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From Paris: Government Leaders Emphasize Protecting Nature

Conservancy Talk

Of course this work will only succeed when coupled with strong governance and protection of remaining forests. Mark R.

Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium Thwarted by Japanese Peers

Green Prophet

Cities 2020 Olympics Stadium eco design geothermal energy green design Japan National Stadium sustainable design Zaha Hadid Architects

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Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia gives Morocco a sunny boost, but Joseph looks at Morocco’s bigger renewable energy picture: an aim to use 42% renewables by 2020.

UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

Green (Living) Review

Government reaffirms UK’s commitment for almost all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050 at Paris COP21 conference. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On December 3, 2015, the UK government has continued to lead global efforts to cut vehicle emissions at the international climate conference in Paris. it is the horse and the bicycle.

Israel Embraces Solar As It Races Towards 2020 Clean Energy Goal

Green Prophet

The two larger thermal projects are the first such projects to be identified by the government for additional support to aid accelerated construction.

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Israeli Cabinet Moves Ahead With 10% Renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

Despite a potentially thriving renewable sector, Israel’s government selects a relatively modest and unenforced goal. That is too bad.

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

Green Prophet

While government stays stuck in the status quo, citizens dissatisfied with their poor living conditions are taking power into their own hands.

Government must act on household waste mountain

Green (Living) Review

"As well as discouraging black bin bags, we need the Government to help councils improve their recycling and reuse services and ensure that companies sell us things that are easy to recycle." Friends of the Earth is urging the Government to: • halve the amount of black bin bag waste that households have to throw out by 2020.

Canada’s conservative government is gutting environment protection

Green Blog

This legislation, which required government accountability and results reporting on climate change policies, is being repealed. government should learn from Harper: “The United States should start taking lessons from Canada regarding oil development and its relationship to a pro-growth regulatory and tax structure. This will end.

Government Minister Backs Isle of Wight EcoIsland Plans

Green (Living) Review

Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries, speaking in a debate in Westminster Hall on the EcoIsland Strategy yesterday gave the Governments unequivocal support for the EcoIsland Vision and the work the Ecoisland Partnership CIC has done in starting to turn that vision into reality.

Viessmann welcomes the Government’s “careful” Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) proposals

Green (Living) Review

In conclusion, the new RHI is a start and it is up to the industry to make it work to its best so we can achieve our carbon reduction goal by 2020.

UK government ready to invest over $1.6 billion for CCS technologies


And, this is exactly where the British government sees its ‘green’ opportunity for creating employments. Via: Guardian


Green (Living) Review

million tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2020. This is the equivalent CO2 that over a million trees would absorb across their lifetime.

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Solar Could Supply 12% Of Europe’s Power By 2020

Solar Power Ninja

PV capacity in Europe is expected to jump from 28 GW last year to close to 100 GW by 2015 – with the potential to nudge 350 GW globally by 2020. Government / Industry solar power europeThis would represent a carbon emissions mitigation level of 1.4 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide globally each year.

Dishonest Australian Labor Government carbon price plan for climate change inaction

Green Blog

At huge expense to Australian taxpayers the pro-coal, pro-gas, anti-environment Australian Labor Government is posting out to all Australian householders a 20 page booklet called “ What a carbon price means for you. pdf) and which dishonestly claims that the Gillard Labor Government is “tackling climate change”. Background.

Obama directs government to triple use of clean energy by 2020

Green Blog

5, calling for an increase in solar, wind, and other renewable energy for federal agencies , to 20 percent by 2020. That''s why it''s so important for the federal government to lead by example. President Obama issued an executive order on Dec. That''s three times the amount that the agencies are currently using. taxpayers."

U.K. Wind Energy Jobs Up 91%

Wind Power Ninja

is banking on wind energy to help meet its European Union target of deriving 15 percent of energy for electricity, heat and transportation from renewables by 2020. Government / Industry uk wind powerEmployment in the U.K. wind power industry has surged 91 percent in three years, the RenewableUK lobby group said today. The U.K.

Denmark’s new government promises far reaching green policies

Green Blog

On Thursday the 15th of September 2011 the Danish right wing government of the past decade lost its slim majority. The former opposition is currently negotiating the alliance of a new government which looks like it will be more green than red. But will a fully “red” government replace the old one? We botched COP15, remember?

Canberra Targets 90% Renewables By 2020


“Solar energy has been the centrepiece of the government’s renewable energy projects to date but this strategy

The Swedish government completes its climate wrecking track record with a pro-nuclear vote

Green Blog

" The Swedish right-wing government will end their 4 years in power with an rather awful environmental record. Sweden, not so green anymore?

RenewableUK: Government’s renewable energy proposals ‘credible’

Green (Living) Review

Signals from Government are positive that the £60 million will be retained as part of the ‘£200 million for the development of low carbon technologies including offshore wind technology and manufacturing at ports sites’ in part 1.4 of the Spending Review.”

How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

The cap-and-trade program is a key piece of the state’s commitment to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. California Gov.

UK government to invest $95 million to aid developing countries in CCS technologies


Dattatreya Mandal: A few days ago we talked about how the UK government is ready to invest around $1.6 The announcement may come as bit of a favorable news, since International Energy Agency (IEA) issued a baleful warning that most of the governments and global industries are “woefully off pace” in developing CCS.

British government announces green home makeovers

Green (Living) Review

Therefore, plans to reduce household carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2050 have been announced by government. Energy use in homes, as already stated, currently accounts for about a third of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, and the government intends to do something about it. I am sure many of us have seen it.

Wave and tidal plan must be followed by Government investment

Green (Living) Review

This follows the release by the Government today of the new Strategic Environmental Assessment for offshore energy. Over the last decade the Government has invested around £60 million in wave and tidal research and development. The Danish government spent £1.3 Wave & tidal to power up to 1.4 million homes.

Saudis Needs to Go Nuclear by 2020 to Keep Everyone Happy at Home

Green Prophet

In 2011, the Saudi government further increased its subsidies of energy supplies by $100 million for domestic use.

'Save lives by insulating homes', FoE urge Government

Green (Living) Review

"Next month's Energy Bill is an opportunity for the Government to protect the nation's health and tackle climate change by delivering a nationwide refit to improve the worst insulated homes by 2020." Winter 2009/10 was the coldest since 1995/96 but flu levels were below baseline levels for most of the season.

Government sets out plans to cut carbon emissions in farming

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The government has unveiled plans to cut carbon emissions in a bid to tackle climate change and farming is also targeted there. The Low Carbon Transition Plan calls on farming to reduce emissions to 6% lower than the level predicted for 2020. Support for anaerobic digestion. This does not compute.

UK Wind Power Projects Delayed

Wind Power Ninja

A massive project planned in the UK that would erect an offshore wind farm consisting of over 8,000 wind turbines by 2020 is likely to now be delayed. The government is looking to contract out a major project that would connect the wind farm energy to the grid. Government / Industry offshore wind farm UK wind farm Wind Farm

Government action needed to keep renewables on target

Green (Living) Review

Renewables industry calls for intervention to overcome impact of credit crunch Launching its submission to the Treasury today ahead of the Budget on April 22, the BWEA – the UK ’s leading renewable energy trade body - called for targeted Government intervention to ensure that Britain can meet its ambitious renewable energy targets.

Governments: No Binding Talks At Copenhagen

Eco Friendly Daily

Instead governments are pointing to later meetings, like one following in Mexico City, as targets for more binding talks. Climate Change

So what did COP21 conclude?

Green Prophet

Wealthy developed nations will give financial support to developing countries involved in the pact, to the tune of $100 billion USD per year by 2020.

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TIGI’s Honeycomb Solar Collector Wins Big Euro Award

Green Prophet

In 2012 the Israeli government has been working to close that gap, making huge investments in local solar energy. MW Project.

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Quick Take: USA-Canada, Arctic for Good

Conservancy Talk

The U.S. Designating parts of the Arctic as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is a big step forward in global conservation.

"Estimating The Social Cost Of Carbon: Robert Pindyck’s Critique"

Environmental Economics

government’s new consensus estimate of the social cost of carbon (SCC) —around $43 per ton CO2 from a 2020 baseline—has met with some approval in academic and other circles ( as we discussed yesterday ). Joel Darmstadter and Alan J. Krupnick at Common Resources : The U.S. Very little”. Quite the contrary.” via

China to Quadruple 2015 Solar Energy Target


Renewable Energy World reports that China had planned 5 gigawatts of capacity in the five years through 2015 and 20 gigawatts by 2020.

2020 23

The world's largest tidal energy project is now one step closer to reality

Green Blog

Atlantis Resources hopes that 60 of these turbines will be up and operational by 2020. Scotland is trying hard to reach its goal of having 100 percent of its electricity produced by renewable energy by 2020. If all goes well, Northeast Scotland might soon be home to the world’s largest tidal energy park.

The West Coast Wonder: California’s Response to Global Warming

Green Home Blog

California state government begins its undertaking by setting a specific emission cap for each company according to its size and carbon footprint.

When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

But, this market driver will only solve part of the problem—sustainability science, corporate policies, and government regulations are still needed.

Bhutan- Helping Lead the Way on Sustainability


The small Himalayan nation of 1.2million people, which borders India and China, plans for its food production to become 100 percent organic by 2020.