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By Robert Rapier on Apr 30, 2009 with no responses

Vinod Khosla at Milken Institute: Part I

Thanks to a reader for bringing this to my attention. Vinod Khosla (VK) just did a lengthy interview at the Milken Institute 2009 Global Conference. The interview was conducted by Elizabeth Corcoran (EC) of Forbes. You can see the video of the interview here: Milken: Khosla on the Shift to Renewable Energy I am going to listen to the interview, transcribe it, and comment on interesting/controversial exchanges. (If a transcript of this interview exists already, I haven’t seen it). I will strive to be as accurate as possible, but may paraphrase lengthy questions and answers. I will also try to provide links to all of the companies VK mentions. Any comments I make will be preceded by “RR” and will… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Dec 31, 2007 with no responses

Nanosolar Update

Happy New Year to all. Still in the U.S. for a few more days, just checking in when I can. I have been pretty interested lately in what Nanosolar is doing, so this is a timely update from The Guardian (which as I have mentioned before promotes this blog on the front page of their electronic edition): Solar energy ‘revolution’ brings green power closer Some excerpts: The holy grail of renewable energy came a step closer yesterday as thousands of mass-produced wafer-thin solar cells printed on aluminium film rolled off a production line in California, heralding what British scientists called “a revolution” in generating electricity. The solar panels produced by a Silicon Valley start-up company, Nanosolar, are radically different from… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Dec 15, 2007 with no responses

Help Brainstorm the Top Energy Stories of 2007

While Platts has done a great job listing all of the major oil company stories of 2007, I am working on a Top 10 list for energy in general. I am about to be offline for a few days, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to gather input on the top energy stories of the year. My short (non-oil company) list of potential candidates would be Nanosolar, the Chevy Volt announcement, the LS9 start-up, the Range Fuels groundbreaking, the BP/D1 jatropha announcement, and the COP/Tyson green diesel announcement. Those are some that spring to my mind. What else? I am struggling to remember any major developments in wind, tidal, or geothermal power. What about coal? Nuclear? Feel… Continue»