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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 Energi

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The informational content of oil and natural gas prices in energy fund performance

    This paper explores whether the informational content of oil and gas prices has an impact on energy mutual fund returns. We first re–visit the relationship between oil and gas prices and energy index returns; our findings confirm that better energy index performance is associated with oil and gas price increases. Using the Fama and MacBeth (1973) two–stage regressions, we find that the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to start a solar energy business

    The renting of a solar energy system for your home is a new, attractive twist to the idea of switching to renewable energy. With the adoption of a leasing or rental model for residential solar electric systems, an average homeowner can now go green as well as build a solar energy business. The following article outlines the step by step requirements to starting your own solar energy business.Step ...


    By Solargies

  • 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

  • Technological change, energy consumption, and the costs of environmental policy in energy–economy–environment modelling

    An increasing number of empirical models analyse the economic and environmental impacts of policies that aim at reducing global climate change. Assumptions about technology are found to play a crucial role. Applied energy-economy-environment models propose different approaches to deal with technological change. Bottom-up models take into account many alternative technologies for future energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

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