Date Added: Jun 2009
The worldwide hunger for energy, combined with the environmental threat from carbon-based energy sources, is creating an interesting - and finally profitable - intersection where investors and innovators could link up, particularly as energy prices headed into the stratosphere. With energy prices settling down, and the global financial crisis crippling economic growth, some believe that the push towards greener, renewable-energy projects is losing steam. But not all is doom and gloom, and a number of players big and small see a positive side to the energy scene today. A big challenge for investors, however, is separating truth from exaggeration regarding the benefits of alternative energy ideas.