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  • January 16, 2012  |  
  • Finance
  • Growing Doubts in Europe On Future of Carbon Storage
  • New York Times, Andres Cala
  • MADRID — The European Union’s long-term energy plans to abate global warming while still burning fossil fuels hinge on proposals to capture carbon dioxide emissions and store them in deep underground rock formations. Yet weak support for the untested technology is putting Europe in the rear ranks of its development. Two carbon ... more ›
  • January 16, 2012  |  
  • Technology
  • An Energy Supergrid for Europe Faces Big Obstacles
  • New York Times, Beth Gardiner
  • LONDON — Advocates of renewable energy say an electricity supergrid could enhance the clean-power industry by connecting power sources like wind farms in Scotland and solar arrays in Spain or North Africa to the population centers of Europe. The technical arguments for a significantly expanded and upgraded power network in ... more ›
  • January 13, 2012  |  
  • Technology
  • 3 GW of Solar in China in 2012?
  • Greentech Media, Eric Wesoff
  • Can China jump-start its domestic solar market? China is looking to develop solar photovoltaic projects with a “total installed capacity of 3 gigawatts in 2012,” China Securities Journal quoted Liu Tienan, head of the National Energy Administration (NEA) as saying at a national energy work conference on Wednesday, according to ... more ›
  • January 12, 2012  |  
  • Finance
  • Renewable energy investment soared in 2011
  • Smartplanet.com, David Worthington
  • 2011 was outwardly a tumultuous year for clean energy, but economic uncertainty and the air of scandal were in actuality just red herrings. Global investment surged to record levels, and the United States led the pack. The industry’s challenges were many: falling stock prices, bankruptcy, slim profit margins,trade disputes, disappearing ... more ›