Ceres Sustainability Podcast: Investing in Renewable Energy INFRASTRUCTURE (Bill Green, Macquarie Capital)
Thu, 5 August 2010 Appetite for Infrastructure: Building the Renewable Energy Sector
In the aftermath of the financial collapse, big investors are returning to some market fundamentals — abandoning flimsy derivatives for tried and true physical assets. One of the concrete investments investors are eyeing is infrastructure. Specifically, renewable energy infrastructure.
The renewable energy market is poised to explode in the coming years, and is already booming in countries like China, Brazil and Germany. And investors are eager to tap into it. Although a price on carbon — which would give renewables the punctuated equilibrium needed to free up investment dollars and More >
RSS feeds Inside Renewable Energy Wind Technologies: Size Matters, But Only So Much
The wind turbine – standing tall, sleek and uniquely modern – is arguably the most powerful symbol of the technological advancement of renewables. And although size is typically the metric for such progress, it’s the less visible improvements that have allowed the industry to grow. Wind technologies have come a long way over the last 30 years, starting as custom-made amalgamations of farm machinery in Denmark and lab experiments in the U.S., and evolving to become the giant sentries of today’s energy transition. In this podcast, we’ll look at More >
Inside Renewable Energy How Do We Define the Green Collar Economy?
The push for more green-collar jobs has been hailed as the New Deal of our time – a revolution. A movement. But amidst all of this talk about the green collar economy, we still haven’t defined exactly what it is. Certainly, the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries are vast and diverse, touching upon every sector imaginable: Construction, manufacturing, project management, sales, design, agriculture and information technology. In this podcast, we’ll look at how the green-collar economy is taking shape around the world today and what it will mean for More >
RSS feeds Inside Renewable Energy The Next Great Global Industry
Developing renewables is no longer just a feel-good exercise – it’s about becoming a global leader in the race to realize the Next Great Global Industry. If countries and companies fail to take advantage of the market potential for renewables, they’ll risk becoming obsolete as the clean energy economy takes shape. In this podcast, we’ll have a roundtable discussion on the race to build new manufacturing sectors, create cutting-edge jobs and inspire citizens to make an all-hands-on-deck effort to transition to a new energy future. Lisa Frantzis, managing director for renewable and More >
Energy Storage Round-table
RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Stephen Lacy talks about the energy storage landscape with A123 Systems, Ice Energy and IDC Energy Insights. They discuss technology, markets and the role storage will play.
MICHAEL KANELLOS 02 21 10 Video: The Bloom Box Lands, And The Unanswered Questions Are…
You’ve heard of the Bloom Box. Here’s the video.
After nearly nine years, Bloom Energy has finally publicly shown off its fuel cell that it says could replace a large hunk of the grid someday.
The Bloom Box–which costs $700,000 to $800,000 now–essentially is a device for making electricity on demand. Methane or other hydrocarbons are fed into the device along with oxygen. The mixture is heated to around 1,000 Celsius. As the gases pass through catalytic plates, the machine produces electricity, some heat, carbon dioxide and water. Other More >
Energy Efficiency and Renewables: Market and Behavioral Failures Thursday, January 28, 2010, Noon Building 50 Auditorium Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Policies to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency have been gaining momentum throughout the world, often justified by environmental and energy security concerns. This presentation first talks about energy efficiency options, then delves into the economic motivation for energy efficiency and renewable energy policies by articulating the classes of relevant behavioral failures and market failures. Such behavioral and market failures may vary intertemporally or atemporally; the temporal structure and the extent of the failures are the critical considerations in More >