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Alternative energy mutual funds (MF) racked up extremely robust gains in the past year. Returns range from a low of 16 percent, to a high of 64 percent for a mutual fund that is heavy into solar investments. Exchange traded funds (ETF) also did well, but returns are much more variable. They range from a loss of 34 percent for a carbon ETF, to more than doubling of a solar ETF.
Just try to count the batteries that you use every day — I bet you use over a dozen battery-operated devices by lunchtime. They have become so ubiquitous that our civilization would grind to a halt if we didn't have these portable forms of power.
One claim against solar and wind power is that they cause fossil fuel power plants to release significantly more emissions as they cycle electric production up and down to balance the load of electricity on the grid. A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) essentially calls that concern hogwash and dispels the myth — again.
Over the next two weeks the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon takes place in Irvine, California. Members of the media got a sneak-peek walkthrough yesterday at how 19 teams have translated their visions for energy efficiency, solar energy, and a laundry list of sustainable living features. (The event's location, the Orange County Great Park, is itself a model of reuse and sustainability, formerly home to the El Toro Marine base.)
With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown — and worries mounting by the minute about its impact on the U.S. economy — what can the private sector do to help spur job creation and economic growth in the future? Here’s one good idea: The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has just released a comprehensive new report outlining
Successful microalgae-to-biodiesel conversion has been the goal of some renewable energy researchers for more than two decades. But after years of research on how to best grow these Carbon Dioxide (CO2)-loving plants in open ponds, a commercially viable solution has remained elusive.
Analysis and quantification of PV system integration costs in key European markets shows that the widespread penetration of PV power in Europe between 2020 and 2030 can be accommodated at a relatively modest cost.
The U.S. Army is spending billions of dollars shifting toward solar energy, recycled water and better- insulated tents. The effort isn’t about saving the Earth.
Mandatory spending cuts triggered by the March 1st sequester (automatic spending cuts) in the U.S. are being felt across the renewable energy sector sparking fears that reduced federal investment could curtail research, development and commercialization of new renewable energy technologies.
Europe’s debate over the sustainability of its imported biomass feedstock is heating up.
Arizona regulatory staff recommended rejecting a proposal to reduce the price the state’s largest utility must pay for solar power produced by its customers.
Analysis of Chinese government policies at several levels suggest Chinese solar market growth could take off in late 2013 after a slow start to the year, as various projects finish their development phase and new incentives kick in.
The D.C. Council voted unanimously today, October 1st, to pass the Community Renewables Energy Act of 2013 (B20-0057). With this favorable vote, D.C. becomes the tenth state in the nation to enact community solar legislation. Other states of note that have passed similar legislation include Colorado, Massachusetts, Vermont, California, and, most
The federal government has officially shutdown as of midnight, October 1st 2013 due to Congress’s failure to pass a budget. The 2013 fiscal year ends on September 30th and the government required a new budget to continue operations. The government has been operating on a Continue Resolution — a CR, or an extension of the previous years budget, sinc
So here we are: the U.S. federal government is in shutdown mode after Congress failed to pass the budget. We've seen this several times in the past couple of decades, usually ranging from a few hours to a few days, though the most recent one lasted nearly a month from late 1995 into early January 1996.
A renewable industry investment executive told geothermal industry leaders in Las Vegas Monday (Sept. 30) that slow growth and unfair renewable tax incentives threatened the future of geothermal power.
Home furnishings major IKEA has announced a new partnership with thin-film solar panel manufacturer Hanergy that will see domestic-scale solar PV installations offered to customers in all of its UK retail outlets.
Municipal renewable energy initiatives are hardly a new concept. In many cases the main goal is a heightened environmental sensitivity, and often installing more renewable energy is just one component of broader policies that might also include eco-friendly transportation or more efficient waste management or a district heating system. In other examples, renewable energy has been identified as an engine for economic rejuvenation.
India may announce this month an auction of licenses to build solar-power plants after a gap of almost two years, offering developers as much as 3 billion rupees ($48 million) of direct grants for the first time.
At 7 megawatts (MW), Samsung Heavy Industries' S7.0-171 is the world's largest offshore wind turbine. The 196-metre tall structure is being installed 20 metres offshore in Fife, Scotland, with a connecting walkway to enable visitors to get up close to the structure.