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Biden Confident National Investment will Spark Clean Energy Breakthrough

Biden Confident National Investment will Spark Clean Energy Breakthrough

Jun 01, 2011 at 08:16 | Breakthrough Institute

Last week, Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the country will lead the global clean energy revolution by harnessing its citizens' entrepreneurial spirit and innovative capacity. Speaking at the National…

It’s Getting Hot and Crowded on This Rock

It’s Getting Hot and Crowded on This Rock

May 31, 2011 at 08:38 | Tyler Hamilton

The United Nations, which tracks world population growth, has upped its estimates. We know that we’ll pass the seven billion mark sometime this October, but the U.N. is now saying…

America's Invisible Energy Policy

America's Invisible Energy Policy

May 30, 2011 at 08:26 | Dave Cohen

Once in a while I point out that the United States lacks an energy policy to deal with our oil problems, but we do have one. You can be forgiven…

Can Germany Really Shut Down Their Nuclear Plants and Phase Out Fossil Fuels?

Can Germany Really Shut Down Their Nuclear Plants and Phase Out Fossil Fuels?

May 28, 2011 at 09:30 | Breakthrough Institute

Last week, a commission appointed by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel recommended that the country shut down all of its nuclear plants by 2021 and instead rely on other forms…

Batteries Growing Role in Energy Storage

Batteries Growing Role in Energy Storage

May 27, 2011 at 07:47 | Energy Digital

The concept of a distributed grid of interconnecting batteries offers a revolutionary approach to energy storage. The energy generation landscape is changing rapidly. On the one hand, demand is growing…

Greenpeace Takes a Swipe at Cloud Computing

Greenpeace Takes a Swipe at Cloud Computing

May 27, 2011 at 07:42 | Tyler Hamilton

Greenpeace may spend much of its time protesting our suppliers of electricity — mainly nuclear and coal — but the environmental group is turning its attention today on some of…

Democrats Energy Disconnect and the Omnipresence of Fossil Fuels

Democrats Energy Disconnect and the Omnipresence of Fossil Fuels

May 25, 2011 at 07:55 | Robert Rapier

I have often thought that if all domestic oil production and refining ceased in this country for a month, we would see an energy epiphany in the U.S. the likes…

Growing Demand for Biomass Could Create a New Commodity Market

Growing Demand for Biomass Could Create a New Commodity Market

May 23, 2011 at 22:01 | Al Fin

Wood fuel, one of the oldest energy sources on the planet, could become the newest commodity market if it can overcome supply limits and green concerns as demand grows for…

Cold Fusion: Have we Just Taken a Giant Step Forwards to Abundant Clean Energy?

Cold Fusion: Have we Just Taken a Giant Step Forwards to Abundant Clean Energy?

May 22, 2011 at 22:40 | The Oil Drum

Back in 1989, during the craze of the “cold fusion” announcement by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, a colleague of mine told me about the theory he had developed. It…

Severe Electricity Shortages Crippling East China’s Industrial Province

Severe Electricity Shortages Crippling East China’s Industrial Province

May 22, 2011 at 22:33 | Economywatch

In East China’s industrial province of Zhejiang there are 500,000 enterprises – and not enough electricity to run them all at the same time. Insiders say the power shortage could…

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