Oxford data study: 90% of electricity companies are blocking investment in renewables

Green Prophet

We all want renewables, but the companies controlling our power, many of them government-owned are in fact maintaining and investing in polluting energy like coal. Want to switch over to solar energy and renewables, like Australia and Germany ?

2020 71

Energy UN group: we need 31% more renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

If you don’t want to read the whole article, here is the sum up: We need 31% more renewable energy to play it climate safe by 2030. It’s called IRENA, or the International Renewable Energy Agency. We need $750 billion in investment please for renewables, for the planet.

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Investing in green bonds with RE Royalties and Peter Leighton

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The year 2020 onwards will be the decade of action for renewable energy. Renewable energy is something we all want. What has been the perception of renewables since Covid-19, before and after. . In Q2 2020 there was a total investment in renewables of $69.9B

2020 87

What It’s Like to Be a Bird: A Review of the New Sibley Book

10,000 Birds

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International renewable org bolsters renewables in Africa

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Renewables are perfect for Africa where more than half of all people don’t have access to clean power. Microgrids powered by renewables are the future. The deployment of renewables is therefore a foresighted strategy to ensure a resilient future, in which no one is left behind.”.

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5 Ways to Improve the Environment in Your Own Home

Green Prophet

My friends who run their homes on renewable energy in off grid environments say they feel the energetic difference in their soul: while carbon-based fuel is essentially compacted solar energy made over millions of years, burning it is very polluting. The environment of your home is essential.

2020 87

COVID19 as Shabbat

Indigenize

Arts Resilience Solutions covid19 Lynn Ungar perspective poetry renewal sabbath* A wise friend of mine, Lynn Ungar, wrote this magnificent poem about the current COVID-19 situation. * I love her perspective and thought you might enjoy it too. To me, these words are like medicine, and with no need to do insurance paperwork to get it. There is often a gift carried with the […].

2020 127

Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

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Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today finds. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants. Renewables offer a way to align short-term policy action with medium- and long-term energy and climate goals.

2020 53

Arab loan offers $105 million USD to fund renewables globally

Green Prophet

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ( likened to USAID and the UK and German’s foreign aid ) announced last week that it will provide renewable energy loans to 8 projects around the world. The 8 renewable projects in solar, wind and biogas.

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Arab Nations De-Vesting in Oil to Invest in Renewables

Green Prophet

Countries with fossil fuel-dependent economies are making a marked shift towards renewable energy. See Arab loan to fund renewables. Despite the recent move to renewable energy, the Arab nations currently invest very little in comparison to the rest of the world. In comparison, the Middle East and Africa have invested only $10 billion in renewable projects and infrastructure. There are also several government-supported projects looking to support renewable energy.

2020 59

Addiction Trends In 2020 so far

Green Prophet

Read on to find out about addiction trends to watch in 2020. Renewed Focus on Holistic Techniques. The post Addiction Trends In 2020 so far appeared first on Green Prophet. Living in lockdown can exaggerate but maybe even help people fight addictions. Being in nature and meditating can help. Addiction is a serious problem across the world, but psychologists and medical researchers are making new inroads into effective addiction treatments every year.

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Welcome to the world of Solarpunk

Green Prophet

As a result, Israel experienced a 40% reduction in nitrogen dioxide concentrations, a reactive gas emitted by the burning of fuel, during March 2020 compared to prior March emissions. Israeli companies have also turned their efforts to the sea for gathering renewable energy.

2020 86

Why the renewable industry needs to invest in graphite, and turn to local sources

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Before a diamond, you need graphite –– and the renewable energy industry is rushing to mine it, as it’s a key material in solar panels and electric car batteries. Graphite, exposed on outcrops of the Canadian Shield, is a key resource for renewable and clean energy generation and batteries.

2020 66

Teaching environmental and resource economics: A bibliography

Environmental Economics

1 (2020): 52-66. "Classroom games: The allocation of renewable resources under different property rights and regulation schemes." "A common property experiment with a renewable resource." "Teaching the Economics of Non-renewable Resources to Undergraduates." Alden, Dave. "Experience "Experience with scripted role play in environmental economics." " The Journal of Economic Education 30, no. 2 (1999): 127-132. Anderson, Soren T.,

2020 100

Post Apocalyptic Steampunk Birding

10,000 Birds

On this particular morning, I wasn’t on any specific mission other than to renew my membership to a local non-profit stationed there.

2020 204

“We’ll stop cutting trees” part of Tel Aviv’s climate action plan

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“Among other trends in the coming years, we will see fewer vehicles and more trees, we will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote the use of renewable energies in all public buildings in the city. Cities bikes lanes Climate Change renewable energy smart cities Solar Energy Tel AvivSpend a few years or a dozen in a coastal city like Tel Aviv or Beirut and you’ll see how in a short time the season’s have changed.

2020 77

We will not go back to normal

Green (Living) Review

And then, after all the upheaval of the two world wars and the aftermath we ended up with the consumer society that wend from bad to worse and we arrived today at a stage where were consume the resources of our Planet in such a way and at such a speed that even renewable resources, such as wood, cannot be renewed fast enough. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We will not go back to normal nor should we. Normal never was.

2020 112

Not just for the birds

10,000 Birds

But if I don’t see those, or even many birds at all, I can still count on spending a beautiful and renewing morning. If you read my last post, you will know that my last three weekly outings were not overly productive, as far as birds are concerned. I blame, in chronological order, an unexpectedly dry lake, an unexplained lack of avian activity, and lots of drizzle. But any birder can tell you that a bad day birding is better than a good day almost anywhere else.

2020 122

5 Ways to Improve the Environment in Your Own Home

Green Prophet

My friends who run their homes on renewable energy in off grid environments say they feel the energetic difference in their soul: while carbon-based fuel is essentially compacted solar energy made over millions of years, burning it is very polluting.

2020 57

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

But the reality is that the majority of our energy needs are met by forms of non-renewable energy , in particular fossil fuels. This is because it is unlikely that a fully renewable energy future will rely on the same centralized distribution of energy like we have right now.

2020 64

Work Remotely & Cut Your Energy Bills with an Eco-Office

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Despite the economic difficulties, 2020 has been a year for startups too. With ancillary businesses such as Moneypenny virtual receptionists reporting remarkable growth, 2020 could mark the beginning of a new era and the mainstream arrival of remote-working entrepreneurship.

2020 52

Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

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Renewable energy installations can provide round the clock energy in continents like Africa, where more than half of the people are without power. Advancing the renewables-based energy transformation is an opportunity to meet international climate goals while boosting economic growth, creating millions of jobs and improving human welfare by 2050, finds the first Global Renewables Outlook released by the International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA.

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Wood in the kitchen

Green (Living) Review

Wood is a renewable resource and kitchen implements made by the artisan spoon/treen 1 carver will generally made from prunings and other wood which often would end up in the chipper or otherwise disposed off. 2020 1 Treen (literally "of a tree") is a generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wooden implement are better on pots and pans and not just those Teflon or similarly coated ones.

2020 111

Saudi Arabia building world’s largest green hydrogen plant at Neom

Green Prophet

And renewable hydrogen is the best gas. It will be affordable with renewables being so cheap now.”. But I guess this is less of a social issue and more of investing in renewable energy.

Renewable Energy Options for an Eco-Friendly House

Greentumble

Using renewable energy sources for home living is simpler and less expensive than you might think. Maybe you are considering purchasing a renewable energy system to generate electricity at your home. Renewables allow us to develop locally sourced power for our own communities.

2020 55

Greenpeace against Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

Green Prophet

Solar power is cleaner, cheaper, 100% renewable and makes a lot more sense in a region plagued by terrorism and political problems over oil and wealth. With it we are leaving our future generations with nothing but a toxic legacy of radioactive and dangerous nuclear waste” He continued: ”The UAE has been a regional leader in developing and investing in cheap, safe and green renewable energy such as solar. Energy carbon greenpeace Masdar nuclear renewable energy Solar Energy

2020 61

Renewables made up more than half of all new energy sources in 2019

Green Prophet

Renewables keep economies and communities resilient. The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2020 shows that renewables expanded by 7.6

2020 51

Catholics in Virginia finance solar energy for churches and schools

Green Prophet

Doing change is much more important than just talking change: seven Catholic community groups in Virginia support renewables through investing in solar energy.

2020 71

A lab created diamond for my forever love

Green Prophet

Design Technology Diamond Developers mining renewable energy sustainable miningSay I do with a lab grown diamond. The ethical choice. Remember that story years ago about turning your loved one’s ashes into a diamond ? That was the first time I heard about lab-grown diamonds, and well that’s what we are expected to return to anyway, no? Stardust and flecks of diamonds in the sky? Like stars and diamonds, we are carbon-based and to carbon – one day – we will return.

2020 70

“Valley of the Wild Geese”: Glengoyne 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

10,000 Birds

Whisky Month at Birds and Booze: This January, Birds and Booze at 10,000 Birds is setting its sights on whiskies all month long.

2020 150

How Virtual Jobs Are Helping the Environment

Green Prophet

Good Job green transportation renewable energy Solar EnergyWorking from home in the city can be a sustainable option. Did you know that virtual working helps reduce lots of greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, fossil fuel consumption, plastic, and other paper waste?

2020 52

“Sin City” Casinos Want to Use Renewable Energy 

Green Prophet

If you want to make forward-looking decisions, save money in the long run, and make an active contribution to climate and environmental protection, you can’t avoid renewable or green energy. Every day more and more households are trying to use renewable energy. It is extremely important not only to use energy from renewable sources in a sensible and economical way but also to be climate-friendly. Renewable Energy Ensures Investment Security for Casinos.

2020 42

Las Vegas Going Green in a Quest to Become Saudi Arabia of Solar Power

Green Prophet

Las Vegas resorts, and the communities that surround them have made great leaps to transform their city into one that plans to run entirely on renewable energies come 2050. Recently, the largest lithium battery plant on earth was built on the city’s outskirts by Tesla, a building run entirely by renewable energy and which has brought a welcome boost to the local economy. Many other renewable technologies have also been promoted at the now world-renowned CES trade show.

2020 63

Germany invests in the DRC, but renewables could save all of Africa

Green Prophet

Bigger steps are needed from the top down: Investing in renewables is the answer. Time to invest in renewables in Africa? Maybe some Arab loan incentives to get renewable energy into the mining industry? Financing renewable energy projects is not charity. The post Germany invests in the DRC, but renewables could save all of Africa appeared first on Green Prophet.

2020 43

Colorado College is now carbon neutral – and they didn’t buy their way out

Green Prophet

Colorado College has achieved carbon neutrality, a goal it set in 2009 when it committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. It also means our renewable energy generation and use have bigger impacts on global emissions than in other regions.”.

2020 88

Neom is Saudi’s mega-green Gotham city

Green Prophet

This is a new conceptual mega city from your futuristic dreams or nightmares, that is promised to be run on renewable energy and built on LEED standards. A rendering of Neom, an intentional futuristic city breaking ground on the Red Sea of Saudi Arabia. Where robots outnumber people.

2020 87

Why Businesses Should Go Green With Their Architectural Plans

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Architecture Good Job green roofs moshe safdie passive design renewable energy smart cityMoshe Safdie, Metalocus in China. Many conventional buildings that were built these days were designed with that modern and futuristic look. But, behind these looks is also the increased demand for energy production. Not to mention the adverse impacts on the environment that these modern yet poorly designed buildings have created.

2020 53

Ventilation System with Heat Recovery To Help Combat Covid-19

Green Prophet

Outbreaks like the Covid-19 outbreak of 2020 may become more common in the future, and having high-grade filters to purify the air in your building could give you, your family, and your employees, extra protection during a lockdown.

2020 52

Investing in bifacial and tracking solar systems safe bet for future

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The price of oil has hit rock bottom so investment in renewables is up : Solar power systems with double-sided – known as bifacial solar panels in the industry– which collect sunlight from two sides instead of one — and a single-axis tracking technology that tilts the panels so they can follow the sun are the most cost effective to date, researchers now report.

2020 68

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

Green Prophet

It’s like the United Nations of Renewable Energy and anyone who is a serious stakeholder in renewables from government to news to suppliers goes to this annual event. Solar energy and renewable energy stakeholders should be there. “As

2020 60

Traveling Slow Benefits You, Local Communities and the Environment 

Green Prophet

During this time something incredible happened: I made amazing connections to other people, got a renewed appreciation for nature, and learned an awful lot about myself. Spot me in the photo?

2020 84

No kissing the kaaba at this year’s hajj

Green Prophet

But now the Saudi Arabian government, which has faced one of the most devastating impacts of Covid-19 in the Middle East, with more than 250,000 infections and nearly 3,000 deaths, has renewed its support for the life-defining pilgrimage by allowing people from 160 different nationalities already residing in Saudi Arabia, to complete the journey, safely and with social distancing measures in mind, reports the New York Times.

2020 58

Calculate your cities? solar power potential

Green Prophet

As the climate crisis worsens, such practical tools are useful for the transition to renewable energy sources, already required by law in many OECD countries, the scientists report. Cities Energy Sustainable Ben Gurion University renewable energy Solar Energy sun maps Zenith SolarViganella is a village in Italy where the sun never shines. So locals installed a giant mirror to project the sun’s rays back onto them. Image via The Atlantic.

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