Rough Years Ahead for the Solar Industry

As the Arctic Melts Commercial Opportunities Grow, Increasing Political Interest

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:08 PM PDT

The Arctic is warming at an alarming rate – twice as fast as the rest of the planet – and according to a new report, those changes will be a key driver of geopolitics in the coming years.As the rapidly melting ice unlocks commercial opportunities in shipping, tourism and oil and gas extraction, the world’s largest economies are jockeying for control of the region. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, the melting of the Arctic is a “bellwether for how climate change may reshape geopolitics in the post-Cold…

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As the Arctic Melts Commercial Opportunities Grow, Increasing Political Interest

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:08 PM PDT

The Arctic is warming at an alarming rate – twice as fast as the rest of the planet – and according to a new report, those changes will be a key driver of geopolitics in the coming years.As the rapidly melting ice unlocks commercial opportunities in shipping, tourism and oil and gas extraction, the world’s largest economies are jockeying for control of the region. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, the melting of the Arctic is a “bellwether for how climate change may reshape geopolitics in the post-Cold…

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Rough Years Ahead for the Solar Industry

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:04 PM PDT

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) workshop presentation of its Q2:2012 outlook for photovoltaic panels has attracted a lot of attention.  Before the presentation BNEF leaked the workshop slides to Forbes, but then complained when Forbes published a story using them. Not only did BNEF hold the workshop in China but it had the temerity to tell the audience that it would take until at least 2014 to work off the supply glut of PV panels around the world.  Think about that for a moment.The use of feed-in-tariff subsidies, treasury…

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Shale Gas Boom will Create 2.4 Million Jobs by 2035

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:03 PM PDT

The research and analysis firm IHS Global Insight has released a new study looking into the unconventional gas sector, and predicts that the shale gas boom will create nearly 1.5 million new jobs by 2015.The huge sums invested in unconventional gas accounted for 1 million jobs in 2010 in both producing and no-producing states, and this figure is expected to grow to 2.4 million by 2035.The shale gas boom will continue to drive the national economic growth, receiving $3.2 trillion in cumulative investment between 2010 and 2035, and contributing $332…

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:04 PM PDT

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) workshop presentation of its Q2:2012 outlook for photovoltaic panels has attracted a lot of attention.  Before the presentation BNEF leaked the workshop slides to Forbes, but then complained when Forbes published a story using them. Not only did BNEF hold the workshop in China but it had the temerity to tell the audience that it would take until at least 2014 to work off the supply glut of PV panels around the world.  Think about that for a moment.The use of feed-in-tariff subsidies, treasury…

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Shale Gas Boom will Create 2.4 Million Jobs by 2035

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:03 PM PDT

The research and analysis firm IHS Global Insight has released a new study looking into the unconventional gas sector, and predicts that the shale gas boom will create nearly 1.5 million new jobs by 2015.The huge sums invested in unconventional gas accounted for 1 million jobs in 2010 in both producing and no-producing states, and this figure is expected to grow to 2.4 million by 2035.The shale gas boom will continue to drive the national economic growth, receiving $3.2 trillion in cumulative investment between 2010 and 2035, and contributing $332…

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