alternative energy investment Articles

  • US Dominance in Alternative Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies

    20 years ago there were very few people who would have thought that international competitiveness to be number one would involve much of anything outside military, aerospace or, computer technologies. The last thing anyone probably expected would be a race to be the top producer of the most efficient and environmentally safe technologies on earth. Yet that is precisely what is taking place right ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • How risky are energy efficiency investments?

    Last week’s announcement of $8.3 billion – and possibly as much as $54.5 billion – in US federal loan guarantees for nuclear power plants sparked debate about risk of default on loans. What are the chances the plants will be built? Critics unearthed a Congressional Budget Office report citing a 50% risk the projects will fail. The Department of Energy countered that the report is seven years old ...

  • PHILIPPINE REGULATORY SUPPORTS FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

    Consistent with the Philippine Agenda for the Next Ten years, laws and policies were drawn up to accelerate the Renewable Energy Industry. The Policy Framework work present an exhaustive compilation of Philippine Laws and regulations that supports foreign investments. Incentives,whether fiscal and non-fiscal respond to the issues regarding viability and profitability of foreign investment in the ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Gasification: An Investment In Our energy Future - White Paper

    One of the most compelling challenges of the 21st Century is finding a way to meet national and global energy needs while minimizing the impact on the environment. There is extensive debate surrounding this issue, but there are certain areas of consensus: We need to produce cleaner energy, both from conventional fuel sources and alternative technologies.  Any energy source must be ...

  • Interview Vivienne Cox, ceo BP alternative energy: A time for choices

    The economic downturn is sharpening the focus of clean energy investment, says Vivienne Cox, the head of BP’s Alternative Energy business. Cox detects an increasingly business-like approach that the industry is taking towards new investment. ‘It is a time for choices.’ Of the major oil and gas companies, BP was an early mover in promoting and pursuing the business of clean energy, although the ...

  • Energy in Sudan

    Sudan is an agricultural country with fertile land, plenty of water resources, livestock, forestry resources, and agricultural residues. An overview of the energy situation in Sudan is introduced with reference to the end uses and regional distribution. Energy sources are divided into two main types: conventional energy (biomass, petroleum products, and electricity); and non-conventional energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Alternative Energy Meets Business: How Creative Business Models are Bringing Solar to the Average Joe

    As the solar industry matures, particularly photovoltaic (PV) technology, the cost of solar panels has plummeted. PV module prices have dropped from $1.78/W in Q1 2011 to $0.94/W in Q1 2012, spurring a record amount of PV installations for Q1 2012 at 506 MW.  This ...


    By Connexion

  • Energy 101

    Energy 101 - Managing Your Energy Costs in a Rising Utility Rate ClimateFunding Your Energy Savings ProjectsThis is the third in a series of informational articles to commercial and industrial facility owners and occupants intended to present methods to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies of existing energy loads within buildings and manufacturing processes. We at Mid-Atlantic are ...

  • Investment decisions for baseload power plants

    Executive Summary This six-volume report is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the key drivers and processes that affect private entities in the United States (U.S.) as they consider investing in baseload generation capacity. The report was prepared by ICF International at the request of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Volume I of this report identifies the ...

  • Energy Sustainability

    I1.1  | A Fifteen Year Roadmap Toward Complete Energy Sustainability Andrew Frank |  Professor, University of Calif-Davis Transitioning to a Renewable Energy based Society Without Fossil Fuels in 15 years using The Existing Energy Infrastructure Sterling Watson Principal Investigator and Prof Andrew A. Frank Univ. of CA- ...

  • Business seeks viable alternatives to price cutting

    The UK manufacturing industry is undergoing a severe recession. Any business involved in production is facing serious competition from countries that can produce goods at much lower prices due to cheaper equipment, labour and general costs. Globalisation has meant that companies have had to expand their focus to include new and expanding markets. Assessing where manufacturing functions are best ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Energy Security

    Renewable & Clean Energy Solutions to Secure Energy Independence from Foreign Oil. FOREIGN OIL: As imports grow and world prices rise, the amount of money we send to foreign nations every year is soaring. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone — that’s four times the annual cost of the ...

  • World Bank to shift its global investment policy

    As part of a major energy strategy, the World Bank is planning to cut funding for fossil fuel plants and focus on renewables. The World Bank is planning to cut funding for fossil fuel plants and emphasise the benefits of renewables as part of a major energy strategy. The news suggest a major shift in the bank’s approach to green investment, and comes just days after the organisation said ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Solar Investments: Reducing the Risk of Unfavorable Returns

    Competitive prices, on-time delivery, quick installation–it’s all too easy to make assumptions about what utility-scale solar investors may want. However, what’s commonly overlooked or discounted by many outside the investment community is what’s most important and highly sought after from those within it: a low-risk investment with steady and predictable cash flows for 20 ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking at the pieces ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Green energy test

    Investment growth in clean energy plummeted from phenomenal rates of more than 50% a year in 2005-7 to just 5% in 2008. With credit hard to get hold of and oil prices languishing in the region of $40 dollar/barrel, what does the future hold for what was a booming alternative energy industry? Michael Liebreich – founder and CEO of New Energy Finance, clean energy analysts – is surprisingly ...

  • Energy from biogas

    From an ecological and economical perspective, biogas is an important source of energy. The fossil resources are limited, and they impose a high burden on the environment. A resourceconserving alternative made from biomass poses a different scenario. The raw material is renewable, and conversion only releases as much CO2 as was previously contained by the source material. With the technological ...


    By Triangle Ltd

  • Second of two parts - A project finance alternative: The Bond Market

    Part one of this article (Waste Advantage Magazine, September 2011) outlined an alternative, but growing source of non-recourse project finance debt capital for waste-to-energy (WTE) projects— the institutional bond market. Participants in the bond market (including pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds and high yield investors) look for opportunities to deploy their capital on a ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Thin film investments and opportunity in India with the IFC

    Last week PV Insider spoke to Joseph Hudgins of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) about the drivers behind thin film investment decisions and how the Indian PV market can take off Ahead of his presentation at Thin Film USA (1-2 December, San Francisco), Joseph Hudgins, Principal Solar Scientist, Climate Business Group of the IFC, put a positive spin on a difficult year for the PV ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Why Chiller Efficiency and Maintenance are Key Facility Investments

    Typically, a chiller is the single largest consumer of power and most expensive piece of equipment in a building, so it’s logical to allocate time and budget towards energy efficiency and equipment maintenance. Without routine chiller maintenance, energy usage can double in just a ...

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