Bioenergy

Earlier this week I had a chance to tour a biogas plant near Cologone, Germany that was developed by Ecofys. Part of the technical tour series at the Power-Gen and Renewable Energy World conferences, the tour gave its particaipants a look at how a biogas plant works, from the start with the feedstock in this...
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The dismal economic climate has caused a short-term reduction in global demand for solar, creating an uncertain future for many solar companies. However, here in Munich at the world’s largest solar show, Intersolar, one could be forgiven for asking, “what crisis?” The 60,000 people and 1,400 exhibitors that have flooded the 10 exhibit halls are...
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Although this video is not specifically about Renewable Energy I still find it interesting. As Renewable Energy continues to become a mainstream source of power, it also continues to become a greater part of the awareness and discussion of the maintream power generation industry. PowerGen Europe, of which Renewable Energy Europe is a part, clearly...
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As recently as a few years ago, renewables were not treated with much respect at power conferences. Today, most of the major energy companies are formulating strategies to make clean energy an important part of their business. That change is evident here in Cologne, Germany, where energy professionals are gathered at a series of conferences...
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It’s really amazing to see how much focus media outlets are putting on energy issues. Here in New Hampshire, our local NPR station has devoted an entire week to looking at renewable energy in the granite state and the New England region generally. Chris Stimpson, executive campaigner of Solar Nation (who works in this office,...
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There has been a lot of chatter about Google’s PowerMeter. Here is a video about it that I found quite interesting. Ok, I love pretty much all their videos, but this is right up the renewable energy alley. Check it out. More information about PowerMeter, including the utilities that Google is partnering with can be...
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For some time, I’ve been following the folks at Our Renewable Nation, who are currently traveling cross-country in their veggie-powered beetle interviewing industry professionals about our ability to power our nation with 100% renewable energy in 10 years. The team is made up of Colin (father), Carrick and Gareth (his two sons, ages 9 and...
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RenewableEnergyWorld.com is in Buffalo, NY this week for Solar 2009. Our editorial team is busy recording video interviews and talking to industry insiders about the latest developments in solar policy, technology and finance. Check out all the video interviews here. Watch for other updates from the coference and expo in this blog over the next...
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Investors should be wary and be alert for a correction.  If you are a “trader” this is a time to take a profit. Even if you are not, it NEVER hurts to take a profit when it is given to you 🙂
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When a tax lawyer calls for more simplicity in the wind project finance space, you know something is up. “The wind market relies on a very complex set of structures to finance projects. With a simplification of incentives, we could significantly lower transaction costs and make wind that much more cost-competitive,” said Ed Feo, a...