- US-China Rifts Put Aside for Clean Energy Research
The threat of climate change is driving China and the U.S. ? frequent rivals and the world?s two largest greenhouse-gas emitters ? to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs.
- Abengoa Offers Its First Green Bond to Raise 500 Million Euros for Clean Ener...
Abengoa SA, a Spanish energy and environment company, plans to issue its first green bond to raise 500 million euros ($642 million) to finance projects.
- Finalists for Renewable Energy World Projects of the Year 2014 Revealed
The editors of Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering magazines and their respective websites have announced eleven finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program.
- US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210 Million to Three Companies for Drop-in Biofuels
In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Biofuels and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of biorefineries that produce cost-competitive, drop-in military biofuels.
- Chevron?s Search for Plant-Based Alternative Fuels Flounders
Chevron Corp.?s attempts to turn plants into alternative fuels for profitable, large-scale production have failed.
- Jatropha Biofuel Around the World: A 13-country Tour of Development Activity
In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 years in its latest generation of Jatropha hybrids.
- Exploring Finance Options: Yield-cos Don?t Fit the Bill for Many Renewable En...
Yield-cos have been grabbing headlines lately. Typically, large utilities spin off their high-yield alternative energy operations into separate smaller companies called yield-cos. These new companies are then taken public to attract individual and institutional investors.
- 2030 Outlook: A Trillion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout for Electrical Utilities
After bailing out Wall Street in 2008, are Americans ready to provide a one trillion dollar bailout to our electric utilities in 2030? Even though worldwide demand for energy is estimated to rise 41 percent by 2035, Barclays recently downgraded their outlook for utilities. The question we should ask ourselves is what does it mean when you downgra
- Obama?s International Climate Strategy: More Grease for Renewables
It was good news for renewable energy when President Barack Obama in June proposed carbon dioxide restrictions on existing power plants. It is even better news now that he may use the plan to leverage an international climate accord.
- Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2014: September Update and Thoughts on the Finave...
Clean energy stocks and the market in general rebounded strongly in August. My broad market benchmark of small cap stocks, IWM, rose 4.5 percent, returning to positive territory up 1.7 percent for the year. My clean energy benchmark PBW also jumped back into the black with an 11.1 percent gain for the month and 10.8 percent for the year to date.
- Fantasy Becomes Real: First Commercial Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Opens in US
?Once, we all lived off the land, sun, wind and water and it provided everything we needed,? said DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma, surveying a crowd of more than 2,000 crowding a biomass storage facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa ? converted temporarily into the world capital of advanced biofuels. ?Then came our historic shift to a dependence on, and an addiction to, fossil fuel resources.?
- A Rarely Tapped City Strategy for Boosting Local Renewable Energy
Many cities served by private utilities think they have little capacity to encourage local renewable energy development. But a largely untapped tool ? utility franchise contracts ? may hold the key. There are two kinds of city energy systems: publicly owned or privately owned. Cities with municipal utilities already have the power to implement the
- Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review
A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.