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. Israeli companies have also turned their efforts to the sea for gathering renewable energy.

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What we can learn about renewable energy from Australia

Green Prophet

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.

2020 65

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Eco-anxiety affects nearly 70% of all Americans, new survey

Green Prophet

using renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or purchasing electricity from a renewable energy supplier (78%). As the effects of climate change become more evident, and more awareness to it is felt, more than half of U.S.

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

Greentumble

As users, we are mainly interested in having a constant supply of energy which is also affordable so we can go on with our life. Where the energy comes from is rarely something we are aware of unless it carries financial implications. Why do we still burn fossil fuels to produce energy?

2020 64

No way around it: the irreparable damage cryptocurrency does to the environment

Green Prophet

The way the crypto miners produce currency is through an energy-intensive process requiring vast computing resources. According to recent estimates , over the course of a year, cryptocurrency consumes around 64 TWh (terawatt hours) of energy. Ranking it on top of the country of Switzerland by energy consumption, which 58 TWh per year. In order to continuously solve the algorithms, mining servers require a tremendous source of energy.

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Calculate your cities? solar power potential

Green Prophet

Rather than have the individual homeowner or business brave it alone a new project out of Israel, masters of solar energy innovation and implementation, helps cities decide if they should go solar. Knowing what cities work best for solar energy can help local planning councils offer tax incentives, attractive feed-in tariffs and market to the public for funds, grants or reimbursements. Alternative energy is a critical aspect in meeting reduction targets.

2020 54

“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. Energy

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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 expects to have an annual wind power growth rate of 20 percent, according to Fang Junshi, head of the coal department of the National Energy Administration. 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.

California Utilities To Attain 33 Percent Of Energy From Renewables By 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

California is setting further energy standards with new legislation recently signed into law by the state’s governor Jerry Brown. 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. The rest of the energy was largely attained from solar and wind.

2020 77

Should We Extend Property Rights to the Atmosphere?

Celsias

While Australia aims to produce a fifth of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, non-renewable energy is still flourishing. But non-renewable energy sources such as coal and gas have a significant advantage over wind and solar energy: they can be owned. So, what do property rights have to do with reducing carbon emissions and moving to renewable energy?

No pain no gain?

Environmental Economics

I'm no expert on European macroeconomics, but my casual reading suggests that climate policy isn't necessarily the villain here: For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the planet. No renewable energy standards would be necessary. 

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Renewable energy overtakes nuclear and becomes Scotland's top power source

Green Blog

According to newly released statistics from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewable energy sources produced 32 percent of Scotland''s electricity in the first half of 2014 – beating both nuclear power, which used to be Scotland''s main source of electricity, and fossil fuels. terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity from renewable energy sources in the first half of 2013.

How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

Green Prophet

The world’s largest solar energy dish in Sde Boker, Israel. The demand for energy in today’s world is rising, specifically electricity, as there are now around 1.1 Having access to energy is key for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty prevention, and ensuring everyone has access is an ongoing challenge for global advancement. The UK has already made a step forwards in its mission to produce much more renewable energy. Energy

RenewableUK welcomes Huhne’s pledge to slash energy bills with new green measures

Green (Living) Review

Wind power and other green measures will cut household energy bills by 7% compared to relying on fossil fuels alone Government figures show the current cost to the ordinary household of support for wind power is 18 pence per week RenewableUK has welcomed Government figures showing that as part of a package of green measures, wind power will help slash future consumer bills by nearly £100 compared to largely relying on non-renewable sources.

2011 143

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. On the MENA side, the Moroccan Solar Plan unveiled last November is aimed at achieving a hugely ambitious 42% renewable energy target by 2020. Egypt in Top 22 Nations for Renewable Investment Potential ).

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Vietnam's PM Approves 10 Year national Power Plan

Celsias

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an ambitious decade-long national power development plan that will attempt to boost Vietnam’s power production to 330 billion kilowatts by 2020. percent from renewable energy sources and the remaining 2.1 Under the proposed program, a mere three percent of the power will be imported, with Vietnamese power plants producing the remaining 97 percent, Vietnam Plus news agency reported.

Denmark to end their reliance on fossil fuels, aims for 100 percent renewable energy in 2050

Green Blog

In a proposal presented to the parliament last week the Danish government laid out their new and bold energy plan. By 2050 Denmark should get 100% of their energy from renewable energy sources. The proposed energy plan would have four central deadlines. Under the new plan the government wants to see Denmark generate 52% of its energy from renewable sources, such as wind power, as early as 2020.

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

Green Home Blog

Case in point, thanks to Francesca Rheannon of CSR Wire, Republicans like presidential hopeful Mitt Romney still think that anthropogenic climate change is debatable, even though reputable scientists from NASA’s James Hansen to Michael Levi, a senior fellow for energy and environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, agree it is the result of modern human lifestyles. The concern of developing nation’s leaders is that no promise was made about money being allocated between 2011 and 2020.

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Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

Green Blog

China has been the world’s largest consumer of energy since 2009 when the country surpassed the US. The majority of the energy which is produced and consumed in China comes from dirty fossil fuels. According to numbers from the International Energy Agency (IEA), about 78 percent of the total electricity generated in China between 2004 and 2010 came from coal. To combat this, China is investing heavily in more sustainable and cleaner energy sources.

Next BrightSource US Solar Projects Make More Energy than Fossil-Fuel Plants

Green Prophet

BrightSource Energy has two new mega solar thermal projects in “advanced development&# in California, according to its recent filing with the SEC. BrightSource Energy. Related stories: BrightSource Energy Has Potential to Supply 13% of California’s Electricity.

Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered

Green Prophet

Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced a new initiative that will convert all 6,000 of the kingdom’s mosques to solar generated power beginning this year. It’s part of a five-year program to decrease the nation’s reliance on crude oil while diversifying its energy portfolio to include more renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Energy clean energy Jordan moves towards solar solar mosques

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? As can be seen on most energy comparison sites, the advancements in the renewable or ‘green’ energy technology are not only helping customers reduce their carbon emissions and protect the environment but also save money on their heating and electricity bills.

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. Whilst the Middle East may be known worldwide for its oil, many nations are now starting to look to renewables for a sustainable source of energy. For more on energy issues in Jordan and Lebanon see: Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans.

Jordanians Hold Vigil for Fukushima

Green Prophet

The Jordanian government wants to build a 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactor to help end its heavy dependence on energy imports. According to the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, the nuclear power plant will be built in 2013 for operation by 2020. Greenpeace campaigners also called on the Jordanian government to build a new energy future using safe and affordable renewable energy sources.

The world's largest tidal energy project is now one step closer to reality

Green Blog

If all goes well, Northeast Scotland might soon be home to the world’s largest tidal energy park. Atlantis Resources, majority owner of the MeyGen project, announced earlier that the energy project had now successfully met all conditions required to start drawing down finance through the UK’s Renewable Energy Investment Fund. Atlantis Resources hopes that 60 of these turbines will be up and operational by 2020.

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

Green Prophet

A solar-powered goat farm in Lebanon now enjoys clean energy around the clock while the rest of the country sits in darkness for up to 18 hours a day. Hasan Istaytiyyah was lucky to have six hours of state-run energy a day before he decided to install a solar photovoltaic system and ditch his dirty generator. Not only does he have access to energy all the time, but Istaytiyyah was also able to get rid of his noisy, polluting generator when the PV system was installed.

Kudlow: "the beatings will continue until morale improves"

Environmental Economics

not fun) two years for environmental economists ( Kudlow calls for end to subsidies. ): White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration will seek to end subsidies for electric cars and renewable energy sources, according to reports. Kudlow said he expected subsidies for electric cars would end by 2020 or 2021. “We It's going to be a fun (i.e.,

2018 100

Jordan Jumps Forward on Energy Development

Green Prophet

Jordan hits a fork in the energy development road: each route inciting ardent support and dissidence. Environmental activists united in protest for a second time in six months urging public debate over Jordan’s emerging atomic energy program. Nuclear energy is the thirstiest source of power; a single reactor drinks over 13 million gallons of water a day. Generation processes for solar and wind energy require little or no water.

RenewableUK highlights flaws in anti-wind energy report

Green (Living) Review

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has strongly criticised the report "Renewable Energy: Vision or Mirage", published on 12th December by the Adam Smith Institute and Scientific Alliance. The report fails to recognise the hugely significant role that wind energy already plays in generating clean electricity in the UK.

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. This optimistic statement came as the government were preparing to cut back subsidies for homes using solar energy and shows that the government at least, don’t think that homeowners will be deterred by the cut in Feed-In Tariffs (FiT).

The EPA's Clean Power Plan: A Chance to Get it Right for Workers, Communities, and our Climate

Sierra Club Compass

Besides re-establishing the United States as a leader in the drive to reduce the carbon pollution that is disrupting our planet''s climate and threatening civilization itself, the Clean Power Plan will spur the growth of cleaner energy sources and energy efficiency, maintain and create family-sustaining jobs, and ensure America''s infrastructure is prepared for the impacts of climate change. These numbers will only increase as the clean energy economy grows.

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Greece looking to recover from economic slump through green energy

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: Greece’s prime minister, Lucas Papademos, has declared investments in green energy, a national priority vital for reviving the rapidly falling economy of the country. He has touted investments in renewable energy, which will include a solar initiative worth 20 billion Euros as well as expressing the country’s wish to become the largest exporter of green energy in the European Union. Greece touts green energy 2050 roadmap as key to economic recovery.

Every Cloud has a Green Lining: Can the impending GCC federation work for a greener middle east?

Green Prophet

However, if the coalition is indeed modeled after the European union, then maybe it could learn a few green lessons from the European Union and serve as the platform that can promote the cause of green energy and cleantech in the region. The proposed federation can promote the use of new and renewable energy sources in an intelligent manner by providing technical and financial support to those contemplating the switch to greener options.

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Tafila Financing In As Middle East’s Biggest Wind Farm in Jordan Takes Shape

Green Prophet

But new energy is blowing into Jordan: financing is all in for what will be the Middle East’s largest wind farm – a 117 megawatt Tafila Wind Farm to be built about 100 miles south of Amman. . The plant will start power delivery in 2014 and is expected to be fully operational by 2015 and at that point producing some 3 percent of the country’s energy needs. ” This project is a natural step toward Jordan’s energy and economic security.

BWEA WELCOMES RSPB REPORT

Green (Living) Review

RSPB CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE COMMITMENT TO ONSHORE WIND BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy association, welcomed today RSPB’s “Positive Planning for Onshore Wind” report, which sets out how to significantly expand UK ’s onshore wind capacity. The report emphasises that the Government must ensure the national and local planning process is well resourced, in order to handle an increase in the number and scale of renewable energy projects.

2009 100

Can the GCC Federation Work for a Greener Middle East?

Green Prophet

However, if the coalition is indeed modeled after the European union, then maybe it could learn a few green lessons from the European Union and serve as the platform that can promote the cause of green energy and cleantech in the region. The proposed federation can promote the use of new and renewable energy sources in an intelligent manner by providing technical and financial support to those contemplating the switch to greener options.

2012 65

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. Dynamic change is taking place in the global energy sector, with renewable energy becoming mainstream in many countries, including MENA nations. Cities COP 21 IndyAct Masdar Clean Energy Middle East windfarms

IDC Energy Insights reveals worldwide smart grid spending to reach $46.4B in 2015

EcoFriend

IDC Energy Insights, which made predictions for this study, identified 14 smart grid projects worldwide to further identify their top investment priorities. The projected expenditure to be made in the next three years is intended to improve grid reliability, make the distribution of renewable energy more efficient, reducing the cost of operations and maintenance, etc.

Northern Ireland Sets Lofty Renewable Energy Goal

Eco Friendly Daily

The Strategic Energy Framework for Northern Ireland 2010 was recently released. The report details Northern Ireland’s goals for their renewable energy sector and moving away from typical fossil fuels. The report also details significant increases in Northern Ireland’s goals for the renewable energy sector. Currently, Northern Ireland has the goal to attain twelve percent of their electricity needs through renewable energy sources by 2012.

Small wind turbines helping Scottish households escape the fuel poverty trap

Green (Living) Review

Evance small wind turbines helping Scottish Government towards meeting its 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy commitments Scottish sales of Evance R9000 turbines up by 300 percent during 2011 Growing number of Evance small wind turbines helping Scottish households escape the fuel poverty trap Scotland, January 2012 : Small wind turbines are playing an increasingly important role in helping the Scottish Government to meet its Renewables Routemap commitments ?

UK wind industry welcomes Beauly-Denny power line decision

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The UK wind industry trade body has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to approve the Beauly-Denny power line as a vitally important step forward in delivering the UK ’s 2020 renewable target. Britain is committed to generated 15% of its electricity from renewables by the end of this decade. As the renewable contribution from heat and fuel are so low that up to half of this will have to come from electricity alone.

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Church, charity and business leaders call for community energy revolution

Green (Living) Review

The National Trust, along with a coalition of civil society leaders from UK organisations with over twelve million members, has called for community energy to play a substantial role in meeting the country's climate change targets. The energy projects the charity has undertaken across all of its places as part of its commitment to generating half of the UK's energy from renewable energy sources by 2020 can be seen on the National Trust energy map , found on the charity's site.

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