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  • India Clean Energy Investments Rose 13 Percent to $7.9 Billion in 2014
    Clean energy investments in India increased to $7.9 billion last year and are expected to surpass $10 billion in 2015.
  • Obama's State of the Union Speech Highlights US Renewable Achievements, Clima...
    President Obama has been under intense scrutiny for what he would do about climate change ever since he was elected in 2008. Part of that scrutiny takes place during his State of the Union Speech, when renewable energy proponents search for key words about solar and wind energy and count how often he mentions "climate change."
  • Uncovering Green Alternative Energy Mutual Funds
    Not all alternative energy mutual funds are created equal. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, a reporter asked me which alternative energy mutual funds were the most focused on renewables, noting that many mutual funds hold non-energy related companies such as Apple, PepsiCo and Google. The answer to this question is not as straight forward as one might think. This article sorts out which mutual funds are truly invested in the dynamic and growing green energy sector, and which ones are more peripheral.
  • Flow Batteries Installed at Slovenian Alps Restaurant Renowned for Its Donuts...
    Energy storage is making headlines in the media and waves in the U.S. power industry. For example, Tesla's planned electric-vehicle (EV) gigafactory in Nevada and California investor-owned utilities' drive to acquire 1.325-gigawatt (GW) of energy storage capacity by the end of the decade are prominent developments that have propelled media and public interest in advanced energy storage technologies.
  • Renewable Energy Will Shrug Off Oil Slump, Say Analysts
    Spending on renewable energy, which surged 16 percent in 2014, will remain strong this year, largely unaffected by the slumping oil prices that have artificially depressed their shares.
  • Er, About That Stunning Improvement in Biofuels Enzyme Performance?
    There?s been a tremendous buzz in the neo-scientific press in recent days over reports of an ?Enzyme That Could Create Biofuels 14 Times Faster than Current Methods.? Fairly robust accounts of the discovery have appeared in Renewable Energy World, Green Car Congress and elsewhere, stemming from an elegant write-up by Bill Scanlon appearing at NREL?s website this week.
  • Enzyme Could Create Biofuels 14 Times Faster than Current Methods
    Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed an enzyme that could change the economics of biofuel conversion by converting biomass to sugars up to 14 times faster and much cheaper than competing catalysts in enzyme cocktails today.
  • The Year Ahead: Top Clean Energy Trends of 2015
    For the past 13 years, Clean Edge has published the annual Clean Energy Trends report that has sized the global market for solar, wind, and biofuels and tracked everything from venture capital and stock market activity to total global investments. This year, instead of issuing one single report, we'll be producing infographics, tables, charts, and webinars throughout the year ? so be on the lookout in the coming weeks and months.
  • Turning Waste into Energy in Oregon: City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Clean energy alchemy is happening in Oregon, turning waste into clean, renewable energy. With technical and financial assistance from Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Energy, the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant?s energy management team is making this water resource recovery facility the first in the Pacific Northwest t
  • Utility GDF Suez Plans to Double European Renewable Capacity by 2025
    GDF Suez SA plans to double renewable power production capacity in Europe over the next decade as the utility shifts its focus away from developing more historic natural gas and nuclear energy sources in the region.
  • What Do Noodles and Oranges Have in Common? Japanese Bioenergy
    In Japan, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has been a center of attention ever since the nation?s government launched a very rich feed-in tariff (FIT) program. Although they are not getting the spotlight, there are also several unique biomass projects in Japan, which fully utilize locally-available resources such as noodles and oranges, without directly competing with consumable food production.
  • Global Clean Energy Investment Jumps 16 Percent in 2014
    Clean energy investment rose for the first time in three years in 2014, overcoming a slump in oil prices that unsettled the outlook for the industry.
  • The US Department of Energy's Shifting Worldview for Biofuels Deployment, Now...
    Twice this year, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office has issued a revision of its ongoing Multi-Year Program Plan, once this summer around the time of the DOE Biomass 2014 meet-up, and once just recently in a report update that included new data and more detail on the DOE?s efforts in thermochemical conversion, and on algae-related development.

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