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by Sheridan Titman on March 22, 2011
Written in conjunction with Malcolm Wardlaw
As I mentioned in my earlier posts on crude price divergence, the market’s view of the Gulf oil spill post-event and future oil prices, futures prices provide “forecasts” of future oil and gas prices. However, people in the industry tend to misunderstand the relation between futures prices and the prices that are expected to be realized in the future, and perhaps because of this, they tend to be somewhat critical about the accuracy of those More >
September 2, 2010 Energy & Fuel
Here is an excellent guest post by an energy veteran and businessman on the costs of clean energy compared to old, dirty energy.
By GreenBiz Staff Published March 16, 2010
2009 will go down as one of the worst years in economic history. Overall venture capital spending fell to its lowest level in more than a decade. Initial public offerings (IPOs) in the U.S. continued at historic lows, with just 13 venture-backed IPOs in 2009 (up only slightly from a meager six venturebacked IPOs in 2008), according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association. Once stalwart financial and market leaders crumbled under new harsh economic realities, with many shuttering their operations or surviving as a mere shell of their former selves. Governments around the world, More >
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Virtual Information Bridge to Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (VIBE)
January 19, 2010
by Gary Schmitz, NREL Colorado, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]
Having rapidly established itself as a “go to” site for transportation and other related energy information, the Virtual Information Bridge to Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (VIBE) is expanding its reach to attract new users across the widest range of energy issues. A sister site to VIBE, called Open Energy Information, has been launched to allow organizations around the world to both post their own energy data and download data, for free.
January 9, 2010 New Renewable Energy Performance & Financial Analysis Software Released EnergyPeriscope.com is a professional-level performance estimating and financial analysis engine. Creates financial performance reports for efficiency and renewable energy solutions.
By Scott CronkSanta Rosa, CA
EnergyPeriscope.com is a robust, professional-level performance estimating and financial analysis engine. Use it to create financial performance reports for single- or multiple-technology energy solutions. Accommodates retrofit applications, new construction buildings, and “Energy Farms” for selling solar PV or wind generated electricity. Models solar electric (PV), solar water heating, solar pool/spa heating, solar hydronic radiant floor systems, wind turbines and energy efficiency projects.EnergyPeriscope.com is a More >
January 7, 2010
Solar Patents Part of Upward Trend in Clean Energy
By Victor A. CardonaAlbany, NY
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is pleased to announce the Shine-On Solar edition of the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) by the firm’s Cleantech Group. The CEPGI tracks the granting of patents in the Clean Energy sector and monitors important technological breakthroughs in this field. Victor Cardona, Co-chair of the firm’s Cleantech Group stated, “We have drilled down into our solar patent data and have found some interesting results. Solar photovoltaic patents lead those of solar thermal by a wide margin. Within solar More >
Smart Grid Data: How to Look Smarter in a Hurry (Hint: Get Brainiacs to Coach You) Jan 6, 2010 Here’s the problem — many of you could look very, very dumb this year. Thanks to smart meter rollouts and stimulus funding, data will be pouring into your utility. Unless you know how to handle it all, you’re going to look bad — to your bosses, to your regulators, and to the increasing number of consumers who want to know what they’re getting from all those Smart Grid investments.
Here’s a solution: Get some of the world’s leading experts to coach you. And More >
Written by Susan Kraemer
Published on January 1st, 2010
Norwegian scientists have created a new method of calculating carbon footprint that allocates the carbon produced in the country of consumption, not just in the country of production, bringing up some interesting issues and possible solutions to the difficulties of combating climate change.
This revised carbon footprint study makes it possible to calculate the carbon cost of imported goods accurately. The new study by Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Centre of International Climate and Environment Research in Oslo and published at carbonfootprintofnations.com – incorporating these numbers – is More >