UK Wind Power Projects Delayed

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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. Wind power industry experts are warning that the cost cutting measure could lead to a major bottleneck in the production of the facility since other companies bidding are likely to be lacking in the expertise required to hook up such a wind power operation. Government / Industry offshore wind farm UK wind farm Wind Farm

Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020

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Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020. In this regard, the Podder will serve as an electric public transport system for the city of Singapore, in the year of 2020. Conceived by industrial designer Zelin Ong, the nature of the conception corresponds to the technological and demographic upheaval of Singapore in 2020. Industrial designers are trying hard to make people believe that when. EcoFriend © 2010 Instamedia Pvt.

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UK waste can supply half renewables energy target by 2020

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A study finds UK energy-from-waste can contribute up to 50 percent of the UK renewable energy target by 2020 An award-winning study concludes that energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies can contribute up to 50 percent of the UK renewable energy target by 2020. His study concludes that, depending on the pace of investment and availability of suitable feedstock, EfW technologies can contribute up to 50 percent of UK renewables target by 2020.

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. The finalists were selected by a panel of international industry experts from over 200 nominations submitted from more than 30 countries.

UK WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY WELCOMES GREEN INVESTMENT BANK PROPOSALS

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RenewableUK stresses need for continued R&D and innovation funding create to supply-chain jobs Wind industry restates that £100bn investment can deliver 30GW of installed wind capacity by 2020 Meeting at their annual offshore wind conference in Liverpool recently, RenewableUK, the trade association for the UK’s wind, tidal and marine energy industries, has welcomed the overall proposals outlined in the Wigley Report Unlocking investment to deliver Britain's low carbon future.

“WE CAN BUILD NEW UK INDUSTRY FROM OFFSHORE WIND REVOLUTION” SAYS BWEA

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The industry body called on the Government to ensure that UK manufacturing benefits through support for skills and training, the identification of coastal manufacturing hubs and upgrades to the UK’s electricity grid. With the new generation of nuclear unlikely to be ready before 2020 and clean coal technology still commercially unviable.

U.K. Wind Energy Jobs Up 91%

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wind power industry has surged 91 percent in three years, the RenewableUK lobby group said today. The number of people employed full-time in the large-scale onshore and offshore wind energy industry rose to about 9,200 in 2010 from 4,800 in 2007, RenewableUK said today in an e-mailed report. 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.

INDUSTRY ENDORSES RES

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INDUSTRY BACKS GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO GREEN ENERGY REVOLUTION by Michael Smith (Veshengro) 30% renewable electricity target by 2020, now it is time to back strategy and build UK supply chain, with wind, wave and tidal expected to deliver bulk of targets. The UK ’s wind, wave and tidal industry endorsed the Government’s Renewable Energy Strategy ( RES ) as a clear, detailed roadmap on how the country will reach its target of generating 15% of energy consumption from renewables.

World's largest wind farm opens off UK coast

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) LONDON – The world's largest offshore wind farm opened off the southeast coast of England on Thursday, as part of the British government's push to boost renewable energy.

Wind power breezes through 5GW mark

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RenewableUK Chief Executive Maria McCaffery MBE, said: “Five gigawatts is an important milestone for two reasons: it takes us within reach of our 2010 targets on renewable electricity, while proving that each successive gigawatt takes less and less time to deploy.

Global oil consumption hit record high in 2010

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Reports show that global oil consumption was up in 2010, bucking the trend for the two previous years under the grips of the Great Recession, increasing 2.7 million barrels of oil equivalents per day by 2020” and is positioned for long term growth.

Wave and tidal plan must be followed by Government investment

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RenewableUK’s ‘State of the Wave and Tidal Industry’ report forecasts that as much as 2 gigawatts (GW) of marine energy could be installed in the UK by 2020 – enough to power 1.4 However, there needs to be a greater awareness on the initial investment needs of this industry. RenewableUK’s ‘State of the Wave and Tidal Industry’ report, released at the conference, states that the UK is still leading the world with the largest installed generating base of 2.4

Wind power generation increases by almost a third

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The statistics, published by DECC as part of The Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) 2010, also reveal that between 2008 and 2009 the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources overall grew by 20% from 5.6% Maria McCaffery MBE, RenewableUK Chief Executive said: “It is good news to see the role of renewables in meeting our energy needs is rising and in particular the significant contribution from the wind industry.

REBIRTH OF UK MANUFACTURING: NORTH EAST ON BOARD

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The factory building the blades will be based on Tyneside, creating 500 jobs by 2020. Maria McCaffery, BWEA Chief Executive, said: “Wind energy presents a significant opportunity for the UK economy, leading to between 60,000 and 70,000 new jobs by 2020. In January 2010 the UK Government announced a potential to develop 40GW+ of offshore wind energy in UK waters.

BWEA PRE-ELECTION MANIFESTO

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BWEA pre-election Manifesto: renewables industry calls for 2020 action UK’s leading renewables organisation releases pre-election manifesto Key demands include action on grid, skills and supply chain, planning and finance Calls for ‘decisive push forward’ as deployment accelerates to more than 1GW per year BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy trade association, has launched its pre-election manifesto today.

Renewables set to keep household energy bills down

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The Statement delivered by Chris Huhne in the House of Commons reconfirmed the Government’s long-term commitment to expanding renewable energy, with the announcement of a Renewables Delivery Plan, which will map out detailed milestones to the delivery of the UK’s 2020 renewable energy target. The UK has just become a net importer of gas, and by 2020 we are expected to be importing between 80-90% of our supplies.

Renewable energy coalition releases 12 step manifesto

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UK’s leading renewable energy organisations sign up to joint General Election manifesto 12 proposals to help ensure delivery of 2020 targets Urgent need to act due to climate change, decommissioning of ageing plant and energy security Nine of the UK’s leading renewable energy trade associations have signed up to a joint Manifesto, outlining proposals for the timely delivery of 2020 targets and urging the Government to act now on the looming energy and climate crisis.

Abu Dhabi To Build Largest Solar Plant On Planet

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With a capacity when it comes onstream in two years’ time of 100 megawatts, “Shams 1″ will make only a small dent in Abu Dhabi’s power needs, estimated at 20 gigawatts by 2020. Government / Industry abu dhabi solar plant largest solar plantMasdar, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala investment company, will join two European companies, Total and Abengoa Solar, in spending $600 million on a new solar plant in the desert 75 miles from the city.

Renewable Energy Business Leaders to Convene at European Future Energy Forum

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19/21, 2010. How can government and industry work together to develop the low carbon energy supply we need? Twenty-nine industry experts from the international renewable industry community will present and discuss solutions and case studies, while other streams include infrastructure, finance, clean transport and green cities. The foremost renewable energy gathering in Europe has announced a star line up of experts to appear in London, Oct.

Kaiser Permanente Goes Solar

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The solar energy generated by the installations will equal 10% of Kaiser’s energy usage at those facilities, getting them closer to their goal of having 25% of their energy come from renewable sources by 2020. Government / Industry kaiser permanente kaiser permanente solarKaiser Permanente, which is the largest non-profit health maintenance organization (HMO) in the United States has taken it upon themselves to do something good for the environment.

RenewableUK: Government’s renewable energy proposals ‘credible’

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Government pledges ‘£200 million for the development of low carbon technologies including offshore wind technology and manufacturing at ports sites’ Industry awaits details RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, stated that, given the range of cuts necessary to reduce the UK’s deficit, the part of the spending review dealing with renewable energy and the environment is credible and considered.

Smart money for offshore wind ports

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Government commended for taking on board industry concerns ‘Green’ bank must be catalyst, not niche lender RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy association, commended two key green industry measures in the recent Budget: money for ports which service the UK’s burgeoning offshore sector and the founding of a ‘Green’ bank, funding growth of renewable technologies.

Skills Summit sees signing of new green training pact

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wind industry representatives and skills sector bosses call for commitment from Government to get people into green industries. At the BWEA31, the wind industry’s annual conference, held in Liverpool in October 2001, key business leaders from the UK power sector, alongside leading figures from government and academia, signed up to a new sector training and skills route map with the aim of training up to 60,000 new technicians and engineers.

GE Announces Major European Offshore Wind Expansion

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GE’s proven reliability on more than 13,500 land units coupled with ScanWind’s proven offshore, gearless design enables us to provide our customers the reliable solutions necessary for the offshore wind industry,” said Victor Abate, vice president—renewable energy for GE Power & Water. The European Wind Energy Association expects that Europe’s offshore wind sector will grow more than 70% in 2010, with continued growth forecast over the next several years.

Biogas must play bigger role in meeting energy needs

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This is the claim of the trade body representing the industry, which argues its potential is being massively underused in the UK at the moment. These new plants could meet two thirds of Britain's renewable energy targets by 2020. ABDA believes the industry will employ 20,000 - 40,000 people producing up to 20% of Britain's domestic gas supply.

LOW CARBON INVESTMENT

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We have a legal and moral responsibility to protect the environment, so CIWEM fully supports the GIB Commission’s recommendation that £550 billion worth of investment is needed to meet UK climate change and renewable energy targets between now and 2020. CIWEM believes that low carbon investment is a vital part of our economic recovery, so we must develop new green businesses and industries across the country.

Ecometrica becomes first Quebec CDP-accredited carbon calculation partner

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CDP partnership with a Quebec company is good news to the nascent green technology and green IT sectors in Canada, which are projected to achieve monumental growth by 2020 given adequate funding and policy support. The tool increases the accessibility and manageability of carbon accounting for any company, regardless of size, industry, or emissions reporting experience.

Could An All-Wind Energy Future Be in Our Sights

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Given the fact that we’re using a mere fraction of our vast wind resources — and considering how many jobs the wind industry could create with a little support from the federal government — you’d think we were going all in with the wind, right? Without it, there is too much uncertainty about whether or not the wind industry will become competitive against the fossil fuels industry — which does receive major subsidies from the federal government — making potential investors weary.

Better waste management could be 'secret weapon' against climate change

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Speaking at WRAP Northern Ireland's first annual meeting recently, the organization's chief executive Liz Goodwin pointed to new research commissioned by WRAP that shows that making better use of our natural resources could contribute as much as 10% of the target reduction in UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

Urban Innovation Global Conference 2010

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Climate Change Solutions.co.uk

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[link] SMART 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age We now have evidence demonstrating that the ICT industry is a key player in creating a low carbon society and could do a lot more to help push the world in this direction by 2020. GtCO2e in 2020.

All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

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For example: California wants to get back to 1990 levels by 2020, New Zealand aims to reduce 5 percent below 1990 by 2020, and South Korea’s target is 4 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. China aims to reduce its carbon intensity 40-45 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

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

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Substantial shortfalls in the global oil supply will likely occur sometime between 2010 – 2015. Non-OPEC conventional production is projected to peak around 2010, and thereafter begin to decline. billion to nearly 7 billion in 2010 (see Figure 24, 61, and 72).

Eco-friendly concrete now mandatory in Dubai

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The construction industry is ready to switch to green concrete , according to Robin Styles, technical support manager of CEMEX, a global leader in building materials. Dubai has ambitions to be one of the top ten sustainable cities in the world by 2020.

Urban Agriculture

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jonathanvlarocca, Flickr Creative Commons by Fredrik Gyllenhoff By 2020 the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America will serve as home for 75 % of all urban dwellers, and to eight of the anticipated nine mega-cities with populations in excess of 20 million.

Climate Racism, Climate Injustice & Copenhagen Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposals

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Unfortunately climate criminal First World countries believe that they are much more deserving than others, and are lead by Copenhagen sabotaging, US surrogate, climate criminal Australia which wants a 2020 per capita GHG pollution for itself that would be over 60 times that of Bangladesh. 2010), 21.0 2020). Developed country population (billions): 1.147 (1990), 1.175 (1995), 1.195 (2000), 1,217 (2005), 1.237 (2010), 1,255 (2015), 1.268 (2020). 2010), 16.7

Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

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Analysis by management consulting firm McKinsey & Company forecasts that "by 2020 at least ten regions with strong sunlight will have reached grid parity". [7] UNDP-WHO (2009) [2] World Development Report 2010: Development and climate change. David J.

Resource Center for Urban Agriculture and Food Security

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According to UN-HABITAT, slum populations in urban areas of developing countries were estimated at 870 million in 2001 and are expected to increase by an average of 29 million per year up to 2020. What is urban agriculture?

Curitiba – Designing a sustainable city

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For most of his existence, Man has been a hunter-gather, it is only in the last 11,000 years he has been an agriculturalist, and in the second half of the last century, industrial agriculture has appeared. million by 1990, and an estimated million more by 2020.

Regional Cap and Trade Advances

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Earlier this week, the states Environmental Improvement Board voted 4-to-1 in support of a carbon cap-and-trade program that will reduce state emissions by 3 percent annually from 2013 to 2020. It would be better for all -- for industry, the public, and the climate -- if North America had a single, coherent, and comprehensive carbon program. Skip to content.