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Monday, August 27, 2007

The Future of the Solar Energy Industry

The Future of the Solar Energy Industry

Renewable Energy Stocks (Renewableenergystocks.com) Interview with Solar and Renewable Energy Expert, J. Peter Lynch

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., August 27, 2007 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing news, stock directories and research links, presents an interview on the future of the solar energy industry with solar expert and regular columnist at Investor Ideas, J. Peter Lynch.

Since the renewable sector of the market has been so “hot” this year, as well as volatile, InvestorIdeas.com speaks with resident solar expert, Peter Lynch for insight into the industry, where it is and where it is headed. Dawn Van Zant (DVZ), on behalf of InvestorIdeas.com discusses Photovoltaics with Mr. Lynch.

Interview Excerpt:

DVZ: What are your thoughts on the growth of the Photovoltaics (PV) market over the next few years?

J. Peter Lynch: The PV industry finished 2005 with a capacity of 1.7 gigawatts (GW) (a gigawatt = a billion) and 2006 numbers came in at 2.5GW. This is amazing growth (45%+) for any industry, let alone one that is in the midst of a worldwide shortage, in its primary feedstock, silicon.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

article on electric cars and vehicles worth noting

article on electric cars and vehicles worth noting:
Treehugger
Green Basics: Electric Vehicles and Carsby Collin Dunn, Seattle on 08.16.07Cars & Transportation
article link:
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/green-basics-electric-cars.php
For more information, check out Wikipedia's entry on EVs, and hit up the manufacturers websites: ZAP, Phoenix Motorcars, Tesla Motors, Commuter Cars and Miles Automotive Group. For further reading in TreeHugger, read the Tesla tag or type it in to the TreeHugger search box, if you've got some time to kill. Try a similar maneuver if you really want to dig in to TreeHugger's archives of electric cars, but beware: you might fall in and not be able to dig out for an hour or two. For more on greening your personal transportation, check out our How to Green Your Car guide.
TreeHugger's Green Basics column appears every Thursday here at TreeHugger

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Environment Stocks.com, Investor and Industry Online Destination for Environment , Invites News Release, Article and Research Submissions

Environment Stocks.com, Investor and Industry Online Destination for Environmental and Cleantech Sector, Invites News Release, Article and Research Submissions

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., DELTA, B.C., August 12, 2007 - http://www.environmentstocks.com/, a leading investor and industry portal for the environmental and cleantech sector, announces services for public and private companies to submit news and press releases to online investors and visitors following developments in clean or green technology. In addition, EnvironmentStocks.com offers submission services for freelance journalists, industry experts and analysts to contribute articles and research on the subject.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Driving Green in China Towards a New Generation of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Driving Green in China Towards a New Generation of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota, ZAP and Honda Bring Environmentally Friendly Cars to China

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., August 10, 2007 - www.China-AsiaStocks.com, an investor and industry portal focused on the China-Asia sector, spotlights China as it plays a key role in the future success of electric and hybrid vehicles. As the number of cars is expected to grow significantly in China, eco-friendly choices are a must as China battles massive environmental and air quality concerns.

Capitalizing on the nation’s need for cleaner alternative transportation are several car manufacturers that are turning China’s challenges into lucrative business opportunities. Among the companies with their eyes on China as a key expansion market are Japan's Honda Motor Co., who recently announced they will start selling hybrid cars in China later this year; and Toyota, the first foreign car manufacturer to bring hybrid cars to market in China in late 2005 with its branded Prius model.

Electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) has also set its sights on this rapidly developing region, entering into a supply agreement to acquire $5.168 Million in lithium-polymer and nanotech batteries from China-based developer Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. A joint development office in Beijing has been announced to focus on R&D, manufacturing and marketing of these advanced batteries for use in various electric cars, utilizing innovative nanotechnology to improve overall performance and radically shorten the charging time.

After a comprehensive feasibility study, ZAP has found that the only place to manufacture a commercially viable electric car is in China.

“We've compared the bill of materials to manufacture an automobile in the Western Hemisphere versus China, and nothing comes close. Not only is this the business opportunity of a lifetime, it's an opportunity to do the right thing. China has the potential to make the dream of electric cars a reality for the world, and in turn they can benefit from this new technology. So, it's a win-win,” describes ZAP CEO Steve Schneider.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Global Investment in Renewable Energy

Global Investment in Renewable Energy to Hit $750bn by 2016


London, 6 August 2007 — Global investment in renewable energy could reach US$750 billion within the next 10 years, according to the latest Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, which tracks and scores investment in renewable energy.
Demand for renewable energy is growing at unprecedented rates, driven by competing government incentives. In 2006 investment reached US$100 billion and Jonathan Johns, Head of Renewable Energy at Ernst & Young, says he sees no signs of these levels cooling off despite the uncertainties in some global markets.
Johns says, "Competition for assets is intense and trade players are increasingly battling for supply chain presence. Further takeover speculation has fueled share price rises this year and while global trading markets have been tumbling, energy stocks appear to have escaped relatively unscathed for the time being."
He adds, "Given the industry's current growth rates of 20% to 30%, the drive from manufacturers for greater profitability, and new entrants coming into the market from the tiger economies, possibly even Japan, M&A activity is likely to filter down the supply chain adding a premium for key assets such as gearbox and bearing manufacturers."
The All Renewables Index, which scores investment for all forms of renewable energy, from solar to wind and biomass, shows that the US continues to be the global leader — a position it has comfortably held since last autumn.
Over the quarter the Index remained fairly static. The biggest change was the three point rise up the table for the UK from fifth to second position (which it shares with India and Spain) as investors received a boost from the UK Government's Energy White Paper, which put renewables firmly at the center of future energy policy.
Overall Johns says that the outlook for the sector is very positive, although critical mass is becoming imperative for those companies that are serious about being real players in the market. "The ability to acquire and commercialize new technologies, enter new markets and diversify across the industry requires a strong balance sheet, a track record of raising finance for new acquisitions and a dynamic approach — it's not for the faint hearted."
Ends
About the IndexThe Ernst & Young Country Attractiveness Indices provide scores for national renewable energy markets, renewable energy infrastructures and their suitability for individual technologies. The indices provide scores out of 100 and are updated on a regular basis.
The main indices are referred to as the 'Long-Term Index'. The Near-Term Index takes a two-year view with slightly different parameters and weightings. The Country Attractiveness Indices take a generic view and different sponsor/financier requirements will clearly effect how countries are rated. Twenty-five countries are monitored in the indices.
About Ernst & YoungErnst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 114,000 people in 140 countries pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism in providing a range of sophisticated services centered on our core competencies of auditing, accounting, tax, and transactions. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at www.ey.com/perspectives. Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited does not provide services to clients.
This press release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global Ernst & Young organization.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Our New investing in water Podcast series

Investment perspectives on the global water sector by leading water industry experts is now a new Podcast series at Investorideas.com as water and greentech are very much interlinked. Water shortages and desertification impacted by global warming and water contamination caused by growing industry in China and other countries remind us - without water we have nothing !
The investing in water podcasts examine problems and solutions and investment opportunities that have been created
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Hear from some of the best in the water sector- Neil Berlant , Steve Hoffman and Bill Brennan ...