IRENA Produces Free Global Renewable Energy Atlas

Green Prophet

It’s a sea-change for a region so linked to the hydrocarbon, but new clean energy initiatives are heating up the Middle East. The Global Atlas is the most comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable energy.

The Trouble with Renewable Energy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy cannot fill all our energy needs and thus we must cut down on our energy consumption first and foremost. All too often the advocates and proponents of renewable energy, of solar, wind, wave and hydro (as in mini hydro) by trying to convince people claim that those can meet all our current and future energy needs. Not at the rate that we consume and waste energy at present.

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Meet the “Miss Pakistan” of Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

In 2011, she’s using her beauty and smarts to build a sustainable renewable energy climate in Pakistan. Paracha started working in development at the United Nations in 2007 where she covered the renewable energy beat around the Middle East, Latin America, and South East Asia.

EU Releases Renewable Energy Statistics

Eco Friendly Daily

The European Union is a world leader in renewable energy. Overall, the world leaders in offshore wind energy, solar energy and other renewable energy can be found in the European Union. Overall, energy use in the European Union decreased 5.5

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.

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.

China, North Korea to increase cooperation in renewable energy sector

Green Blog

China and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have agreed to collaborate in the sector of renewable energy. The agreement was reached between officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Korean Workers Party (KWP) when the latter were visiting China recently. The KWP officials said that the main purpose of their visit was to learn from China’s experience in the geothermal sector.

Renewable energy provides 6.5 million jobs globally

Green Blog

The number of people working in the renewable energy industry grew by 14 percent to 6.5 China is emerging as the top employer in the renewable energy industry, followed by Brazil, USA, India, Germany, Spain and Bangladesh.

The US and Renewable Energy: Cohesive Renewable Energy Strategy Unlikely

Celsias

The pending November elections and ongoing trade wars with China make it increasingly unlikely that a cohesive long-term renewable energy strategy will emerge out of the US any time soon, according to Ernst & Young's Renewable Atttractiveness Index for August 2012.

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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Wind Blowing across China's renewable Energy targets

Celsias

China is looking to install as much as 18 GWs of wind-power capacity this year as the world's second-biggest economy continues to diversify its energy resources. Last year China added 25GW of wind capacity.

Brazil and China Promote Partnerships in Renewable Energy

Celsias

The cooperation agreement between Brazil and China, through the China-Brazil Center for Climate Change and Innovative Energy Technologies, could yield benefits for Brazil, especially in the area of renewable energy, according to Segen Estefen.

Was the Arab Spring Good for Renewable Energy?

Green Prophet

How is the Arab Spring, which has caused massive financial losses on one side, also able to influence growth and development of renewable and green sources of energy? Renewable energy has become more attractive. Net importers of energy face great economical challenges caused by the high and unstable oil prices. Rising fuel costs and increasing demand in solar power reduces the need of governmental incentives to support the growth of renewable energy.

Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Renewable Energy and 6 Headlines

Green Prophet

During the past week, the Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Conference took place in Israel and several companies struck deals and agreements were signed.

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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Renewable Energy Grows by 70 % Every Year

Celsias

While fossil fuels' annual growth is in the low digits, and nuclear's share further shrinks, renewable energy sources see growth rates of up to 70 percent every year.

Renewable Energy Agency Lacks Top Polluters

Eco Friendly Daily

The International Renewable Energy Agency was created to promote the adoption of renewable energy worldwide. It has the goal to create renewable energy technology usage throughout the world to help the planet and the environment.

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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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.

South African Renewable Energy projects to Help Women

Celsias

Thomson stated that China has committed to train women in the installation of solar water facilities, telling attendees, "Once trained, these women will return to start their own enterprises or join other entrepreneurs in this area while training more women.

Siemens Exits Desertec and China Wants to Enter

Green Prophet

China’s State Grid Corp (SGCC) expressed an interest in becoming involved in the $514 billion Desertec renewable energy project, according to a conglomerate spokesperson, Reuters reports.

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A price floor on gas and diesel in China

Environmental Economics

Barely a month after world leaders signed a sweeping agreement to reduce carbon emissions, the global commitment to renewable energy sources faces its first big test as the price of oil collapses.

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Welcome to the world of Solarpunk

Green Prophet

For instance, China’s carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions have been reduced by 18% between early February and mid-March (although this statistic was originally 25% before their economy began to rebound). Cities renewable energy Solar Energy Solarpunk

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China Still Tops in EY's Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index And "A Revolution is Under Way"

Celsias

As policy-makers scramble to stop recession tightening its grip on major economies, demographic changes and growth in emerging markets appear to be driving renewable energy investment, say Ernst & Young in their report on country attractiveness for renewable investment. Developed countries are focused on slowing demand and cutting costs, while rapid growth markets have a huge appetite for energy.

China’s Business Leaders Are Stepping Up to Address Global Conservation Challenges

Conservancy Talk

China’s economic growth over the last few decades has been extraordinary. China’s economic success is a very positive development in many respects of course. Fortunately, China is now benefiting from new and important philanthropic initiatives.

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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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Moshe Safdie Goes To China

Green Prophet

The most recent commission – a pixelated residential complex – will be built in Qinhuangdao, China and will include a host of friendly green design components.

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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. After China relaxed the export restrictions 18 months later, the prices returned to lower levels than in 2010.

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China’s Trina Solar Wants to Spend $200 Million in Jordan

Green Prophet

The disruption to Jordan’s natural gas supply from Egypt has finally awoken a sleeping giant: renewable energy. Long focused on oil shale and nuclear energy instead of renewable sources, the Kingdom has recently entered negotiations with no fewer than 20 international wind and solar-energy suppliers. Among them, China’s Trina Solar has expressed willingness to invest $200 million on a photovoltaic plant. .

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China Funding Texas Wind Project

Wind Power Ninja

The 600-megawatt wind farm, which is scheduled to begin construction in March of next year, is a joint venture between Shenyang Power Group of China, U.S. Renewable Energy Group, and Austin, Texas-based Cielo Wind Power LP. China has been accelerating construction of wind farms throughout the country. this year to become the world’s largest market for wind energy. It will use turbines manufactured in China.

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

Green Blog

Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. Before the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan, China had 10,200 megawatts of installed nuclear capacity. The outlook for wind in China is much more promising. China’s overall wind energy resource is staggering.

China to Help Saudis With Novel Nuke Power

Green Prophet

In the wake of a 6-day trip by China’s Premier Win Jiabao to Saudi Arabia , China and Saudi Arabia have forged an alliance on developing nuclear power. When China plans a move into a low-carbon form of energy it does not hesitate.

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China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come. As in China, some of the best U.S.

China’s green growth could create millions of businesses and jobs

Green Blog

China is a controversial country. They have long been criticized for their dangerous levels of pollution , but they have also recently received praise for investing a great deal in renewable energy. However, the negative tides that blacken China’s reputation may yet lighten in color this week. The aforementioned council has thus advised China’s government to move forward fiscally and to spend 5.8

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China’s Suntech Solar, Owing Millions, Faces Emminent Takeover

Green Prophet

Suntech’s financial woes may have an effect on solar energy plant projects like this one. Solar energy projects are still being carried in many locations, including the Middle East. More articles on Suntech Solar: China’s Suntech Among Masdar’s Solar Bids for Nour 1.

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China Plans to Tap 600 MW of Wind Power in Turkey

Green Prophet

Now China’s wind giant Sinovel has signed an agreement to supply turbines to build 600 MW of wind projects in Turkey, in what could be the company’s largest overseas deal to date. Related: Turkey’s New Step Towards Wind Energy in Bal?kesir

Rare Earth Metals Limits Clean Technology’s Future

Green Prophet

If you think renewable energies will become an increasingly cheaper alternative to petrol – think again now that there’s peak minerals. China has it all. In 2010, China suspended exports of rare earths to Japan over a territorial dispute.

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Middle East Solar Manufacturing Boom Imminent Say Industry Experts

Green Prophet

Energy industry experts are predicting a new solar manufacturing boom next year after an extended slump, and they claim that the Middle East is ranked among the top three leading markets in the industry. Energy China Middle East Solar renewable energy Solar Energy solar power

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.

Qoros Electric Vehicle: China and Israel Partner with USA

Green Prophet

a 50:50 joint venture between Israel Corp and China’s Chery Automobile Co. This is more the case in Europe than it is in China, where coal is still the dominant fuel source despite a burst of renewable energy plants throughout the nation.).

China Slashes Coal Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the Second Year in a Row

Mother Jones

China is continuing to drag itself off coal—the dirty energy source that has made it the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Figures published Sunday night by China's National Bureau of Statistics showed coal consumption dropping 3.7

China sees record investments in renewable tech, will introduce carbon trading scheme

Green Blog

The Chinese government recently declared that they are intending on placing a cap on their annual carbon emissions which will allow the individual provinces in China to regulate and plan their emissions more effectively. The Chinese government announced this on the back of record investment in renewable technology in 2010 overtaking the U.S. for the first time in 2010 with an astounding $54.4Bn being invested in the renewable sector.

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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. 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. ” Wind Power News china wind power