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Google to develop geothermal energy in China?

Danwei has an article speculating that Google might be getting out of the internet business in China but they could be concentrating on clean energy - particularly geothermal energy - there instead - Google to develop geothermal energy in China....

Posted April 1, 2010    

Lovelock: Authoritarian System Needed to Deal with Global Warming

Cryptogon points to a Guardian article quoting James Lovelock saying that we may need to suspend democracy in order to deal with global warming - Lovelock: Authoritarian System Needed to Deal with Global Warming. Of course, given that he thinks...

Posted March 31, 2010    

China takes lead in clean-power investment

The LA Times has a report on Chinese investment in clean energy is now double that of the United States - China takes lead in clean-power investment. China overtook the United States for the first time last year in the race to invest in wind, solar...

Posted March 29, 2010    

Chevron Testing Solar Technologies

The New York Times has a look at Chevron's interest in solar PV and their "Project Brightfield" test bed for powering an oil refinery (also referencing their involvement in Brightsource's solar thermal power project at Ivanpah and Chevron Mining's...

Posted March 29, 2010    

Jeremy Leggett: caught between low carbon and high-voltage rows

The Guardian has an article on Jeremey Leggett and the debate in the UK about the value of solar PV - Jeremy Leggett: caught between low carbon and high-voltage rows. A tiny doorway next to a BetFair shop in south London is the unassuming...

Posted March 27, 2010    

Bow Energy in 3 tcf coal seam gas find

The ABC has a report om the latest find of coal seam gas in Australia, with Bow Energy claiming a 3 tcf find and hoping to sell it for export as LNG as well as using it in a local power station - Energy firm finds 20yr gas reserve.A Queensland...

Posted March 27, 2010    

S.Korea to invest $1 billion in tidal power plants

Reuters has a report on South Korean plans to build 520 MW of tidal power generation over the next 4 years - S.Korea to invest $1 billion in tidal power plants. Korea Western Power Corp (WP) will invest a total of 1.22 trillion won ($1.07 billion)...

Posted March 26, 2010    

Silver Spring, GridNet Rivalry Heats Up Down Under

Greentech Media reports that US smart grid technology vendors Silver Spring and GridNet are competing to land Australian smart grid contracts - Silver Spring, GridNet Rivalry Heats Up Down Under. Silver Spring Networks -- the people who want to hook...

Posted March 24, 2010    

Australia's Looming Power Crisis

Robert Gottliebsen has a thought provoking, albeit slightly confused, article in the Business Spectator, arguing Australia (like Britain) faces a crisis in power generation capacity in the coming years ("Our power vacuum") and that action needs to...

Posted March 22, 2010    

Arrow Accepts Shell / PetroChina Offer

The SMH reports that coal seam gas company Arrow Energy has accepted Shell and PetroChina's bid for the company - Arrow backs sweetened bid. Arrow Energy has recommended its shareholders accept a new, improved joint takeover bid from Royal Dutch...

Posted March 22, 2010    

Alcoa Gets Energy Chill From Australia’s $130 Billion Gas Boom

Bloomberg reports that Alcoa's alumina refinery expansion remains stalled because of an inability to obtain cheap long term gas supplies (as a result of LNG exports forcing local prices towards global levels) - Alcoa Gets Energy Chill From Australia...

Posted March 21, 2010    

Japan aims its home fuel cells at Europe

With interest in fuel cells being given a big boost by the Bloom Box, the BBC has an article on Japanese efforts to sell cells to Europe - Japan aims its home fuel cells at Europe. Following the success of a half-price subsidy for CO2-busting fuel-...

Posted March 19, 2010