has embarked on an elaborate program to use alternative fuels in the name of environmental responsibility and national security. To make it work, private industry must respond…

China Set to Overtake the US in Green Technology Research

Apr 01, 2010 at 00:49 | Economywatch

For the last several months, several observers including ourselves have noted that whatever is going on at the “lower-value-added” end of the manufacturing and technology scale the real challenge China…

States Seek Federal Edict on Renewable Energy Standard

Mar 18, 2010 at 23:53 | Darrell Delamaide

More than half of the state governors urged the federal government to adopt a nationwide renewable energy standard to replace the patchwork of state legislation and foster growth of wind…

Fossil Fuel Producers Stepping up the Fight Against Renewable Energy Sources

Mar 03, 2010 at 14:10 | Darrell Delamaide

A fight brewing over the allocation of costs for transmission lines to connect wind and solar power plants to end users is the latest sign that fossil-fuel electricity producers are…

Renewable Energy Coming Under Fire Over Subsidies and Shortcuts

Feb 03, 2010 at 19:06 | Economywatch

In a global economic scene dominated by continuing uncertainty, one of the few “sure bets” has SEEMED to be the “green tech / cleantech” sector. But in the last few…

What Is The Future of Oil? Are Alternatives Ready to Take up the Gauntlet!

Nov 12, 2009 at 22:05 | Editorial Dept

What is the actual, fact based truth about the future of oil? Is oil already well on its way out of our lives? An ancient and outdated dinosaur, running dangerously…

Are There Any Realistic Alternatives To Oil And Gas

Nov 06, 2009 at 15:43 | Editorial Dept

As 3rd and 2nd world nations continue to progressively advance toward their goals of joining in on the experience of living the dream of modern society, the world’s demands for…

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