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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Projects Under Attack by Republicans

Feb 16, 2011 at 08:40 | Gloria Gonzalez

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have proposed gutting popular government programmes that have eased financing of renewable energy projects. House Republicans determined to curb government spending have released…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: The Enormous Potential of Waste to Biofuels

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:18 | Green energy Reporter

During the middle ages alchemists tried complex schemes to turn various base metals into gold. The results were inevitably disappointing. G.E.R. recently spent some quality time with people who are…

Jordan Investing in Advanced Green Technologies

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:41 | SciDev SciDev

Seawater greenhouses, solar power plants and other new green technologies will be brought together in Jordan in an attempt to turn its desert into a producer of crops, fresh water…

Major Efforts Needed by EU to Meet Clean Energy Goals

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:38 | Philippa Jones

The EU still needs to make “major efforts” to modernise its energy structure and fully develop its renewable energy resources, European heads of state and government agreed during a meeting…

Green Bonds Vital to Building Europe’s Low Carbon Infrastructure

Feb 10, 2011 at 07:53 | Jess McCabe

Green bonds’ are set to fill most of a €2.9 trillion ($3.9 trillion) capital hole required to build low-carbon infrastructure in Europe from 2011-20, according to a report by Barclays…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: EPA’s Green Agenda Under Attack

Feb 08, 2011 at 07:29 | Green energy Reporter

Following a series of symbolic votes by the newly reenergized Republican Party, including one to “repeal” the health care law, this week saw a GOP-led effort to roll back the…

Conoco, GE and NRG Invest $300m in Game Changing Energy Technologies

Feb 07, 2011 at 07:44 | Mark Nicholls

Three US corporate giants have committed $300 million to an energy technology investment company to fund “potentially game-changing technologies”. GE Capital, the investment arm of GE, power generator NRG Energy…

France Shifts Away From Solar With $10 Billion Wind Power Tender

Feb 07, 2011 at 07:39 | Charlotte Dudley

The French government’s plans to launch a €10 billion ($13.8 billion) tender for offshore wind developments signals a shift away from solar energy toward large-scale wind projects. However, questions remain…

BP to Invest $1 Billion in Renewables in 2011

Feb 03, 2011 at 07:26 | Green energy Reporter

BP plans to invest $1 billion in 2011 in its renewable energy business, roughly the same amount it invested last year. During the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, BP CEO Bob…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Obama’s Ambitious Green Energy Goals

Feb 01, 2011 at 08:29 | Green energy Reporter

On Tuesday last week President Barack Obama called this point in history “Our generation’s Sputnik moment.” The president was referring to the growing green energy gap between the United States…

Why Clean Energy Can’t Exist on its Own

Jan 29, 2011 at 12:23 | Gail Tverberg

To listen to President Obama, you would think that clean energy is our next salvation. But clean energy can’t exist on its own. Clean energy options should more properly be…

Obama Sets Goal of 80% Clean Energy by 2035

Jan 28, 2011 at 09:38 | Gloria Gonzalez

President Obama set a goal of generating 80% of US electricity from clean energy sources by 2035 in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, but renewable energy advocates…

Barack Obama Champions Green Energy in his State of the Union Address

Jan 27, 2011 at 07:05 | Green energy Reporter

President Barack Obama alternately played the role of cheerleader-in-chief and political tough guy while giving green energy pride of place in his State of the Union address Tuesday. In his…

The Greatest Threat to Green Energy

Jan 26, 2011 at 21:22 | Professor Chris Rhodes

A list of "endangered elements" [1] has been published in a new report, including the rare earth elements (REEs) in particular neodymium, production of which, it is reckoned [2], will…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Obama Rolls out the Red Carpet to Chinese President

Jan 25, 2011 at 07:03 | Green energy Reporter

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in the U.S. this week for a four-day state visit. The White House rolled out the red carpet, working overtime to make sure that its…

Algeria’s Green Energy Drive

Jan 24, 2011 at 10:17 | SciDev SciDev

Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched…

EU Carbon Market Slows to a Crawl Following Security Breaches

Jan 22, 2011 at 09:20 | Mark Nicholls

Trading in the EU carbon market has slowed to a crawl following the decision yesterday afternoon by the European Commission to suspend transactions in all EU member states' allowance (EUA)…

Renewable Energy and Job Creation: Everything You Have Read Up Until Now is Wrong!

Jan 21, 2011 at 07:28 | The Oil Drum

The current economic distress has invigorated the discussion about jobs creation as a way to incubate new growth. Alternative energy advocates who previously have been singing for more government support…

Pepsi to go Fossil Fuel Free in Ambitious Renewables Target

Jan 21, 2011 at 07:11 | Charlotte Dudley

Pepisco’s plans to go fossil fuel-free in the UK and Ireland by 2023 are entirely feasible – provided the company is prepared to pay, an analyst says. Pepsico UK announced…

Big Biomass Boost for Drought-Prone Climates

Jan 20, 2011 at 06:34 | Al Fin

Mike Mickelbart, an assistant professor of horticulture; Mike Hasegawa, a professor of horticulture; and Chal Yul Yoo, a horticulture graduate student, found that a genetic mutation in the research plant…

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