March 2008

Renewable energy, India

March 24, 2008

The Daily Times of Pakistan reports that Al Gore has been in India launching the local wing of The Climate Project and he took the opportunity tell Indians they can lead the way in renewables: “India has proven its capability in sectors like information technology and can be a leader in the world in developing […]

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The rise of renewable energy

March 21, 2008

According to a recent report released by the Worldwatch Institute, the renewable energy industry is “stepping up its meteoric rise into the mainstream of the energy sector”. The report, called REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report, notes that capacities are growing rapidly as a result of more countries enacting far-reaching policies. For example, in 2007 […]

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Cargo and Sails: Real hybrid power

March 21, 2008

The original use of wind was to move ships across vast expanses of water. Here they get back to that premise. Of course, a sail will help move a cargo ship. Why wouldn’t it, and with fuel savings of up to $1,000 a day, any ship could probably hire two people to maintain the sails. […]

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Solar power, Spain

March 20, 2008

Phoenix Solar has signed a general contractor agreement with a US investor for the construction of two solar power plants in Granada, Spain. The ground-mounted power plants will have a nominal power of around 4.7 megawatts in total, which corresponds to a sales volume of around EUR 21 million. In its role as general contractor, […]

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Moral Hazard: an economic term at the center of environmentalism

March 19, 2008

How do we ever find out what the real costs are?

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