2011

  • August 29, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • How Did Wind Beat the Price of Natural Gas in Brazil?
  • Greentech Media, Herman Trabish
  • In one of the world’s major oil and gas producing nations, what is wind doing so right? In December 2009, the price of wind in Brazil — derived in Ministry of Energy-supervised, regulated market auctions — was 148 Reals ($91.93) per megawatt-hour. By December of the following year, the competitive price had ... more ›
  • August 24, 2011  |  
  • Technology
  • Geologists Sharply Cut Estimate of Shale Gas
  • New York Times, Ian Urbina
  • WASHINGTON — Federal geologists published new estimates this week for the amount of natural gas that exists in a giant rock formation known as the Marcellus Shale, which stretches from New York to Virginia. The shale formation has about 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas, according to the report ... more ›
  • August 24, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • The Answer to Obama’s Jobs Problem
  • Fortune, Arno Harris
  • FORTUNE — The White House announced that President Obama will address the nation on jobs after Labor Day. I have a suggestion for where the President could find part of the answer: by setting loose the 30-gigawatt (GW) buildup of U.S. solar projects bogged down in late stage development. Here’s ... more ›
  • August 15, 2011  |  
  • Policy
  • Post-stimulus Financing: Will Renewable Growth Continue?
  • Renewable Energy World, Elisa Wood
  • Will private lenders and investors pick up where government leaves off in a post-stimulus world? LONDON – Money is flowing worldwide for many forms of renewable energy, as the industry presses forward with dramatic growth. CleanEdge reported US$188.1 billion in global revenue for biofuels, solar and wind energy ... more ›
  • August 11, 2011  |  
  • CalCEF Press
  • Dan Adler: Cleaning up in California
  • Environmental Finance, Gloria Gonzalez
  • Download PDF California’s aggressive clean energy and carbon targets put it at the forefront of US efforts to tackle climate change – and Clean Energy Fund president Dan Adler is right in the middle of the action. He talks to Gloria Gonzalez California is at the forefront of figuring out ... more ›