Renewable Energy


The New Greens Like It Big

Author: David G. Victor

In this Newsweek article, David Victor writes that in all the bad economic news, a new face of green is emerging. The green view based on small sources and market power will give way to one based on scale and subsidies.

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Biofuels in the Americas

David J. Rothkopf, author of a report for the Inter-American Development Bank on green energy in the Americas, and C. Ford Runge, professor of applied economics and law at the University of Minnesota, discuss the viability of ethanol as an alternative fuel and its prospects in Latin America.

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A Future Vision For Energy

Speaker: Anne Lauvergeon

Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of AREVA, a company that provides complete fuel cycle services, nuclear reactor design, and construction for the nuclear energy industry internationally, offers her perspective on how to satisfy growing global energy needs while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions, protecting natural resources, and maintaining price stability and competition.

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Panacea or Pipe Dream? Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives: Session II: Energy Alternatives in the Market

Speakers: John E. Bryson and Vijay Vaitheeswaran
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

John Bryson and Vijay Vaitheeswaran discuss the technology options in the market, highlighting the weakness of the U.S. electric grid, the importance of conservation and efficiency, and the prospects for ethanol, wind, and solar as leading alternative energy sources.

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