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GE, VC Firms Launch $200 Million Contest for Smart Grid Innovation

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Jul 14, 2010 at 03:05 | Darrell Delamaide

General Electric and four venture capital funds launched a $200 million contest for innovations in smart grid technology, pledging to use the money to fund development of the winning entries.…

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Can Renewable Energy Really Satisfy Our Energy Needs

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With the tragic Gulf of Mexico oil spill now focussing President Obama's and the American people's minds on where their energy comes from, and what some of the collateral costs…

Clean-Tech Venture Capital Investment Hits Record $4bn

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Jul 09, 2010 at 06:32 | Charlotte Dudley

Global venture capital investment in clean-tech firms hit record levels in the first half of 2010, with investment totalling more than $4 billion, preliminary figures reveal. A preliminary report from…

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Why Alternative Energy Will Never "Pencil Out"

Jul 07, 2010 at 15:48 | Charles Hugh Smith

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Germany Eyes $500 Million for Public-Private Climate Fund

Germany Eyes $500 Million for Public-Private Climate Fund

Jul 04, 2010 at 12:39 | Christopher Cundy

Germany has launched a 'climate protection' fund to help local banks invest in energy efficiency and renewables for small businesses and households in developing countries, seeding it with more than…

Trolling for Bargains in the Alternative Energy Space

Trolling for Bargains in the Alternative Energy Space

Jun 30, 2010 at 08:39 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

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US Renewables Legislation Could Delay, Rather Than Derail, Carbon Price – Lobby Groups

US Renewables Legislation Could Delay, Rather Than Derail, Carbon Price – Lobby Groups

Jun 26, 2010 at 09:26 | Gloria Gonzalez

Pursuing an energy-only bill in the US Senate this year does not preclude the possibility of putting a price on carbon in the future, renewable energy advocates said, even as…

A Peek at Your Energy Future

A Peek at Your Energy Future

Jun 25, 2010 at 08:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you want to get a preview of what an electric power utility of the future looks like, take a look at the old Florida Power and Light, which has…

Grid Issues to Impinge on Renewables Growth

Grid Issues to Impinge on Renewables Growth

Jun 18, 2010 at 13:38 | Christopher Cundy

Electricity industry experts have raised concerns that Europe’s distribution grid is not up to the task of handling the growing capacity from renewable sources, threatening the profitability of plants and…

Looking for Renewable Energy That Actually Works

Looking for Renewable Energy That Actually Works

Jun 14, 2010 at 08:48 | Allen Gilmer

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