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Bill Gates Backs Terrapower's Traveling Wave Reactor

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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