Gulf Nations Among Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

Green Prophet

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its neighbor the United Arab Emirates have been included in the Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices, which evaluates the renewable energy markets of 40 countries across the globe.

Wind Energy Market Booming

Wind Power Ninja

A recent report by Transparency Market Research, titled ”Global Wind Energy & Wind Turbine Market (2011 – 2016),” shows that there’s been a Compound Average Growth Rate of 25% over the last 5 years in the wind power industry.

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Meet Morocco’s Renewable Energy Market at EneR in November

Green Prophet

Meet billions of dollars in human capital and renewable energy finance at the EneR event in November. I will be happy to meet with renewable energy innovators, and renewable energy companies looking to plant a stake as pioneers in Morocco’s historic moment.

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Energy Markets Being Driven by Fear

Celsias

Fundamentally, it seems, markets are well supplied, though it may be emotional factors driving certain aspects of the energy market. Crude oil demand in the United States is down to its lowest level since the onset of the global economic recession.

Power to the people: a revolution in Britain’s energy market

Green (Living) Review

Councils and social housing landlords unite to challenge dominance of Big Six suppliers The energy market is poised for a revolution as councils and social housing landlords across the UK prepare to take on the Big Six providers by supplying their own electricity. energy green living

And the impact of fifty years of nonmarket valuation magically disappears

Environmental Economics

  In a memo outlining the group’s 2017 agenda, CEI’s energy team said lawmakers should repeal EPA rules and regulatory power, end the use of the “social cost of carbon," a metric federal departments use to assess impacts on the climate, halt the federal renewable fuels mandate and oppose any proposal to tax carbon emissions.  and global energy is an important economic and humanitarian objective,” CEI officials wrote in their report.

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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 This renewable energy transformation is not happening equally across Europe.

Off-Grid, Clean Energy Access For All

Sierra Club Compass

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. residential market for solar in 2013 was only $3.76

E.ON dumps fossil fuels and nuclear, goes all-in on renewable energy

Green Blog

E.ON, which is one of Europe’s largest utility firms, has issued a “new corporate strategy” in which the energy giant lay out its plans to focus on renewable energy while spinning off its fossil fuel assets in a separate company. “We

Video: The Thin Green Line

Sightline Daily

Over the course of about 45 minutes I explored the changes confronting this region, as well as some of the opportunities we have to act as a sort of Thin Green Line standing between fossil fuel deposits and the world’s most voracious energy markets. Climate & Energy

Vote green in the European Parliament Elections

Green Blog

Together, the European Union could create a common energy market that favors renewable energy over dirty fossil fuels. And it doesn''t help that the current energy market is based on national monopolies and cartels.

Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunding And Disruptive Innovations

Celsias

Solar and other renewable energy technologies can do that to energy markets. If we are going to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need disruptive innovations that fundamentally alter the broken systems that continue to build out inequitable, fossil fueled societies.

Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

Green Prophet

This two day summit in Amman hosted by HRH Prince Assem Bin Nayef from Jordan will connect energy and water players in the private sector with government officials capable of turning words into real projects.

Winflex Inflatable Turbines Prove Wind Energy Practical Anywhere

Green Prophet

One of these green companies, Winflex LTD, is set on proving that harnessing energy from the wind does not have to involve the use of large cumbersome wind turbines, such as the wind turbines now churning away on the Golan Heights.

Israel Solar Setback as Siemens Fires 150 from Solel Plant

Green Prophet

The beleaguered solar energy projects company received what seems to be a death knell. Siemens recently announced the firing of 150 of its remaining 200 employees, leaving only a technical staff of 50 employees to deal with some solar energy projects in Spain.

Will Israeli cars roll on alternatives by 2025?

Green Prophet

For a country that imports most of its oil, often at high “spot market” prices (this week it’s more than $2 a liter), an ambitious 10-year plan to create alternative energy sources and the vehicles that will operate on them seems a little far fetched.

The Thin Green Line

Sightline Daily

The Pacific Northwest stands squarely between the most voracious energy markets in the world and huge fossil fuel deposits in the interior of North America—Powder River Basin coal, Bakken shale oil, Alberta tar sands, and remote natural gas fields.

Turkey Ripe For Renewable Energy Boom – So Why The Delay?

Green Prophet

Despite its vast solar and wind energy potential, Turkey’s renewable resources have only been developed in small pockets of the country, such as the windy Aegean island of Bozcaada (pictured above). What’s holding Turkey back from becoming the renewable energy behemoth it could be?

Turkish Architects Reveal Plans for Renewable Energy-Generating Mosque

Green Prophet

A mosque slated to be built in the western city of Bursa will produce 120 kilowatts of electricity from solar and wind energy, according to Turkish paper Hürriyet Daily News. But Bursa’s mosque will be the first to be designed as a renewable energy producer/consumer.

SolView’s targeting solar energy rooftop potential on a massive scale

Green Prophet

Solar energy panels are an important investment for planet earth, but also for residential homeowners that want to cash in on attractive feed-in tariffs. SolView’s business is in the US residential market and they work on a B2B model with installation companies.

People have the power! Big Six UK energy monopoly faces challenge

Green (Living) Review

The UK energy market is facing a challenge from councils and social housing landlords seeking to undercut the monopoly of the six big suppliers amid growing frustration with energy price hikes nationwide. alternative energy energy monopoly green living

Rapid Growth Markets Provide Driving Force for Renewable Energy Investment

Celsias

The indices provide scores in 40 countries for national renewable energy markets, renewable energy infrastructures and their suitability for individual technologies.

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. Today, renewables already supply 16 percent of global primary energy consumption, and 20 percent of worldwide electricity.

Meet 22,000 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Algeria this May

Green Prophet

The 6th electro, automation & energy event in Algiers is happening May 5 to 8. Interested in knowing more about renewable energy opportunities in North Africa and the Arab world?

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13 Arab Nations Get Energy Future Mapped in Helpful New Report

Green Prophet

There is a new report out underscoring the amount of renewable energy being developed in the Arab world with Morocco, Jordan and Egypt coming out as the big winners in the region. GW of large-scale renewable energy projects combined in the Arab world. Energy

Scientists make spray-on solar cells efficiencies close to silicon

Green Prophet

Cutting the cost of solar energy, PV and CSP is the reason why last year was a record year for solar energy uptake globally – as we reported. By spray-painting the perovskite layer in air the team hope the overall energy used to make a solar cell can be reduced further.

Turning Arabian Desert Fog Into Energy and Water

Green Prophet

The UAE’s Masdar looks to create renewable energy from desert fog. ” Masdar has become the leading renewable energy company in the Gulf region, with massive investment and development of the solar and wind energy sectors in the past 6 years since its founding.

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Official ground-breaking ceremony: vortex energy builds 22MW "Gadegast" wind farm

Green (Living) Review

The North Hesse all-round wind energy company vortex energy Deutschland GmbH has been developing the project for three years now and has succeeded in selling it to a large German institutional investor.

Gulf Interconnection Electrical Grid Could Save Billions in Energy-Hungry Gulf

Green Prophet

When all four sections are complete it will unite the six Gulf nations on one unified electric grid, making it much easier to build and share power from renewable energy sources, and realize the gains in energy efficiency that come from sharing a wider grid.

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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.

EneR Morocco is Window to Maghreb’s Shiny Energy Potential

Green Prophet

The free EneR event is a networking and investment platform for those interested in Morocco’s renewable energy markets happening later this month in Casablanca. The organization represents more than 300 renewable energy companies in Morocco.

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Fracking may threaten UK climate targets and may not cut costs – MP report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reacting to a new report published on Friday, April 26, 2013 by the Energy and Climate Change Committee on the impact of shale gas on energy markets, Friends of the Earth Energy Campaigner Tony Bosworth said: “This report does little to back the case for a UK shale gas revolution. Instead of gambling with shale gas we should be building an affordable power system based on our abundant clean energy from the wind, waves and sun.”

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

Green Prophet

An anonymous representative from one of Turkey’s largest wind energy companies says that every new wind project requires new access roads, because the best wind is found in relatively remote, inaccessible terrain, according to the Hurriyet Daily News. Department of Energy.

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Renewables Not Enough: World Needs Democratic, Decentralized Energy, says Report

Green (Living) Review

''A timely and equitable energy transition can occur only with greater energy democracy, which requires that workers, communities, and the public at large have a real voice in decision making.'' energy green living renewables

Energy Deregulation Needs to Expand

Wind Power Ninja

During the past twenty years, several states have embraced deregulation of the energy market and it has proven to be a boon for the wind industry. In the past, and in areas that have not yet embraced deregulation, the energy market was a government-controlled monopoly.

The Thin Green Line Is Stopping Coal and Oil in Their Tracks

Sightline Daily

“Everybody outside the Northwest thinks that’s where energy projects go to die.” ” “Everybody outside the Northwest thinks that’s where energy projects go to die.” Big energy projects have faced delays, uncertainty, mounting costs…and then failure.

Can Israeli Oil Shale Outsize Saudi Arabia?

Green Prophet

Until recently, Israel has been an energy poor country, with nearly all its energy needs having to be supplied by importing both petroleum – bought mainly on the international Spot Market – and coal. Business & Politics Energy Israel oil Saudi Arabia

Win an Solar PV Tool Kit with Trade Skills 4U at EcoBuild

Green (Living) Review

You will be able to find the electrician training specialists at stand S2715 where you can join them for a beer and a chat about the latest developments in the electrical and renewable energy training world. Managing Director Carl Bennett said; "We attended as delegates last year and realised EcoBuild was a pivotal event in the renewable energy calendar. Britain’s premier electrical training company, Trade Skills 4U have confirmed that they will be exhibiting at EcoBuild 2012.

Solar Contest: Win a $16,000 Solar System, No Strings!

Green Living Ideas

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the latest and greatest craze in the energy market is sweeping the nation and it just might be the answer that we’ve been looking for!

Looks Like Desertec & Morocco’s Govt Might Join Hands

Green Prophet

The Moroccan government may lean on Desertec to meet its renewable energy commitments. The Desertec initiative is designed to develop North Africa’s latent renewable energy potential in part to secure Europe’s cleaner energy future.