Sierra Club India: Clean Energy Tower Power

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I've written extensively on the opportunities to leverage off-grid mobile phone penetration to support energy access for the poor ( here , here , and here ). Needless to say, I'm a big supporter and think it's a tactical maneuver that can help win the clean energy war.

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Off-Grid, Clean Energy Access For All

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Today, the Sierra Club is releasing a new report –-  Clean Energy Services For All (CES4All)  -- showing that off-grid clean energy is the right tool for the energy access job. It’s time for clean energy access for all.

TiEcon Takes On Clean Energy For All

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With interests in technology, innovation, and enterprise, a focus on supporting clean energy entrepreneurs and endeavors is a natural fit for these progressive leaders. New solar panels being constructed. Photo courtesy of Vrinda Manglik.

Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy - Compass

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12 Sierra Club Bloggers to Watch in 2013: Part II » Trade Rules Undermine Transition to Clean Energy. Responsible trade can help countries develop sustainably, foster a healthy environment, and expand the use of clean energy. Energy Solutions. India.

The Art of Clean Energy War

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A war is shaping up that pits an entrenched, aging, and uncompetitive fossil fuel industry against a young, innovative and increasingly competitive set of renewable energy technologies. Currently 411 million people have access to a mobile phone network but lack access to energy.

The Latest Great Clean Energy News - Compass

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Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California » The Latest Great Clean Energy News. wind energy industry installed a record 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity in 2012, which brings the total wind power in the U.S. India.

Racing to the Top of the Clean Energy Leaderboard

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  This bill, titled the "Clean Energy Race to the Top" Act , would establish a $5 billion competitive grant program for states and local governments that enact policies to move the clean energy economy forward.

Canadian Clean Energy Initiative Under Attack - Compass

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Military Plans Huge Solar Undertaking » Canadian Clean Energy Initiative Under Attack. To combat the climate crisis and transition to a clean energy economy, we must start producing and manufacturing goods—including renewable energy—locally.  India.

100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to.

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Cars and Refrigerators Can Work Together » 100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to Coast Events. I'd like to highlight some of the awesome events that have taken place so far in our 100 Days of Action for Climate and Clean Energy.

Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way - Compass

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NCLR Releases Study about Bright Future for Latinos in the Green Jobs Sector » Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way. Here are two headlines from the past week that blew me away (no pun intended): #1- Wind was the top new energy source to come online in 2012. #2-

From Narmada to Tata Mundra: Iconic Indian Activist Demands Clean Energy Transition at World Bank

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That fight all began with the Narmada River Valley Project -- the largest river dam development in India. Wanting to help the cause, Medha  began working with Adivasi youth groups in the districts of Dang, Sabarkantha, and Banaskantha and farmers in the Narmada Valley in India.

New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from.

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Obamas Climate Legacy and the Keystone XL Pipeline » New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from President Obama. Today, the Sierra Club is launching a new campaign that lays out a clear roadmap for President Obama to take action on climate disruption and clean energy. The Obama Climate and Clean Energy Legacy brings together the Sierra Club’s 2.1 a leader in clean energy. Energy Solutions. India.

How Coal & Clean Energy Will Define Indian Elections

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On the coast of India’s Gulf of Kutch in Western Gujarat, near a small town called Mundra, an iconic fight against Tata Power’s Mundra coal plant is brewing. This fight has become the epicenter of a “ rousing struggle ” against coal expansion - and a microcosm of India’s election politics.

Abu Dhabi’s $32 billion TAQA Adds Clean Energy Division

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Abu Dhabi’s 75% government-owned National Energy Company TAQA has just created its first-ever division to specialize in investing in renewable energy. The new unit, Energy Solutions, will invest in wind, solar, thermal and hydro power, according to a report at The National.

Rajasthan, India: Udaipur's green palace

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Rajasthan, India: Udaipur’s green palace 2 February 11 · 0 comments | Maharana of Eco | R ajasthan is famous for its palaces. This is royal India.

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Top Global Clean Energy Brokers Meet at Abu Dhabi WFES This Month

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Post-Durban WFES is now a huge opportunity for clean energy developers in the MENA region. So it is appropriate that one of the four top global business investment companies is sponsoring the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2012 Project Village in Abu Dhabi from 16-19 January.

Selling Solar in India Through the Lens of Google Glass

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  Solar power is the key to ending energy poverty. Innovative companies like Simpa Networks and OMC power are pioneering new energy models for rural populations that deliver everything from LED lightbulbs and Skinny Grids to Off-Grid Wi-Fi to pay-as-you-go solar home systems.

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Why the Paris Agreement is in the U.S.’s Best Interest

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Because it did not require emissions reductions from China, India and other developing countries. And India is likely to be on a similar pathway in the next few years. What we were, China and India will soon become, so all nations must agree to share in the solution.

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India, AAP & The People's Energy Plan

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From stagnant economic growth to a raging Current Account Deficit (CAD) Crisis, to widespread anger over corruption in politics, the inevitability of India's ascent no longer seems assured. But how will the AAP's popular mandate make a people's energy system out of this morass?

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Meet Uttar Pradesh, India's Next Distributed Solar Hotbed - Compass

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Obama’s Best Chance to Lead on Climate: Reject Keystone XL » Meet Uttar Pradesh, Indias Next Distributed Solar Hotbed. Much attention has been paid to the distributed clean energy revolution brewing in Bihar. Energy Solutions. India. The Cost of Energy.

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India, Coal Imports, and Energy Security

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But the problem is that imported coal is 60 to 70 per cent more expensive," Chairman of the India Planning Commission, Montek Ahluwalia.   It’s in this context that WISE has outlined its concerns regarding energy security and coal imports.

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Sierra Club India: Off-Grid Solar Wi-Fi

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It''s increasingly clear that our current centralized energy and financial systems fail the poor, and, as a result, a sustainable future is distributed. Air Jaldi designs, builds, and operates wireless networks spanning five different states in rural India.

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Activists Against Coal Arrested In India

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In India, the grassroots fight to move the country beyond coal is going strong, but it’s not always smooth sailing. Coal power plants kill 120,000 people each year in India , and many more people worldwide.   Activists from 350.org protest outside of GVK meeting.

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U.S. Challenges India’s Solar Energy Incentives at WTO: What’s at Stake

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The transition to a clean energy economy is imperative not only to tackle the climate crisis, but also to spur development through new economic opportunities, new investment, and the creation of new green jobs. and India have 60 days to try to find a resolution.

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India turns on the world’s largest solar power park

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But seems like the wheels have started to roll in the right direction as India, the self proclaimed big brother of the region has now switched on the biggest solar power plant on the planet. India opens world’s largest solar park. India opens world’s largest solar park.

On Heels of Inaugural Address, Sierra Club Announces Coal.

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I was fired up by President Obamas remarks on climate and clean energy in his second inaugural address -- and gauging by the huge cheer that went up from the crowd, it sounded like the hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall were, too. Energy Solutions. India.

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India Will Fund Renewable Energy with Coal Tax, Leaving US in Cloud of Smoke

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If you want to reduce fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy, one idea is to do an Energy Robin Hood- tax coal and use the money to fund renewable energy projects. And that’s exactly what India is planning to do- the world’s fourth largest polluter is imposing a clean energy tax of 50 rupees [.] [ India Will Fund Renewable Energy with Coal Tax, Leaving US in Cloud of Smoke from Green Living Ideas ].

India Will Fund Renewable Energy with Coal Tax, Leaving the U.S. in a Cloud of Smoke

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If you want to reduce fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy, one idea is to do an Energy Robin Hood- tax coal and use the money to fund renewable energy projects. And that’s exactly what India is planning to do- the world’s fourth largest polluter is imposing a clean energy tax of 50 rupees [.] [ India Will Fund Renewable Energy with Coal Tax, Leaving the U.S.

LA Approves Plan to Buy Solar Power from Moapa River Indian.

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« Ohios Next Big Decision -- A Clean or Dirty Energy Future? Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy » LA Approves Plan to Buy Solar Power from Moapa River Indian Reservation. Energy Solutions. India. The Cost of Energy.

Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment - Compass

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Meet Uttar Pradesh, Indias Next Distributed Solar Hotbed » Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment. Clean air? Clean water? Energy Solutions. India. The Cost of Energy. The Energy Blog: Energy Revolution. Energy Outlook.

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Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California

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« The Latest Great Clean Energy News | Main. | New Ads Highlight World Banks Deadly Coal Plans For Kosovo » Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California. Green Building Council to hold a forum on energy efficiency and solar installations.

Japan Wants Israel Clean Tech Experts to Rebuild Fukushima

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Japan is seeking Israeli clean tech experts to help rebuild Fukushima , which was devastated by both an earthquake and a tsunami last year. China and Israel are currently collaborating on solar energy projects. India and Israel are working together in agricultural innovation and restoration efforts, especially with regards to India’s waterways. NaanDanJain’s Irrigation Technology Strengthens Ties Between India and Israel.

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New Mexico Chooses More Solar Power - Compass

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Recently the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission chose to continue the state’s leadership on clean energy investments when it approved a measure on solar power : The Public Regulation Commission (last month) approved a new way.for utilities to calculate renewable energy costs but kept the current price caps that limit the impact on consumers. We’re happy to see an elected official work so hard for our state’s clean energy economy. Energy Solutions.

Global Warming Helps International Relations

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This island has been the subject of a long-running territorial dispute between India and Bangladesh for years.

Sierra Club & Solar Crowdfunding For the World's Poor

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The bad news is those tasked with solving the problem aren't getting the job done because they are products of two broken systems - energy and finance. All told, it's a $90 billion clean energy access opportunity that can help transform people’s lives and the fate of our planet.

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Sierra Club and Center for American Progress premier solar documentary using Google Glass

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Photo courtesy of  Harnessing the Sun to Keep the Lights on in India. By using Google Glass, Sierra Club and CAP were able to capture the life-transforming power off-grid solar energy has had in Uttar Pradesh. India International

Finally, we can now implement Waxman-Markey (maybe)

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From the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 : The Administrator, in consultation with the Department of State and the United States Trade Representative, shall annually prepare and certify a report to the Congress regarding whether China and India have adopted greenhouse gas emissions standards at least as strict as those standards required under this Act.

Ohio's Next Big Decision -- A Clean or Dirty Energy Future? - Compass

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LA Approves Plan to Buy Solar Power from Moapa River Indian Reservation » Ohios Next Big Decision -- A Clean or Dirty Energy Future? To help get the message out far and wide, the Ohio Sierra Club is launching new billboards that are taking energy efficiency to the street.

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Saudi Acts as Oil Cheerleader at COP 17 Circus

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According to Bloomberg , Saudi Arabia is arguing on behalf of all Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which Mohammed al-Sabban said in a speech at the Energy Dialogue conference in Riyadh is unfairly targeted by climate change mitigation policies.

Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall - Compass

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India and Solars New Normal » Europes Coal Renaissance Masks Industry Downfall. Reporters have had a field day with this: the clean energy bastion is now home to rising coal use. Energy Solutions. India. The Cost of Energy. The Energy Independent.

NCLR Releases Study about 'Bright Future' for Latinos in the Green.

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« Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way | Main. Pairing policies to advance environmental quality, energy efficiency, and related green initiatives with investments that are well targeted toward Latino workers. Energy Solutions. India. Compass.

Power Africa or Power Oil and Gas Profits?

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Slowly but surely, one of the most pressing development issues facing the international community, energy poverty, is getting the recognition it deserves. That’s great news for Africa because OPIC punches well above its weight when it comes to clean energy finance , especially for the poor.

Solar Crowdfunding's Lessons Learned

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We have two broken systems - energy and finance - which conspire to support a coal fired centralized grid that never reaches the poor while driving dangerous climate change. The only energy project that actually delivered energy for the poor was a $1.25

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