Renewable Energy

Molten Salt Reactors Leading Advanced Nuclear Technology

Some emerging technologies are advancing so rapidly that we seem to write about them every week. Artificial intelligence is the most obvious example, as it bleeds into most other sectors, including robotics, smart cities, drug discovery, and the list goes on. Progress around other technologies is so painfully slow – and the eventual payoff debatable […]

The Biggest Renewable Energy Company in the World

It was just over a year ago when we had boots on the ground in Azerbaijan scouting tech startups for our piece on the Top 12 Disruptive Tech Startups in the Caucasus. Of the three countries featured in our piece, Azerbaijan is the only one afflicted with “the curse of oil.” It’s the same curse […]

Space-Based Solar Power for Energy Transmission

One of the silver linings in the current coronavirus pandemic that is making ESG-investing types particularly happy is the news that Mother Nature is finally getting a breather as the wheels of commerce grind to a halt. Greenhouse gas emissions are way down because no one is going anywhere and factories aren’t producing stuff. Of […]

Drones and Robots That Clean Wind Turbines

In our recent article on Vestas, the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world, we talked about how wind power is on a steep growth trajectory with $4.5 trillion expected to blow into the sector over the next 30 years. In the company’s latest annual report, we noted that their services division is growing by double digits with a […]

The Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturer in the World

In our article on how “Wind Power Quietly Leads Solar Power,” we talked about how onshore wind has become the first renewable energy source to beat conventional carbon-based energy generation on price. That’s according to investment bank Lazard which looked at the “Levelized Cost of Energy” which subtracts all subsidies and penalties from the equation to truly compare apples […]

A Waste-to-Energy Stock for Investors

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that in the future you can use garbage to power your time-traveling DeLorean sports car. But we’re still stuck with the realities of today’s technologies when it comes to dealing with waste. In the United States alone, each person generates nearly 4.5 pounds of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) […]

A Geothermal Energy Stock for Investors

The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa was among the most severe volcanic explosions of modern times with energy released equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT – about 4X that of the world’s largest nuclear device, Tsar Bomba. Why not use all that pent up energy to produce electricity which we can then use to mine cryptocurrencies that will […]

Can Geothermal Energy Compete with Other Sources?

Some countries immediately bring to mind certain associations. For instance, France probably evokes fields of vineyards and waiters in a constant state of existential crisis. Being regular imbibers of adult beverages aside from vino, we usually link Mexico with tequila, England with ales, and Scotland with Scotch. While Iceland is known for a type of […]

A Wind Energy Stock for Offshore Wind Power

In our recent article titled “Wind Power Quietly Leads Solar Power,” we talked about how wind power is undeservedly being overlooked in favor of solar in the media. Most people may not know that wind – with subsidies removed – is one of the cheapest sources of electricity at the moment. Maybe that’s why the biggest […]