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James Montgomery - 5 hours ago

Unlocking Solar Energy's Value as an Asset Class

Not all options are ready to step into the spotlight, though. Master limited partnerships (MLP) and real estate investment trusts (REIT) promise more attractive tax treatment than securitizations...

Bruce Dorminey - April 22, 2014

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

Corn remains the undisputed ethanol king. But a growing number of U.S. sugar beet farmers, in part, exasperated by the heavily-regulated sugar industry, are now hoping to give corn...

Vince Font - April 17, 2014

Examining the Challenges Faced by the CSP Industry

Pragmatic discussions about the financial viability of concentrated solar power (CSP) abound. The oft-dismissed redheaded step child of the solar industry, CSP’s relegation to the recycle...

Meg Cichon - April 16, 2014

Where’s the Heat? Geothermal Industry Seeks Resource Assessment Tools to Spur Development

Commissioning a geothermal project is no easy task. Of all the renewable energy technologies, it has one of the longest project lead times – it can take an average of eight years from...

David Appleyard - April 15, 2014

Turning the Tide on Barrage Technology

For countless centuries the power of the tides has been known and understood. It is perhaps remarkable that this prodigious energy been used to generate electricity only within the...

Elisa Wood - April 14, 2014

The Never Dull Life of a Wind Farm

A wind farm’s story is a little bit like a romantic comedy. It’s all about the buildup. We tend to rivet our attention on the development phase – the controversies over siting, the...

Meg Cichon - February 18, 2014

Geothermal 2014 Outlook: As US Market Slows, A Global Focus Grows

Following another year of modest growth, the geothermal industry will continue to fight the good fight in 2014 by focusing on key issues that have hindered its massive global potential...

Vince Font - February 14, 2014

The Solar Energy Outlook for 2014

For decades, solar has been like the Rodney Dangerfield of renewable energy. Rarely has it received the respect it has deserved. But by all accounts, 2013 was a watershed year in that...

James Montgomery - February 13, 2014

Wind Energy 2014 Outlook: Major Markets Recover, Battling Policy and Grid Concerns

Preliminary estimates suggest worldwide wind energy installations were 34-35 GW in 2013, "a substantial dropoff" from a record-setting 2012, according to Steve Sawyer, Secretary General...

David Appleyard - February 06, 2014

Biomass Outlook 2014: Is Biomass About To Go Bang?

Traditional biomass accounts for some 9 percent of the world’s total energy requirements, still more than is provided by modern renewables collectively. Nonetheless, modern renewables,...

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