The Huge Renewable Energy Potential of Alaska

The Huge Renewable Energy Potential of Alaska

Posted: 29 May 2012 03:23 PM PDT

Alaska is a vast state that would stretch from California to Florida if superimposed over the lower 48 states; it has twice the shoreline of all the lower 48 states combined, and boasts a varying geography that includes rivers, volcanoes, and windswept tundras.Most of the lower states just think of Alaska as an oil state, but it actually has the potential to produce massive amounts of energy from hydro, wind, geothermal, and other renewable sources. John Podesta a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton chaired a meeting at the Centre…

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Energy & Risk: Why We Are Experiencing an Energy Boom

Posted: 29 May 2012 03:22 PM PDT

The convergence of forces creating profound changes in domestic energy production is being driven by technology, globalization, demographic changes and by economies turning things upside down. But only recently and only in selected places across the energy value chain has it hit critical mass.  One of them is reflected in the graphic above from the US EIA showing the growth in US domestic oil production.Opportunity is born today out of the risk-induced realization that insight can be extracted from the visual data predictive analysis of the…

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China Pledge to Invest $27 Billion in Renewable Energy in 2012

Posted: 29 May 2012 03:11 PM PDT

In 2011 global carbon dioxide emissions rose to the highest level ever recorded. The increase was mainly driven by the world’s largest emitter of CO2, China, who experienced their own record increase of emissions due to the high use of coal. According to the IEA, the 9.3 percent that Chinese emissions increased by, offset the decreased emission levels achieved in the United States and Europe.In an attempt to reduce their carbon emissions and promote energy conservation, China has pledged to invest $27 billion in renewable energy projects…

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