Category INVESTING

U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence

Jim Wilson/The New York Times An Apache Corporation well near Hobbs, N.M. Apache is drilling in the Permian Basin, an oil field once thought played out.More Photos » By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and ERIC LIPTON MIDLAND, Tex. — The desolate stretch of West Texas desert known as the Permian Basin is still the lonely domain of scurrying roadrunners by […]

Global Uranium Demand to Surge — Cameco and Uranium Resources Poised to Benefit

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Cameco Corporation & Uranium Resources Press Release: Five Star Equities – Fri, Mar 9, 2012 8:20 AM EST Companies: Uranium Resources, Inc. Cameco Corp. Cameco Corp RELATED QUOTES Symbol Price Change URRE 0.9988 +0.03 NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire -03/09/12)- Despite a recent hit, uranium stocks have been some of the strongest performers […]

Iteknowledgies issues letter to GPEC to explore purchasing Solyndra assets

    Ms. Sarah Duncan Business Attraction Associate Greater Phoenix Economic Council 2 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004   Dear Ms. Duncan,   I met you and Barry Broome at a TIE event on June 14th 2011 where I was one of the technology presenters, Manthou Tsiouris of Iteknowledgies presenting Pfhotonika, a solar hydrogen […]

BofA Merrill to offer World Bank green bonds

Fri, Jun 10 2011 LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday it would offer World Bank-backed green bonds to its wealth management clients, capturing returns from investments in low-carbon projects in emerging economies. The World Bank has issued such bonds previously, using its high credit rating to help raise funds for […]

Smart Grid Developments

  California’s plan to have smart meters installed universally by the end of next year is running into some opposition in PG&E’s northern territory. According to a recent report in EnergyBiz magazine, some customers believe they are “suffering health effects including migraine headaches, heart palpitations and nausea from the emissions of the radio frequency meters.” […]

Department of Energy’s Loan Program

The Financing Force Behind America’s Clean Energy Economy The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs enable DOE to work with private companies and lenders to mitigate the financing risks associated with clean energy projects, thereby encouraging their development on a broader and much-needed scale. LPO is one of the largest and most productive energy project finance […]

EU Carbon Prices Drift In December

European Union emissions allowance (EUA) prices drifted further in December to end the year on a weak note as buy-side support dried up. EUAs for delivery in December 2011 took up the front-year position on the forward price curve after December 2010 over-the-counter contracts went to expiry on Dec. 1. December 2011 EUAs closed at […]

Dec 22, 2010: Intel’s solar spinoff “SpectraWatt” shuts down

Intel’s solar cell spinoff, SpectraWatt Inc., is apparently shutting down its operations, according to reports. Solar panel manufacturer SpectraWatt, which was spun out of chip giant Intel, will close its newly opened New York plant and expects to lay off workers, according to reports. SpectraWatt was created in 2008 and funded with a reported $91 […]

The Clean Tech 50

IEEE Spectrum and 1790 Analytics rank the 50 top clean tech patent portfolios   Click on the image to explore the interactive data charts. “The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy,” President Obama proclaimed in his 2010 State of the Union address. Worldwide, investors are […]

Sunset for a Solar Subsidy?

When the economy hit the skids in 2008, one of the casualties was the federal government’s main mechanism for subsidizing renewable energy, tax credits. These became almost useless because they were supposed to work by allowing a company with profits to reduce the tax on those profits if it has spent money on solar or […]

Salazar Approves First “Power Tower” Solar Project on U.S. Public Lands

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today approved the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the first large-scale solar energy project on U.S. public lands to use “power tower” technology. Proposed by BrightSource Energy of Oakland, California, the project could produce up to 370 megawatts of clean energy, enough to power 111,000 to […]

Google’s Energy Foray: What’s Up?

Companies like Google and Facebook capitalize on the power of user data, scouring our e-mail messages and profiles for keywords that can result in lucrative targeted advertising. Google is explicit about its mission “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Now it is laying out plans to become a leader […]