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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Renewable Energy Laws Driving Change

Renewable Energy Laws- Driving Change
China, Germany, Spain , Czech renewable energy laws

Global changes in use ,funding and promotion of renewable energy including solar, wind , and other alternative energy sources is being driven by renewable energy laws. As China takes the rank of the leading global investor in renewable energy, the passage and implementation of the
Renewable Energy Law of China is seen as a major factor.

The Renewable Energy Law of China- passed in early 2005 and effective January 2006 requires power grid operators to purchase resources from registered renewable energy producers and also includes financial incentives for renewable energy projects.
Excerpt from translation: ” The purpose of this law is to promote the development and utilization of renewable energy, increase energy supply, improve the energy structure, safeguard energy security, protect the environment, and realize the sustainable development of the economy and society.”
Translation of law: http://www.resource-solutions.org/lib/librarypdfs/RE_law_english_version.doc


The German Parliament passed law February 2000 , called the "Renewable Energy Act" marking a the future of renewable energy in Germany. The Renewable Energy Law (REL) is one factor that has resulted in Germany being the world leader in renewable energy use ,with 2005 marking 10.3 percent of Germany's electricity coming from renewable energy sources
For more details on Germans Renewable Energy law http://www.senternovem.nl/mmfiles/Renewable%20Energy%20Law_tcm24-117012.pdf

August 2005 the Spanish government approved the new Renewable Energy Plan (Plan de EnergĂ­as Renovables, PER), superseding the Renewable Energy Promotion Plan, from 1999. The goal is achieve the target of 12% of primary energy being met from renewable sources by 2010

Czech renewable energy law Sustainable Energy Policy of the Czech Republic details:

http://www.unep.org/GC/GCSS-IX/Documents/Czech-Rep-rev-1C.pdf

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Indianapolis 500 Drivers Burning Rubber and Ethanol

This year, the Indianapolis 500 went green with participating racers burning ethanol.It works in favor of the venue, as ethanol actually increases the cars performance. The cars used a blend of 90 percent methanol and 10 percent ethanol, with a goal of running on 100 % ethanol in 2007.
Setting the pace with green fuel may inspire avid fans and consumer shifts and trends.

30% of gasoline in the U.S. is currently blended with ethanol, the corn-based fuel additive.
Like any other fuel source- supply and demand dictate prices and the recent demand for ethanol have increased prices. New ethanol plants are on the rise ,with plans for 33 underway in the US

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Riding the wave of renewable energy

Clean renewable energy from the ocean's waves


They say the state of wave energy today is in like looking back to wind energy in its emerging state. As wind energy now takes a global hold and we witness growth in India and China - we look to the ocean as another alternative.

Wave energy R&D by Dr. von Jouanne ( Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University) , Professor Alan Wallace, and students at the Oregon State University is another alternative to oil and fossil fuels worth exploring .

To read a detailed report on Ocean Wave Energy at the Oregon Offshore Wave Demonstration Project and learn all about what wave energy is and how it is harnessed, I suggest reading:
http://www.epri.com/oceanenergy/attachments/wave/reports/Ph_15_Oregon_Wave_Final_RB_121305.pdf#search=

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Clean Energy- Clean Edge U.S. Index Coming May 18th

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. have announced the launch of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Index, for clean-energy investing , starting on May 18th .

The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index will track the performance of U.S. traded clean energy companies . The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index will cover companies participating in manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging cleanenergy technologies including solar photovoltaics, biofuels, and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the index will cover are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence, and Advanced Energy-Related Materials.

More info: http://www.cleanedge.com/

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"Smartcool's Green Technology Hits the Green in Las Vegas"

Smartcool enters golf course market; announces five year energy savings installation agreement

"Smartcool's Green Technology Hits the Green in Las Vegas"

VANCOUVER, May 3, 2006 - Smartcool Systems Inc. (OTC.PK: SSCFF;TSXV: SSC), an advanced energy savings technology company, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to share in the energy savings generated from the installation of the ESM 4000 Energy Savings Module with Siena Golf Club located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Under this program Smartcool installs the ESM 4000, collects data for a one month period to verify the KW savings and calculates the annual savings available to the customer. In consideration for Smartcool installing the equipment at its cost, the customer agrees to share the monthly savings equally with Smartcool and also authorize the Utility to pay the rebate directly to Smartcool which will offset some of the capital cost of the equipment to be installed.

The benefit to the customer is the increase in monthly cash flow as expenses are reduced. The benefit to Smartcool is the recurring revenue it can receive during these five year renewable contracts.

This first install of a golf course facility will allow Smartcool to grow its business in this area through associated golf facilities. Smartcool has been actively marketing to Golf courses in the area due to favourable ambient conditions and high energy consumption seen in these facilities. Smartcool is in discussions with a number of other courses to enter into trial agreements.

About Smartcool Systems:

Smartcool distributes the Abbotly Technology that reduces electric usage on air conditioning and refrigeration compressors. The ESM 4000 works in conjunction with existing compressor equipment. It does not replace it and can improve upon existing savings systems. It does cause compressors to work at maximum efficiency but does not allow or cause over-cycling. Smartcool holds exclusive rights for the ESM in all of North America.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
contents of this press release.

For further information

please contact: George Burnes, (604) 669-1388 or 1-888-669-1388 or georgeb@smartcool.ca

Source: SmartCool Systems Inc.SmartCool Systems Inc. is a featured Company on RenewableEnergyStocks.com

For full details, click here: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/SSC/Default.asp

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Biogas / Ethanol Stocks

This week " ethanol stocks" is the number one search on www.Renewableenergystocks.com
- so for interested investors - here is our growing list of public companies

Blue Diamond Ventures, Inc.(OTC.PK: BLDV) is an agriculture, bio fuels and commercial development company with operations in Belize and the U.S.
Dyadic International, Inc. (AMEX: DIL) engages in the development and distribution of specialty enzymes and related products for sale to the textile, food and feed, starch, pulp and paper, and other industries in the United States of America, Hong Kong, Poland, and the Netherlands. The company focuses on functional proteomics through the discovery, development, and manufacturing of novel products, including enzymes and proteins, derived from the genes of complex living organisms. Using its proprietary platform technologies for gene discovery and gene expression, Dyadic develops additional biological products, such as proteins, enzymes, polypeptides, and small molecules for use by itself and for applications in large segments of the agricultural, industrial, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Dyadic International is based in Jupiter, Florida.
Earth Biofuels Inc (OTCBB: EBOF) produces and distributes biodiesel fuel through the company's network of wholesale and retail outlets. The fuel is sold under Willie Nelson's brand name, "BioWillie." The Company is focused on capitalizing on the growing demand for alternative and renewable fuels in the domestic market.
Environmental Power Corporation (OTCBB: POWR) through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of renewable energy production facilities. It develops and owns noncommodity, renewable, and alternative energy facilities that produces biofuels or electricity by utilizing fuel derived from its agricultural waste management processes or alternative fuel sources, such as waste coal.
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRE) organized to construct and operate a 50 million gallon, dry mill, fuel grade ethanol plant.Intrepid Technology and Resources, Inc. ITR (OTCBB: IESV) technology application innovator of biogas, bio-diesel and ethanol products and services designed to assist in worldwide energy independence and reduce pollution; thus manufacturing "green energy" from renewable agriculture feedstock and industrial and agriculture waste materials.
MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGPI) produces certain ingredients and distillery products. Its ingredients consists of specialty ingredients, including specialty wheat starches and proteins; commodity ingredients, including commodity wheat starches and vital wheat gluten; and mill feeds. MGPI’s Terratek™ line of starch- and protein-based polymbers has been developed to address the need for eco-friendly, biobased goods provides an excellent alternative to petroleum-based polymers.
Nova Energy Holding, Inc. (OTCBB: NVAO) formerly known as Nova Oil, Inc., is an energy company that synthesizes and distributes renewable fuel products. Nova's initial focus will be to construct and operate several biodiesel refineries with production capacity of more than 300 million gallons of fuel on an annual basis. Within three years Nova intends to construct seven biodiesel refineries ranging from 20 to 50 million gallons per year. All seven refineries will utilize Nova's proprietary, patented process technology, which enables the use of a broader range of lower cost feedstocks.
O2Diesel Corporation (AMEX: OTD) commercial development of a cleaner-burning diesel fuel ,engineered and designed for universal application, O2Diesel(TM) is an ethanol-diesel blend treated with the company's proprietary natural oil-derived stabilizing additive that substantially reduces harmful emissions without sacrificing power and performance. Extensive independent and government-recognized laboratory and in-use field tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of O2Diesel(TM) -- the introduction of this cost-effective, cleaner-burning diesel fuel is now underway in the United States and other global markets.
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) markets ethanol in the western United States. Through third-party service providers, it provides transportation, storage, and delivery of ethanol. The company sells ethanol primarily into California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon, as well as has customer relationships throughout the western United States, and supplier relationships throughout the western and midwestern United States.

Rentech, Inc. (RTK) Developer and owner of a proprietary and patented gas-to-liquids (GTL) process that converts carbon-bearing gases, liquids and solids into liquid hydrocarbon products. The products include clean burning diesel fuel, naphthas and specialty products such as waxes, petrochemical feedstocks, fuel cell feedstocks and synthetic lubricant base stock.
Xethanol Corporation (OTCBB: XTHN) emerging biomass-to-ethanol industry. Xethanol's mission is to optimize the use of biomass in the renewable energy field and convert biomass that is currently being abandoned or land filled into ethanol and other valuable co-products, especially xylitol. Xethanol's strategy is to deploy proprietary biotechnologies that will extract and ferment the sugars trapped in these biomass waste concentrations. Xethanol's strategic value proposition is to produce ethanol and valuable co-products cost effectively with ethanol plants located closer to biomass sources. In Iowa, Xethanol owns two ethanol production facilities, where it is deploying these technologies.


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