Israel approves 30% renewables goal for 2030: Revolution or low bar?

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The Israeli cabinet has approved the proposal to increase Israel’s 2030 renewable energy target from 17% to 30%. Solar PV is expected to account for the significant share of the renewable energy, and would replace the remaining coal in the electricity mix (see Figure 1).

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

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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 ?

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

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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. This year they issue a report: The share of renewables in global power should more than double by 2030 to advance the global energy transformation, achieve sustainable development goals and a pathway to climate safety. It’s easy.

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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 […].

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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.

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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

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Arab Nations De-Vesting in Oil to Invest in Renewables

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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.

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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. This year starts the decade of action when we must all band together to make renewables part of Africa in every way, from domestic use like by the Israeli tech company Lumos to renewables in mining. The post International renewable org bolsters renewables in Africa appeared first on Green Prophet.

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Green Products

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Whether products are touted as green, environmentally friendly, eco, or whatever or not consumerism is still consumerism and bad for the Planet. Also many of those products are not at all as “green” as they are claimed to be.

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We will not go back to normal

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We will not go back to normal nor should we. Normal never was. Our pre-Covid-19 existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, depletion,extraction, the exploitation of nature and man by man for ever greater profits.

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“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.

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Addiction Trends In 2020 so far

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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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What we can learn about renewable energy from Australia

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If we look to successful countries in the world we see the hopeful ambitions of countries like Israel which is blessed with an enormous amount of sun and yet its renewable energy output remains low at about 5%, mostly all of it provided by solar panels. One country that has been setting real renewable energy goals it can meet is Germany. Australia is by far the world leader in adopting and implementing renewable energy in the last few years.

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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.

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

10,000 Birds

copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. Over the past 15 years the idea morphed into something different; he retained the large format and bird portraits, but focused on bird behavior, anatomy, and biology, the exceptional things about birds not covered in identification guides, the things that make us think and look and look around again with renewed appreciation and even awe. copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. copyright @2020 by David A llen Sibley. 2020).

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5 Ways to Improve the Environment in Your Own Home

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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.

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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.

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1 in 7 cosmetics products contain asbestos?

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Avalon Organics Intense Defense is a Vitamin C renewal green which is vegan, biodegradable and with no GMOs. Take a deep breath before you take that selfie. About one in 7 products contain asbestos if they are made with talc. .

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Arab loan offers $105 million USD to fund renewables globally

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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 projects will go to building resilience, mainly in island communities which will be able to repay the loans after the renewable energy projects go online. The 8 renewable projects in solar, wind and biogas. Cuba will receive an Arab fund loan to develop solar power.

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Greenpeace against Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

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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. Building new nuclear plants is more expensive and takes longer than building renewable energy plants, Greenpeace argues.

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Dubai’s Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2021 revealed in real

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Despite Covid-19, Expo 2020 set for Dubai this year will be postponed to October 2021, the most popular city to travel to in the United Arab Emirates. When I was a kid my parents decided us 3 would go to the World Fair Expo ’84 in Vancouver.

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Secret oil pipeline revealed between Israel and the UAE

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20 to sign other commercial agreements in agriculture, tourism and (hopefully) energy projects that are more renewable in scope. . The FSO Safer is a sinking oil tanker off the coast of Yemen.

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Covid-19 survives sewage treatment, finds new study

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Wastewater poses a potential threat of a renewed outbreak around the world, the researchers urge. The BGU team analyzed samples of sewage collected during the first lockdown in April, 2020 and during the second wave in July.

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US oil giant Chevron buys into Israeli natural gas

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While natural gas burns cleaner than oil or coal, it is not a renewable energy. In early January 2020, Greece, Cyprus, and Israel signed the framework agreement for the construction of the pipeline, and in July of this year the Israeli cabinet ratified the agreement.

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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. A Canadian company is touting its “mine local” and “mine revival” mindset showing investors that when renewable energy resource mining, the industry should also walk the walk for reducing carbon emissions. . Why is graphite essential for renewable energy? What makes an electric car run?

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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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Reasons to Use a Business Energy Provider 

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Some energy providers offer more renewable energy resources than others. Lifestyle Energy Efficiency renewable energyEvery home should feel like an eco oasis, and it can be done by saving energy. Here’s how it can be done.

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

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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

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Welcome to the world of Solarpunk

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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. As a result of COVID-19 isolation guidelines, 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. . Cities renewable energy Solar Energy Solarpunk

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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.

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Estée Lauder shows the planet beauty is more than skin deep

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To achieve its Net Zero emissions and RE100 goals by 2020, Estée Lauder reduced its carbon footprint by investing in bringing renewable energy to the grid. The niece of a Hungarian chemist, Estée Lauder, nee Mentzer, was trained in the art of face creams at an early age.

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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. Set in an abandoned oil refinery where wildlife is slowly regaining control save for the desperate attempts of golfers to retain all eighteen holes, industrial ghosts loom over rolling freshwater lakes bordered by fifty foot tall trees. Fortunately, throughout the tenure of the refinery many of the older, larger trees were preserved.

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The Zamzam Well is Mecca’s Holy Water

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When his heart was replaced, the Prophet was filled with renewed wisdom and faith. Pilgrims thirsty for water and renewed faith drink holy water from the Zamzam well. A Muslim boy drinks zamzam water – Arabnews.com.

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3 Types of Commercial Solar Cold Email

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Energy renewable energy Solar EnergyFeel you are reaching out to a forest of abyss? Even greentech companies like solar energy need good sales skills. Here’s how. There are over 3.9 billion email users worldwide.

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Greencells heats up green bonds with EU 15 Million

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between 2020 to 2025. We start exactly where it is important for the climate: with projects for renewable energy production based on solar energy, the world’s cheapest energy source.” . The Greencells office at Masdar, the net-zero city in the Emirates.

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Ticks bite back humans for warming the planet

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Switch to renewables and solar power in your home/work. We’ve ticked off the ticks.

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“Sin City” Casinos Want to Use Renewable Energy 

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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.

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

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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.

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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. To change, we would need to develop clear plans that provide predictability so that businesses can switch to renewable sources of energy, such as solar or wind energy. 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. Limited access to renewable energy.

Wind turbine power company nixed for biosphere risks in Israel

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When faced with endless committees and ministries who rarely agree or communicate with one another –– or worse –– agree on contradictory ideas it is really no wonder Israel can’t increase its adoption of renewable energies. The first wind farm in Israel on the Golan Heights.

A lab created diamond for my forever love

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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.

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No kissing the kaaba at this year’s hajj

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The year was 2014 and already Ebola was on everyone’s minds. Mers and avian flu have scared off people from hajj, but covid-19 has closed Saudi’s doors. As news of the Covid-19 virus broke this year one of the first dramatic headlines was that hajj was cancelled.

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New solar energy plant in the desert? Don’t disturb the soil

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This is especially important for renewable energy installations being built in the desert, like solar power plants or military installations. Energy Nature Technology desert desert agriculture Oman renewable energy Solar Energy United States wind turbinesSolar power plants in the desert make use of wasted land, right? Think again. The desert soil has a complex network of pores in its unique soil. This takes hundreds, maybe thousands of years to create.

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