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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Clean Tech Investments coming under Fire – Are Success Stories Merely Spin?

Sep 16, 2011 at 08:46 | Robert Rapier

This past week PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel — who was also an early investor in Facebook — made headlines when he declared that “Cleantech is an increasingly large disaster that…

Renewable Energy Sector to Face Increasing Economic Challenges

Sep 16, 2011 at 08:38 | Gloria Gonzalez

The renewable energy sector faces growing challenges from global economic instability and expiring or diminished government support in the US and Europe, although the nuclear accident in Japan is a…

Why After Solyndra’s Failure The U.S. Must Continue to Support Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

Sep 07, 2011 at 07:42 | Breakthrough Institute

The failure of Solyndra, while unfortunate for the company, its investors and employees, is not an indictment of federal energy technology policy. Indeed, judged by its whole portfolio of investments,…

In the Aftermath of Fukushima, Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Rise to 20 Percent

Sep 06, 2011 at 08:10 | John Daly

The worldwide implications for nuclear power advocates in light of the 11 March disaster at Japan’s Daichi Fukushima nuclear complex, battered first by an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami, are…

Can Religion Steer the World Towards a Greener Future?

Sep 02, 2011 at 07:40 | Green Futures

The world's faiths are global organisations with billions of followers. Ian Christie explains why it's high time they were brought into the sustainability debate. Sometime during 2011, the human population…

The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power and Renewable Sources

Sep 01, 2011 at 08:35 | Editorial Dept

There has been a lot of talk about Nuclear energy since the near meltdown after the devastating tsunami in Japan earlier this year. So, we thought it might be cool…

The Importance of Alternative Energy to the U.S. Military

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:35 | Sohbet Karbuz

Much has been written on the dependency of the US military on oil. However, most of the writings focus on the supply side of the issue and emphasize the role…

Google Releases Report Showing Clean Energy’s Impact on the Economy

Aug 31, 2011 at 07:32 | Energy Digital

Google crunches numbers to figure out how clean energy technology innovation can improve the economy and the environment. Google has been one of the biggest corporate investors into renewable and…

James Hansen: Renewable Energies are Grossly Inadequate for Our Energy Needs

Aug 25, 2011 at 08:07 | MasterResource

“Suggesting that renewables will let us phase rapidly off fossil fuels in the United States, China, India, or the world as a whole is almost the equivalent of believing in…

Obama's Broken Dreams of a Clean Energy Economy

Aug 24, 2011 at 07:44 | Breakthrough Institute

President Obama's strategy for economic renewal through clean energy was flawed from the start, too over-reliant on cap and trade and public works programs to retrofit buildings for energy efficiency.…

U.S. Army to Invest $7.1 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

Aug 18, 2011 at 08:02 | Energy Digital

The U.S. Army takes energy security seriously, planning to invest $7.1 billion into private sector sourced renewable energy infrastructure on Army land. The U.S. Army is recruiting… private sector renewable…

Renewable Energy Boom About to Start in Japan

Aug 16, 2011 at 08:39 | Energy Digital

Japan's Parliament readies approval of an energy bill that will spark 'explosive growth' in renewable solar and wind Solar and wind companies, set your sails for Japan! The country is…

Are California’s Renewable Energy Goals Achievable?

Aug 15, 2011 at 09:00 | MasterResource

California is committed to a renewable energy portfolio to provide 33 percent of its electricity by 2020 from qualifying resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and small hydroelectric facilities.…

Why I’m Happy to Pay More for Green Power

Aug 12, 2011 at 07:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I received some questions last week on my recent solar pieces as to whether I minded paying more money for “green” power. My answer is “hell no,” and I’ll tell…

The Future of Transportation? US Defence Giants to Build Low Carbon Aircraft

Aug 11, 2011 at 07:11 | Green Futures

Conventional airships rely almost entirely on helium’s ‘lighter-than-air’ buoyancy, making them fairly unstable, weather-sensitive and slow-moving. Hybrids mix this with ‘heavier-than-air’ aircraft technology – including power-generated aerodynamic lift and thrust…

US Debt Ceiling Deal Bad News for Renewable Energy Sector

Aug 08, 2011 at 07:31 | Gloria Gonzalez

The deal to raise the US debt ceiling may have averted a disastrous credit crisis, but it is bad news for the clean energy sector. After a bitter partisan battle,…

Coal and Ethanol Are Not Alternative Energy Policy

Aug 04, 2011 at 07:49 | Andrew Smolski

The domestic alternative energy policy in the US seems to rotate on semantics and adding words to other words to make it look like something is going on. However, the…

The Problem with China’s Booming Green Economy

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:22 | Christopher Cundy

China’s fast-growing green economy could provide millions of new jobs in the coming decade, according to a study from the Worldwatch Institute. The environmental research group estimates that 4.5 million…

Building the Infrastructure for Widespread Renewable Energy

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:33 | Energy Digital

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission passes a new power transmission planning law that may streamline renewable energy. One of the major problems that has plagued widespread development of renewable…

The Need for a Real Domestic Alternative Energy Policy in the USA

Jul 25, 2011 at 11:05 | Andrew Smolski

Alternative energy (or renewable energy) is a new manufacturing industry paradigm that is in its infancy. However, the discussion is not new, and it looks as if the United States…

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