Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

A promising offshore wind energy project has languished on the East Coast for 15 years—and its enemies range from a Koch brother to the Kennedys. In 2001, Jim Gordon, a Boston-based energy entrepreneur who played a critical role in the development of natural gas–fired power plants in the 1990s, was searching for a way to produce energy on the East Coast. He began working on what would become the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, off the Massachusetts shore.

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

Green Blog

The new red and green government in Denmark wants to end the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. 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. This target alone would cut Denmark’s greenhouse gas emissions with 35% based on 1990 levels.

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Masdar Unveils Plan for a 100% Renewable Energy Micro-grid

Green Prophet

The Masdar Institute (MI) has teamed up with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) headed by Denmark’s former Prime Minister, and the Research Institute for Industrial Science and Technology (RIST) from South Korea to develop a 100% renewable energy micro-grid in Abu Dhabi. Led by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Directorate for Energy & Climate Change and coordinated by the GGGI, the project was recently launched at the Shangri-la Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

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. Renewable power capacity jumped more than 8 percent in 2013, accounting for over 56 percent of net additions and now has the potential to account for over a fifth of world electricity generation.

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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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Wales and Denmark to Work Together on Sustainability

Celsias

We hear lots about Denmark in terms of great place to live and their sensible policies on renewable energy and sustainability. Wales and Denmark have pledged to work together on sustainability opportunities ahead of the Rio+20 summit taking place later this month. Welsh environment minister John Griffiths met with Denmark But we hear much less about Wales. Actually to be fair,we hear very little about Wales in anything.

Denmark’s new government promises far reaching green policies

Green Blog

From 2001 and until recently, Denmark was run by a liberal-conservative government supported by a far right nationalist party. Traumatized by the Iraq war, in which Denmark participated on the most narrow of parliamentary majorities, they have promised to work for a change of law to require 2/3, not 50%, of the votes for such serious decisions as wars. Fossil energy replaced with renewable energy in electricity and heating sector by 2035.

Now that’s huge! Record-breaking wind turbine being built by Siemens

Green Blog

And this is a good thing considering that they will be hit with the energy of around 200 tons of air per second out in the sea where these wind turbines are designed to be used. A prototype 6-megawatt turbine will be erected at the Østerild test station in Denmark later this fall. And in a few years time, 300 of these huge wind turbines will be installed by the Danish energy supplier Dong just off the British coast.

Europe Maintains Commitment to Ambition and Action at Recent Marrakesh Climate Talks

Conservancy Talk

” [5] During the first week of the negotiations, the UK ratified the Paris Agreement (the EU having already done so—and in record time), taking the opportunity to highlight its proposal to phase out the use of coal in energy generation by 2025 [6] —where it has also been joined by Finland who plan to achieve the same by 2030. In part, this is being driven by the cost reductions seen and expected for many renewable technologies.

London Array: Masdar Celebrates World’s Largest Wind Farm Inauguration

Green Prophet

The London Array is Masdar’s largest renewable energy project to date, but the government-supported research and development group have no intention of stopping there. With a 20 percent stake in the offshore wind project that will generate enough energy to power half a million UK homes, the group is ready to keep up the momentum. and Dong from Denmark when Shell pulled out. Energy Green Tech and Gadgets clean tech Dong E.On

American Energy Experts Go Green in Israel

Green Prophet

Advances in green technology are reported here often, including advances in solar energy , electric car technology and green bio-fuel from algae for future military and space programs. Interest in Israeli green technology programs came to the forefront recently with a week long conference, Project Interchange 2012 , in which a number of US energy experts visited Israel to learn about advances in a number of Israeli green technology projects. Denmark, and here in Israel.

After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

Green Blog

China installed some 13,000 megawatts of wind in 2012, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). In a country more readily associated with coal-fired electricity and nuclear power ambitions, wind reached some impressive milestones in China’s energy mix in 2012. The European Union (EU) added more megawatts of wind in 2012 than it did natural gas, coal, or nuclear, even as fiscal austerity measures cut renewable energy incentives.

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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. But the reality is that the majority of our energy needs are met by forms of non-renewable energy , in particular fossil fuels. Why do we insist on using fossil fuels instead of switching to other (less-harmful) kinds of energy?

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Greenpeace activists protests against nuclear energy in Sweden

Green Blog

Dressed as different renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and water, and with the help from a old fire truck the activists managed to cross the security fences surrounding the Swedish nuclear plant. Ludvig Tillman, energy campaigner for Greenpeace Nordic said that: “The Swedish parliament is risking the country’s reputation and position as a progressive leader in clean and safe energy development.

The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012

Green Blog

Now 30 countries are on that list, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects will more than double by 2018. According to the solar energy consultancy Bridge to India, the country had 1,700 megawatts of PV installed by May 2013, with 80 percent of it in the sun-drenched northwestern states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. solar leader, utilities must get one third of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

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. Many long-distance high-voltage transmission projects are under development across the United States to help address this, including four projects proposed by Clean Line Energy Partners in the Midwest, South, and West that would transport more than 17,000 megawatts of renewably generated electricity.

Tourists Not Terrorists: The Middle East Can Capitalize on World Eco-Travel Trends

Green Prophet

Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark—three countries holding the top three spots in the environmental sustainability pillar- are characterized by strong environmental legislation and a focus on developing the tourism sector in a sustainable way. Further opportunities will be found specifically in the energy efficiency retrofitting of accommodation establishments and other hospitality infrastructure, the scaling up of renewable energy sources, and improved waste management.”.

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 goals vary depending upon the country in question, but in Europe the European Union has collectively set a goal of attaining twenty percent of their energy needs from renewables by 2020. The expected renewable energy generation for the year of 2020 was recently analyzed by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

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Five Green Cities

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Five Green Cities by greenwise on December 20, 2010 Post describes 5 green cities around the world on “ How Stuff Works &# For the record, they are 5. Copenhagen, Denmark 3.

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EUROPEAN LEADERS MEET IN LONDON TO PROMOTE RENEWABLE FUTURE

Green (Living) Review

Key players in renewable energy are meeting in London this month at the European Future Energy Forum. Held in association with Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Initiative, the forum will gather Europe’s leading clean energy ministers, manufacturers and financiers for three days of talks and business dealings. Lykke Friis, Minister for Climate and Energy, Denmark, Pedro Marin, Secretary of State for Energy, Spain, Carlos Zorrinho, Vice Minister for Energy and Innovation, Portugal.

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Israeli Cleantech VC Nears $100 Million Goal

Green Prophet

ICV is an Israeli venture capital fund that was founded in 2006 to focus exclusively on raising capital for investment in renewable energy companies. Last February, ICV also reached the mid-point of its 2011 $100 million goal, staying focused on cleantech VC at a time when much of the world was questioning the availability of fresh capital for renewable energy. Business & Politics Energy Water Finance green investing Israel Israel Cleantech Ventures

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Winflex Inflatable Turbines Prove Wind Energy Practical Anywhere

Green Prophet

Following a number of Israeli clean technology companies being winners in the General Electric Company’s Green Innovation Marathon , GE has announced plans to establish a “Green Tech Shop&# in Haifa in which a number of renewable energy and other green technology projects will be developed under the giant American electronics company’s sponsorship. The company’s primary objective is to penetrate the wind turbine energy market with a 1 MW turbine.

Copenhagen or bust?

Green Blog

The European Union set up a carbon trading scheme, and several European countries have made large-scale investments in alternative renewable energy. As well, shifting to a new energy economy is a massive undertaking, and current plans require an immediate boost if the world is to keep emissions to a manageable level, since this effort will take many decades. Photo credit: JC i Núria.

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Better Place Electric Car Sales Now Open to Public in Israel

Green Prophet

Meanwhile Israel is sitting on a natural gas goldmine , off the country’s coast, gas which it is exploring with a private businessman Yitzhak Tschuva and the US company Noble Energy. Once the Israeli gas goes online, the country should be energy independent for at least the next 20 years. A number of countries have signed on for pilots including Denmark , and now a new deal with GM in Australia.

Europe installed twice as much wind energy capacity in 2014 as coal and gas combined

Green Blog

New data from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that wind energy installations outperformed both coal and gas last year in the European Union. The wind energy capacity increased by 3.8 All in all, renewable power plants (and not just wind energy) accounted for 79.1% Thomas Becker, chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said: "These numbers very much show Europe''s continued commitment to renewable and wind energy.

Biomethane has big potential says award winner

Green (Living) Review

It can meet the required increase in renewable electricity, heat and fuel production to achieve the 15 percent renewable energy target set by the European Union for 2020. However, UK regulatory and financial barriers need to be overcome and the UK can learn from substantial progress made in Sweden, Germany and Denmark. Harwood considers that landfill gas combustion using spark ignition engines will continue to play a key role in the renewable energy mix up to 2020.

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Small is Beautiful: We Don't Need to Go Big To Create New Energy Sources

Green (Living) Review

PERI's Robert Pollin, author of Greening the Global Economy, says community-owned renewable energy sources are the path to the future PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. In the new book Greening the Global Economy Rob Pollin says we don’t need to go big to create new energy sources; in fact, small is beautiful. It’s going to depend on being heavily insulated, high efficiency building, with solar energy and geothermal energy.

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Siemens Supplying Hundreds of Wind Turbines to Dong Energy

Wind Power Ninja

First of all, Dong Energy? Dong Energy has recently signed a deal with Siemens… Bwahahahaha… Siemens? Dong Energy is all set to erect (giggle) up to 500 offshore wind turbines in Northern Europe thanks to a recent agreement with Siemens AG. CEO of the Renewable Energy Division of Siemens Energy René Umlauft, said this marked one of the biggest orders ever for Siemens (snicker). Government / Industry Dong Energy Siemens AG Wind Farm Wind Turbine

Israel Invests in Domestic Solar Power

Green Prophet

The World Wildlife Fund and the Cleantech Group recently published a report saying that Israel is the second best place in the world to develop green technologies , second only to Denmark. Now Israel is starting to bolster its own energy infrastructure, utilizing that world renowned expertise at home. But there’s been no word from Prime Minister Netanyahu so far about wide scale government subsides for renewable energy being on the horizon.

FINANCE QUESTIONS STILL AT HEART OF RENEWABLE FUTURE, ACCORDING TO EUROPEAN FUTURE ENERGY FORUM

Green (Living) Review

European energy ministers and industry leaders are meeting in London in October 2010 to discuss key issues of finance critical to the deployment of renewable energy. The cost implications of clean energy and where the money will come from to achieve drastic emissions reductions remains a big question. Where is the money coming from to fund the new energy revolution?” asks Jo Tyler, Event Director, European Future Energy Forum. “We’re

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The Prince opens an anaerobic digester in Dorset

Green (Living) Review

His Royal Highness praised the "remarkable engineering feat" which has made the plant the first in the UK to inject renewable gas directly into the local distribution network on a permanent basis. The plant will provide renewable gas directly to Poundbury – the urban extension of Dorchester built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. It is based at nearby Rainbarrow Farm and could supply up to 56,000 new-build homes in the summer with renewable gas.

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Why China Could Prove to be the Better Place for EVs

Green Prophet

While Agassi’s electric vehicle battery swapping stations have already launched in far smaller nations: Agassi’s native Israel , and Denmark and Hawaii , it could well be that this launch in China will turn out to be the one that really gives lift-off to the Better Place battery swapping model for the electric car industry. That would be because when China’s government puts serious thought into policy that makes real incentives for renewables, they happen.

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UK lead in offshore wind confirmed

Green (Living) Review

· European Wind Energy Association 2010 stats just released, confirm UK position · Total EU offshore now close to 3 gigawatts, powering 2.9 million EU homes · 19 gigawatts consented in EU waters, sufficient to power 14 European capital cities Latest offshore wind statistics, released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), confirm that the United Kingdom is the European and world sector leader with 1,341 megawatts (MW) installed.

Infarm raises $200 million to add “farm” to cities

Green Prophet

The technology has become developed and well-known over the years thanks to cannabis growers who used this energy-intensive and “stealth” mode of farming to grow cannabis with high concentrations of the active ingredient THC.

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

Green Prophet

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. If approved the project would represent full circle in the government’s policy with regard to wind energy.

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Where Can You Find the World’s Most Expensive Gasoline? Probably Turkey.

Green Prophet

By comparison, the European countries with the highest current gas prices — Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands — pay € 1.85, € 1.83 To reduce its dependence on foreign petroleum and natural gas, Turkey ought to rapidly develop its renewable and nuclear energy infrastructure, said Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, on the day that Turkey’s new petroleum prices were announced. Focus should be on renewables, not nuclear.

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Israel’s 420 MW leads the Middle East in solar installations by a landslide

Green Prophet

The Institute clocks 2013 a record year for solar energy growth for solar electricity generation as both the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. Some 39 gigawatts were installed worldwide, and the PV solar market represented one third of all newly-added renewable energy capacity. Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Italy, and Germany lead the way in this regard. Energy CSP Green energy Israel pv solar power

How Green Is Your Valley? Reflections on Environment 2012

Green Home Blog

Case in point, thanks to Francesca Rheannon of CSR Wire, Republicans like presidential hopeful Mitt Romney still think that anthropogenic climate change is debatable, even though reputable scientists from NASA’s James Hansen to Michael Levi, a senior fellow for energy and environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, agree it is the result of modern human lifestyles. China has become a world leader in low-carbon and renewable energy sources. How Green Is Your Valley?

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Domestic energy use up 18% since 1970

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) British household energy use increased by 18% between 1970 and 2009, according to new statistics but I really hate to ask how much this study has cost that could have been answered without a study. Information, revealed by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), show domestic energy consumption increased from 37 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 1970 to 44 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2009.

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Britain must do more to secure wind energy jobs

Green (Living) Review

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. The paper also says that more government support is needed to make Britain a global hub for offshore wind energy, with the potential to create up to 70,000 jobs in parts of the country where they are most needed. Wind can provide clean, sustainable energy, while attracting investment and creating employment.

Wrapping Up the UN Climate Summit

Sierra Club Compass

Coming on the heels of Sunday’s People’s Climate March, in which 400,000 people marched through New York City demanding that our leaders pursue jobs, justice, and a prosperous economy powered by clean energy, it was a powerful call for continued civic engagement. Denmark’s announcement that it will be powered exclusively by renewable energy by 2035, and the commitment of other countries such as Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Ethiopia and Iceland to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

It’s The part of the nation’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, which will also carry out a ban on plastic bags in grocery shops and markets beginning in July. The law comes into effect in 2020.French President Francois Hollande says the law aims to make France ‘an exemplary nation in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions , diversifying its energy model and increasing the deployment of renewable energy sources’ Viva la France!

Brita Climate Ride 2009

Green (Living) Review

but we need to see a significant commitment to curbing global warming and increasing renewable energy options," Quinn said. The hundred or more riders, and the thousands of people who sponsored them, make this journey possible and send a message straight to Washington – that America must take action to arrest climate change and become energy independent." Climate Ride is the first group bicycle ride to address climate change and renewable energy issues.

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