A Helpful Guide to Renewable Energy and Small Business

Green Prophet

There’s been a big crusade to get big business to adopt renewable energy. You see it every time a major corporation says they’re putting solar panels on their rooftops or buying energy from wind farms. Energy wind energy

Renewable energy will not support economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy will not and cannot support perpetual economic growth, the way we have been doing it for so long, for too long, in fact.

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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.

How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

Green Prophet

The world’s largest solar energy dish in Sde Boker, Israel. The demand for energy in today’s world is rising, specifically electricity, as there are now around 1.1 billion people on the planet who have little or no access to it. Energy

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. Everyone knows that the first thing you ask any beauty queen is about that wish –– what she would do to make the world a better place if she ruled the planet.

What Are the 4 Main Types of Non-Renewable Energy?


Energy security is an issue of ever. We are so dependent on energy that continuous access to it is a prerequisite for the functioning of our economy and society. The availability of affordable energy is the key issue of modern politics. Energy

Tax Online Poker and Grow Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

And if done from the Internet, and done legally, millions and potentially billions of dollars of revenues in tax dollars could go to funding renewable energy development, I argue. Lifestyle & Culture Middle East renewable energy United States

The Future of Renewable Energy

Eco Chic

Did you know that enough sunlight falls on the earth every hour to power the entire planet for a year? With world energy use expected to increase 53 percent by 2035, it’s high time the world weans itself off of fossil fuels. Will renewable energy be a part of your future?

Possible End of Kyoto Accord Threatens MENA Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

With the likely non-renewal of the Kyoto Accord at this week’s last chance international talks in Durban, South Africa, renewable energy project funding throughout the developing world is threatened, which will impact the emerging economies in the MENA region. “It Like many others, Derwent holds out little hope about the state of international talks on renewing Kyoto, and its potential impact on carbon markets and the CDM. Business & Politics Climate Energy

Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Sierra Club Compass

COP18: Why Im Helping from Home and How You Can Join Me » Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy. has seen the largest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of any country or region, according to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The Uncontrollable Factor with Renewable Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The lessons of the loss of diversity can be applied to other areas, including energy. It is a form of insurance that the planet has to adapt and undergo the natural processes of nutrient cycling, pollination and others. The same logic can be applied to energy or agricultural crops.

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.

UK waste can supply half renewables energy target by 2020

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A study finds UK energy-from-waste can contribute up to 50 percent of the UK renewable energy target by 2020 An award-winning study concludes that energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies can contribute up to 50 percent of the UK renewable energy target by 2020. The UK has also committed to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, which binds it to sourcing at least 15 percent of its energy mix from renewables by 2020.

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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.

6 Ultimate Ideas to Use Renewable Resources for a Greener Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Summary When we think of a greener planet where everything is nature-loved, then we should also think of going green in our daily routines.

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The Energy Report -100% Renewable Energy by 2050

The Green Changemakers

Two years in preparation, The Energy Report presents a provocative scenario, set in 2050, of a world run entirely on renewable energy. By 2050, we could get all the energy we need from renewable sources. Paramount will be the substantive increase in measures to conserve energy in all sectors. MB pdf The Energy Report (high res) 82.00 MB pdf The Energy Report - Part 1 (low res) 6.62 MB pdf The Energy Report - Part 2 (high res) 4.82

Energy UN group: we need 31% more renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

If you don’t want to read the whole article, here is the sum up: We need 31% more renewable energy to play it climate safe by 2030. There is a meeting of the “energy” global superpowers every year in Abu Dhabi. Make smarter energy decisions starting at home. .

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Enormous Planet Solar Ship Pops into Morocco for a Fast Four Days

Green Prophet

After leaving La Ciotat in France on 8 April, 2013, Planet Solar bobbed on the high seas for nine days. Built by Knierim Yachtbau in Kiel, Germany, the LOMOcean Design vessel features 516 square meters of solar panels that generate 100 percent of the boat’s energy.

The 'One Planet' Life – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The ''One Planet'' Life A Blueprint for Low Impact Development by David Thorpe published by Routledge (part of Taylor and Francis) November 13, 2014. " The One Planet Council , of which David is a patron along with Jane Davidson, is behind this title.

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Cherishing the Earth in 3 Easy Steps.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) aspen awareness change Clean Energy eco ecology environment great healing health life mindfulness Planet Earth renewable energy rumi transformation

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

Sierra Club Compass

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-

Could Clouds Power The Planet? Air: HES Thinks So

Green Living Ideas

Finding ways to produce clean, renewable forms of energy is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today. The folks over at Air: HES were curious, could we somehow harness clouds and use them to power the planet? The post Could Clouds Power The Planet?

Richard Branson Joins, Leonardo DiCaprio Leaves Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury

Green Prophet

Richard Branson’s recent commitment to this year’s Zayed Future Energy Prize jury speaks volumes not only about Abu Dhabi’s leadership in energy innovation, but also the faith world leaders place in the emirate’s (many) initiatives.

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Solar Impulse 2 mission control center to launch Abu Dhabi flight in March

Green Prophet

Prince Albert of Monaco, whose foundation helped finance the MCC, said in his speech at the event, “This historic circumnavigation using only solar energy will be a dream come true. Many governments say we need more R&D, we need to wait, before we have renewable energies in their country.

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Ketura Sun solar park deployed an army of robots to clean their panels in Israel

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Located in Israel’s Negev desert, Ketura Sun solar park scoured the planet for a solution to their dust problem, which they found in an army of Ecoppia’s water-free robots. Energy Arava Power clean tech ecoppia ketura Negev Desert renewable energy Siemens AG Solar Energy

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World Bank pledges $16B to climate change projects

Green Prophet

Following the Paris climate agreement, we must now take bold action to protect our planet for future generations,” said Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group (WBG) president. “We Energy climate resiliency developing countries early warning systems renewable energy World Bank Group

Drinking Water - From Sea water and Brackish water by Renewable Energy to save our world.

The Green Changemakers

THE BEST SOLUTION THE DESALINATION SYSTEM BY RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY IS FREE ENVIRONMENTAL, PRODUCING THE DRINKING WATER TO SAVE OUR WORLD, SAVE OUR LIVES, SAVE OUR FUTURE, SAVE OUR NEXT GENERATION. Water is one of the most abundant resources on earth, covering three-fourths of the planet’s surface. Seawater desalination requires large amounts of energy, and if this energy is produced by fossil fuels, it will harm the environment. WATER - THE ELIXIR OF LIFE.

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Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons


This is of course because nuclear energy was discovered after experimenting with reactions of uranium atoms and neutrons. There is endless debate around the pros and cons of nuclear energy; and this article aims to get at the core of those too! What is nuclear energy?

Turkey subsidizes solar donkeys so shepherds can use laptops

Green Prophet

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, a story pops up about donkeys in Turkey that carry solar panels so that shepherds, who are often out in the field alone for days at a time, have enough energy to power their laptops. Green Tech and Gadgets clean tech renewable energy solar

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The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

Green (Living) Review

His organization, NextGen Climate, has spent $170 million over the past four years advocating for policies and politicians that help the environment and advance renewable energy. and whether Donald Trump could ever possibly, conceivably help save the planet.

Solar Energy Pros and Cons – The Ultimate Guide


source of renewable energy on our planet, and it’s no secret that recent technological innovations have made solar power affordable to more and more people [1]. Solar power has even become the fastest growing energy generation source. PROS OF SOLAR ENERGY.

Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons


Without knowing, they had been utilizing the immense reservoir of our planet’s internal heat. Heat that is a great source of thermal energy. Geothermal energy is energy contained beneath Earth’s crust. What is geothermal energy? How is geothermal energy produced?

Green energy alone won’t save the earth – social change is also needed

Green Blog

The most popular techno-fix for global warming is green energy. If energy companies would only deploy wind, hydro, solar, geothermal or nuclear, then emission-intensive fossil fuels will eventually disappear. Rather than displacing fossil fuels, green energy sources have proven to be mostly additive. “Do Do alternative energy sources displace fossil fuels?” Of course all societies need energy.

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David Keeps Winning: 10 Recent Victories That Will Give You Hope for the Planet

Sierra Club Compass

That's the word I repeated over and over this summer, as news rolled in of one clean energy victory after another. On top of that, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission just reported that 100 percent of new electricity on the U.S. Coal Coal-Director Energy Solutions Health

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Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

In one of the poorest countries on earth, a renewable energy company, Grameen Shakti, is busy installing nearly 1,000 solar home systems each day. "The grid will come regardless so off-grid, decentralized energy is a waste of time, money, and effort." Energy Solutions.

What Are the Health and Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy?


accessible, making it a perfect source for generating energy—particularly when compared to fossil fuels, which need to be mined, extracted, and transported, leaving behind a trail of pollution and environmental degradation. Why is solar energy good for the environment? Solar Energy

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. Politically, China will become a vital strategic partner for national security and for clean energy industries in the coming years.

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Find the wind in Iran with these handy energy maps

Green Prophet

But the country has resources for wind energy, the international renewable energy organization IRENA has announced. Wind maps can help potential energy projects get off the ground. The dataset was provided by the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran.

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SeaOrbiter Renewably-Fueled Research Vessel Construction to Start

Green Prophet

Half of it will be submerged underwater to allow scientists to conduct close research of the planet’s most unexplored spaces and the entire project will be powered with renewable energy.

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Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

Green Prophet

According to the Living Planet Report, produced by the World Wildlife Fund and the Global Footprint Network, if everyone lived like the average Qatari, Earth’s resources would need to increase fivefold. planets per year, a pattern expected to increase to 2 planets per year by 2030.

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Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?


They are the top nuclear power producers in the world and they lead the efforts to convince everyone that this technology is clean and renewable [1]. This would enable them to access some of the benefits (like governmental subsidies) allocated to the expansion of renewable energy.

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10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Solar Energy


Without the heat and energy of the Sun, life on Earth would not be possible. No wonder some of the greatest minds of our history expressed their beliefs of the tremendous potential of harvesting solar energy. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. Solar Energy

5 Stories That Point to a Freer, Greener Tunisia

Green Prophet

Tunisia may be pursuing one of the most ambitious renewable energy sectors on the planet with the possible exception of Scotland and a series of Scandinavian countries. We have collected five inspiring stories that point to the possibility of a freer, greener Tunisia .