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?


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?

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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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Renewable Energy Options for an Eco-Friendly House


Today, many homeowners around the world are considering moving away from the fossil-fuel based energy sources that have served as our primary sources of electricity for the last 100 years or so. Renewables allow us to develop locally sourced power for our own communities.

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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.

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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.

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.,

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No pain no gain?

Environmental Economics

High energy costs, declining industrial competitiveness and a recognition that the economy is unlikely to rebound strongly any time soon are leading policy makers to begin easing up in their drive for more aggressive climate regulation. No renewable energy standards would be necessary. 

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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 The UK has already made a step forwards in its mission to produce much more renewable energy. Energy

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.

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

Green (Living) Review

In 2020, the cost to consumers of support for large-scale renewables will be less than £2 per week - just £48, or 3.5%, of an annual energy bill of £1,379 in 2020 – far less than opponents of renewables claim.

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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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Vietnam's PM Approves 10 Year national Power Plan


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

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.

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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. billion on wind, solar and other renewable projects in 2013.

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. Energy clean energy Jordan moves towards solar solar mosques

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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.

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. 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.

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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.

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.

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. of the country’s needs using renewable sources.

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.

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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.

Entertainment Going Green

Green Prophet

Due to our masses of energy consumption, the environment is changing for the worse. In the modern world, there are a lot of changes going on, the population is increasing meaning that there is a need for more buildings and for more energy as well. Energy

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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.

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. Business & Politics Energy clean energy saudi

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

Sierra Club Compass

In fact, states have until 2015 to put a plan in place, until between 2020 and 2029 to meet reduction goals, and until 2030 to meet final targets, meaning they have time to make any needed adjustments to accommodate local needs.

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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. . ” This project is a natural step toward Jordan’s energy and economic security.

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.

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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.

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


IDC Energy Insights, which made predictions for this study, identified 14 smart grid projects worldwide to further identify their top investment priorities.

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. Waste incineration is also being considered as a source of energy.

Small wind turbines helping Scottish households escape the fuel poverty trap

Green (Living) Review

specifically with reference to the Government's ambitious renewable energy target of 30 percent by 2020. Some organisations also offer a service where they provide free wind energy in return for the land to install a R9000 small wind turbine.

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.

Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows: Sanaz Vahidinia

Nature Conservancy - Science

Adventures in Alternative Energy: Giant Clam Edition. When most people think about alternative energy sources, Pacific giant clams probably do not spring readily to mind. Giant clams as alternative energy powerhouses. Diving Deep for Alternative Energy.

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Acting on Climate for the Win

Conservancy Talk

corporations surveyed by consulting firm PWC indicated that they would be making purchases of renewable energy to power their operations in the near future. The European Union has committed to having 20% of its power needs from renewable sources by 2020.

2017 87

Greece looking to recover from economic slump through green energy


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.


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.

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Solar Energy Pros and Cons – The Ultimate Guide


source of renewable energy on our planet, and it’s no secret that recent technological innovations have made solar power affordable to more and more people [1]. Solar power has even become the fastest growing energy generation source. PROS OF SOLAR ENERGY.

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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Jordan Announces Oil Shale Plans Without Opposition

Green Prophet

Perhaps spurred on by chronic energy shortages, Jordan intends to go where no one else has been. He added that ”This project is an important component of the government’s strategy to meet the country’s growing energy demand.”

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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