Tag: solar

CCS’ prospects under Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz | Global CCS Institute

Ernest Moniz, President Obama’s newly nominated Energy Secretary, shares much with his predecessor, Steven Chu, outgoing head of the Department of Energy (DOE) and who is returning to an academic chair at Stanford University. Both men are prominent academic physicists, with…

Despite naysayers, green energy keeps growing | GreenBiz

Clean-energy programs find themselves squarely in the cross hairs of the GOP this election season. After pillorying the White House over Solyndra’s collapse, the House has been griping about everything from military spending on renewables to Obama’s failure to lower…

Despite Boom in Renewables, Risks Could Hurt Further Growth | GreenBiz

“Alternative” energy is officially not so alternative anymore. Last year, for the first time ever, spending on projects to generate electricity from renewable sources eclipsed the amount spent to build conventional fossil fuel plants. In 2010, renewable projects drew $187…

GE Invests $600M to Build Largest US Solar Plant | GreenBiz

Looking back it’s easy to pinpoint the moment the U.S. wind industry came of age: April 12, 2002, when General Electric won Enron Wind Corp.’s wind assets in a bankruptcy auction. The conglomerate’s $358 million bid has since mushroomed into…

Will Green Energy Wilt from Lack of Funds? | BusinessWeek

The financial specialists that convert tax credits into capital to build new windmills and solar farms have all but disappeared After years of fighting for stronger, more consistent state and federal support, the renewable-energy industry couldn’t have asked for a…

Will Demand for Solar Homes Pick Up? | BusinessWeek

Builders find the savings from cheap power is making solar homes more attractive As global financial markets melted down in October, Congress handed a gift to America’s green energy industry: It renewed and broadened a set of tax credits for…

Here comes lunar power | BusinessWeek

Moon-driven tides, ocean currents and waves generate more oomph than wind, are more consistent that solar A drama is unfolding in New York City’s East River. This summer the Popsicles at a Gristedes supermarket on Roosevelt Island, midstream between Manhattan…