Masdar Wind Project May Blow Back Into Egypt

Green Prophet

As part of a long-term strategy to advance alternative energy, Masdar had sought investment opportunities in the Egyptian windfarm industry, and in February 2010, they finalized plans to build a 200-megawatt wind farm on the Red Sea coastline. Egypt’s renewables target was announced in 2008 with a goal of sourcing 20% of its electricity from fossil-fuel alternatives by 2020.

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Cost Of Solar Drops Two-Thirds Since 2008; May Be Competitive With Fossil Fuels By 2016

Eco Friendly Daily

Currently delegates are meeting in Durban, South Africa to try to come to an agreement regarding climate change legislation. Originally when solar panels came to the marketplace they were expensive and significantly more than typical fossil fuel alternatives. While solar energy still remains more expensive than fossil fuels, their prices have dropped notably in the last few years.

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Palms Up To Palm Oil

Eco Friendly Daily

With the advent of biodiesel as a fuel alternative, palm oil has yet another source for pressing demand. In comparison, palm oil production in West Africa is considered sustainable. Demonstrators have been focusing their efforts on commercial users of palm oil. Now seemingly ubiquitous in many countries, this oil has various uses – and it is vying with soybean oil for the title of “most widely produced vegetable oil”.

Researchers Say H20-Intensive Technology is Impossible for Desert Solar!

Green Prophet

The ambitious plan to develop solar and wind energy in North Africa’s deserts could replace harmful fossil fuel alternatives, but researchers are quick to dismiss the notion that renewable energy projects are completely innocent. These, according to Dr. Patt, only require 2% of the water available, which is less than the fossil fuel industry currently extracts.

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