A Coal-Lump in the Sky

On the heels of President Obama’s renewed call for clean energy technologies in last night’s Oval Office speech, we’re particularly baffled by this piece in The Examiner detailing how the US Air Force is now testing a coal-based jet fuel.
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The Future of Big Oil

The deluge of oil in the BP Gulf disaster is matched only by the gush of stories it’s generated. Making sense of it all can be tough, but the occasional commentary makes the long-term picture clear. One of those was the analysis offered by Deborah Gordon and Dan Sperling in Sunday’s Washington Post, showing why oil companies aren’t ever going to be serious about the renewables that 92 percent of Americans want supported.
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BP Gulf Disaster – Our ‘Energy Pearl Harbor’?

The most compelling moment of the EnergyOcean 2010 Conference was surely Tuesday's keynote address by former George W. Bush energy adviser and 30-year oil industry investment veteran, Matt Simmons. He shared with the audience of several hundred people with his take on the BP oil spill and his predictions on what the end result will be.
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Energy by the Numbers

If you care about Scaling Green and growing clean tech industries, you want to be reading Solar Fred on a regular basis. In yesterday’s post, Fred encouraged his readers to “focus on envisioning what going solar really means from more of an emotional perspective.” Thanks to the horrific pictures and personalized maps coming out of the Gulf, it is easier than ever to bring an emotional perspective to alternative energies.
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A Day Of Contrasts

By Mike Casey

Energy Ocean 2010 Conference, Ft. Lauderdale – Our first blog at Scaling Green, and we start with a pretty big energy industry contrast. This small conference of early players in the nascent ocean energy business fits in just two hotel conference rooms, including the exhibition floor. Participants are as likely to be from academia and government than they are from private sector players, a big difference with other shows I’ve attended.
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