• Green Energy Funding Slumps

    • Date: 25/11/10

    Start-up funding for clean energy companies around the world has slumped in the last quarter, falling nearly a fifth since the previous three months, according to a new report. Investment by venture capital and private equity firms in clean technology and renewable energy companies has fallen from €4.3bn to €3.5bn ($5.5bn) since the second quarter, […]

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  • Methane Hydrates: The Next Energy Revolution?

    • Date: 24/11/10

    Global estimates “range from merely jaw-dropping to the truly staggering,” according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Canada is believed to have enough hydrates along its coasts to meet the country’s energy needs for a couple of hundred years. Japan looks to offshore methane hydrates to cut reliance on energy imports – Japan, which imports […]

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  • Game Over In The Carbon War?

    • Date: 23/11/10

    While the next climate summit in Cancun, Mexico at the end of this month will make a show of sifting the geopolitical wreckage from last December’s climate summit, any real prospect for coordinated international action is, post-Copenhagen, dead in the political water. As if that were not enough, the bête noire of climate alarmists, King […]

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  • Reality Check: Switch To Renewables Will Take Generations, Not Years

    • Date: 22/11/10

    The latest world energy outlook released by the International Energy Agency is a useful reminder of the enduring place of fossil fuels in the global energy mix. Energy demand and supply patterns change only slowly, and moving away from existing carbon-intensive energy systems will take generations, not years. Despite widespread worries about climate change, there […]

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  • It’s All Over For Green Energy Agenda

    • Date: 21/11/10

    THREE summers ago, the world’s supertankers were racing across the oceans as fast as they could to deliver oil to markets growing increasingly thirsty for energy. Americans were grumbling about paying as much as $4 a gallon for gasoline, as the price of crude oil leapt to $147 a barrel. Natural gas prices were vaulting […]

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  • Spain’s Solar Power Sector Falls into the Abyss

    • Date: 20/11/10

    Madrid, Spain – The Spanish government has launched a new regulatory framework that will result in subsidized tariffs for ground-mounted solar energy projects drop 45% this year, killing future investment in the trade, which industry leaders expect will be frozen in the next few years. “We expect new ground-mounted projects will be paralyzed because there […]

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  • Eastern Europe Puts Emergency Brakes On Solar Energy

    • Date: 20/11/10

    In order to avoid higher electricity prices, Prague is slowing the solar power boom and is slapping a new tax on it. It will be the death knell for smaller operators – up to 1450 companies are seriously effected by the new tax. Prague – A change in the law with radical implications for solar energy […]

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  • Larry Bell: Green Energy As A Threat To Energy Security

    • Date: 19/11/10

    Development of abundant power and fuel sources is being restrained by regulatory headlocks in favor of much higher-cost green alternatives with relatively scant capacity prospects. Current Obama administration battle strategies directed toward futile wars to control climate change and free America from fossil dependence are hindering, not advancing, progress toward lasting energy security. Development of […]

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