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Shell and Cosan: fuelling a lower-carbon future with biofuels

Shell and Cosan today launched a multi-billion dollar joint venture that will become a leading producer of the low-carbon biofuel, ethanol made from sugar cane. Named Raízen, this major retail and commercial fuels company will operate in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing markets.

02 June 2011 , 17:36Neftegaz.RU18090


In an international open tender, INTER RAO UES selected Societe Generale (SG CFA) as its investment consultant, which will be responsible for the development of a banking feasibility study and securing external investments for the Baltic Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) project.

19 April 2011 , 14:39Neftegaz.RU19470

BP, located in the center of the scandal with the Russian company TNK-BP, wastes no time in Brazil

BP announced that it has agreed to acquire majority control of the Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA).

14 March 2011 , 16:38Neftegaz.RU15460

WindMade Introduces Wind Energy Made Consumer Label for Products

"We want to build a bridge between consumers and companies committed to clean energy, and give consumers the option to choose more sustainable products. We hope that this will create a strong element of consumer pull which will accelerate the pace of wind energy development globally, We strongly encourage forward-looking companies to join us in this effort." - Ditlev Engel, CEO and President for Vestas Wind Systems who pioneered the WindMade initiative.

15 February 2011 , 09:34Neftegaz.RU13680

Energy Firms Ink First Capacity Supply Deals

Several major energy companies signed the first capacity supply agreements Thursday in a ceremony that started laying the groundwork for future investment into the Russian energy industry.

22 October 2010 , 16:16The Moscow Times17190

More than $34 billion invested by China in renewable energy in 2009

China has invested US$34.6 billion in renewable energy industry in 2009, making the country the biggest investor in the industry in the world, said Li Junfeng, deputy director of the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission.

26 July 2010 , 09:41Asia Pulse25320

Renewable energy agreements signed between Lukoil and Italian company ERG Renew

Lukoil and the Italian company ERG Renew signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set basic terms and conditions for cooperation in the market of renewable energy sources, with a key focus on the wind-energy sector.

14 July 2010 , 07:41Eurasia Review20590

British gas companies ask the government to support green gas

The gas industry is calling on the Government to prioritise action on establishing incentives for generating green gas.

10 June 2010 , 10:01Louise BatemanGreen Wise Business41860

Russian government encouraged to support biofuel projects

The government should support small energy-generating projects that use biofuel by giving them tax breaks and subsidized interest rates, presidential economic adviser Arkady Dvorkovich said Tuesday.

09 June 2010 , 09:37Maria AntonovaThe Moscow Times22190

First Russian hybrid electric car will be unveil this year

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov plans to unveil prototypes of Russia’s first hybrid electric car this year as the government tries to reduce the country’s reliance on natural resources.

13 April 2010 , 09:43Bloomberg23020

Solar plane made a successful first flight

At the pace of a fast bicycle, a solar-powered plane took to the skies for its maiden flight Wednesday, passing an important test on the way to a historic voyage around the world — a journey that would not use a drop of fuel.

13 April 2010 , 09:16The Associated Press19220

US oil major Chevron fully involved in next-generation solar technologies

INNOVALIGHT, THE Silicon Valley solar energy firm headed up by Irish executive Conrad Burke, is one of seven companies working on next-generation solar technologies which have been selected for a pilot by oil giant Chevron.

02 April 2010 , 08:24John CollinsIrish Times23330

Final solar panels test for Chevron's photovoltaic new technology

Chevron is testing several bold new solar technologies under the banner of Project Brightfield. Drawn from 19 companies, these photovoltaic systems, if proven effective, could soon be backed and proliferated by the oil and gas giant.

23 March 2010 , 09:46Camille RickettsGreenBeat29210

What solar industry can learn from the collapse of the Spanish solar "miracle"

PUERTOLLANO, Spain — Two years ago, this gritty mining city hosted a brief 21st-century gold rush. Long famous for coal, Puertollano discovered another energy source it had overlooked: the relentless, scorching sun.

10 March 2010 , 13:34Elisabeth RosenthalThe New York Times45940

Google is ready to launch its solar energy revolution

Google’s Bill Weihl expresses his opinion, “We see a chance to make a difference in the field of renewable energy and energy information that can help bring the world to a lower carbon and more efficient economy.”

09 March 2010 , 12:58Alternative Energy news18790

Chevron's gigantic revolutionary solar power plant launched in USA

A subsidiary of oil giant Chevron Corp. plans to build what New Mexico officials say will be the largest solar power plant in the nation that uses lenses to focus sunlight onto solar cells.

26 February 2010 , 10:53PennEnergy29960

Solar Millennium's innovation for solar thermal power plants

Solar Millennium, the project development unit of Solar Trust of America, will use advanced dry-cooling technology for its two proposed solar thermal power plants being developed by the company in the Amargosa Valley outside Las Vegas.

26 February 2010 , 09:03Utility Automation/Electric Light & Power19540

Solar energy may be the new turn of Middle East countries

Massive renewable energy projects undertaken by the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries could turn them into solar energy exporters.

10 February 2010 , 11:28Emirates Business25970

Solar revolution for Shell

Reuters reported that SHOWA SHELL SEKIYU K.K. plans to build a solar panel plant which will produce solar cells made of copper and indium.

10 February 2010 , 07:53Reuters24830

Alternate Energy Is Less Problematic

In response to Robert Thorson's Nov. 19 column on alternate energy sources [Opinion, «Geothermal Can Be Earth-Shaking News"]: As a regular person, not the media or a celebrity, I know that photovoltaics produce electricity, not heat…

25 November 2009 , 16:29Henry R. SchwartzThe Hartford Courant16760

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