Solar Philanthropy? Five Groups Using Solar to End Energy Poverty

Approximately 1.3 billion people live without regular access to energy. People are forced to use fuels that pollute and cause respiratory illnesses, like kerosene and biomass, and spend long hours time collecting fuel. It is a glo… Full Article First Solar Road to Profits Amid Red for Global Industry by …

Micro-hybrids And The Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Battle: AltEnergyStocks.com

Micro-hybrids And The Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Battle Posted: 18 Jun 2012 01:18 AM PDT John Petersen Last week the stock of A123 Systems (AONE) soared 52% in a day after it announced that an enhanced chemistry would improve the cold and hot weather performance of its LiFePO4 batteries, reduce the …

Tesla’s Gift Box – Inefficiency Wrapped in Hype

Tesla’s Gift Box – Inefficiency Wrapped in Hype Posted: 02 Jun 2012 12:06 AM PDT John Petersen Congratulations! You’ve been appointed Energy Czar for the island of Self Sufficiency; a wonderful place that can satisfy the bulk of its energy needs from domestic resources, but needs to import gasoline for …

Grid-scale Energy Storage: Lux Predicts $113.5 Billion in Global Demand by 2017

——————————————————————————– Grid-scale Energy Storage: Lux Predicts $113.5 Billion in Global Demand by 2017 Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:50 AM PDT John Petersen Last month Lux Research released a bottom-up evaluation of the cost effectiveness of eight energy storage technologies in six grid-scale applications throughout 44 countries, including all 50 U.S. …

Micro-Hybrids – The Fuel Efficiency Innovation of the Decade

Micro-Hybrids – The Fuel Efficiency Innovation of the Decade Posted: 04 Oct 2011 07:57 AM PDT John Petersen I’ve been writing about micro-hybrid vehicles and stop-start idle elimination since May 2009. It’s a cheap and simple fuel efficiency innovation that turns the engine off while a car is stopped at …

It’s Time to Kill the Car Culture, Drive a Stake Through Its Heart, and Electrify Mobility : AltEnergyStocks.com

Tom Konrad CFA Stop debating the viability of electric cars, and work on fixing our broken transportation paradigm. My friend and colleague John Petersen has it in for the electric car.  Recently he wrote a summary of his anti-electric car views, entitled “It’s Time to Kill the Electric Car, Drive …