The End of Nuclear Power? Or Just the Beginning?

On August 7, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

This week’s news: US NRC freezes decisions on new reactor, license renewal applications “The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted unanimously Tuesday not to issue final decisions on granting licenses to build new nuclear power reactors and 20-year license renewals to existing ones, pending resolution of the agency’s waste confidence rule overturned by a court in June. […]

Tagged with:  

Getting Lucky With Water Technologies

On November 29, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi For cleantech investors in the water space, one of the most attractive aspects of the water technology sector is that there’s a well-established set of well-heeled companies with strong interests in building their water businesses via acquisitions.  This list includes most prominently General Electric (NYSE: GE), Siemens (NYSE: SI), and Veolia (NYSE: VE):  multi-billion dollar […]

Tagged with:  

GE Buys 12,000 Chevrolet Volts

On November 16, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

GE will purchase 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015 for its own fleet and through its Capital Fleet Services business – the largest-ever electric car commitment. GE will convert most of its 30,000 global fleet and will partner with fleet customers to deploy a total of 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015. GE will initially purchase 12,000 GM vehicles, beginning with the Chevrolet Volt in 2011, and will add other vehicles as manufacturers expand their electric vehicle portfolios.

Tagged with:  

5,050 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for SF Bay

On August 10, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (8/10/10) The San Francisco Bay Area will add over 5,000 electric car charging stations (EVSE) in the next 2 years and continue as one of the nation’s leading areas for electric cars. The Bay Area’s 7 million people live in cities that have adopted hybrid cars, like the Prius, faster than in […]

Tagged with:  

Cape Wind is New Source of U.S. Renewable Energy

On April 29, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (4/29/10) The United States now has a new source of clean electricity for homes, buildings, and industrial stationary power and also for the growing use of electricity in rail and electric cars. Wind power is especially available at night when we hope to eventually charge millions of vehicles. Global wind energy capacity […]

Tagged with:  

Cash is King in Renewable Energy Development

On September 18, 2009, in Blog, by John Addison

It is a buyer’s market for those developing large wind, solar, bioenergy, biofuel, and other renewable energy projects. In 2009, land is less expensive , equipment cost less, deliveries are faster, and warranties longer. It is a buyer’s market if you have cash, yet it continues to be a difficult time to secure debt financing. […]

GE: Doing Cleantech The Right Way

On March 8, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I have long had a respect for GE (NYSE:GE), and how it runs its business. In cleantech, I am very, very jealous. They have made themselves into the company to beat. Whether by plan, luck, or simply applying sound business discipline, GE has made itself into a top 3 global cleantech player no matter happens. […]

Tagged with:  

Up in the Air With Biofuels

On February 25, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Over the weekend, Virgin Atlantic Airways flew a passenger-less Boeing 747-400 partially fueled by a biofuel mixture of coconut oil and babassu oil from London’s Heathrow Airport to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. (Read USA Today story.) The test flight, performed to evaluate comparative engine performance and emissions rates with standard jet fuel […]

Tagged with: