Flexible Solar Canopy to Cover Dubai’s 2020 Expo Pavilions

Green Prophet

An enormous flexible canopy of photovoltaic cells will shade the pavilions at Dubai’s 2020 expo, an innovative step towards greater energy efficiency for the international event, but critics warn that the workers slated to build the necessary infrastructure stand to suffer the most.

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Competitive Yoga To Be Added to 2020 Summer Olympics Games. ~ Josie Huang

Elephant Journal

from the 2020 Summer Olympics Games, IOC [.]. Competitive yoga as an Olympics sport will no longer be a stretch. From Lausanne, Switzerland - As the International Olympics Committee had recently voted to drop wrestling—the oldest competitive sports known in the world dated as far back as 3000 B.C. and part of the ancient Olympics in 708 B.C.—from

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Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium Thwarted by Japanese Peers

Green Prophet

A consortium of Japanese architects got together to protest Zaha Hadid’s winning design for the main stadium of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics , and despite all her fame and glory, the Japanese government listened.

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.

Zaha Hadid Greens Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Stadium Design

Green Prophet

Japan has won the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and Zaha Hadid has been picked to retrofit its National Stadium. Design 2020 Olympic Games green design sustainable design Tokyo National Olympic Stadium Zaha Hadid

Can Lebanon Reach 12% Renewable Energy By 2020 ?

Green Prophet

In 2009, Lebanon pledged to produce 12% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020- is this target optimistic today? During the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, the Lebanese government pledged to source 12% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2020.

California Strives For 33 Percent Energy From Renewables By 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

The California Air Resources Board recently agreed to increase their current goals and have thirty-three percent of their energy requirements met by renewables by the year 2020. This law requires California to reduce their emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

Dubai: 7km of covered shops and one day surgeries connected by tram

Green Prophet

In any case, we expect this to be ready in time for Expo 2020 Dubai. Cities 2020 Expo Dubai Dubai Expo 2020 Dubai Holding Mall of the World Pedestrian City urban planning

Israeli Cabinet Moves Ahead With 10% Renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

The Israeli cabinet has just approved the 10% renewable energy target by 2020 initially proposed by Finance Minister Roni Bar-On three years ago. In May, Israel’s Director of Industry had touted a higher level: 20% by 2020.

GM to Launch New EN-V Podcar by 2020

Eco Auto Ninja

GM has been tinkering away on the next generation of EN-V two-person electric podcar which it hopes to start selling to the public by 2020. EN-V secong gen augmentations are said to include a bigger pod as well as a four-wheel model. Rumors suggest that GM is targeting urban centers in China, South Africa and The U.S. with an expected price tag of $10K. Apparently GM is bringing the unusual electric podcar into mass production based on substantial positive feedback from the public.

Municipality unveils ‘Aladdin City’ plans for Dubai

Green Prophet

Three lamp-shaped towers make up the new Aladdin City that is being constructed in Dubai as part of an effort to boost the city’s profile ahead of the 2020 World Expo. Cities Aladdin City One Thousand and One Nights tourism urban planning World Expo 2020

Gaza Unliveable by 2020 and Its Water Undrinkable by 2016

Green Prophet

A comprehensive report released by the UN this week has warned that Gaza will no longer be ‘liveable’ by 2020 unless dramatic action is taken to improve its water supply, power, health and schooling.

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. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows.

Former Ford engineer believes cars to become as clean as trains by 2020

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Some cars to be as clean as electric train travel by 2020. According to the former engineer, carmakers are looking to achieve 40g/km of carbon emissions by the year 2020.

BIOLIQUIDS COULD SAVE OVER 1.2 MILLION TONNES OF CO2 PER ANNUM BY 2020

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million tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2020. OFTEC believes that if this blend is included in the Renewable Heat Incentive, 90% of existing oil customers could transfer to use it by 2020, resulting in considerable carbon savings.

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UK waste can supply half renewables energy target by 2020

Green (Living) Review

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.

EU Ahead Of Emission Goals For 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

The European Union has the goal of cutting their emissions by twenty percent compared to 1990 levels by the year 2020. percent in the year 2008, which means they are more than half way to the 2020 goal.

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Empathic Civilization in 2020. ~ Lauryn DeGrado {Video}

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And it was with a great sense of irony when I found out that the Mayan calendar was expiring just after my 50th birthday. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) economics empathic society evolution Mayan Calendar

Canberra Targets 90% Renewables By 2020

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The Australian Capital Territory government has outlined a bold plan to source 90 per cent of its energy requirements from renewable energy by 2020, with major emphasis on solar and wind power and on energy efficiency.

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. A report from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association states solar panel generated electricity could make up 12% of Europe’s power demand by the end of this decade and up to 9% of the world’s needs by 2030.

2020 Forecast: Creating Future of Learning

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[link] [link] 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning.

EU Likely To Exceed Twenty Percent Renewable Goal Of 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

The goals vary depending upon the country in question, but in Europe the European Union has collectively set a goal of attaining twenty percent of their energy needs from renewables by 2020. percent of their energy usage met through renewables by the year 2020.

BGreen 2020 A Sustainability Plan for Bridgeport, Connecticut

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China Aims For 100 GW of Wind Power By 2020

Wind Power Ninja

This is an increase of its goal for wind power generation capacity by the year 2020 to as much as 100,000 megawatts. The total wind power generating capacity in China is currently 12,000 MW, but the nation, which is growing at the most rapid rate among all the countries in the world, wants to raise it to 20,000 MW by next year. China expects to have an annual wind power growth rate of 20 percent, according to Fang Junshi, head of the coal department of the National Energy Administration.

Solar Thermal Energy Cost Expected to Halve by 2020

Celsias

Solar thermal energy will halve in cost by 2020, the new director of the CSIRO’s Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative claims. Solar thermal energy uses the concentrated heat of the sun to create steam, which turns a turbine and creates a clean, renewable power source.

EU Mandates Nearly Carbon Neutral Buildings After 2020

Green Living Ideas

This week the European Parliament announced new energy standards that will require all new buildings constructed in Europe after 2020 will need to be nearly carbon-neutral. The announcement is part of the EU’s plans to cut carbon emissions by 20% below 1990 levels by 2020. The new guidelines will take effect for all new public [.] [ EU Mandates Nearly Carbon Neutral Buildings After 2020 from Green Living Ideas ].

What is it Really like to be Depressed (And why You need to Know it). {Video}

Elephant Journal

In fact, it’s estimated that depression will impose the second-biggest health burden by 2020, and that it will overtake the cost of treating all the cardiovascular diseases combined.

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California Utilities To Attain 33 Percent Of Energy From Renewables By 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

California utility companies will now be required to attain thirty-three percent of their energy from renewable energy sources by the year 2020. This is an increase from the twenty percent by 2020 that a previous law called for.

Obama directs government to triple use of clean energy by 2020

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5, calling for an increase in solar, wind, and other renewable energy for federal agencies , to 20 percent by 2020. President Obama issued an executive order on Dec. That''s three times the amount that the agencies are currently using. The usage is expected to go up by 10 percent by 2015, at least 15 percent between 2016 and 2017, and 17.5 percent between 2018 and 2019.

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

Green Prophet

Ibrahim Babelli, nuclear consultant at the King Abdullah Centre for Atomic and Renewable Energy said: “There are a lot of things that need to be done, but our target is 2020.”. High birth rates coupled with domestic subsidies have resulted in soaring energy demand.

VW to Reduce CO2 Emissions to 95 g/km by 2020

Celsias

The Volkswagen Group has said it will reduce the CO2 emissions of its European new car fleet to 95 grams per kilometer by 2020. The automaker says it’s the first to commit to this target.

Woman’s face to be Featured on New 10 Dollar Bill!

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This new 10 dollar note will be released in 2020, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution's 19th amendment (which finally gave women the right to vote)! Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) 10 dollar bill change currency equal rights feminism money treasury department

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EU Met 2012 Goals, On Track for 2020 , Can Cut Emissions 80% by 2050

Celsias

It has already surpassed the targets set for 2012, and is on track to achieve the goals for 2020. The European Commission today formally adopted a Roadmap for transforming the European Union into a competitive low carbon economy by 2050.

In case you have forgotten how much the Paris climate deal might cost the U.S.

Environmental Economics

To get everyone on board, each country was allowed to develop its own plan, and countries aren’t compelled to meet their targets, which cover the period after 2020. Real Time Economics (i.e., WSJ): Now that officials from the U.S. and nearly 200 other countries have reached a deal in Paris  meant to keep global warming at bay, many citizens back home want to know—how much will it cost us?

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

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The cap-and-trade program is a key piece of the state’s commitment to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek.

4 US States Have Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions Below 1990 Levels

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Tags: Carbon/ GHG Reduction Connecticut 27% by 2020 Delaware 18% by 2019 lower greenhouse gas emissions Massachusetts 15% by 2020 New York 25% by 2013 Renewable Energy Standards states

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. At least 55 countries representing 55% of the world’s emission must sign on before 2020.

"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 ). I took the lowest and highest values from EPA's table  for 2020 as a simple example of showing the range of uncertainty (over the discount rate). Joel Darmstadter and Alan J. Krupnick at Common Resources : The U.S.

TIGI’s Honeycomb Solar Collector Wins Big Euro Award

Green Prophet

The state has already met its projected quota for solar power production through 2020. Israel Embraces Solar As It Races Towards 2020 Clean Energy. Last Wednesday in Munich, Germany, Israeli solar energy company TIGI Ltd.

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

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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 MeyGen project will place 269 sunken turbines on the Scottish seabed, capable of generating 400 megawatts of power and supplying nearly 175,000 homes in the UK with electricity.