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  • will thurmond
    HREG: Here s a promising article about growth in the Alt-Energy industry: Do HREG members consider this to be good news, or is there a fly in the ointment
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 10, 2006
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      HREG:

      Here's a "promising" article about growth in the Alt-Energy industry:

      Do HREG members consider this to be good news, or is there a fly in the ointment here as well?

      I would imagine this news bodes very well for all that wish to advance the growth of renewable energy. Growth in renewable energy is good - right? 

      Thanks,
      Will



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      blog entry

      from alt-energy blog http://curtrosengren.typepad.com/alternative_energy/2006/07/growth_in_the_a.html



      Growth in the alternative energy industry

      More signs that the alternative energy industry is generating more and more revenue and attracting more capital:

      A recent study by green-technology consulting firm Clean Edge suggests that by 2010,

      • the alternative energy industry will generateover $82 billion worth of electrical power, up from just under $10 billion today.

      • The solar industry is predicted to grow to $51.1 billion in annual sales

      • by 2015 while the wind industry is expected to grow from its current sales of just over $11 billion to $48.5 billion in 2015.

      • A similar growth is expected with fuel sales, increasing its sales from today s $0.9 billion to $15.1 billion in 2015.

      That s a flashing opportunity sign for entrepreneurs, says Carmichael. This market is ripe for the picking. In the U.S., venture capitalists invested over $150 million into green-focused startups in 2005, double the amount of the previous year. From solar photovoltaics to biofuels to organic foods, all of the largest venture capital firms are now backing clean technology projects.



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      SEEING GREEN IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY



      The Rising Trend of Environmentally Friendly Entrepreneurs
      http://www.powerhomebiz.com/News/072006/seegreen.htm



      July 1, 2006 ( Toronto, Ca ) --The International Energy Association predicts that by 2030, there will be a worldwide increase of over 50% in the demand for primary energy. And, as the pundits have been saying for years, traditional energy sources will not be able to meet this growing demand

      Some people have been reacting to this with fear, and others with pessimism, but a growing number of entrepreneurs are responding to this with new ideas.

      They are finding innovative and creative ways to help save the planet. And, they re not doing it because it makes them feel warm and fuzzy inside, although it might do that too. They re doing it because they recognize the potential for profit; they see the demand and they are setting out to fill that void.

      Entrepreneurship expert Evan Carmichael believes that the recent dramatic growth in the alternative energy industry is enticing more and more entrepreneurs to get on board. Green energy is one of the fastest growing industries today, he says. It is no wonder that entrepreneurs are trying to catch the wave. There is definitely money to be made here.

      A recent study by green-technology consulting firm Clean Edge suggests that by 2010, the alternative energy industry will generate over $82 billion worth of electrical power, up from just under $10 billion today. The solar industry is predicted to grow to $51.1 billion in annual sales by 2015 while the wind industry is expected to grow from its current sales of just over $11 billion to $48.5 billion in 2015. A similar growth is expected with fuel sales, increasing its sales from today s $0.9 billion to $15.1 billion in 2015. That s a flashing opportunity sign for entrepreneurs, says Carmichael. This market is ripe for the picking.

      In the U.S., venture capitalists invested over $150 million into green-focused startups in 2005, double the amount of the previous year. From solar photovoltaics to biofuels to organic foods, all of the largest venture capital firms are now backing clean technology projects.

      The overwhelming amount of media attention surrounding global warming has helped drive the demand for sources of alternative energy, says Carmichael. This is one of the few industries where supply cannot outpace demand. Entrepreneurs are picking up on this and using it to their advantage.

      But, as with starting a business in any other industry, Carmichael stresses the importance of properly understanding the field first. Before entrepreneurs can enter the marketplace, they really need to educate themselves, he says. This is a highly technical and fiercely competitive industry, so you can t just jump in there.

      Once an entrepreneur has the sufficient know-how and the capital to join the industry, Carmichael predicts that their future will be limitless. Entrepreneurs have only just begun to scratch the surface of the industry s potential, says Carmichael. It may be an uphill battle with conventional power, but it s a battle that can be won and a fight that is worth it.

    • Bashir Syed
      Yes it is a good news in some ways, and not so because the big sharks or vested interests have either captured the RE Business or else they have strong
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 10, 2006
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        Yes it is a good news in some ways, and not so because the big sharks or vested interests have either captured the RE Business or else they have strong political links to get the biger share of the pie. It's a problem all over the world, more so in the developing world, where the people in power first ask the question" what's there for me first, before we disuss it further." (means corruption).
         
        Bashir A. Syed
        Member: ASES & ISES
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        Subject: [hreg] Growth in the alternative energy industry

        HREG:

        Here's a "promising" article about growth in the Alt-Energy industry:

        Do HREG members consider this to be good news, or is there a fly in the ointment here as well?

        I would imagine this news bodes very well for all that wish to advance the growth of renewable energy. Growth in renewable energy is good - right? 

        Thanks,
        Will



        =================

        blog entry

        from alt-energy blog http://curtrosengren.typepad.com/alternative_energy/2006/07/growth_in_the_a.html



        Growth in the alternative energy industry

        More signs that the alternative energy industry is generating more and more revenue and attracting more capital:

        A recent study by green-technology consulting firm Clean Edge suggests that by 2010,

        • the alternative energy industry will generateover $82 billion worth of electrical power, up from just under $10 billion today.

        • The solar industry is predicted to grow to $51.1 billion in annual sales

        • by 2015 while the wind industry is expected to grow from its current sales of just over $11 billion to $48.5 billion in 2015.

        • A similar growth is expected with fuel sales, increasing its sales from today s $0.9 billion to $15.1 billion in 2015.

        That s a flashing opportunity sign for entrepreneurs, says Carmichael. This market is ripe for the picking. In the U.S., venture capitalists invested over $150 million into green-focused startups in 2005, double the amount of the previous year. From solar photovoltaics to biofuels to organic foods, all of the largest venture capital firms are now backing clean technology projects.



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        original article:

        b

         

        SEEING GREEN IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY



        The Rising Trend of Environmentally Friendly Entrepreneurs
        http://www.powerhomebiz.com/News/072006/seegreen.htm



        July 1, 2006 ( Toronto, Ca ) -- The International Energy Association predicts that by 2030, there will be a worldwide increase of over 50% in the demand for primary energy. And, as the pundits have been saying for years, traditional energy sources will not be able to meet this growing demand

        Some people have been reacting to this with fear, and others with pessimism, but a growing number of entrepreneurs are responding to this with new ideas.

        They are finding innovative and creative ways to help save the planet. And, they re not doing it because it makes them feel warm and fuzzy inside, although it might do that too. They re doing it because they recognize the potential for profit; they see the demand and they are setting out to fill that void.

        Entrepreneurship expert Evan Carmichael believes that the recent dramatic growth in the alternative energy industry is enticing more and more entrepreneurs to get on board. Green energy is one of the fastest growing industries today, he says. It is no wonder that entrepreneurs are trying to catch the wave. There is definitely money to be made here.

        A recent study by green-technology consulting firm Clean Edge suggests that by 2010, the alternative energy industry will generate over $82 billion worth of electrical power, up from just under $10 billion today. The solar industry is predicted to grow to $51.1 billion in annual sales by 2015 while the wind industry is expected to grow from its current sales of just over $11 billion to $48.5 billion in 2015. A similar growth is expected with fuel sales, increasing its sales from today s $0.9 billion to $15.1 billion in 2015. That s a flashing opportunity sign for entrepreneurs, says Carmichael. This market is ripe for the picking.

        In the U.S., venture capitalists invested over $150 million into green-focused startups in 2005, double the amount of the previous year. From solar photovoltaics to biofuels to organic foods, all of the largest venture capital firms are now backing clean technology projects.

        The overwhelming amount of media attention surrounding global warming has helped drive the demand for sources of alternative energy, says Carmichael. This is one of the few industries where supply cannot outpace demand. Entrepreneurs are picking up on this and using it to their advantage.

        But, as with starting a business in any other industry, Carmichael stresses the importance of properly understanding the field first. Before entrepreneurs can enter the marketplace, they really need to educate themselves, he says. This is a highly technical and fiercely competitive industry, so you can t just jump in there.

        Once an entrepreneur has the sufficient know-how and the capital to join the industry, Carmichael predicts that their future will be limitless. Entrepreneurs have only just begun to scratch the surface of the industry s potential, says Carmichael. It may be an uphill battle with conventional power, but it s a battle that can be won and a fight that is worth it.

      • Roxanne Boyer
        Will, Growth in alternative energies is important because there is no other alternative. Sustainable energy independence is essential to the economic health of
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 15, 2006
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          Will,
          Growth in alternative energies is important because there is no other alternative.
          Sustainable energy independence is essential to the economic health of the USA.
           
          1/3rd of the US trade deficite, or ~$200 billion/yr US dollars goes to foreign contries for oil.  This money funds nations hostile to the US.  The US must then pay ~$300 billion/yr in military spending to prevent those hostile countries from terrorizing us.
          This is all funded by national and commercial debt.  Every US citizen has a $30,000 debt on their head from the national government.  The commercial debt per person may be greater.
           
          Unfortunately, foreign nations are taking the lead in RE.  This means they are getting the experience and mass production sizes needed to lower the cost of wind and solar energy.  Is the US going to buy wind and solar equipment from Asia?  That is as bad as buying oil from the Middle East.   The US had the lead in RE during the 70's and maintained it through the 80's but put it on the back shelf.
           
          The only way the US can maintain a healthy economy is to become "green" energy independent.  This means the US must invest in its own RE infrustructure.
           
          There are a few RE companies out there.  The word is that too much investment has been put into too few options.  This has resulted in a weak industry with a few over valued companies.  The infant US renewable industry will be crushed by dying oil, coal and gas companies if not protected by the government.
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           


          will thurmond <willthurmond@...> wrote:

          HREG:

          Here's a "promising" article about growth in the Alt-Energy industry:

          Do HREG members consider this to be good news, or is there a fly in the ointment here as well?

          I would imagine this news bodes very well for all that wish to advance the growth of renewable energy. Growth in renewable energy is good - right? 

          Thanks,
          Will



          =================

          blog entry

          from alt-energy blog http://curtrosengren.typepad.com/alternative_energy/2006/07/growth_in_the_a.html



          Growth in the alternative energy industry

          More signs that the alternative energy industry is generating more and more revenue and attracting more capital:

          A recent study by green-technology consulting firm Clean Edge suggests that by 2010,

          • the alternative energy industry will generateover $82 billion worth of electrical power, up from just under $10 billion today.

          • The solar industry is predicted to grow to $51.1 billion in annual sales

          • by 2015 while the wind industry is expected to grow from its current sales of just over $11 billion to $48.5 billion in 2015.

          • A similar growth is expected with fuel sales, increasing its sales from today s $0.9 billion to $15.1 billion in 2015.

          That s a flashing opportunity sign for entrepreneurs, says Carmichael. This market is ripe for the picking. In the U.S., venture capitalists invested over $150 million into green-focused startups in 2005, double the amount of the previous year. From solar photovoltaics to biofuels to organic foods, all of the largest venture capital firms are now backing clean technology projects.


          ============================
          original article:
          b

           

          SEEING GREEN IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY


          The Rising Trend of Environmentally Friendly Entrepreneurs
          http://www.powerhomebiz.com/News/072006/seegreen.htm



          July 1, 2006 ( Toronto, Ca ) -- The International Energy Association predicts that by 2030, there will be a worldwide increase of over 50% in the demand for primary energy. And, as the pundits have been saying for years, traditional energy sources will not be able to meet this growing demand

          Some people have been reacting to this with fear, and others with pessimism, but a growing number of entrepreneurs are responding to this with new ideas.

          They are finding innovative and creative ways to help save the planet. And, they re not doing it because it makes them feel warm and fuzzy inside, although it might do that too. They re doing it because they recognize the potential for profit; they see the demand and they are setting out to fill that void.
          Entrepreneurship expert Evan Carmichael believes that the recent dramatic growth in the alternative energy industry is enticing more and more entrepreneurs to get on board. Green energy is one of the fastest growing industries today, he says. It is no wonder that entrepreneurs are trying to catch the wave. There is definitely money to be made here.
          A recent study by green-technology consulting firm Clean Edge suggests that by 2010, the alternative energy industry will generate over $82 billion worth of electrical power, up from just under $10 billion today. The solar industry is predicted to grow to $51.1 billion in annual sales by 2015 while the wind industry is expected to grow from its current sales of just over $11 billion to $48.5 billion in 2015. A similar growth is expected with fuel sales, increasing its sales from today s $0.9 billion to $15.1 billion in 2015. That s a flashing opportunity sign for entrepreneurs, says Carmichael. This market is ripe for the picking.
          In the U.S., venture capitalists invested over $150 million into green-focused startups in 2005, double the amount of the previous year. From solar photovoltaics to biofuels to organic foods, all of the largest venture capital firms are now backing clean technology projects.
          The overwhelming amount of media attention surrounding global warming has helped drive the demand for sources of alternative energy, says Carmichael. This is one of the few industries where supply cannot outpace demand. Entrepreneurs are picking up on this and using it to their advantage.
          But, as with starting a business in any other industry, Carmichael stresses the importance of properly understanding the field first. Before entrepreneurs can enter the marketplace, they really need to educate themselves, he says. This is a highly technical and fiercely competitive industry, so you can t just jump in there.
          Once an entrepreneur has the sufficient know-how and the capital to join the industry, Carmichael predicts that their future will be limitless. Entrepreneurs have only just begun to scratch the surface of the industry s potential, says Carmichael. It may be an uphill battle with conventional power, but it s a battle that can be won and a fight that is worth it.

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