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Turquoise calls for clarity on UK energy goals Robin Whitlock Freelance Journalist/Writer

Dec 2014

Turquoise International has called for more clarification concerning the prioritisation of technologies in the UK energy sector.
The True Value of Solar Steven Fine, Ankit Saraf, Kiran Kumaraswamy, Alex Anich ICF International

Dec 2014

In this paper, we look at the current state of value of solar (VOS) analysis and propose a more holistic methodology that can be consistently applied across various utility service areas.
The new EU climate and energy proposal:
What are the consequences?
Carlo Carraro International Center for Climate Governance

Dec 2014

The decisions of the European Council indicate the desire for greater integration of European energy markets, with an integration target of 10% by 2030.
Q3 2014 Deal Volume Comparison Reprinted with permission from Lincoln International

Dec 2014

Acquisition activity in Q3 2014 was lower than most quarters in recent history. Activity was distributed relatively evenly across the solar markets in Europe, North America and Asia, with cross-continental deals accounting for the greatest number of transactions.
Utility of the Future Danielle Kershner Eco Branding

Oct 2014

According to a new study by Berkeley Lab, distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) are the most immediate threat to investor-owned utilities and their shareholders, by depleting revenue from demand growth and need for capital investments in traditional power plants.
The State of the Solar Industry in North America Ray Hudson, Jenya Meydbray, Rick Fioravanti, Jerry Melcher DNV GL

Oct 2014

The recent surge in storage activity has its roots in a general consensus being reached by stakeholders that the technologies are on a path that will enable them to achieve the cost, performance, and reliability targets that have been promised.
Powering Towards Renewable Energy Sarosh Bana Business India

Oct 2014

Corrective measures reinvigorate India’s renewable energy sector
Powerful approaches to energy conservation Contributed by Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Oct 2014

Innovative Ontario companies find energy savings in places they’d least expect
Making solar power’s future even brighter Dan Liggett geoAMPS

Oct 2014

Companies have experienced 35 percent savings in their solar panel field project costs through greater efficiencies.
Hybrid Energy Sources for the Home Len Calderone for AltEnergyMag

Oct 2014

When considering hybrid systems composed of photovoltaic solar panels, geothermal, hydro or wind turbines, the whole is greater than its parts, but you need to understand the best type of energy generation that can be used in your area.
How Solar is Going Mainstream (Batteries!) Raghu Belur Enphase Energy

Oct 2014

The Enphase system intelligently integrates the critical technologies needed to solve solar energy challenges at scale: smart grid intelligence, communications, big data analytics and storage.
Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone on Cap-and-Trade Nick Cunningham OilPrice.com

Oct 2014

California has entered into a partnership with the Canadian province of Quebec to link up their carbon markets. It's a small step, but the two have already created the largest carbon market in North America.
EPA 111(d) Clean Power Plan Could Increase Energy Efficiency Impacts, Net Benefits, and Total Value David Pickles, Bill Prindle, Chris MacCracken, Steven Fine, and Phil Mihlmester ICF International

Oct 2014

This white paper takes a novel, nationwide approach to estimating an overall impact on emissions and cost. It sheds light on the role that energy efficiency can play as a compliance mechanism.
Energy in California Conference 2014 Annie Mudge Cox, Castle & Nicholson

Oct 2014

Being very involved in getting environmental permits to build renewable energy facilities, I am very interested in the question of how the industry is going to solve the grid integration issue. Since renewable energy is generated during daylight hours and the highest period of demand is in the evening, there is a mismatch.
Clean Energy Won! Jonathan Silver twitter.com/JMSilver_energy

Oct 2014

During the first Obama Administration, Mr. Silver led both the federal government’s $50 billion clean energy investment fund and its $20 billion fund focused on electric vehicles.
California Electric Car Owners Can Get Cheaper Car Insurance Contributed by Nolpeg Research Team

Oct 2014

California could be at the forefront of these car insurance savings because it is one of the earliest adopters of clean cars (including Hybrids, Plug Ins & electric cars) in the nation.
2015 State Solar Power Rankings Ben Zientara Solar Power Rocks

Oct 2014

Of the top ten states for solar, only New Mexico is what we would consider a traditionally “sunny” state. And most of the top ten is made up of northeastern states, which see plenty of wind, rain, snow, and clouds.
Value of Solar Versus Fossil Fuels - Part 2 A Report By The Energy & Policy Institute

Aug 2014

The value of solar power is being debated across the country by regulators, utility companies, and solar energy providers as distributed generation is increasing. This Energy and Policy Institute series consists of four separate reports summarizing recent developments, while providing recommendations for policy makers.
Value of Solar Versus Fossil Fuels - Part 1 A Report By The Energy & Policy Institute

Aug 2014

The value of solar power is being debated across the country by regulators, utility companies, and solar energy providers as distributed generation is increasing. This Energy and Policy Institute series consists of four separate reports summarizing recent developments, while providing recommendations for policy makers.
Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power Andrew Topf OilPrice.com

Aug 2014

As mining companies continue to evaluate their power options in an era of higher diesel fuel and electricity costs, it is interesting to contemplate whether they could one day foresee operating in an environment more weighted towards renewables than conventional energy.
Top 20 high-cost oil projects risk wasting $91 bln of investor cash Contributed by Carbon Tracker Initiative

Aug 2014

The study aims to alert institutional investors to the risks of investing in projects which depend on sustained high prices to make a return, and that are as a result exposed to a future double hit of falling oil prices and growing climate regulation in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.
The Future of Solar is Written in its Past Neville Williams Author of Sun Power

Aug 2014

The PV pioneers and solar veterans made the future possible, but we couldn't imagine what it would look like. The young now own it, and they have no doubts about where it is going, and what they have to do to get it there.
Rethinking Solar Farms for the 21st Century: Tapping Ocean Space Lee Hsiu Eik, Research Engineer Offshore Engineering Centre, PETRONAS Institute of Technology, Malaysia

Aug 2014

An example is in a brave venture in India where a 10 kW prototype floating solar generation facility is being developed for placement in a pond. Pilot projects of this nature have also started to take shape in countries like Japan, France and Australia.
Q2 2014 Solar Energy Deal Volume Comparison Contributed by Lincoln International

Aug 2014

Lincoln International is pleased to present you with the latest DealReader from our global Renewable Energy Industry group.
Green growth: an operational tool (and GDP has had its day…) Carlo Carraro, Director International Center for Climate Governance

Aug 2014

Natural capital, made up of several elements that nature provides us with as the sustenance and basis of our society (soil, raw materials, water, clean air, …) has an economic value: today any growth model that ignores this by now shared knowledge can no longer work.
SolarCity: How the Silveo Acquisition Fits In to the Big Picture Contributed by Vozag.com Analyst team

Jun 2014

Solar City, a company started by two brothers in 2006, has now become America’s largest solar services provider. It plans to expand its business by acquiring the solar panel manufacturer Silveo.
Solar Monitoring Q&A with Locus Energy Adrian De Luca Locus Energy

Jun 2014

The growth of distributed PV is showing no signs of slowing down, and with it solar monitoring is set to grow as well.
Obama's Climate Plan Is Leaking Methane Nicholas Cunningham OilPrice.com

Jun 2014

Natural gas production leaks methane along its entire supply chain – from drilling to storing, processing to distributing.
Leave the Gas at the Station:
Electric Cars Charge into the Future
Contributed by Fix.com

Jun 2014

Unsure about whether electric cars are here to stay or whether they are the best choice for your needs? Here is everything you need to know about these cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and ever-improving wonder vehicles!
Evolution and Future Growth of Renewable Energy Contributed by New Jersey Institute of Technology

Jun 2014

To learn more about the future of renewable energy, checkout the infographic below created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology
EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Challenges Ahead for Sources and States Chris MacCracken, Steven Fine, Phil Mihlmester, David Pickles and Ankit Saraf ICF INTERNATIONAL

Jun 2014

In this paper, we discuss the critical issues that sources and states face in evaluating EPA’s proposal and developing plans to meet the Clean Power Plan requirements.
Energy Star Certified Homes in the US Thilak Adiboina Vhomeinsurance

Jun 2014

Texas leads the ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2013 and continuing its leading position in Q1 2014.
Solar Power is Growing at a Rate Faster than Silicon Valley Dan Hahn Solar Power Rocks

Apr 2014

Already in the lead as the fastest-growing clean and renewable energy source in America, solar power is growing to account for 29% of new American electricity, trailing just behind natural gas at 46%.
Solar Energy Index Outperforms S&P in Q1 2014 Contributed by Lincoln International

Apr 2014

Lincoln International’s Renewable Energy Group is pleased to present the latest Q1 2014 Solar Energy Stock Index Report, which tracks relevant solar company metrics in this growing industry.
Renewable electricity generation projections sensitive to cost, price, policy assumptions Reprinted with permission from Today in Energy

Apr 2014

This Issues in Focus article is intended to emphasize that there is a great deal of uncertainty related to factors such as policy, project costs, and natural gas prices—and that a shift in any of these factors could significantly change EIA's renewable projections, generally in the positive direction.
PURE Energies Infographic Highlights Water Usage by Power Plants Contributed by Pure Energies

Apr 2014

The PURE Energies #WorldWaterDay infographic compares different energy generation methods and how much water each of them consumes.
More than 250MWp of transactions registered last year on the photovoltaic secondary market in Italy Contributed by Prothea

Apr 2014

It is of interest to note how the large majority of plants, in terms of numbers of single plants, is skewed towards projects with a size lower than 3MWp, represented by more than 5'000 plants.
Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas Reprinted with permission from Today in Energy

Apr 2014

But Solar came second - twice as much as coal - and Wind was 4th (comment from AltEnergyMag)
Distributed Generations Future Impact on the U.S. Capacity Markets Samir Succar ICF International

Apr 2014

As variable, distributed generation increasingly becomes a prevalent source of generation in regions, changes in capacity market dynamics will have a profound impact on generating assets and their future economic viability.
Considerations for Determining Energy Requirements and Technologies for Renewable Projects Dr. Alan Rozich BioConversion Solutions LLC

Apr 2014

Understanding the water needs for energy and power production is key for using a nexus approach. In a nexus approach, knowing the impact of water and the interlinkage is essential for determining optimum choices for energy technologies.
U.S. Solar Market Grows 41%, Has Record Year in 2013 Contributed by Solar Energy Industries Association

Feb 2014

GTM Research and SEIA forecast another strong year in 2014 with 26% growth in the U.S. solar market. This will bring annual installations up to nearly 6 gigawatts and the cumulative total will be just shy of the twenty gigawatt milestone.
The Integrated Grid Contributed by The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI)

Feb 2014

Excerpts from the EPRI Study on the Integrated Electric Grid
Solar Energy Index Outperforms S&P in Q4 2013 Contributed by Lincoln International

Feb 2014

Lincoln International’s Renewable Energy Group is pleased to present the latest Q4 2013 Solar Energy Stock Index Report, which tracks relevant solar company metrics in this growing industry.
Monthly generator capacity factor data now available by fuel and technology Contributed by U.S. Energy Information Administration

Feb 2014

EIA's new tables include capacity factors for individual renewable generating technologies
Key Takeaways from the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report Contributed by American Wind Energy Association

Feb 2014

With the installation of 1,084 MW in 2013 the U.S. now has an installed wind capacity of 61,108 MW. There are over 12,000 MW under construction, including 10,900 MW that started construction activity during the fourth quarter.
Grid Parity: A Foggy Signal for Solar Maturity Katherine Portilla Circular Energy

Feb 2014

What we can expect to see is a gradual transition of solar from an alternative energy to a truly cost competitive source of energy that helps counteract rising electricity rates and fuel costs.
50-State Solar Jobs Analysis Andrea Luecke The Solar Foundation

Feb 2014

Solar energy is still pushing its way into the mainstream. Installation is booming because people are becoming more and more aware of the value and other benefits of solar energy.
2014 Solar Marketing Outlook Contributed by Eco Branding

Feb 2014

Each year, we survey a few dozen clean tech companies across many sectors of the industry – including solar, wind, geothermal and energy efficiency – to collect valuable data on marketing practices within the industry.
Wind and Winged Wildlife: Increased Federal Oversight of Wind Energy Matthew Ahrens Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Dec 2013

There are two federal laws that regulate the “take” of birds, the BGEPA, which regulates bald and golden eagles, and the MBTA, which regulates approximately 1,000 species of migratory birds.
The Solar Energy Industry Sizzles, Offshore Wind Dies Down Paul Batistelli Just Energy

Dec 2013

With so many major obstacles standing in the way of U.S. offshore wind energy, the plans to launch the renewable energy sites may never come to fruition. Such uncertainty can make it a high-risk investment and turn away many venture capitalists.
Solar Market Predictions for 2014 IHS News Flash IHS

Dec 2013

Worldwide PV installations are set to rise by double digits in 2014, solar manufacturing capital spending is recovering, module prices are stabilizing and emerging markets are on the rise.
Q3 2013 Deal Volume Comparison Contributed by Lincoln International

Dec 2013

Merger and Acquisition information from Lincloln's Deal Reader.
Milestones for Residential Solar Power in 2013 Brian F. Keane SmartPower

Dec 2013

We’re seeing that 2013 was one of the best years for solar installations ever, with prices dropping for the third year in a row. Even the White House installed solar panels on its roof.
Is our current approach to energy sustainable? Craig Shields 2 Green Energy

Dec 2013

It seems that we've proven ourselves exceptionally able in arguing with one another. The time for that has passed. Nature will act if we don't.
Investment in Clean Technologies Sheeraz Haji Cleantech Group

Dec 2013

The trends we are seeing reflect a broad spectrum of innovations, beyond energy generation (nevertheless a central pillar of clean technologies) to new commercialization models, to energy efficiency, to new applications of advances in materials sciences and molecular structures, and to resource sharing platforms enabled by the web.
Fortune 500 Companies That Make the World a Better Place Chris Beck

Dec 2013

A company's brand extends beyond its product. It also includes the way the business conducts itself in the world around it, by the way it treats its associates, and how far it reaches out of its niche to make a difference in the name of goodwill.
California Renewable Energy Wishes for 2014 Peter Miller Natural Resources Defense Council

Dec 2013

The California Public Utilities Commission has determined that the three largest investor-owned utilities already have met the 20 percent standard and are on track to meet the goal of generating 33 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable energy resources.
American Indians Making $$ on Solar in West David Brands Solar Power Consultant

Dec 2013

While not perfect, solar provides jobs and lease revenue for tribes as it cleans up their air.
2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains Reprinted with permission from Today in Energy

Dec 2013

All five of the major solar thermal projects—including Solana and Ivanpah—that are scheduled to come on line in 2013 and 2014 were awarded loans through the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program.
The Current State of the International Solar Power Industry Dr. Simon Tsuo Motech Solar

Oct 2013

U.S. solar PV companies need to find a way to work together with international PV companies, especially those in Mainland China & Taiwan.
Solar Energy Index Outperforms S&P in Q3 2013 Contributed by Lincoln International

Oct 2013

Lincoln International’s Renewable Energy Group is pleased to present the latest Q3 2013 Solar Energy Stock Index Report, which tracks relevant solar company metrics in this growing industry.
Solar Decathlon 2013 - Final Results Bob Hetherington AltEnergyMag

Oct 2013

Here are the results of the competition for 2013.
Real Examples Renewable Energy Shows Promise Now! Seth Leitman The Green Living Guy

Oct 2013

A gentlemen doing his own start up in green asked me to explain clearly what are some examples how going renewable is the business trend of the markets and the government.
Policy Blueprint for a Renewable Energy Future: America's Power Plan Carl Zichella National Resources Defence Council

Oct 2013

The Plan is a comprehensive response to the rapid changes in the power sector coming from new technologies, consumer demand and policy. Siting new renewables and the associated infrastructure is a key part of that transition.
Can the Challenges of Desert Solar be Overcome? Emily Hois SolarReviews

Oct 2013

The most significant engineering challenges facing desert solar are windblown sand, lack of water and transmission lines. Aside from the physical logistics, political resistance also hinders the development of desert solar.
Are corporations becoming energy responsible? Len Calderone for AltEnergyMag

Oct 2013

Major corporations here and abroad are reevaluating their energy usage and looking for ways to run their facilities with green energy in an effort to save the planet.
VC Funding for Solar Raj Prabhu Mercom Capital Group

Aug 2013

VC funding is up $63 million this quarter from $126 million to $189 million. The total number of deals however went down to 19 from the 26
United States Falling Behind in Green Energy Investments Gerry Sposato Argosy Wind Power

Aug 2013

American engineers pioneered green energy technology and production; resisting renewable energy mandates at this stage would be like striking out with the bases loaded with MLB scouts watching.
The Devil Is In the Details (And So Is the Solution) Lena Hansen and Virginia Lacy Rocky Mountain Institute

Aug 2013

Assessing the benefits and costs of distributed solar PV
Africa, the Untapped Potential for Clean Energy Len Calderone for AltEnergyMag

Aug 2013

Africa has a huge untapped potential for generating clean energy, including enough hydroelectric power from its seven major river systems to serve the entire continent’s needs, as well as enormous potential for other energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal.
US Reaches Milestone of 10 Gigawatt Solar Photovoltaic Capacity, According to NPD Solarbuzz Contributed by NPD SolarBuzz

Jun 2013

Solar PV has been one of the fastest growing energy sources in the US over the past six years, with a compound annual growth rate of over 50% since 2007.
The State of the U.S.Water Sector John de Yonge Ernst & Young Global Cleantech Center

Jun 2013

Water management spurred by scarcity in the US is likely to produce new financing and business models, technological innovation and greater engagement of the public in proactively handling the world’s most precious resource.
Empower America Enlists FIGTREE PACE to Help Service Veterans Transition from Combat Boots to Boots Contributed by FigTree Pace

Jun 2013

Campaign Reminds Americans They Can Make EVERY Day Memorial Day by Hiring Solar-Trained Service Veterans Ready to Help Property Owners Slash Energy Costs and Drive American Energy Independence
Cleaning Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere Len Calderone for AltEnergyMag

Jun 2013

All though there could be huge advantages to directly extracting carbon dioxide from our atmosphere instead of from its source, there has been very little R&D funding to explore and make it a reality. By beginning the process of recycling CO2, America would be building the technology now for a sustainable hydrocarbon future.
The End to the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Alan H. Lee, Chief Executive Officer at ecoSolargy

Apr 2013

Decreasing incentive over time will help build resilience and not inflate the market. It is also important to offer varying levels of incentives for residential, commercial, affordable housing, and non-profit in order to ensure equality for the benefits of solar, and help those who need it most.
Solar Portfolio Continues Outperformance by Close to 10X Peter Lynch for InvestorIdeas.com

Apr 2013

At the current time the market is overbought at a level which historically results in a pullback in the market closer to the 50 day moving average. As a result of this I have been setting our stop loss points very conservatively in order to make you that when a correction or pullback comes we will still lock in healthy profits.
New Map Shows Solar Jobs Still Growing Faster Than the Economy Chris Meehan SolarReviews

Apr 2013

Thanks to The Solar Foundation (TSF), individuals can now learn more about the solar industry in their backyard, their neighboring states and across the country. On April 18, TSF introduced a new interactive map that showcases the nearly 120,000 jobs in America’s booming solar industry in 2012. This is the first time that the public can easily access the data on a state-by-state basis, and explore what parts of the solar industry are biggest—including manufacturing, installing, sales, project development and associated jobs.
Interview with Sophie Parker of The Nature Conservancy Sophie Parker The Nature Conservancy

Apr 2013

In areas of the Mojave that are ecologically intact, renewable energy development poses a major problem for plants, animals, and other species. Some major issues include: habitat destruction and fragmentation, water use, and bird mortality.
Impact of Smart Grid on Connected Homes Ron Zimmer CABA

Apr 2013

The study investigated the current and future direction of the market and the opportunities smart grid represents for participants in the value chain.
CHINA FACES $243BN CLIMATE FINANCE “GAP” PER YEAR BY 2020 Contributed by The Climate Group

Apr 2013

Series of reforms being explored as China seeks to expand clean tech investment
Solar Portfolio Continues Dramatic Outperformance - up 86% YTD Peter Lynch for InvestorIdeas.com

Feb 2013

As a result, of being in this higher risk environment we have to think defensively and make sure to protect some of these incredible profits.
Solar M&A Deals in 2012 and Into the Future Chaim Lubin Lincoln International

Feb 2013

The continued accumulation of solar project portfolios drove much of the M&A activity in 2012, as transaction activity was strongest among targets categorized as producers of solar energy and EPC integrators/developers.
Reducing the Cost of Solar Energy Jesse Morris The Rocky Mountain Institute

Feb 2013

It used to be that solar costs were dominated by one thing: the cost of the actual panel. But now, things are quite different. Solar panels comprise less than 40% of the cost of a rooftop solar system on average across the U.S.
Are there any disadvantages to alternative fuels? Len Calderone for AltEnergyMag

Feb 2013

While we can see the advantages of alternative fuels, they also produce some disadvantages. In our search for the ideal fuel of the future, let’s look at what are the advantages of the fuels presently being developed along with the disadvantages.
The Renewable Energy Market Climate Chaim Lubin Lincoln International

Dec 2012

Europe still leads all geographies in terms of overall deals completed. However, the U.S. has been gaining traction and represented a much greater percentage of the total transactions completed in the third quarter of 2012 than it has historically.
Offshore Wind Energy Compliance - Recommended Practices Walter Musial NREL

Dec 2012

The American Wind Energy Association has unveiled a set of recommended practices for offshore wind facilities in the U.S. AWEA's Recommended Practices for Design, Deployment and Operation of Offshore Wind Turbines in the United States was developed with the help of the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Smart Cities: Intelligent Transportation and Smart Grid Standards - Part 2 Contributed by Gridaptive

Oct 2012

Standards-based solutions were instrumental in the exponential growth of the Internet. For the Smart City, public electrical infrastructure ecosystem to expand, development, application and worker training of interoperability standards is an important strategic foundation from which to grow. This convergence of intelligent transportation systems with the Smart Grid, is allowing the Smart City concept to gain hold in many areas of the US and around the world.
Recent Cost Reductions Driven By Racking Innovation Dylan Drugan for Ecolibrium Solar

Oct 2012

Several new mounting systems have been developed that utilize polymers to enable cost reductions. Polymers are also roof friendly and non-corrosive, making this material a more attractive alternative to metal on flat roofs.
Money: A New (Decentralized) Shade of Green Jen Alic OilPrice.com

Oct 2012

Green Banks are essentially clean energy finance banks formed at the federal or state level that operate as public-private financing institutions with the power to raise capital to support clean energy projects through loans and loan guarantees.
Energy Monitoring Boosts Bottom Line for Small Businesses Ron Pitt and Shawn Allen EcoDog, Inc and Resource Conservation Technologies

Oct 2012

Commercial buildings account for 19% of the energy consumed in the United States. Office buildings make up the largest sector of building type within the commercial sector, comprising 17% of all commercial buildings in the U.S, as well as 17% of the energy.
Connecting the Sun Contributed by EPIA

Oct 2012

Europe’s electricity demand is increasing. In the context of Europe’s decarbonisation goals, this power will have to come from more variable Renewable Energy Sources. As European policymakers consider their options for invesments in new and more efficient grid infrastructure, they should take into account the benefits that PV is already producing and, more importantly, plan for the greater benefits it is capable of producing in the future.
Commerce Dept. Issues Final Determination Regarding Tariffs on Chinese PV Cells Dena E. Wiggins Ballard Spahr LLP

Oct 2012

In its final determination, the Dept. of Commerce found dumping margins ranging from 18.32% to 249.96% and countervailable subsidies ranging from 14.78% to 15.97%.
Are Green Energy Co-ops in Our Future? Len Calderone for AltEnergyMag

Oct 2012

One success story is Ecopower, a Belgian cooperative that funds renewable energy projects. Funds are collected from members (the cooperative currently has 40,000), and invested in self-developed projects, like power plants running on vegetable oil or wind turbines. Shareholders can buy shares for $325 each, and each shareholder receives a vote in the cooperative's general meeting with profits for individual shareholders limited to 6%, because of its cooperative standing.
Solar Power and the Utilities - SEPA at SPI 2012 Julia Hamm Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA)

Aug 2012

There is a wide range of utility experiences, but about 70% of solar activity is concentrated in the top 10 utilities as measured by our annual survey (www.sepatop10.org). The top 50 utilities encompass greater than 95% of the solar.
Smart Cities: Intelligent Transportation and Smart Grid Standards - Part 1 Contributed by Gridaptive

Aug 2012

Standards-based solutions were instrumental in the exponential growth of the Internet. For the Smart City, public electrical infrastructure ecosystem to expand, development, application and worker training of interoperability standards is an important strategic foundation from which to grow. This convergence of intelligent transportation systems with the Smart Grid, is allowing the Smart City concept to gain hold in many areas of the US and around the world.
RED, WHITE & GREEN: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs Nancy Pfund and Michael Lazar DBL Investors

Aug 2012

Seven of the top 17 states with the most rapid growth in the clean tech sector are considered swing states for the 2012 presidential election. Numbers like these suggest we are entering an era in which politicians who unfairly criticize or otherwise ignore clean tech run the risk of alienating a bedrock constituency: job holders, most of whom vote. We all need to understand that green jobs and clean tech are not merely the idle dreaming of a small group of partisan activists and insiders, but a source of livelihood for millions of Americans, literally in all parts of the country. What’s more, their numbers are growing every day.
Peak What? L Michael Hohmann LMH Design

Aug 2012

Peak oil? coal? gas? tar sands? shale gas? or any such? New discoveries seem to outpace all fears of early shortages. CO2 and AGW worries groundless? The jury is still out on that. Does that mean we can live free of any worries and carry on without any further need for doomsayers and troglodytes? Well yes, based on such questions. But could it just be possible that these are not the right questions to ask as they might produce wrong answers and consequently lead to wrong policies and investments?
Short-Term Politics Stifles Pentagon's Green Energy Ambitions Jen Alic OilPrice.com

Jun 2012

Undermining the Pentagon's alternative energy plans can only be political, and specifically a Republican attempt to undermine the largely energy-focused campaign of President Barack Obama. After the elections, it should regain lost traction the next time it comes around for a vote.
Solar Energy Index Underperforms S&P in Q1 2012 Contributed by Lincoln International

Apr 2012

Lincoln International’s Renewable Energy Group is pleased to present the latest Q1 2012 Solar Energy Stock Index Report, which tracks relevant solar company metrics in this growing industry.
Addressing the challenge of expiring federal incentives for renewables Barbara Sands PA Consulting Group

Apr 2012

With the elimination of federal incentives for renewable generation, more than $20 billion may be shifted from the federal level (i.e. all taxpayers) to the customers in states with RPS targets.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power - Global Market Size and Key Country Analysis to 2020 Contributed by Global Data

Feb 2012

The global cumulative installed capacity for solar PV is expected to reach 330,424 MW by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 23.7% during 2011-2020. Europe is the leading solar PV market, with a share of 76.5% of the total cumulative installed capacity, followed by the Asia-Pacific region, accounting for a share of 15.8% in 2010.
North American Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Installations Surge in Q4’11 Contributed by SolarBuzz News

Feb 2012

Region set for more than 60% growth in 2012; Downstream companies will need to adapt to changes in end-market
Grid Parity Interview with Michael Gorton Principal Solar

Feb 2012

Grid parity happens when large scale solar can compete with, or beat wholesale pricing from coal plants, the nuclear facilities and combined cycle natural gas.
Durban 2011 - A Second Chance to Climate Change Vasileios D. Bizios

Feb 2012

The Kyoto Protocol, having set binding targets for 37( + 4 that are to be added till the end of 2012) developed countries to reduce GHG emissions to 10-20 percent below the 1990 levels by 2012, however, may lose its significance in the second period since some countries such as Canada, Japan and China were reportedly unwilling to take part.
2011 Greentech M&A Review Contributed by Peachtree Capital Advisors

Feb 2012

When the dust settled, 353 transactions had been completed for a reported $13.9 billion—down 6% from the $14.7 billion posted in 2010. While greentech funding rose 4% to $10.6 billion, mergers and acquisitions slumped 29% to $3.3 billion.
Wind Power - Global Market Size, Turbine Market Share, Installation Prices, Regulations & Investment Vyakaranam Pavan Kumar, Senior Analyst Global Data

Dec 2011

Consolidation is on the cards as the US market is undergoing correction and the Chinese wind market is expected to stabilize during the forecast period. Companies have modest expectations of growth for 2011 as major markets have slowed down but are expected to pick up in the second half of year.
The Impact of Germany's Decision to Phase out Nuclear Energy John C.K. Daly for OilPrice.com

Dec 2011

While startup costs and transition problems have yet to be resolved, Germany is betting on its future, and future generations using solar and wind power will not have to bury energy wastes with a half-life of tens of thousands of years.
Solar Infrastructure Codes Juan Suarez Unirac

Dec 2011

Unirac is a strong advocate for developing new codes for solar infrastructure, and has been working closely with the International Code Council Evaluation Service to develop new performance standards for racking and mounting systems. Unirac’s new SolarMount (E)volution residential roof mount PV racking system, launched at Solar Power International in October, is currently being evaluated by ICC-ES. Unirac is the first company to apply for an ICC ESR under ICC-ES AC428.
North American Photovoltaic Market Set to Double Year over Year in Q4’11 Contributed by SolarBuzz News

Dec 2011

Caught between strong utility-scale project demand, declining solar incentives in distributed generation applications, module over-supply, and significant policy uncertainty, the North American photovoltaic (PV) market is at a crossroads, according to the conclusions of the recently-released NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Markets Quarterly report.
Next Wave of Renewable Energy: Grid Interactive Harvey Wilkinson OutBack Power

Dec 2011

A grid-interactive PV system implies that a PV system is tied to the grid but can stand alone if the grid goes down. Essentially, it offers the best of both off-grid and grid-tied systems.
MIT Energy Initiative: With changes, U.S. electric grid can hold up to expected challenges David Chandler MIT News Office

Dec 2011

MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation.
India Embraces Solar Power, Says Price Will Equal Thermal Power in Five Years John C.K. Daly for OilPrice.com

Dec 2011

The program's goals are nothing if not ambitious, as the government had initially hoped to boost the nation's solar capacity by the equivalent of about 18 nuclear power plants by 2022, a date that's now been brought forward by five years.
Goodbye Nuclear – Hello Solar Contributed by Solar Plaza

Dec 2011

The prospect of a probable reduction in nuclear in France presents a fantastic opportunity for the photovoltaic industry. And never mind the Chinese competition – the French players have their card to play.
Biomass Power in China Mohit Prasad, Senior Analyst Global Data

Dec 2011

The roadmap for biomass is under study in China and may prove a gem for development of the sector. Biomass presently contributes nearly 5% of power generation to the total renewable. The technology has good growth prospects due to available potential in the country.
Understanding Solar Power Purchase Agreements
A Guide to Hosting a Solar Energy System
Contributed by Third Sun Solar

Oct 2011

Under the terms of a solar PPA, a solar services provider installs solar equipment at a host business, government site, university, or other organization, and the host agrees to buy the solar electricity generated by the system for a fixed price and term, usually 5-20 years.
Top 10 Best-Performing Solar PV Stocks in 2011 Contributed by Solar Plaza

Oct 2011

Germany, the world’s biggest PV market in 2010, reduced its incentives for solar energy at the beginning of 2011. The same happened in the case of the runner-up, Italy. At the same time, an industry boom occurred in the supply chain.
Q and A about Solyndria and the Clean Energy Industry Republished with permission from Natural Resources Defense Council

Oct 2011

In 2009, there were 2.2 million green jobs in America, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By July of this year, the number was 2.7 million, according to the Brookings Institution. That compares with 375,000 jobs mining coal, producing oil and gas and turning fossil fuels into consumer products.
Production Cutbacks Insufficient to Prevent Solar Module Inventory Buildup News Release by SolarBuzz News

Oct 2011

Current Production Plans and Demand Outlook Suggest Oversupply Will Be Maintained into Next Year
Getting off to a Smart Start Jamie Robinson Scottish European Green Energy Centre

Oct 2011

To become a smart city requires a comprehensive city-wide sustainability plan, strong leadership from local authorities, effective public/private partnerships and enthusiastic buy-in from citizens with several EU funding opportunities there to help out along the way.
Feed in Tariffs - the proven road NOT taken…Why? Peter Lynch SunSeries.net

Oct 2011

Complacency is always a barrier to change. Just as the Captain and crew of the Titanic became complacent when the ship was deemed “unsinkable” we must not become complacent and not do what is proven and obvious – Feed in Tariffs.
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape, Regulations & Investment Contributed by Global Data

Oct 2011

In 2010, global CSP investments primarily came from Spain and the US. Of total investments in 2010, 59.2% were made in Spain and 28.8% in the US. Spain also recorded the highest number of installations in 2010. Annual CSP capacity additions reached 350MW in 2010 due to the introduction of the FIT scheme.
The Need for a Real Domestic Alternative Energy Policy in the USA Andrew Smolski OilPrice.com

Aug 2011

Alternative energy is a boom industry that needs government stimulus in order to cover the initial losses that would be incurred by private industry. All the ingredients exist to utilize this industry to bring back manufacturing to America, a sector that has been rapidly losing jobs.
SolarPlaza Top 10 stock listed solar energy companies Contributed by Solar Plaza

Aug 2011

The endless pursuit of solar energy as a realistic alternative energy source to fossil fuel shows no signs of waning; which is not only good news for businesses and consumers, but also great news for investors as well. Never underestimate the power of technology.
Major Asia Pacific Photovoltaic Markets to Reach 26% of Global Demand by 2015 Contributed by SolarBuzz News

Aug 2011

Japanese and Chinese Markets Continue Strong Growth with New Policy Initiatives
For How Long will Germany Remain the World’s Largest PV Market? Contributed by Solar Plaza

Aug 2011

The Italian market is growing faster than ever before. In the first half of 2011, the market volume was almost three times that of Germany. Italy is on its way to becoming the world’s number one market in 2011.
Alternative Energy Risk Analysis Craig Husa 3TIER

Aug 2011

Anyone with a financial interest in renewable energy has exposure to weather and climate-related risk. Understanding, quantifying and managing that risk is absolutely essential to the successful development and operation of renewable energy projects.
Why Japan Will Turn to Solar Energy Following Fukushima Dr. John C.K. Daly for OilPrice.com

Jun 2011

As the dire news continues to leach out of Fukishima, the silver lining in its nuclear cloud is that renewable energy technologies, despite their daunting start-up costs, are receiving renewed scrutiny.
SB X 1-2 and California’s New Energy Future David Nahai Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Jun 2011

This law, called the California Renewable Energy Resources Act, obligates all California electricity providers to obtain at least 33% of their energy from renewable resources by the year 2020. This requirement constitutes the most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the country.
Q1 2011 Solar Deal Volume Comparison Contributed by Jack Calderon and Chaim Lubin Lincoln International

Jun 2011

2011 is off to the fastest start from a transaction perspective since this activity has been tracked. The consolidations of solar project portfolios and sales of solar projects continue to dominate the transaction landscape. However, the increased availability of credit has generated a significant increase in private investment both through the acquisition of projects as well as companies within the supply chain.
Introduction to JOINT IMPLEMENTATION – JI Bill Bizios

Jun 2011

The basic principles of Joint Implementation are defined in Article 6 of the Kyoto Protocol. Project participants from two (or more) Annex 1 Parties may jointly implement an emissions-reducing project in the territory of an Annex 1 Party, and count the resulting emission reduction units towards meeting the Kyoto target of the other involved Annex 1 Party/ies.
International Wind Energy Development: World Market Update 2010 Contributed by BTM Consult – A Part of Navigant Consulting

Jun 2011

This year’s World Market Updated includes a full chapter dedicated to Direct-Drive WTG versus Gearbox-Equipped WTG. The increased use of the direct-drive turbines across the wind market is impacting the wind industry. The World Market Update 2010 identifies and compares the pros and cons of both the direct-drive and gearbox-equipped concepts, as well as the implications of using permanent magnets on a large scale.
India Renewable Energy Market Trends Analysis and Forecasts Contributed by GlobalData

Jun 2011

India Renewable Power Market Trends 2001 to 2020
European Emissions Trading System Phase III
A First Overview
Vasileios D. Bizios Solar Technologies S.A

Jun 2011

Several positives resulting from the Phase 1 “learning by doing” exercise assisted the ETS in making the Phase 2 process run more smoothly, including: (1) greatly improving emissions data, (2) encouraging development of the Kyoto Protocol’s project-based mechanisms
Bankable Projects Needed Chris Bronsdon Scottish European Energy Centre (SEGEC)

Jun 2011

May 18th & 19th saw the renewables sector come together for the annual All-Energy conference and exhibition in Aberdeen. While developers, manufacturers, enterprise agencies and financiers debated and endorsed the industry’s progress in Scotland and pondered on the development of the offshore wind supply chain, the Scottish European Green Energy Centre (SEGEC) felt it prudent to remind delegates that many of the current business models won’t deliver the project investment needed in the future.
Introduction to Emission Trading Bill Bizios

Apr 2011

Is carbon trading a way for developed countries to ease their collective conscience while continuing to emit more and more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere? In this essay I will try to analyze the basics of carbon trading and the means to fulfill individual goals of each country.
Belgian Solar Market Cooling Down Following End of 2009 Boom Solar Plaza

Apr 2011

The end of 2010 saw an accumulated volume of approximately 740 MW in Belgium, enabling the country to establish its 5th position in the EU ranks, before France. 88% of capacity is in Flanders. While Hernieuws and VREG data totalled up to 385 MW for Belgium in 2009, EurObserv’ER recently counted 363 MWp DC capacity. Based on the original AC data, 2010 could have seen growth of 354 MW. With a population of 10,8 million, the country as a whole would have reached a level of 68 W of installed solar capacity per inhabitant (75 Wp DC).
2010 Solar Deal Volume Comparison Contributed by Lincoiln International

Apr 2011

The transaction landscape of 2010 highlights the increasing consolidation trend within the solar energy industry. Primarily, this consolidation occurred later in the value chain with acquisitions of EPC integrators/ developers and producers of solar energy. This trend is expected to continue as companies and investors look to increase their portfolios of completed solar projects and pipeline opportunities.
“Green jobs” Come in Every Shape and Size Contributed by Ecotech Institute

Feb 2011

Thousands of careers forced to change and adapt in the new energy economy
Who are The Renewables? What do they represent? Greg Fisher The Renewables

Dec 2010

The Renewables™ are part of a multi-platform marketing and educational program for renewable energy and energy efficiency. This team of sustainable superheroes represents five sources of renewable energy and serves as educators, promoters, and spokespeople for clean energy and the environment.
Solar Industry Mergers and Aquisitions - Q3 2010 Lincoiln International

Dec 2010

Reprinted with permission from Lincoln International Deal Reader - Solar Energy
National Solar Jobs Census 2010 The Solar Foundation

Dec 2010

The National Solar Jobs Census 2010 is the first attempt to quantify the current employment and projected growth of the United States solar industry and is based on a statistically valid sampling of employers throughout the nation.1 The rapid increase of solar energy generation has warranted a credible study that examines the size and scope of the industry that until now, has been lacking.
Full Green Ahead In The Ontario Job Market theSolarGazette.org

Dec 2010

The Ontario Government’s decision to promote clean renewable energy is now proving to be a catalyst for creating thousands of new green collar jobs in the province.
Renewable Policy Analysis - September, 2010 Ms. Gitika Chanchlani GlobalData

Oct 2010

GlobalData’s latest renewable policy report includes major policy developments in the renewable energy market for the month August, 2010. This includes updates in policies in China and the US.
Global Solar Photovoltaic Demand Up 54% Second Quarter and Expected to Double in 2010 Solarbuzz

Oct 2010

Growth Spurred by Improved Financing Conditions and a Rush to Beat Feed-in Tariff Cuts in Europe
Global Small Hydro Power Market Analysis to 2020 - Installed Capacity, Generation, Investment Trends A.B.G.Thilak GlobalData

Aug 2010

Hydropower is the largest renewable source of power generation and currently accounts for about 20% of the world’s total electricity supply. The world’s hydropower installed capacity increased from 695.8GW (Gigawatts) in 2001 to 888.8GW in 2009, registering a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.1%. Since hydropower is a mature technology, it has witnessed a modest growth rate.
Florida is Keeping Pace: House Bill 7179 Chad S. Friedman & MacAdam J. Glinn Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske

Aug 2010

As the ceremonial handkerchiefs fell and the dust settled on a busy sine die, a bright piece of legislation emerged: House Bill 7179 (the “Bill”). This Bill, which was the last bill passed this legislative session, is a ground breaking piece of legislation that establishes Florida’s Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) program.
Wal-Mart Telling Suppliers to Go Green Jim Fitzpatrick

Jun 2010

The World's First Quintuple Play
South American Renewable Energy Markets to 2020 A.B.G.Thilak GBI Research

Jun 2010

Favorable policies and regulations drive growth in The Region.
Resetting the Clock: RPS and Realizing Energy Independence Dan Kuipers Viability Carbon Specialist

Feb 2010

The most pressing questions surrounding energy policy now are: 1) How do we reach these goals? And 2) Are they even attainable? Advocates from both sides of the aisle and in many industries, such as wind, solar, biomass, nuclear, and even domestically sourced natural gas and clean coal, have all thrown their hats in the ring professing that their technological approach is the way to go if there is any hope of truly changing the energy landscape.
Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook Sushmita Chaudhuri GlobalData

Feb 2010

GlobalData’s report “Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook” presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major renewable energy markets in Asia-Pacific. It details the key policy instruments adopted by the major Asia Pacific countries in order to promote the deployment of renewables. The report provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their renewable energy industry. The report also provides technology specific support policies and measures used in different countries.
The Promise of Solar Power Has Roots Deep in the Space Program Nick Lampson Coalition for Space Exploration

Dec 2009

With Presidential direction and Congressional support, NASA’s wellspring of talent could help foster the creation of solar power satellites – spacecraft that circle the Earth and beam the energy they generate down to the ground for distribution as electricity.
Solar Stock Update - Nov 30-Dec 4 David Brands Solar Advice for Free

Dec 2009

Decent jobs report bolsters week... Solar Tops Dow, NASDAQ
Overview of Municipal Solid Waste in Brazil Ronaldo Martire Grupo Combustol & Metalpó

Dec 2009

Brazil, the third largest territory in the Americas and the fifth largest in the world, with nearly 200 million people, has suffered with the environmental problems generated by the traditional model of dumping their waste in landfills. That process unfortunately, turns worse by the inhabitants practices of simply throwing the waste away on areas without any control or care, constituting the so-called "lixões" (slang meaning “big garbage” in Portuguese language).
Interview - The Korean PV Market Kyung Nam Kim Solarplaza

Dec 2009

Solar PV expert and consultant Kyung Nam Kim, author of the report “The Korean PV Market”, is optimistic about his country’s solar future. His report provides a unique and comprehensive overview of Korea’s PV market and industry, and it is available in English. It includes a detailed description of the market situation, forecasts, regulatory procedures, and a detailed overview of Korea’s PV supply chain.
Maintaining a Sustainable Energy Mix Gordan Feric Engineering Software

Oct 2009

This article deals with the present energy mix and tries to discover how the future energy mix should look in order to be sustainable and significantly reduce environmental impact, for example reduced CO2 emissions. It should be less dependent on the fossil fuels, have increased reliability, have fuel cost with reduced price fluctuations and be able to successfully meet the future demand for energy that just gets larger and larger as world energy requirements increase with the new lifestyle choices.
How Much Alternative Fuel do we Really Want or Use? Anna W. Crull STIX, Inc.

Oct 2009

Not all the alternative generation of energy is really taken into account because numerous small-scale projects are inevitably overlooked. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) does make available figures on the economy, crude oil prices, and alternative resources to the best of their data collecting ability. This information is almost constantly revised as more data is available but the changes and revisions are not especially dramatic. The change in energy consumption and sources of energy is an evolutionary process and not a revolutionary process.
The Cutting Edge of Sustainable Home Design Lon Huber

Aug 2009

One university's quest to revolutionize the built environment.
Solar Stock Update - July 31/09 - Dow's best month since Oct. '02 David Brands Blog - Solar Advice for Free

Aug 2009

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its best month in nearly seven years, posting an 882-point boost since Friday, July 3. In fact it was the best July for Wall Street in twenty years. Gains for the week for the Dow and NASDAQ were meager however, with both gaining less than a percent. The 20SSI decreased 5.8% from last week's close but the net gain since July 3 was nearly 22 points.
Coal Ash Safety Issues Donald Saxman STIX, Inc.

Aug 2009

In December 2008, the 84-acre coal ash surface impoundment at the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Kingston coal-fired power plant failed and released over a billion gallons of coal combustion waste. It's estimated that this release could ultimately cost a billion dollars to remediate because 300+ acres were covered by the flood of coal ash slurry. At question is does the U.S. need more traditional coal-fired power plants and what to do with the ash slurry mess?
NREL REPORT - CONSUMERS AND GREEN POWER National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Jun 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its annual assessment of leading utility green power programs. Under these voluntary programs, consumers can choose to help support additional electricity production from renewable resources such as wind and solar.
SOLAR STOCKS HAVE A GREAT WEEK David Brands

Apr 2009

This week was the biggie with DJIA up 6.83%; NASDAQ +6.03% and this index rocketing 41.54%.
THE TRUTH ABOUT AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME Kent Baake Continuum Energy Solutions

Feb 2009

There has been a lot of progress made recently in improving energy efficiency, but it's important to look at the process and your house as a whole - an improvement in just one area of your home will not necessarily work.
ENERGY YEAR 2008 IN A NUTSHELL Bruno De Wachter Leonardo Energy

Feb 2009

The global financial crisis dominated the news media in the second half of 2008. The crisis is certainly negatively affecting the sustainable energy market in the short term. On the other hand, the crisis has generated broad public demand for government investments that create employment and stimulate the economy.
PIERRE-PASCAL URBON - SMA Pierre-Pascal Urbon SMA America, Inc.

Dec 2008

The U.S. housing crisis is the main cause of the global financial crisis. Therefore, the availability of loans for green field installations seems to be limited. However, financing for residential and commercial PV applications is still available.
ALTERNATIVE FUEL FOR AVIATION James DiGeorgia The Gold and Energy Advisor

Dec 2008

The aviation industry produces only about one-ninth as much carbon dioxide as motor vehicles do. However, environmentalists are vocal about emissions from aviation, because they tend to go into the upper atmosphere, where some scientists say the impact is greater.
Who Needs a Tax Credit? David Brands Solar Power Consultant

Oct 2008

The oil and gas industry were provided a $17 billion tax credit from 2007-2011 in the latest energy bill passed last December. That's $3.4 billion in tax credits for each of five years.
TIOGA ENERGY REPORT - SOLAR PPA Kristian Hanelt Tioga Energy

Aug 2008

In today's marketplace, energy has become a strategic issue. Organizations of all types, including corporations, government agencies and non-profits, are evaluating where they get their power, how much they use and what they're spending for it.
Power vs. Emissions - The Genset Tug of War Malavika Tohani Frost & Sullivan

Jun 2008

The main challenge for manufacturers of diesel engines and generator sets is thus to reduce the level of harmful substances, while maintaining similar or better performance levels.
Peak Oil, Foreclosures and Food Bill James

Jun 2008

Peak Oil is the maximum rate at which we can pump oil out of rocks. World Peak Discovery was 1964. Peak in US production was 1970, North Sea 1999, Mexico 2004, Saudi Arabia 2005.
Tire Derived Fuel C G Pandya Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology

Dec 2007

With the fossil fuel prices increasing rapidly, the waste from scrap tires will certainly be increasingly be made use of. Developing innovative and economical as well as effective systems for TDF usage is and will always be a challenge to the business.
The Nature of Grid Tied PV Bill vonBrethorst Planetary Systems

Dec 2007

Grid-tied PV systems without energy storage do not reduce load in a substantial and predictable way, which will be a keystone of sustainable energy policy. We will need to institute three main objectives to reduce greenhouse gasses and localize power production to facilitate smaller, efficient local power plants.
OIL AND COAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY Toby Kinkaid Solardyne.com

Oct 2007

The new century oil and coal companies will “Grow” their carbon fuels in bioreactors using safe and cost-effective biotechnology.
INTERVIEW - STATUS OF THE ENERGY BILL - SCOTT SKLAR Scott Sklar The Stella Group

Oct 2007

Small business qualify for the 30% solar and fuel cell investment tax credit, and receive 5-year accelerated depreciation, incentives for 50% lighting reductions, use of combined heat and power are now part of the House and Senate bills.
Will the UK House Building Industry rise to the Carbon Challenge? The Construction Centre The Construction Centre

Aug 2007

The Government recently announced the launch of their “Carbon Challenge” which aims to create five zero carbon or near carbon developments throughout the UK in order to provide working examples to the building industry. The idea is to encourage house builders to implement good building practices in order to meet the 2016 CO2 emissions targets.
Renewable Energy Markets Worldwide 2015 Driven by Climate Change Helmut Kaiser Helmut Kaiser Consultancy

Aug 2007

Nanotechnology is undoubtedly one of the key technologies which will influence energy efficiency
Hydrogen stations are springing up everywhere! Sandra Curtin FuelCells.org

Aug 2007

Spring has been a busy period for hydrogen fueling stations, with five stations recently opening worldwide.
Environmental Policy May Contain Traces of Nuts Steve Clemens United Business Institutes

Aug 2007

Should we choose to have 20% of our power production ideologically clean, or 80% of our electricity needs atmospherically clean? The answer is: we should do both.
Investing in PV Solar Energy Peter Lynch

Aug 2007

I see great potential in the nano technology area. It is my feeling that if there is a huge blockbuster technology that is going to emerge and “take over” the PV industry, I feel that it will somehow involve breakthroughs and application of nano technology to the area of photovoltaics.
Worried about the Energy Crisis? Bill James JPods

Jun 2007

I am no longer worried. Now that I understand there is no energy crisis, no ingenuity crisis, only the need for well-meaning bureaucracies to adapt policies to rapidly changing assumptions, I am terrified.
Solar market boom in California; Silicon Valley centre of new PV industry? Solar Plaza Solar Plaza

Jun 2007

It can be concluded that the USA is on its way back to the frontline of the global PV industry and market developments. With new upcoming markets not only in California, but also in other US states and countries like Spain, Italy and Greece, a further growth of the global PV market of at least 30% per year for the coming years seems likely
Photovoltaic Cost Comparisons Dave P. Buemi Prescient Marketing

Jun 2007

It is unimaginable to me that a technologically advanced civilization would readily commit environmental and economic suicide when we have most of the necessary clean tech tools already developed. Not effectively leveling this cost comparison playing field now is one step closer to that potential unimaginable outcome.
On Energy Supply, Human Population, Earth's Climate, and Financial Prosperity Gary P. Hoffman www.usenergyindependence.com

Jun 2007

By grouping appropriate items together in summary fashion, we see that 48% of energy is used in the home, in one form or another. The next big use is the 44% that is used at work in various forms. Finally, a final 8% is used in transport.
Next Generation of PV is emerging NOW! Peter Lynch

Jun 2007

I think the PV industry will TRIPLE in size in the next 4 years and I think the Thin Film segment of the PV industry will increase over TEN FOLD in the next 4 years.
China's Solar Energy Industry: Polysilicon 2007-2011 Susan Myers and LY Yuan THT Research

Jun 2007

China's 2005 Renewable Energy Law called for the country to increase its renewable energy consumption to 10 percent of the total by 2020. Without sufficient supply of domestic polysilicon, this goal, as well as solar cell export goals, will be difficult to meet.
Solar: The No-Risk Path to Wealth Creation Michael Vickerman RENEW Wisconsin

Apr 2007

While all investments pose some degree of risk, the return on a solar energy system is about as safe and predictable as, well, the rising sun. Fortunately for the Earth and its varied inhabitants, the center of our solar system is situated well beyond the reach of humanity's capacity to tamper with a good thing.
Renewable Energy a must for Australia Angus Buchanan and Markus Lambert Energy Matters

Apr 2007

This is a summary of a speech by Dr Herman Scheer at the University of NSW in March 2006. Dr Scheer, as a member of the German parliament was instrumental in shaping Germany's renewable energy policies.
Book - Future Energy Bill Paul

Apr 2007

Indeed, this new and highly competitive oil industry should provide investors with dozens of new companies, any one of which could become the energy industry's equivalent of Microsoft or Dell or Apple.
Principal Voices Speak: Renewable Energy Paramount Tom Djokovich XsunX

Feb 2007

According to the program introduction, alternative energy accounts for one-half of one percent of all energy used today. Breaking free of the hydrocarbons, which accounts for a whopping 80 percent of energy used, has truly become a stated geopolitical concern
New Players in the Hydrogen Game Sandy Curtin www.fuelcells.org

Feb 2007

By setting demanding goals, these pioneering governments are a forging a path toward the hydrogen economy. Hopefully others will take note and follow their lead.
The World Needs Gigawatts not Megawatts J. Peter Lynch

Oct 2006

If the Photovoltaics industry is going to play a significant role in worldwide electricity production in the future it all comes down to one word - scalability, the ability of a technology to expand its production capacity to very large sizes, thereby enabling significant cost decreases.
Energy Security Code of Conduct Dr. Morgan Bazilian Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Oct 2006

All over the world, buildings energy consumption is increasing at a high rate due to the improvement in living standards in developing countries.
A Worldwide Waste-To-Energy Policy Chuck Steiner WaterSmart Environmental, Inc.

Oct 2006

While Achieving Energy, Food, Fuels, And Water Independence By Utilizing Already Existing And Individually Profitable Holistic Component Technologies
Scotland - UK Green Revolution Grant Thoms

Aug 2006

Looking ahead to 2020, our analysis shows that Scotland could surpass the 40% renewable electricity target, and could easily provide over half of its electricity from renewable sources.
More than 125 MW of “Huerta Solar” PV plants Edwin Koot www.SolarPlaza.com

Aug 2006

A “Huerta Solar” is the Spanish term for solar farm and is a grid-connected solar power plant based on several subsystems, each with their own investor.
Is America ready for Wind Hydrogen? David Gross WaveLength Market Analytics LLC

Aug 2006

While flow batteries and other devices can be used to compensate for wind's intermittent output, it's difficult to match the investor and political enthusiasm for hydrogen.
China's Attempt to Balance the Environment and a Rapidly Growing Economy China-AsiaStocks.com

Aug 2006

China may be positioning to change its global image from environmental disasters to an environmental leader, as it was recently recognized as the world leading investor in renewable energy.
Booming Renewable Energy Stocks J. Peter Lynch

Jun 2006

Maybe 2005 - 2006, in retrospect, will have signaled the beginning of the solar boom and be remembered in the history books as the "Dawn of the Solar Age".
Zero Energy Homes - By The Numbers Peter Lynch

Apr 2006

The results are clear. It is almost $70,000 “better” financially to build a $450,000 ZEH than to build a $400,000 conventionally built home over a five-year period or over any period of time for that matter.
Tidal Energy Update Prof. C G Pandya Center for Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad, India

Apr 2006

With policies both in US and Europe planning for a systematic exploitation of renewable energy on a strategic scale, the stage is all set now for the fuller development of tidal power on a world wide scale.
The World's Energy Portfolio Needs Rebalancing J. Peter Lynch

Feb 2006

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. Albert Einstein
The Silicon Man Toby Kinkaid California Energy & Power

Feb 2006

With no fuel-costs, or toxicity, solar PV technology, largely based on our friend “Silicon” offers a truly sustainable means of powering industrial loads. This marks the threshold for our transition from the “Hydro-carbon Man, to the beginning of the “Silicon Man”.
The Path to US Energy Independence Gary P. Hoffman

Feb 2006

Our proposal is to build a completely new US power system, based 100 % on renewable energy sources. These sources are to be solar photovoltaic and wind energy, plus solar thermal energy, with carbon neutral biomass fuels available in reserve, in highly efficient heat engines used to level loads and for backup.
Grid Friendly™ Appliances Michael Kintner-Meyer Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Feb 2006

What can home appliances do to help ensure the reliability of the electricity grid? A lot—if they employ smart control technology.
EPA Regulations Raise the Bar for Industrial Air Quality Testing R.L. Fielding

Feb 2006

In 2005, regulations introduced by the Clean Air Act of 1990 came into full effect with the goal of reducing harmful emissions by 57-billion pounds per year.
Enormous Growth of Chinese PV Industry Edwin Koot Solar Plaza

Feb 2006

The overall goal of the Chinese government is to have 450 MW of cumulative PV power installed in China by 2010. This is in comparison to the estimated 75 MW which was current in 2005.
The Economics of Solar Power For California Barry Cinnamon and Tom Beach Akeena Solar and Crossborder Energy

Oct 2005

The Million Solar Roofs Initiative will save customers and the state over $6 billion while at the same time providing for our long-term energy needs and improving both our economy and our environment.
By The Numbers Peter Lynch

Oct 2005

When calculations are performed it is important to make sure that you obtain ALL the relevant numbers in order to arrive at the correct answer.
Sustainable Energy: What's it All About? Guy Dauncey BC Sustainable Energy Association

Aug 2005

The first in a series that explores the future of sustainable energy across British Columbia
Offshore Wind: Europe's EUR 90 Billion Funding Gap Michael Liebreich & William Young New Energy Finance Limited

Aug 2005

We believe that European governments need to address two problems in order to get Europe's offshore wind plans back on track: the cumbersome permitting process, and the cost of grid connections.
Labor Costs Are Keeping PV Systems Expensive David Gross Silicon Equity Research LLC

Aug 2005

The ability to get PV costs down further will depend on bigger fabs and worker productivity.
Solar Technology - The Bright Spot In Homeland Security Ann-Marie Fleming HomelandDefenseStocks.com

Jun 2005

Homeland Security and the Department of Defense Initiatives Have Led to Further Innovations in the Renewable Energy Sector
North America Leads The Way In Innovation Michael Liebreich New Energy Finance

Jun 2005

North America may be making up for its reluctance to embrace a legislation-driven approach to transforming the use of energy by wholeheartedly nurturing companies pushing the boundaries of innovation in the sector.
The Hydrogen Economy And Fuel Cells Peter Lynch

Feb 2005

Fuel cells will be one of the key components in the hydrogen economy. They will replace the internal combustion engine and will convert the future main store of energy (hydrogen) to power when it is needed.
Small Hybrid Solar And Wind Energy Systems National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Feb 2005

The small hybrid solar and wind energy system at NREL's Outdoor Test Facility produces 1,400 watts of power from solar and 900 watts from the wind turbine, enough to power a refrigerator, lights, heaters, air coolers, computers and a radio.
Energy Capital VS Energy Income Peter Lynch

Dec 2004

The major difference between the financial and the energy world is that our current energy capital IS NOT replaceable; it is by it's very nature "non-renewable". As a result, our job as managers of our planet's energy portfolio is to create an "energy balance sheet" that has the proper mix of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources.
WHAT AMERICA NEEDS NOW Peter Lynch

Oct 2004

"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy - sun, wind and tide. I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." - Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931)
One Year After The Big Blackout Alternative Energy Makes Gains Allen Gibson

Oct 2004

As last year's blackout showed, whenever what we know and trust fails us, we immediately seek out the alternatives. Which meant that stocks in alternative energy companies spiked significantly in the days following the blackout.
NEW ENERGY BILL: Reducing Our Dependence On Foreign Oil Sam Subramanian AlphaProfit Investments

Oct 2004

The lion's share of oil consumption stems from transportation needs. In 2002, the transportation sector accounted for about 68% of total petroleum use with gasoline accounting for two-thirds of the petroleum consumed in the transportation sector.
Science, Technology, And The Environmental Revolution Dr. Vandy Blue Spikes Earth Science Agency

Aug 2004

As a professional, technical, and scientific service provider, ESA connects the best products, services and knowledge from the environmental industry to businesses and communities nationwide.
The Hydrogen Highway Allen Gibson RenewableEnergyStocks.com

Jun 2004

The fuel of the future, according to many, is hydrogen. And recent announcements from California to Canada suggest the West coast will be the first to embrace this vision.
The Hydrogen Economy And Fuel Cells Peter Lynch

Feb 2004

Fuel cells will be one of the key components in the hydrogen economy. They will replace the internal combustion engine and will convert the future main store of energy (hydrogen) to power when it is needed.
Can Electricity Become A Fixed Cost? Toby Kinkaid Solardyne Corporation

Feb 2004

The present commodity nature of electricity is being replaced by a decentralized model where homeowners can supply their own power using their own equipment. This changes the variable and volatile cost of electricity in a "fixed" cost which never goes up.
The Blackout Of 2003 J.Peter Lynch Reprinted with permission from RENEWABLEENERGYSTOCKS.COM

Dec 2003

In the long term we need to move toward a distributed/decentralized power generation network.
Real Costs Of Fossil Fuels J. Peter Lynch

Dec 2003

We can lower our healthcare costs, reduce our air, water and thermal pollution, develop a more stable economy and become a far more secure nation if we just begin this inevitable process of evolution toward renewable energy sources.
The Sun Doesn't Go Out Toby Kinkaid Solardyne Corporation

Oct 2003

All the world really needs is a power supply that has no fuel costs, no pollution, and is available to everyone, everywhere, and relatively all at once. There is a technology which makes this possible today.
The Future For Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Energy Graham Owen GO Solar Company

Oct 2003

Solar energy is part of the solution and is a key to America's long-term energy supply. After all, fossil fuels have a long history of issues with respect to stability of supply and cost.
Impact of Power Consumption On Consumer Electronics Ross Bannatyne

Aug 2003

Consumers are demanding - and advances in semiconductor technology have enabled -- bigger and better color screens, more intuitive user interfaces, faster performance, more wireless interconnectivity, and smaller and more portable form factors. This means that for the same battery size and battery lifespan, all types of electronic products must take advantage of low power semiconductor devices in order to incorporate more features while consuming less power.
Trends In Residential Energy Management Kurt Scherf Parks Associates

Jun 2003

Expect cautious incursions into the world of deployed energy management solutions in the beginning. Eventually, however, we believe that commercial deployments in larger numbers will be the norm, at least in certain markets. After 30+ years of watching a market evolve at a painstakingly tortuous pace, the next few years should provide some interest and excitement.
The Residential Gateway As Energy Manager Michael Greeson Parks Associates

Sep 2002

In a survey of high-end entertainment households, when asked about the usefulness and interest of PC-based control services, respondents ranked energy management as the most attractive service option with 54% indicating that they had a strong interest in such a service. Utilities are aware and energized by this new demand, and as telemetry services become more widely available, Parks Associates believes consumers will be receptive to such services.

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