The Daily Sprout


The Wall Street Journal’s Energy Special: A special energy section from the newspaper of financial record includes thoughts on the gas engine’s permanence, clean coal’s near-term future and the energy venture arms of Big Oil as corporate periscopes. Pessimistic or realistic? – Wall Street Journal.

Nanosolar Planning 10 MW Power Plant: The thin-film solar startup reportedly plans to expand a previously announced 1 megawatt power plant in Germany up to 10 megawatts. Nanosolar is also said to be building an assembly plant in the same town – Gunther Portfolio via Greentech Media.

McCain and Obama Answer Science Questions on Climate Change: has gotten both candidates to answer a set of questions on a broad range of science issues, including climate change, and fortunately the candidates agree, more or less, that the problem is man-made and a cap-and-trade system would help mitigate it. Too bad the VP candidates haven’t been tested – NYTimes’ Dot Earth.

California Nearing Cap-and-Trade: The California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission released a final draft of the proposed cap-and-trade system to facilitate the Global Warming Solutions Acts (A.B. 32) which recommends auctioning 80 percent of the permits to start – ClimateIntel.

Clean Energy’s Cost Competitive Edge – Predictability: While renewable energy by-and-large is still more expensive than fossil alternatives, it doesn’t suffer the same wild price fluctuations oil and even coal have seen this year – WSJ’s Environmental Capital.

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