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5 Reasons The Future Of Clean Energy Investing Looks Stronger Than Ever

Why invest? To make money.<p>People don’t invest in an industry to save the world or promote a cause; they invest because they believe the amount they put in will ultimately be returned to them as a much greater sum.<p>You’ve got to spend money to make money and, when it comes to clean energy, there is a …

Renewable Energy

Oil Up in Skittish Trade, Focus Turns to Falling U.S. Rig Count

Oil prices rose strongly again on Monday, tacking on a total of 11 percent over two straight sessions, as some investors bet that a bottom had formed to the seven-month long rout on the market even as others remained pessimistic.<p>Benchmark Brent and U.S. oil futures swung in a band of about $4 a …

Can Sun and Wind Make More Salt Water Drinkable?

Here are four arid regions looking to renewables for the energy-intensive work of squeezing drinkable water from the ocean.<p>The oceans have long taunted those who thirst.<p>Records dating to A.D. 200 show that sailors boiled seawater and used sponges to absorb fresh water from the steam. Today, …

BP cuts investment as sliding oil prices hit profits

Spending in 2015 was expected to total about $20 billion (17.6 billion euros), down from a previous guidance of $24-26 billion, BP said in a results statement.<p>And smaller British rival BG Group revealed it would cut investment by about $3.0 billion this year.<p>"We have now entered a new and …

Oil

OPEC leader: Oil could shoot back to $200

Right now the oil market is totally focused on finding a bottom for oil prices. However, according to OPEC's Secretary-General Abdulla al-Badri we've already hit bottom.<p>Not only that, but he sees a real possibility that oil prices could explode higher to upwards of $200 per barrel in the future. …

Oil

No Future For Clean Coal: $1 Billion Plug Pulled On FutureGen

<b>Published on</b> February 6th, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>33<p>No Future For Clean Coal: $1 Billion Plug Pulled On FutureGen<p>February 6th, 2015 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>FutureGen …

Fossil Fuels

Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap?

The top energy play for the last few years has been converting gasoline and diesel-burning motors to run on natural gas. I wrote about that in Energy Forecast 2013-2014: Convert to Natural Gas. Local delivery vans, over-the-road trucks and even farm tractors have been switched over. Now that oil is …

Oil & Gas Industry

High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells.<p>Data culled from the first year of those tests found significant concentrations of the human carcinogen benzene in this so-called …

Morningstar Names EPA Clean Power Plan Winners -- And One Potential Loser

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan will make money for most electric utilities and their investors, who may be “laughing all the way to the bank,” according to a report Morningtar just released to institutional investors.<p>Even coal dependent utilities will benefit as EPA forces …

Clean Power Plan

Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy

Extreme energy efficiency is target of more buildings, even low-budget Habitat for Humanity homes.<p>Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy.<p>The reason's simple: They're so well sealed and …

Oil
Oil

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Energy

Solar stocks soar 32% as Chinese documentary goes viral

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—One popular way to bet on solar stocks, the Guggenheim Solar ETF TAN, -1.48% is up 11% this week, helped by factors that …

Stock Markets

China’s wind farms can now produce more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants

China is building more than a third of the world’s nuclear reactors currently under construction, and has plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2020. That has some observers worried about the country’s opaque and politicized nuclear safety regulations.<p>But amid all the hype over nuclear …

Renewable Energy

10 Reasons Why BP Got Off and Offshore Oil Drilling Just Got More Dangerous

Recent rulings in the civil trial against the oil giant are deeply misguided<p>On January 27th, as the U.S. Justice Department expounded upon the …

The way we live now: the rise of the energy-producing home

Design projects across the world are experimenting with new ways to generate energy through the built environment<p>Imagine living in a house that contributed to society: a house that produced energy, while consuming none itself. Well, imagine no more. After perfecting the “passivhaus”, which consumes …

Solar Panels

German Energy Grid Faces Crucial Test With Impending Solar Eclipse

<b>Published on</b> March 16th, 2015 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>11<p>March 16th, 2015 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>On March 20, the moon will pass in front of the Sun, blocking 82% of …

Renewable Energy

How the internet of things is making a business of slashing energy costs

A worldwide network of objects already helps businesses to control energy use, but now there’s money to be made by bringing them together<p>Smart appliances that communicate with each other and share information using the internet are already available. Indeed, the Internet of things has featured on …

Internet of Things

Why GM Wants To Buy Wind Energy

For those who love downplaying or discounting renewable energy as something on the fringe of mainstream economic interests, General Motors’ recent decision to back construction of a Mexican wind farm should come as a wake-up call.<p>About 75% of the energy generated by the project, which gets under …

Renewable Energy

Finally! We Can Move On The Disposal Of Our Nuclear Waste

We might actually make a move that brings us closer to the disposal of nuclear waste than ever before. Give each of the two main types of nuclear waste – weapons and power – their own deep geologic repository.<p>Last week, President Obama authorized the Energy Department to move forward with a plan …

Nuclear Energy

Global Wind Energy Installations Grow By 42% In 2014

<b>Published on</b> March 30th, 2015 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>21<p>March 30th, 2015 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Navigant Research has published its 20th edition of the annual <i>World</i> …

Flood of global oil hints at more weakness in energy markets

Global oil supplies show few signs of ebbing, as producers from OPEC to Canada keep pumping crude despite months of sinking prices.<p>A Reuters survey showed members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries boosted output in March to its highest level since last October, adding more supply …

Oil

The Idiot's Guide To 'Smart' Energy

Recently, I presented at an Electricity Transmission conference in Vienna. I began by introducing myself as an “idiot.” So much nodding and smiling and general agreement, too! Why? Because I began my career as a Distribution Networks engineer. And I remember very well that back then my colleagues …

Big Data

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, …

Renewable Energy

'The world is finally producing renewable energy at an industrial scale'

Clean energy has spread to every corner of the globe, with more than 100,000 megawatts of capacity installed last year<p>Renewables are finally becoming a globally significant source of power, according to a United Nations Environment Programme report released in March by Frankfurt School UNEP Centre …

Renewable Energy

Grid Power Will Survive Clean Energy Challenge, Stem CEO Says

Utilities will continue to play a vital role in delivering power amid calls from clean-energy proponents including Al Gore that consumers turn away …

Customers

Not so fast to call grid defection, analysts say

Former Vice President Al Gore stood before a crowd of renewables investors, analysts and clean energy industry executives and declared the electric …