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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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…

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: A Green Giant Emerges

Green Energy Sector Weekly Update: A Green Giant Emerges

Jan 18, 2011 at 08:13 | Green energy Reporter

Duke Energy’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Progress Energy formed the country’s largest power company with a $37 billion market capitalization and a whopping 57 gigawatts of domestic generating capacity, largely…

Clean Energy Investment at Record Levels in 2010

Clean Energy Investment at Record Levels in 2010

Jan 14, 2011 at 08:45 | Jess McCabe

Global investment in clean energy reached a record of $243 billion in 2010, a 30% increase on 2009 levels, according to research house Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

US Targets China in Renewables Subsidies

US Targets China in Renewables Subsidies

Jan 11, 2011 at 10:08 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US government’s case against China for allegedly violating international trade law in its support of its wind sector focuses on the one allegation that’s easiest to pursue because it…

EU in Line to Meet Ambitious Renewables Target

EU in Line to Meet Ambitious Renewables Target

Jan 10, 2011 at 09:00 | Andy Soos

The European Union (EU)27 will exceed its target of meeting 20 % of its gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. Today the European Wind Energy Association published…

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