Velocys Thinking Big with Microreactors

by Debra Fiakas CFA

Keep the applause down!  Contain your enthusiasm for yet another biomass- or gas-to-liquids company.  Over the past several weeks I have written about a number of privately-held developers of one technology or another intended to produce a drop-in renewable fuel from biomass or natural gas.  There are more,  In this post we check in on Velocys (VCL:  London), which stands out from the rest as a public company.  No matter that it's technology looks like that of the very next renewable fuel company, it is accessible to minority investors. [Read more...]


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Siemens to Provide Turbines to the Largest Near Shore Wind Farm in The Netherlands

The Westermeerwind near shore wind farm is to be erected in the IJsselmeer lake along the northern and western dike of the Dutch municipality of Noordoostpolder. The 48 Siemens SWT-3.0-108 wind turbines will be arranged in three rows in the shallow waters between 500 and 1100 meters from the dike. Each


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Bosch and BMW are now offering the BMW i DC fast charger in North America.

Using the SAE Combo 1 connector, the BMW i DC Fast Charger will charge a BMW i3 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes and is also compatible with other electric vehicles (EVs)


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Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collective Action

Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations serve about 5 percent of utility customers in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California, but it’s Marin Clean Energy in California that stands a



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The Utility Death Spiral: Beyond The Rhetoric

by Lynne Kiesling

Unless you follow the electricity industry you may not be aware of the past year’s discussion of the impending “utility death spiral”, ably summarized in this Clean Energy Group post: [Read more...]


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Naomi Oreskes: Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy. [Read more...]



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Google Hangout July 30 at 1:00 PM ET with PennWell Editors to Learn About Our Awards Programs

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Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.




Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 276 2014

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Bill Radvak: Storage Shines in Solar Sector

It is clear that the solar industry has entered a bright new phase of solar-related storage market and application development. Its versatility and adaptability is a major factor. [Read more...]



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Suniva Announces U.S. Solar Module Manufacturing Expansion

The company currently produces its high-powered Optimus monocrystalline module line with power ratings up to 280W (60-cell format) and an industry-leading 330W (72-cell format).


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