Sustainable urban design in Rotterdam, my hometown

Green Prophet

Across the city, the ActiveHouse is designed to have minimal environmental impact, with large windows facilitating natural light and passive heating and a heat pump connected to solar panels to generate energy. Clean energy and air.

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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. It will cost $750 billion USD – but this can be investment stimulus people, and wind and solar can get us there. It’s easy.

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Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

Green Prophet

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today finds. We have reached an important turning point in the energy transition.

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Planet of the Humans: there is also earth-friendly, local mining

Green Prophet

Michael Moore’s explosive documentary, Planet of the Humans, full documentary can be seen below, shows how the renewable energy business can never be sustainable. Act Energy Michael Moore mining Planet of the Humans renewable energy Solar Energy wind energy

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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. Despite the recent move to renewable energy, the Arab nations currently invest very little in comparison to the rest of the world. Diversification Within the Energy Industry.

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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.

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Renewables made up more than half of all new energy sources in 2019

Green Prophet

A solar energy field in Israel called Ashalim. The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2020 shows that renewables expanded by 7.6

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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.

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Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

Green Prophet

Renewable energy installations can provide round the clock energy in continents like Africa, where more than half of the people are without power. They are like the United Nations for Renewable Energy and are based in Abu Dhabi.

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International renewable org bolsters renewables in Africa

Green Prophet

So this news makes us happy: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have agreed to work closely to advance renewable energy across the continent to bolster Africa’s response to Covid-19. Energy renewable energy Solar Energy wind energy

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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?

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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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U.K. Wind Energy Jobs Up 91%

Wind Power Ninja

wind power industry has surged 91 percent in three years, the RenewableUK lobby group said today. The number of people employed full-time in the large-scale onshore and offshore wind energy industry rose to about 9,200 in 2010 from 4,800 in 2007, RenewableUK said today in an e-mailed report. is banking on wind energy to help meet its European Union target of deriving 15 percent of energy for electricity, heat and transportation from renewables by 2020.

Australia Wind Energy Sector Growing

Eco Friendly Daily

Approximately eighty percent of the country’s energy needs are currently met through coal. However, Australia is seeking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions greatly by 2020. The current Australian goal is to have twenty percent of their energy needs met through renewable sources by 2020.

Blowing in the Wind: America’s Struggle to Hold On To Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

Blowing in the Wind: America’s Struggle to Hold On To Wind Energy. The American wind energy industry is hanging on, but only by a thread. Why is it so difficult to embrace free flowing energy without so many obstacles?

France Looks To Boost Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The field of offshore wind energy is growing and despite its infancy, many nations are benefiting from the energy as a major source of clean electricity. Currently Britain has the greatest installed offshore wind capacity, with approximately 2,000 megawatts already installed.

With wind energy projects stalled, MA Governor proposes landmark bill

Green Life Smart Life

With more than a third of the major wind-energy projects in Massachusetts stalled by lawsuits or permit appeals, the Patrick administration has proposed a landmark bill that would streamline the state’s appeals process and make it possible to win approval of such projects much more quickly. Massachusetts now generates less than 1 percent of the nation’s wind energy, about 9 megawatts, enough to power only about 2,700 homes.

Britain must do more to secure wind energy jobs

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Britain, as a nation, is punching well below its weight when it comes to offshore wind, risking missing legally-binding targets and the opportunity to secure tens of thousands of jobs. The paper says rapid expansion of the sector is needed to meet EC targets of 15% Britain's energy to come from renewable energy by 2020. Wind can provide clean, sustainable energy, while attracting investment and creating employment.

EIB FUNDS FOR SOUND WIND ENERGY PROJECTS

Green (Living) Review

European Investment Bank to authorize £700 million in matched loans for onshore wind developments Three UK banks involved Lending scheme designed to tackle lack of project finance BWEA report shows extent of problem by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), the UK’s leading renewable energy association, welcomed the EIB backed Government plan to inject much needed liquidity into the onshore wind development market.

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.

China’s Electricity Grid Growing With Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite increasing their continually growing emissions since taking the top polluter spot from the United States, the country could have greater emissions without their large and expanding renewable energy sector. This number is expected to jump to 200 gigawatts within just five years by 2020.

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? Pierre el Khoury, director of the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, believes Lebanon is well on its way to reaching relatively substantial goals.

UK WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY WELCOMES GREEN INVESTMENT BANK PROPOSALS

Green (Living) Review

RenewableUK stresses need for continued R&D and innovation funding create to supply-chain jobs Wind industry restates that £100bn investment can deliver 30GW of installed wind capacity by 2020 Meeting at their annual offshore wind conference in Liverpool recently, RenewableUK, the trade association for the UK’s wind, tidal and marine energy industries, has welcomed the overall proposals outlined in the Wigley Report Unlocking investment to deliver Britain's low carbon future.

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Study: Wind Energy To Prevent 34 Billion Tons Of Carbon Emissions By 2030

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind energy has become a clear component of the future of the renewable energy sector. Wind energy grows yearly and globally, with more developing nations joining the field as well. In total, seventy-five countries around the world currently are using wind energy.

Could An All-Wind Energy Future Be in Our Sights

Green (Living) Review

As wind power generation continues to expand around the world, a new estimate by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that America has even more untapped wind resources than previously thought. Worldwide, wind power breezed through the tough economic times last year. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, some 37.5 gigawatts of wind power capacity was added to the global energy mix in 2009, an increase of almost a third.

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Study reveals 91 per cent rise in UK wind energy employment

Green (Living) Review

Wind employment withstands recession and slow GDP growth Offshore wind farm development, port refits and supply chain manufacturing set to further boost sector employment in the years ahead RenewableUK, the country’s leading voice for the renewable energy industry, has today published the most comprehensive ever employment figures for the wind energy industry, showing a 91 per cent increase in full-time employment in the sector between 2007/8 and 2009/10.

Santa Clara CA Purchases 50 MW Of New Projects Wind Energy

Green Blog

Iberdrola Renewables recently announced that it had sold 50 Megawatts to the City of Santa Clara Silicon Valley Power (SVP) from its Manzana Wind Power Project that is still under construction. SVP is Iberdrolla’s repeat customer according to Martin Mugica, an executive vice president of Iberdrolla renewable, who added that the company was delighted to be of help to SVP in meeting its renewable energy portfolio goals. level in 2009 to 33% in 2020.

EU Project Finds 20 Megawatt Turbines Have Potential Place In Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

UpWind is a project of the European Union regarding wind energy technology. The goal of the project is to determine the best technologies and methods of implementing large wind turbine usage. UpWind also pushed for evaluating wind farm layouts and general maintenance concerns.

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

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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China Aims For 100 GW of Wind Power By 2020

Wind Power Ninja

The total wind power generating capacity in China is currently 12,000 MW, but the nation, which is growing at the most rapid rate among all the countries in the world, wants to raise it to 20,000 MW by next year. This is an increase of its goal for wind power generation capacity by the year 2020 to as much as 100,000 megawatts. ” Wind Power News china wind power

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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Tarfaya: Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Morocco is a Go

Green Prophet

Africa’s largest wind farm to date is slated to begin construction as soon as a long-delayed financing agreement is completed, according to Wind Power Monthly. No new timetable has been revealed,” Wind Power Monthly reports.

Masdar’s Renewables Strategy Shifts To Wind

Green Prophet

As Masdar’s partnership program gains traction in the London Thames estuary, the company is mooting wind power back home – in Abu Dhabi. Masdar is on target to complete the world’s largest offshore wind farm in London’s Thames estuary by the end of 2012.

France Says “Oui” to Masdar Renewables Deal

Green Prophet

Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber signed a joint declaration with the French government, paving the way for new collaboration on advancing clean energy projects in France. In also underscores existing cooperation on the Global Atlas of Renewable Energy.

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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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Morocco University Excited Over First Wind-hydrogen System Installation

Green Prophet

Training, teaching and researching the wind: Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane gets Africa’s first wind-hydrogen system. Morocco’s renewable energy push received yet another boost last week with the installation of the first-ever wind-hydrogen system in Africa.

Hidden Costs of Constructing Wind Farms in Turkey Include Many New Roads

Green Prophet

The new roads required to transport wind turbines to installation sites in Turkey can delay projects and add to their costs, but also create hundreds of new construction jobs. As a result, the extra costs of road construction are often figured into the projected costs of wind energy companies.

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. According to the Council, it said it would exempt parts and components used in the production of electricity from customs and tax if they were to be implemented in either solar or wind power operations.

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Solar War Flares Up in Israel

Green Prophet

Two solar energy companies are part of a larger conflict and dilemma in Israel: should solar panels be installed on limited open space or on rooftops? Two companies Arava Power and Solar By Yourself represent a new kind of conflict in Israel’s complicated renewable energy landscape.

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Malta to Get State-of-the-Art Floating Wind Farm from Hexicon

Green Prophet

Sweden’s Hexicon to supply Malta with 10% of its electricity with a platform-mounting floating wind farm. Despite the fact that the EU is willing to fund renewable energy in its climate laggard states, using cap & trade revenues from the sale of emission allowances, Malta still gets only 1% of its electricity from renewable energy. As an EU member Malta is required to produce at least 10% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

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Experts at US-Arab Policy Conference debate Mideast’s future as global energy supplier

Green Prophet

Does the rapid expansion of new technologies like fracking threaten the future of eco-friendly energy alternatives such as wind and solar energy? An energy panel held on the first day of the Oct. associate deputy secretary of energy.

Wind surpasses nuclear in China, and the potential for more is huge

Green Blog

Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead. Wind power clearly has its advantages.