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Green Hydrogen Hype Gets Dose of Reality

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Alternative Energy / Renewable 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…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Liquidity Returning to the Alternative Energy Sector

Mar 15, 2011 at 08:24 | Green energy Reporter

During the go go years of 2003 to 2007 banks’ balance sheets were still written in black ink and it sometimes seemed all anyone needed to secure financing for a…

Rolls Royce's Green Ambitions

Mar 09, 2011 at 07:26 | Stuart Burns

Want to be (big “G”) green and classy? Well, you soon can be. Rolls-Royce is showing what promises to be the most luxurious (and outrageously expensive) electric car at the…

A Pragmatic View of the Anticipated Development of Renewable Energy Technologies by 2020

Mar 08, 2011 at 07:20 | Mark Nicholls

The investment required to meet the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets is likely to be below £40 billion ($65 billion), not the “intimidatingly large” £200 billion often cited, according to…

Despite Challenges China Remains the Number One Market for Renewables Investment

Mar 07, 2011 at 08:40 | Charlotte Dudley

China is still the most attractive market for renewables investment, despite facing significant supply chain challenges, while continued economic pressure has put the wider global renewables market “in a state…

Nine Challenges Facing the Alternative Energy Industry

Mar 04, 2011 at 09:16 | The Oil Drum

The scramble for alternatives is on. High oil prices, growing concerns over energy security, and the threat of climate change have all stimulated investment in the development of alternatives to…

Blackrock's Foray into the Renewable Energy Sector

Mar 04, 2011 at 08:40 | Mark Nicholls

Investment management giant BlackRock has launched a new renewable power investment group, led by the CEO of Irish utility NTR – marking its first foray into renewable energy infrastructure investing.…

The Energy Potential of Household Sewage

Mar 03, 2011 at 09:15 | Brian Westenhaus

Elizabeth S. Heidrich at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom is leading a team that gives new meaning to the adage, “waste not, want not.”  These scientists are reporting via…

Bill Gates Backs Terrapower's Traveling Wave Reactor

Mar 01, 2011 at 08:02 | Al Fin

Mr. Gates got the project rolling with seed money in the tens of millions of dollars. Venture-capital firms Charles River Ventures and Khosla Ventures invested $35 million last year. Nuclear-industry…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Are Venture Capitalists Deserting Green Energy?

Mar 01, 2011 at 07:54 | Green energy Reporter

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers foreshadowed a return to its digital core a few weeks ago when it announced that its new $1 billion Digital Growth Fund (DGF) would invest…

Tougher EU Climate Target Would Boost EU’s GDP by $842bn

Feb 25, 2011 at 07:47 | Jess McCabe

An increase in the EU's target to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30% by 2020 would boost its economy and cut unemployment, according to a report commissioned by the…

Burrowing Through the Hype: A Guide to Evaluating Renewable Energy Technology

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:36 | Robert Rapier

To people who follow the energy industry closely, it’s a common occurrence to come across announcements from companies proclaiming to have developed the key to the ‘next big thing’ —…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: Bigger is Better

Feb 22, 2011 at 09:12 | Green energy Reporter

In certain corners of the green energy sector size does matter. Many green energy companies need to leverage scale to make a profit, and with steep capital requirements companies often…

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…

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