Renewable Energy Options for an Eco-Friendly House

Greentumble

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. Using renewable energy sources for home living is simpler and less expensive than you might think.

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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.

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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. There is a meeting of the “energy” global superpowers every year in Abu Dhabi. Make smarter energy decisions starting at home. .

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

Green Prophet

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. Why is graphite essential for renewable energy? What makes an electric car run?

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How much does the Internet contribute to global warming and can we switch to carbon neutral servers?

Green Prophet

it’s a practical Finnish carbon neutralizing solution to keep the energy bills down. . According to this Nature study data centers built for companies like Facebook and Apple can use a whole country’s worth of energy. . Who gets the best grade in energy consumption?

2020 56

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.

2020 56

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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Sustainable commodities | A new trend in global finance

Green Prophet

Considering all of the news of new innovative companies switching to sustainable energy, more eco-friendly manufacturing doctrines and the overall abandonment of oil and natural gas coming in the future it’s likely that the market will indeed start switching to sustainable commodities.

2020 52

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

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.

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 63

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

Green Prophet

IRENA was founded a decade ago to solve the world’s energy problems. 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.

2020 63

The World Urban Forum, 10 years on Abu Dhabi shows off

Green Prophet

Moreover, the UAE showed strong commitment to developing and implementing renewable energy during the World Energy Council Congress, the IRENA Assembly and the World Future Energy Summit which took place in Abu Dhabi in the last few months. .

2020 61

What are the Health Costs of Israeli Energy Security?

Green Prophet

Israel seeks energy independence and cleaner domestic sources, twin aspirations that support environmental and economic benefits. Is commerce subjugating exploration of renewable energy alternatives and protection of environmental rights?

2020 73

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.

2020 61

UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

Green Prophet

A wind turbine that uses dragonfly biomimicry to maximize the wind’s energy. The government of the United Kingdom has announced their new energy policy, which is called Smart Export Guarantee. Energy geothermal power solar energy kits wind energy

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. .

2020 67

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 56

New Yorkers go hard against fossil fuels, divest $215.5 billion pension funds from fossil fuels

Green Prophet

building on the mounting global movement for a just transition off fossil fuels to a renewable-energy economy that works for all. But if you look to your rooftops, they are less than impressively energy healthy. New York, home of solar dreamers? You got to love New Yorkers.

2020 56

Ethiopia builds Nile dam, half of Egyptian farmland might disappear

Green Prophet

And this is a serious time and the world needs to get involved, especially those funding renewable energy projects: Ethiopia is about to finish the largest hydro-electric dam in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Ethiopia is energy ambitious, like every nation.

2020 56

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Entertainment Establishments

Green Prophet

This European venue uses a Ground Source Heat Pump to make underfloor heating and water heating efficient, and it sources its other utilities from a renewable energy company.

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Geothermal Heat Pump: How Does It Work

Greentumble

Today, geothermal energy is probably one of the least talked about forms of renewable energy. Geothermal energy uses the earth’s high temperatures for heat particularly during winter and it can also use the earth as a heat sink for cooling in the summer [2]. Energy

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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 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.

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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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.

What Holds Israeli Renewable Energy Back?

Green Prophet

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.

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

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. The UK has also committed to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, which binds it to sourcing at least 15 percent of its energy mix from renewables by 2020.

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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. Full energy access by 2030.

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.

March Calls for Expansion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Sierra Club Compass

This past Saturday hundreds of tribal leaders, clean energy supporters, and faith leaders from across the southwest joined the Moapa Band of Paiutes for a 16-mile "Coal to Clean Energy Walk." Senator Harry Reid expressed his support for the Moapa Paiute ''Coal to Clean Energy'' march.

UK Renewable Energy Sector Exhibiting Major Growth

Eco Friendly Daily

The growing concern revolving around global warming has may pushing for even more stringent renewable energy programs. The United Kingdom is making great strides towards meeting self-imposed renewable energy goals, especially Scotland. Alternative Energy Environment

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 coalition releases 12 step manifesto

Green (Living) Review

UK’s leading renewable energy organisations sign up to joint General Election manifesto 12 proposals to help ensure delivery of 2020 targets Urgent need to act due to climate change, decommissioning of ageing plant and energy security Nine of the UK’s leading renewable energy trade associations have signed up to a joint Manifesto, outlining proposals for the timely delivery of 2020 targets and urging the Government to act now on the looming energy and climate crisis.

Egypt Expanding Renewable Energy Sector, Hopes To Export To Europe

Eco Friendly Daily

Governments across the globe have set various goals for renewable energy generation. For example, Egypt’s government has pledged to generate twenty percent of their energy needs from renewable energy by the year 2020.

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.

RenewableUK: Government’s renewable energy proposals ‘credible’

Green (Living) Review

Government pledges ‘£200 million for the development of low carbon technologies including offshore wind technology and manufacturing at ports sites’ Industry awaits details RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, stated that, given the range of cuts necessary to reduce the UK’s deficit, the part of the spending review dealing with renewable energy and the environment is credible and considered.

U.S., China Leaders In Renewable Energy Investments

Eco Friendly Daily

Renewable energy has grown significantly in recent years as the world turns to more Earth-friendly types of energy generation. The recent findings indicating the top countries for renewable investments was released indicating a continued growth in the sector.

Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Sierra Club Compass

COP18: Why Im Helping from Home and How You Can Join Me » Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy. has seen the largest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of any country or region, according to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Study: Renewable Energy Sector Grows Despite Recession, Further Growth Expected In 2010

Eco Friendly Daily

The recent economic slowdown appears to not have impacted the renewable energy sector as many had feared. Renewable energy has actually been exhibiting strength in recent years according to a new study. This is in large part due to China’s renewable energy sector growth.

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Egypt Cuts Tax and Open Land to New Renewable Energy Investments

Green Prophet

A flailing Egypt still aims for 20 percent renewables by 2020. Egypt’s Supreme Council of Energy last week pushed forward a new round of concessions aimed at boosting investment in renewable and clean energy in the country. The move is a positive for Egypt’s renewable energy sector, which has largely been quiet since January 2011, when an uprising ousted the former regime from power.

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