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ENGLAND BEHIND ON 2010 TARGETS

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English regions are lagging on 2010 renewables targets A recent report emphasizes the importance of timely progress and right policy framework and that 10% of electricity to be met eventually, but important to draw lessons ahead of 2020. The UK has a target to generate 10% of its electricity from renewables by 2010.

ENGLAND BEHIND ON 2010 TARGETS

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The UK has a target to generate 10% of its electricity from renewables by 2010. As a consequence, Scotland achieved more installed capacity then it was aiming for, thus helping to improve the overall UK picture as we approach 2010. All the eight English regions plus London have their own individual targets in order to reach the total.

World's largest wind farm opens off UK coast

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Environmental group Friends of the Earth said Britain's record on renewable energy is still dismal and urged more investment in green energy projects.

Department of Navy Recognized as Energy Leader by Industry Experts

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The Department of Navy has been selected as a finalist in three categories in the international competition for the 2010 Platts Global Energy Awards.

EU announces progress on fast-start climate financing

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" At the talks in Cancun, Friends of the Earth is calling for rich countries to cut their emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2020, without resorting to carbon offsetting, and for them to commit to this under a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol - the internationally agreed mechanism for legally-binding emissions reduction targets.

Big freeze highlights problem of UK's cold homes

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) One in three people – 34% – in the UK felt uncomfortably cold in their home during the big freeze in early December 2010, a new survey has revealed. The environmental lobby group Friends of the Earth therefore calls for urgent Government action to improve the shoddy state of British houses. don't.

Green electricity cash boost for homes and businesses - but overall ambition disappointing

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The cash payments that will be made to homes, businesses and communities for generating green electricity - announced on Monday, February 1, 2010, by climate secretary Ed Miliband - are lacking in ambition, says Friends of the Earth. Source: FRIENDS OF THE EARTH

Ofgem calls for energy system reform

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting the recent call by energy regulator Ofgem for radical plans to safeguard Britain's power supplies and tackle climate change, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins, said: "Ofgem has rightly recognised that the free-market energy system is failing the UK.

Peak energy, climate change, and the collapse of global civilization - The current peak oil crisis

The Green Changemakers

Substantial shortfalls in the global oil supply will likely occur sometime between 2010 – 2015. It's unique to both human and geologic history.

Solar power will take over soon

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The sunlight that hits earth in one hour is enough to cover the worlds energy demand for well over a year. Earths city lights at night.

Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

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Place in the sun The Earth receives more solar energy in one hour than the world population consumes in an entire year. David J. David J. et al.

Curitiba – Designing a sustainable city

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This was the only good news to emerge, no agreement was reached to protect the Earth's biodiversity. Even new developments follow this pattern.

Reclaiming the Streets: Urban Transportation Innovations

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Brown Earth Policy Institute Cars promise mobility, and in a largely rural setting they provide it. In southern China, Guangzhou officially opened its BRT in early 2010. He decided traffic would have to be cut 40 percent by 2020. By Lester R. By 2012, Mexico City plans to have 10 BRT lines in place. and 6:30 p.m. link].

Governments Spend $1.4 Billion Per Day to Destabilize Climate

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Worldwide, direct fossil fuel subsidies added up to roughly $500 billion in 2010. billion per day to further destabilize the earth’s climate.

The World’s Surprising Top 8 Bike Share Programs

Icebike

In fact, no other bike share on earth touches the sheer numbers they have. Let’s take a tally. million UK pounds. And it is still growing.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

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For more data see earth-policy.org. The government has pledged to reach 50 percent by 2020. The U.S. manufacturing.

Gulf gluttony and global hunger: How long can the party go on?

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kabsa mandi from Saudi Arabia. Such huge disparities will ultimately lead to widespread unrest, warns Deborah Wheeler, a professor at the U.S.

Greenpeace shows the Dark Side of Volkswagen

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“Our home—Earth—is in trouble. But all is not lost. We feel the good in Volkswagen. It has the technology to do better.

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction

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Among PM Gillard’s first acts in June 2010, after the Coup that removed the very popularly elected PM Kevin Rudd, was to approve export of dried brown coal from Victoria to Asia that is expected to generate 59 million tonnes of CO2 annually by 2020. 2. times bigger than that in 2000 rather than 5% smaller. 3.

Lebanese Goat Farmer Goes Solar, Subverts Government’s Green Apathy

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A solar-powered goat farm in Lebanon now enjoys clean energy around the clock while the rest of the country sits in darkness for up to 18 hours a day.

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

In fact, nature is counter-balancing the human impact , as earth’s lands and oceans are absorbing about half of human carbon emissions (Denman et.

Islamic New Year – Staying Green Since 622CE

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For our astronomical readers, it is the Earth’s axial tilt that marks the seasons and hours of daylight. Lunar Vs Solar. WASTE AND FAITH.

Facebook’s New Logo–Which One’s a No-Go?

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The Future of the Earth in 127 Hours. Related posts: Exposed: Why the GOP Wants to Eliminate Clean Air Act Provisions [cartoon].

Iran Plans To Launch Monkey Into Space

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Iran is going to send a monkey into space to prepare for the country’s plan to send a man on a similar journey by 2020. Dogs in space.

Toxic TVs: Is the digital switchover damaging the environment?

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governmental report published in 2007[iv] predicted that: "Although there will be a shift in the pattern of disposal of televisions as a direct consequence of digital switchover, total disposal during the period to 2020 is similar in both switchover and non-switchover scenarios." million tonnes by 2020[x]. What can we do?

Aerosol Is Still Bad, So Don’t Use It!

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The ozone is finally recovering, and many aerosols are not going to be free of CFCs until between 2010 and 2020. formation. Green Tips

Has The Middle East Turned A New (Green) Leaf?

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Investment in renewables grew 104 percent in 2010 in the Middle East and North Africa region- is this a step towards a renewables revolution?

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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In 2009 the German Advisory Council on Climate Change (WBGU) determined that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2 degree C temperature rise, the World must pollute less than 600 Gt CO2 between 2010 and essentially zero emissions in 2050. Instead Australia officially projects to INCREASE its annual pollution by 2020 by about 27% over that in 2009.

Canada’s conservative government is gutting environment protection

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retroactive section sets the clock at July 2010 for existing projects. million barrels a day by 2020, up from last year’s production level of 1.6 Although Canada’s Conservative Party won only 40% of the popular vote in the last election, it captured an absolute majority of the seats in the House of Commons. Energy Board Act neutered.

New Study: How Cities Can Finally Get Smart About Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

Richter: Desalination could be a wonderful solution to our water challenges — more than one in every two people on Earth lives near a coast. But

WISH20: One Big Wish Which Could Change The World

Green Prophet

Imagine it’s 2020, what do you see? Polly, ‘the Earth’s lawyer’ has an ambitious and promising solution to end Ecocide. War or Peace?

Fukushima Meltdown Hastens Decline of Nuclear Power

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Italy, which had discontinued its nuclear program after the infamous 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine, had in 2010 decided to restart it. Russia still intends to double its nuclear generating capacity by 2020, and India plans to increase its capacity 14-fold to 63,000 megawatts by 2032. percent. ( See data.). Matthew Roney.

Environmental Coalition Calls on Presidents Obama and Hu to Declare Global Climate Emergency

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Estimates by the World Health Organization are that the Earth's warming climate contributes to more than 150,000 deaths each year. Sally G.

International day for biological diversity

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On the UN International Day for Biological Diversity, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for a greater awareness of the threats to marine biodiversity as without life in the ocean there would be no life on Earth. The greatest diversity of life on Earth is actually in the sea.

U.S., China Leaders In Renewable Energy Investments

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Renewable energy has grown significantly in recent years as the world turns to more Earth-friendly types of energy generation. The U.S.

Newly Anti-Nuclear Japan Scrambles for Renewable Energy Solutions

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Prior to suffering the no confidence vote in July, Japan’s Prime Minister Kan had proposed a goal of powering 10 million Japanese homes with roof top photovoltaic panels by 2020. With the disastrous tsunami of March 11, 2011 looming not far in the background, Japan is struggling to decide what to do about record energy shortages.

UK government admits: air pollution limits won't be met until after 2030

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The UK was supposed to meet EU’s legal air pollution limits back in 2010 but the progress to reduce the emissions has been slow. Until now, the UK government has maintained it would meet nitrogen dioxide limits by 2025 in London and by 2020 in 15 other zones. These air quality rules should already have been met.

Sweden Prepares to Lead EU on Climate

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This article is a product of Eye on Earth, Worldwatch Institute's online news service. It's not written in the resources.

Can British Columbia Meet their Goals of Self-Sufficiency?

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With plans to have new energy-efficient standards for buildings by 2010 and a 33% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, B.C. It seems highly likely that they will. is crossing boundaries and setting standards the world over. In fact, British Columbia plans to be entirely energy self-sufficient by the year 2025.

Egypt’s Position For COP18 Explained

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tart the developing countries’ mitigation efforts and US$30 billion was pledged to fund environmental projects between 2010 and 2012.