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EU Geothermal Poised for Growth, Report Says

Installed capacity of geothermal generation in Europe is expected to reach close to 4,000 megawatts in 2016 from 1,558 megawatts in 2009, finds a report released by Frost & Sullivan, a London-based market research firm. European nations are taking a look at the …

BP to Chamber: Were Staying

In a speech at the Oil & Money Conference in London, BP CEO Tony Hayward urged for a strong private/government partnership to implement a comprehensive cap-and-trade system.  That’s a polar opposite stance to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s own anti cap-and-trade position. On …

The Alternative Agenda: BP plugs the well, China to announce $739B energy plan, Acciona invests

Could this be the last BP Gulf Spill Update? It seems unlikely, but you never know. In any case, BP officials said the cement plug installed last week in the Macondo well is holding and the relief wells should intercept the well by …

The Week In Green Energy: The Local Option

WCI partners and observers A week after the Democratic Senate leadership killed comprehensive energy reform, the onus is on the states to fix the country’s emission and energy problems. We saw the beginnings of this with the release, this week, by the Western …

Tony Hayward Replaced By Gulf-State Native Robert Dudley As BP CEO

Outgoing BP CEO Tony Hayward American Robert Dudley takes over as BP CEO on October 1. When he became Chief Executive Officer of BP in 2007, Tony Hayward vowed to focus “laser-like” on safety and reliability. He took the top position form Lord …

The Alternative Agenda: Tony Haywards Out and What to Expect This Week in Green Energy [UPDATE]

BP's Tony Hayward: What color is his parachute? Goodbye Tony Hayward, though I never knew you at all, you had the grace… Now that BP’s Gulf well is no longer gushing, the company’s board is getting around to the inevitable sacking of Chief …

The Alternative Agenda: BPs Latest Cap and What To Expect This Week in Green Energy [UPDATE]

How long will BP's newest cap keep the oil in? A weekend without oil, but how long will it last? BP’s new tighter-fitting containment cap stopped the Gulf of Mexico oil gusher over the weekend and the well appears to be intact. But, …

BP Buys Vereniums Cellulosic Biofuels Biz for $98M

BP Biofuels North America announced today the purchase of Verenium Corp’s cellulosic biofuels business, which includes two facilities in California and Louisiana, for $98.3 million. Verenium is holding onto its commercial enzyme business and certain R&D capabilities and the right to access technologies …

June Top Ten Players In Green Energy

1: President Barack Obama Last month’s first Oval Office address by President Obama on the Gulf spill was paned for its lack of specifics. We at G.E.R. believed that the speech was pure-Obama as he he provided the outline for a comprehensive climate …

The Alternative Agenda: BP, Exxon, Italian Solar and Solar By The Bay

BP Oil Spill: Progress In The Gulf All eyes will be on the Gulf this week, closely following BP’s latest attempt to squash the massive spill. The British oil company announced over the weekend that it would be installing a tighter cap over …