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Energy Risks: Sex, Murder, Public Utility Capital Ratios

June 19, 2013 by Adam James

What do sex, murder, and public utility capital ratios have in common? They all carry a certain level of risk. Let’s start with the most exciting one; capital ratios for public utilities.[read more]

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Renewable Energy in Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 11, 2013 by Matthieu Tanguay-Carel
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This infographic looks at our portfolio of renewables and offers an overview of the share of renewables in the energy supply, country by country.[read more]

DOE Launches Geothermal Roadmap for Project Developers

June 10, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

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Traveling through the complex system of federal and state regulations to secure project approvals is one of the biggest challenges facing geothermal power developers – but not if they’ve got a map outlining every twist and turn.[read more]

Ernest Moniz on Natural Gas and “Forgotten Renewables”

May 29, 2013 by Tina Casey
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Moniz discusses natural gas boom/DOE

Moniz sees natural gas not as a permanent fixture in the U.S. energy landscape but merely as a temporary “bridge” to a globally competitive, low carbon future that is well within our grasp.[read more]

Geothermal Energy Industry Looks to Confront Investment Risk

April 17, 2013 by Herman Trabish

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The attraction of geothermal energy is that it is a baseload, emissions-free, renewable energy source -- and the challenge is that finding it and producing it puts capital at risk.[read more]

Making Enhanced Geothermal Energy Real

April 15, 2013 by Herman Trabish
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Ormat has produced 1.7 megawatts of power using enhanced geothermal methods from inside an existing geothermal field, the first power from this source to get on the electric grid.[read more]

Clean Energy Market Values Set To Nearly Double By 2022

March 13, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Despite 2012 troubles, global clean energy markets remain strong and will nearly double within ten years, according to Clean Edge's annual industry report.[read more]

Naples Plans to Tap Mt. Vesuvius as Core of Sustainable Energy Strategy

January 23, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

The city of Naples is looking to tap into and harness Vesuvius’ energy to improve lives, the environment and living conditions. City officials announced a strategic sustainable development plan that would see the building of “a trigenerative pilot [geothermal heat and power] plant integrated with other sources, which in this case will be solar thermodynamic energy and liquid biomass.[read more]

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New Energy Sources: Possibilities and Prospects

January 18, 2013 by Mark Caine
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Energy transition is not just an imperative: it’s a certainty. But while it’s certain that we’ll continue to transition towards a new energy mix, far less certain are the nature of this mix and the speed of our transition. Also uncertain, though certain to be profound, are the impacts of this transition on human societies and the economies and earth systems that sustain them.[read more]

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U.S. Renewable Electric Power: 25 Years of Progress

July 12, 2012 by John Miller

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Many different stakeholders have strongly supported the development and expansion of renewable power supply within the U.S. for many years. After 25 years of government and private support how much progress has actually been made towards replacing fossil fuels and nuclear power supply with renewable power sources? The answer may be surprising.[read more]

Captured CO2 + Geothermal = Ultra-Clean Power

May 24, 2012 by Nino Marchetti
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In a novel combination of carbon sequestration used in conjunction with geothermal power production, a South Dakota geothermal firm will use sequestered carbon dioxide instead of geothermal fluids to produce geothermal power.Rapid City-based Heat Mining Company can use the carbon dioxide captured in carbon capture and...[read more]

Geothermal Steams Forward, Under The Radar

April 16, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Geothermal has long been touted as the only stable form of renewable energy because it produces constant 24-hour energy from hot rocks deep underneath the ground.Like the energy it produces, the geothermal industry is proving to be strong and steady as well. According to a recent Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) report, the industry...[read more]

Feed-in Tariffs Levy Larger Price Incentive for Clean Energy than European Emissions Trading Scheme

April 4, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute
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Carbon-pricing advocates regularly point to European nations for examples of appropriate and effective clean energy deployment policies. Surging growth rates for solar and wind, coupled with regional declines in carbon emissions, are cited as clear vindications of Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the carbon-trading program that...[read more]

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Is Water a Barrier to a Low-Carbon Energy Future?

March 19, 2012 by Jesse Jenkins
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Ask an expert on clean tech what the largest barriers to a low carbon energy future are, and chances are they will list higher technology costs, policy barriers, or the need for new infrastructure to accommodate novel energy sources.[read more]

Dispatch from the ARPA-E Summit 2012: Scared off by Failure?

March 1, 2012 by Matthew Stepp
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The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is a wonderful collection of thinkers, policymakers, and industry leaders all focused on accelerating and spurring clean energy innovation. At the very least, we’re all trying to fundamentally change the U.S. energy sector.[read more]