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Bruce Dorminey - October 03, 2013

A New Win-Win? CO2-eating Microalgae as a Biofuel Feedstock

Successful microalgae-to-biodiesel conversion has been the goal of some renewable energy researchers for more than two decades. But after years of research on how to best grow these...

Tildy Bayar - September 30, 2013

Virtual Power Plants: A New Model for Renewables Integration

Today's global energy market is in the midst of a paradigm shift, from a model dominated by large centralized power plants owned by big utilities to a mixed bag of so-called distributed...

Elisa Wood - September 27, 2013

Going All In with Renewable Energy

After a monster tornado wiped out Greensburg, Kansas in 2007, killing 11 people, the community decided to rebuild with meaning. It set out to become one of the world's greenest communities...

Jennifer Runyon - July 25, 2013

CSP Key Players Focus on the Desert

By the end of 2013, the largest solar power plants in the world will be generating power from the sun and they won't be using photovoltaic (PV) technology. Brightsource's 277-MW Ivanpah...

Tildy Bayar - July 22, 2013

Finland Looks to the Future of Bioenergy

Finland is, above all, a land of abundant, and growing, forests. "We produce 100 cubic meters of wood per year, while 50 cubic meters per year is harvested. We have more forest than...

The Big Question: Do Domestic Content Rules Help or Hurt Renewables?

Over the past few years the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been called upon to investigate cases of domestic content rules (DCR, also known as local content rules or LCR) in renewable...

James Montgomery - July 18, 2013

The Case for Distributed Energy Storage

There's a fundamental dichotomy in U.S. energy infrastructure. Power is mostly produced from resources inland, but most of the consumption is in the major population centers along the...

Meg Cichon - July 16, 2013

Is Fracking for Enhanced Geothermal Systems the Same as Fracking for Natural Gas?

The U.S. geothermal industry recently scored a big win when its first enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project went online in April. ORMAT was able to stimulate a previously unproductive...

David Appleyard - July 15, 2013

Financing India's Small Hydro Capacity

India's scope for hydropower development is vast. Close to 150 GW of theoretical potential exists in the country today, with an estimated 84 GW of economically exploitable capacity,...

Elisa Wood - July 12, 2013

Doing Good by Doing Solar

For those of us who live in communities traversed by power lines, it's hard to imagine life without electricity. But large swaths of the globe remain without this modern necessity....

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