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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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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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 63

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

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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.”.

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What are the Health Costs of Israeli Energy Security?

Green Prophet

Is commerce subjugating exploration of renewable energy alternatives and protection of environmental rights?

2020 73

A Sustainable Towel That Cleans You AND The World!

Green Prophet

A couple of Harvard students enlisted the world’s most popular sport as a generator of portable power with SOCCKET ball , the brainchild of Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman, a toy that can produce renewable energy anywhere. .

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Sustainable commodities | A new trend in global finance

Green Prophet

New movements are in store to reduce pollution and increase renewable energy uptake. Act Economy cacao coconut Gold mining palm oil renewable energy timberCommodities, or how most people would like to call them “goods” have been around forever.

2020 52

Palm oil biofuels push up global food prices

Green Prophet

Scientists like Helmut were against the efficiency claims … While we love the idea of renewable energy crops for palm oil and sugarcane used in ethanol and biofuels have pushed out food producers, causing an alarming shift to rising costs for food. Palm tree seeds Adjamé Market, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Remember ten and 15 years ago when everyone was talking about investing in biofuels?

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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? Renewables are becoming an important source of discussion in the Middle East, as it should.

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.

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Egypt to begin building nuclear reactor in 2020

Green Prophet

By 2020, Jordan’s Energy Ministry expects total energy demand to grow by more than 50 percent and electricity demand to grow by 74 percent. It is time the government takes seriously our proposition for an energy policy based on renewables.”

2020 73

California Strives For 33 Percent Energy From Renewables By 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

Currently, the state is attempting to meet their goal of twenty percent of their energy requirements through renewable energy by 2011. The state at this point has fourteen percent of their energy met through renewables.

2020 74

UN: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs must Double by 2030

Green Prophet

The report will show that renewable energy ambition within NDCs would have to more than double by 2030 to put the world in line with the Paris Agreement goals, cost-effectively reaching 7.7 Today’s renewable energy pledges under the NDCs are falling short of this, targeting only 3.2

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.

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EU Likely To Exceed Twenty Percent Renewable Goal Of 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

Countries around the globe have set forth various goals for renewable energy and reducing overall energy demands. The expected renewable energy generation for the year of 2020 was recently analyzed by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

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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.

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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.

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Renewables better investment than oil and gas, says Gulf body

Green Prophet

News that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t like to hear: Renewable energy is the most competitive form of power generation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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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. The decision was widely criticized by the renewables industry, which has said that it will cost jobs and investment opportunities.

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. Increasing renewable energy use looks a smart move for Morocco.

Popular Egyptian Dive Spot Sharm el-Sheikh to be “Green” by 2020

Green Prophet

” Egypt’s Ministers of Environment and Tourism signed a tripartite agreement with the South Sinai governor to convert the popular Egyptian diving town Sharm el-Sheikh into a bonafide green city by 2020. Incorporating renewable energy into the town’s grid.

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France Says “Oui” to Masdar Renewables Deal

Green Prophet

In also underscores existing cooperation on the Global Atlas of Renewable Energy. France plans to produce 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, a strategy also intended to boost the national economy.

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Masdar Launches Plan to Desalinate Water Renewably

Green Prophet

Masdar held a packed press conference late last week to announce its launch of three renewably-powered desalination pilot projects. Cleantech, Science & Technology desalination Masdar renewable energy water scarcity

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How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

Green Prophet

By countries developing renewable energy, they are enabling shops and business to stay open longer and have a more fruitful future, providing children with lighting at home to continue their studying and giving communities access to better and more reliable healthcare.

Jordan Gets REEL About Renewables

Green Prophet

The time is now for Jordan’s renewable proponents to demonstrate the viability of alternative energy. Last April, Jordan’s Parliament adopted the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law (REEL). National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) is required to purchase all electricity generation from utility-scale renewable energy projects. NEPCO will also be required to cover costs of connecting renewable energy projects to the national electricity grid.

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.  As of 2009, 12% of California's power comes from renewables. For the CAP to be correct, it must be the case that the cost of generating renewable power is falling sharply over time.

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Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Green (Living) Review

Worldwatch Institute researchers contribute to leading global study on renewable energy development Washington, D.C. Renewable energy technologies set new installation records as their contribution to the global energy mix continued to climb in 2013.

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Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

Green Prophet

The European Commission has earmarked €71 million to support renewable energy projects in Jordan whilst a report highlights the importance of solar power for Lebanon’s future. Energy electricity European Union renewable energy self-sufficiency Solar Energy


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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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Israel Embraces Solar As It Races Towards 2020 Clean Energy Goal

Green Prophet

“In order to ensure the reliability of the electricity supply, to allow the grid to withstand demand and in order to reach our renewable energy goals, it is of great importance that these plants are constructed as soon as possible, with an emphasis on beginning operation in 2014.

2020 113

Masdar’s Renewables Strategy Shifts To Wind

Green Prophet

As it works to complete this project in the UK, the energy company’s renewable portfolio in Abu Dhabi is also being revised to hopefully include, pending government approval, wind energy. Cleantech, Science & Technology Masdar renewable energy Solar Energy wind energy

What Holds Israeli Renewable Energy Back?

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Susan Kraemer | February 23rd, 2011 | 11 Comments | Email this Share How is Israel ever going to meet its 10% renewable goal? To get 10% of its power from renewable energy, as it has pledged to do by 2020 – would take only about 4,000 MW of renewable power.

Renewable Energy Technologies - Too Little - Too Slow

Green (Living) Review

Public Accounts Committee slams lack of progress in deployment of renewable energy technologies A British House of Commons Committee has released a report highly critical of the slow pace in the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies.

IRENA to Pitch Morocco as Africa’s Renewable Energy Pilot at Rio+20

Green Prophet

Renewing Africa’s Energy Future is the theme of an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) side-event scheduled to take place today at the Rio +20 conference underway in Brazil.

MENA must push – NOW! – for 100% renewable energy

Green Prophet

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) must keep pace with the rest of the world and push for a future fully powered by renewable energy, says IndyACT, the leading Arab non-governmental organization working on climate change policy.

Meet Morocco’s Renewable Energy Market at EneR in November

Green Prophet

Meet billions of dollars in human capital and renewable energy finance at the EneR event in November. Morocco to invest 8 billion Euros in renewables over the next 8 years. Energy alternative energy Casablanca Germany green investment Morocco renewable energy Solar Energy

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.

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Solar Thermal Energy Cost Expected to Halve by 2020


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.

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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. China is the fourth largest producer of wind energy in the world, after the United States, Germany and Spain, and is aims to have 40 percent of all its energy originate from renewable energy sources by 2050.

Jordan’s Tiny Renewable Sector Receives a Fast $300 Million Boost

Green Prophet

When 97 percent of a nation’s energy is imported, every renewable energy gift counts. The new GCC grant will be used to produce wind and solar plants that will have a total capacity of 125 megawatts of renewable energy, the paper reports.

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Is Anaerobic Digestion the Future of Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

With renewable energy sources becoming more popular, could anaerobic digestion offer a viable solution to reducing energy costs? Scientists and energy providers are constantly working together to develop viable renewable solutions that will increase these benefits.

Desertec Plans Get Boosts from MENA and EU Renewable Policies

Green Prophet

For both the interim Mediterranean Solar Plan and Desertec , the creation of renewable policy and renewable job skills development in both the potential energy-supplying countries and the potential energy-receiving countries is necessary.

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March Calls for Expansion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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Washington State enacted a law that will close its last coal plant by 2025, and Oregon will be coal-free by 2020.