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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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 8 renewable projects in solar, wind and biogas.

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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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Sustainable commodities | A new trend in global finance

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

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A Sustainable Towel That Cleans You AND The World!

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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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UN: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs must Double by 2030

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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 ?

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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.

UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

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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

How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

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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

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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.

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?

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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.

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

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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.

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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Meet Morocco’s Renewable Energy Market at EneR in November

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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Egypt Expanding Renewable Energy Sector, Hopes To Export To Europe

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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

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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.

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.

RenewableUK: Government’s renewable energy proposals ‘credible’

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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

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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

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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

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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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Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

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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. The final, long-term (2020-30) phase will further emphasize alternative energy sources.

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

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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.

Egypt to begin building nuclear reactor in 2020

Green Prophet

A statement released by a spokesman for the Energy and Electricity Ministry declared that t he 4,800 megawatt (MW) capacity plant – to built by Russia – aims to be operational by 2026. Energy

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Israeli Cabinet Moves Ahead With 10% Renewables by 2020

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

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” 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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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. The majority of renewable energy in Scotland comes from wind and hydro.

The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Green Blog

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging.

Newly Anti-Nuclear Japan Scrambles for Renewable Energy Solutions

Green Blog

With the disastrous tsunami of March 11, 2011 looming not far in the background, Japan is struggling to decide what to do about record energy shortages. Public opinion has turned strongly against nuclear energy and put plans for nuclear expansion, popular up to the time of the earthquake, suddenly out of the question. Even with drastic energy-saving measures in place, the hopes for making severe cuts to energy consumption are not high.

Developing Nations Expected To Require $500 Billion A Year For Renewable Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs recently released a report concerning the support needed for developing nations in terms of renewable energy. Alternative Energy Climate Change

Renewable Energy Business Leaders to Convene at European Future Energy Forum

Green (Living) Review

The foremost renewable energy gathering in Europe has announced a star line up of experts to appear in London, Oct. A world-class debate will take place for three days, with how to fund the future of energy as the leading issue. This fast-paced and exciting debate chaired by Steve Sedgwick, CNBC Anchor will ask ‘Where is the money coming from to fund the new energy revolution?’ Source: European Future Energy Forum

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Subsides Jeopardize Renewable Energy Projects In The Middle East

Green Prophet

Energy subsidies keeping petrol and electricity prices low in the Middle East are jeopardizing the chances of renewable energy projects. The steady supply of cheap energy also means that petrol prices in Gulf nations are some of the lowest in the world, with many paying under $0.2

California Strives For 33 Percent Energy From Renewables By 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

The State of California currently has the toughest clean energy standards in the United States. Currently, the state is attempting to meet their goal of twenty percent of their energy requirements through renewable energy by 2011.

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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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