Arab loan offers $105 million USD to fund renewables globally

Green Prophet

Investing in renewable energy in developing countries especially is important – it helps them secure low-cost capital to increase energy access, improve livelihoods and advance sustainable development on the ground. Cuba will receive an Arab fund loan to develop solar power.

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Global leaders make plans at world’s biggest energy shindig – IRENA in Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

They also dovetail their attendance at the event prior to the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit, taking place from 13 to 16 January 2020. IRENA was founded a decade ago to solve the world’s energy problems.

2020 63

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Trillians to be made from carbon credits – Microsoft, Goldman Sachs show how

Green Prophet

“Together, we must rapidly deploy natural and technological solutions to remove gigatons of carbon dioxide from our air, restore ocean ecosystems, and preserve Arctic ice, while dramatically reducing emissions and adapting to climate change impacts,” said Dr. Khagram. In August 2019, Stripe committed to pay, at any available price, for the direct removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and its sequestration in secure, long-term storage. . •

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LOW CARBON INVESTMENT

Green (Living) Review

Green technologies is now a global marketplace of $3 trillion but as result of a staggeringly low commitment from past governments, the UK has less than a five percent share of this market. 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.

Sugarcane ethanol already meets California low carbon fuel standard, says Brazilian Sugarcane Association

Green (Living) Review

Industry comments submitted to California Air Resources Board underscore sugarcane ethanol's recognized carbon reduction levels By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its-kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24.

Eco-Model Cities for a Low-Carbon Society

The Green Changemakers

A project of The Regional Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat, Japan Overview 13 Eco-Model Cities of Japan CASBEE-City Promotion Council of the Low Carbon Cities The International Conference on Promoting Low Carbon Cities 2009 OVERVIEW A program established by the Japanese government to create and promote a Low-Carbon Society on a city level, domestically and worldwide.

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

Celsias

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

2020 56

Renewables better investment than oil and gas, says Gulf body

Green Prophet

The targets could reduce the power sector’s carbon dioxide emissions by 136 million tonnes (22 per cent reduction), while cutting water withdrawals in the power sector by 11.5 trillion litres (17 per cent reduction) in 2020.

2019 94

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. Encouraging private funding for woodland to increase carbon uptake. In order for low-carbon farming to succeed and work farming as an industry will have to change and change significantly.

2009 100

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

Green Home Blog

Some seem to think Doha is a step in the right direction because rich UN signatory nations which participated promised to collect $100 billion per year until 2020 to help poorer nations fight the effects of climate change. How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012.

2012 142

UK WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY WELCOMES GREEN INVESTMENT BANK PROPOSALS

Green (Living) Review

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.

2010 115

UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

Green Prophet

It is to replace FIT, which is designed to encourage uptake of a range of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies. A wind turbine that uses dragonfly biomimicry to maximize the wind’s energy.

Renewable portfolio standards don't raise prices?

Environmental Economics

 The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that a state's utilities purchase a given percentage of their power from low carbon sources such as wind, solar and hydro.  In California, the RPS is set to rise to 33% by the year 2020. Matt Kahn : An interesting debate is playing out.  The Center for American Progress  (CAP) has put out a policy brief that argues that green energy purchase mandates do not raise local electricity prices.

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Renewables can deliver 60% reduction in CO2 by 2030

Green (Living) Review

RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association has supported the recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change for a 60% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. But the Association warned the Government against the introduction of tendering for low carbon capacity and emphasised the need for further investment in renewables.

2010 109

Budget to re-energise funding and planning for renewables

Green (Living) Review

New measures on planning could have positive implications for onshore wind farms Green Investment Bank: industry welcomes funding structure Carbon floor price needs post 2020 certainty Education, enterprise and technology boost could translate into supply chain growth The Coalition Government’s second budget was today welcomed by RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, as containing a number of policies encouraging long term sector growth.

2011 109

World's largest wind farm opens off UK coast

Green (Living) Review

billion) a year for the Green Investment Bank, which aims to boost private-sector spending on low-carbon technology.

2010 166

Household energy bills on the rise and up due to gas not green policies

Green (Living) Review

The Committee on Climate Change has mid-December 2011 published its first comprehensive analysis of the impact of meeting carbon budgets on household energy bills. It goes on to say until 2020 energy policies to achieve a low-carbon economy will add around £110 to bills with scope to offset this if energy efficiency can be improved. And also refutes claims that major investments in low-carbon power capacity will drive dramatic bill increases over the next decade.

£30m food waste recycling facility to be built in Dagenham

Green (Living) Review

Indeed, we have been delighted by the positive response that the Vision 2020 ambition has already received.” The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has given planning consent to ReFood UK for its next major anaerobic digestion plant for food waste.

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Climate Change Solutions.co.uk

The Green Changemakers

[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.

London climate change rally - world leaders must wake up to threat

Green (Living) Review

Saturday's rally, organised by the Campaign against Climate Change, follows a zero-carbon march from Hyde Park to Parliament. "This means slashing their emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2020, without carbon offsetting, and providing enough money to enable poorer countries develop cleanly.

2010 124

Renewables set to keep household energy bills down

Green (Living) Review

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.

2010 120

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.

Renewable Energy Technologies - Too Little - Too Slow

Green (Living) Review

has agreed to a legally binding EU-target to supply 15 per cent of the UK's energy from renewable sources by 2020, but lacks clear plans for each renewable energy technology.

Renewable energy coalition releases 12 step manifesto

Green (Living) Review

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.

DONG Energy: “Renewables will be the next industrial revolution”

Green (Living) Review

We are encouraged that many countries continue to pursue an ambitious low carbon and renewables agenda despite the absence of a global agreement on carbon pricing. The aim is to halve the CO2 emissions by 2020 and to emit only 15 % by 2040, equivalent to approx. Thomas Dalsgaard, head of Group Regulatory Affairs at DONG Energy set out DONG Energy’s vision for a renewable energy revolution today.

2010 109

Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With.

Living Green & Saving Energy

With the descriptive title “Natural Gas and Renewables: A Secure Low Carbon Future Energy Plan for the United States,” this report provides the following data. All these plants are likely to be retired by 2020.

2011 140

Nuclear Updates from Jordan, Egypt and the UAE

Green Prophet

The Jerusalem Post also reported international concerns about Egypt’s lax nuclear security, after the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed reports that low-level radioactive material had been stolen from a laboratory at El-Dabaa.

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

Sightline Daily

Oregon and Washington leaders are contemplating turbocharging their clean energy transition by instituting carbon pricing here in the Pacific Northwest. Will a cap or tax on carbon work? Since you ask: Scandinavian countries have been pricing carbon for more than two decades.

Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With.

Living Green & Saving Energy

With the descriptive title “Natural Gas and Renewables: A Secure Low Carbon Future Energy Plan for the United States,” this report provides the following data. All these plants are likely to be retired by 2020.

2011 134

Oil companies are planning on a carbon tax

Environmental Economics

Here is the article without all of the crazy political stuff: More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including the five major oil companies, are planning their future growth on the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming. Companies do not know what form a future carbon price would take. Coal, which produces twice the carbon pollution of natural gas, would be a loser.

Ungreen Facts about e-Reading Devices

Green Prophet

Whether the motivation is to truly improve environmental performance, or simply garner positive press, seems every business is jumping on the low carbon bandwagon. It’s estimated that the environmental impact of a single “eReader” (Kindle, iPad…) equals that of 100 books. .

2012 101

Duke of Edinburgh is "seriously misinformed"

Green (Living) Review

Renewables industrydefends wind energy, warning Duke of Edinburgh is “seriouslymisinformed” Time has come to bust the myths peddled by anti-wind campaigners Support for wind costs only £10 in average £600 electricity bill 90,000 jobs in wind industry to be created by 2020. By 2021, a study by the respected analystsCambridge Econometrics [2] shows that this willincrease to nearly 90,000 jobs as we build a new low-carbon economyand meet our carbon reduction targets. [1]

2011 109

Church, charity and business leaders call for community energy revolution

Green (Living) Review

The National Trust has been working on its low carbon villages (LCV) project which aims to tackle the disillusionment and helplessness that many people feel about climate change in two Trust owned villages, Coleshill in Oxfordshire, and Cambo on the Trust's estate at Wallington, Northumberland. Through a process of engagement over a three-year period, LCV aimed to develop positive and practical solutions that could set villagers on a journey to low-carbon living.

2012 116

5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

The event marks a watershed moment in global efforts to address climate change and create a prosperous, low-carbon future. A well-designed carbon tax could be simple to administer. Mangroves like this one in Haiti can store significant amounts of carbon. ©

UK's Leading Solar Energy Website Releases New Statistics Showing Why Solar is Still Worth the Investment

Green (Living) Review

Solar panels have been one of the most successful renewable energy sources for individual households in the UK, with government estimates suggesting that nearly 4 million UK households will have solar panels fitted by 2020.

Poverty Group Objects to Clean Technology Fund in Morocco

Green Prophet

MASEN intends to develop four 500 MW solar projects by 2020, which would allow it to source nearly half of its electricity from renewables, as well as become a net exporter of energy to Europe thanks to its interconnector stretching to Spain.

Qantas Airways achieves milestone with biofuel powered flight

EcoFriend

The airline is trying to find a sustainably produced bio-fuel in an effort to get around high fuel prices and also to support the aviation industry’s aim of becoming carbon neutral by the year 2020.

INDUSTRY ENDORSES RES

Green (Living) Review

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. Maria McCaffery MBE, Chief Executive of BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy trade association, said: “We welcome the Government’s commitment to delivering on the 2020 targets.

Sunday’s Green News Snippets

Green Prophet

Scotland which is part of the UK offers to help Qatar diversify away from oil and gas and towards a more low-carbon economy. Get your weekly dose of green news snippets from the region. It’s been another great week of green news coming from the Middle East.

2011 91

COP18 and Four Degrees: Have We Passed The Point Of No Return?

Green Prophet

It states that even if the current carbon pledges were met, “there is roughly a 20 percent likelihood of exceeding 4°C by 2100, and a 10 percent chance of 4°C being exceeded as early as the 2070.”

2012 94

Acting on Climate for the Win

Conservancy Talk

The commitment of the United States and other major country governments to climate action also encouraged many of the world’s most important private sector companies to publicly back the aims of the Paris Agreement, and state their commitment to creating a low-carbon future for our economy.

2017 87

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

Green (Living) Review

Although the Government announced some welcome improvements to its feed-in tariff proposals today (such as increasing tariff payments with inflation), the scheme is still predicted to contribute just two per cent of UK electricity by 2020, despite research which shows that the scheme could generate three times as much with increased tariff payments.

2010 109

The Future of Energy in a World of 400ppm and Rising

Nature Conservancy - Science

California’s goal to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 is spurring new innovations. The final piece is energy storage — how to store excess energy to be used on low-output days. And if we want to tell industry we’re serious, we need to put a price on carbon.