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.

From Paris: Government Leaders Emphasize Protecting Nature

Conservancy Talk

At the forum, thousands of government, business and civil society leaders gathered to find land-use solutions for the climate, people and the environment. Of course this work will only succeed when coupled with strong governance and protection of remaining forests. Mark R.

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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. To meet Morocco’s electricity needs, the government has adopted and is implementing a three-phase strategy.

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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. The arid Middle Eastern desert climate offers little in the way of natural resources. But it does boast of brilliant and fierce sunlight.

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. However, maybe I must spell it out for the government agencies and NGOs.

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. The Israeli cabinet has just approved the 10% renewable energy target by 2020 initially proposed by Finance Minister Roni Bar-On three years ago.

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

Green Prophet

George Abboud, founder of Earth Technologies, blames the government’s shortsightedness, claiming that ”the customs fees for his energy-efficient LED bulbs are 15 percent, while those for regular bulbs are 5 percent.

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. million barrels a day by 2020, up from last year’s production level of 1.6

Government Minister Backs Isle of Wight EcoIsland Plans

Green (Living) Review

· Vision to make Isle of Wight first sustainable region in UK · Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2020 · Create Centre of Excellence for green technologies and jobs · Introduce Environmental education programme on schools · Rollout of renewable energy technologies EcoIsland, the organisation behind the vision to make the Isle of Wight the first truly sustainable region in Britain, yesterday received the backing of the UK Government for its strategy to become self-sufficient and carbon neutral by 2020.

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

Green (Living) Review

In relation to the impact on the domestic heating market, Peter Frost, managing director of Viessmann Ltd, comments: “The Government seems to have chosen a more careful and selected route to introduce renewable technology into the domestic market.

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


And, that is exactly what the British government will be looking forward to, when it pushes for a collective national endeavor entailing newer carbon capture and storage technologies. In fact, beyond just favorable numbers, the government has already decided to invest more than £1 billion ($1.6


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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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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 europeA 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.

Dishonest Australian Labor Government carbon price plan for climate change inaction

Green Blog

However in Australia, a world leader in annual par capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and in fossil fuel exports, there is an unspoken agreement between the major parties (the Liberal-National Party Coalition Opposition and the Labor Party Government, aka the Lib-Labs) that Australia will keep burning and exporting fossil fuels until the World makes it stop. pdf) and which dishonestly claims that the Gillard Labor Government is “tackling climate change”.

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.

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. Obama declared, "In order to create a clean energy economy that will increase our nation''s prosperity, promote energy security, combat climate change, protect the interests of taxpayers, and safeguard the health of our environment, the federal government must lead by example." That''s why it''s so important for the federal government to lead by example.

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. From 2001 and until recently, Denmark was run by a liberal-conservative government supported by a far right nationalist party. But will a fully “red” government replace the old one?

Canberra Targets 90% Renewables By 2020


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.

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

Green Blog

The right-wing government in Sweden unfortunately won, with a two votes margin, the pro-nuclear vote in the parliament this past week and is now in full climate-wrecking gear. " The Swedish right-wing government will end their 4 years in power with an rather awful environmental record.

RenewableUK: Government’s renewable energy proposals ‘credible’

Green (Living) Review

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.

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. This remarkable feat was then followed by the government’s ambitious plans to consume renewable power from overseas geothermal sources.

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 is already leading a global push for collaboration by exploring new carbon market partnerships with governments in New York, Brazil, Canada and Mexico.

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. Ministers from the new Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department of Communities and Local Government (how all those names have been changed and created, yikes) have published plans to reduce energy use in British homes and launch a consultation on the proposals. He added: "This is a big change from where government has been.

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. 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 The Danish government spent £1.3

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.”. 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

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting on the numbers of excess deaths last winter, revealed in Government figures in late November 2010, Friends of the Earth's Warm Homes campaigner Dave Timms said: "Lower outbreaks of flu helped cut winter deaths last year despite the bitterly cold weather - improving homes so they're better insulated and cheaper to heat could help save even more lives.

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. The NFU is delighted that the government has listened to and worked with us and the joint industry Climate Change Task Force over the past 18 months and has incorporated some of our ambitions into its own goals.

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. By letting contractors bid on the project, the UK government is hoping to reduce some of the $23 billion expected to cost to connect the 33,000 megawatts of wind energy power to the central grid.

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. Industry leaders are looking to work closely with Government to alleviate the impact of the economic downturn.

Governments: No Binding Talks At Copenhagen

Eco Friendly Daily

A great disappointment for environmentalists everywhere is the general consensus by governments across the globe that a legally binding agreement in Copenhagen will not occur.

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. government estimates the impact of the power rule—issued by the Environmental Protection Agency —at between $28 billion and $39 billion in 2030, or 0.1% Real Time Economics (i.e., WSJ): Now that officials from the U.S.

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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. The state has already met its projected quota for solar power production through 2020. Israel Embraces Solar As It Races Towards 2020 Clean Energy.

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.

Quick Take: USA-Canada, Arctic for Good

Conservancy Talk

We not only are reaffirming our national goals of protecting at least 17% of land areas and 10% of marine areas by 2020, but will also work directly with indigenous partners, state, territorial, and provincial governments to set a new goal grounded on the best available science.

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. The government has considered an increase since last year as solar panel makers led by Suntech Power Holdings Co.

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

Green Home Blog

On January 1 st , 2013 the state of California, in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), announced that it will reduce carbon emissions back down to 1990 levels by the year 2020. California has always been at the forefront of progress and radical change.

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. The Scottish government have been accused before of “pulling the rug” from other promising (and perhaps overhyped) renewable energy projects. If all goes well, Northeast Scotland might soon be home to the world’s largest tidal energy park.

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. Bhutan plans to become the first country in the world to grow all of its crops using only organic agricultural practices.

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. Dow aims to apply this decisions process to all of its R&D, capital, and real estate projects by 2020.