Editorializing Europe's carbon market

Environmental Economics

But analysts are increasingly worried that technical mistakes, Europe’s prolonged recession and the failure of policy makers to strengthen the system is undermining its effectiveness.

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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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Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

Green Prophet

Renewable energy installations can provide round the clock energy in continents like Africa, where more than half of the people are without power. They are like the United Nations for Renewable Energy and are based in Abu Dhabi. Technology renewable energy Solar Energy wind energy

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Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

Gordon recognized that dependence on Middle East oil was unsustainable, scientists and environmental activists were just starting to sound the alarm about climate change, and states were beginning to outline standards for renewable energy projects.

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

Conservancy Talk

In Europe, this observed climate change has already led to a wide range of impacts on the environment, economy and human health [2]. In part, this is being driven by the cost reductions seen and expected for many renewable technologies.

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Egypt Expanding Renewable Energy Sector, Hopes To Export To Europe

Eco Friendly Daily

Governments across the globe have set various goals for renewable energy generation. For example, Egypt’s government has pledged to generate twenty percent of their energy needs from renewable energy by the year 2020.

Welcome to the Blue Heart of Europe

Conservancy Talk

As journalist Arthur Nelsen said, “More is known about rivers in the Amazon than Europe’s last wild waterways in the Balkans.” The wealth of freshwater biodiversity, and the unique intactness of the region’s rivers, earns it the nickname of being the “blue heart of Europe.”

Germany invests in the DRC, but renewables could save all of Africa

Green Prophet

Bigger steps are needed from the top down: Investing in renewables is the answer. Mass migration of people suffering from conflict and climate change –– from Syria to Iraq to Yemen , to all over countries in Africa –– worries Europe. Time to invest in renewables in Africa?

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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. It’s called IRENA, or the International Renewable Energy Agency. We need $750 billion in investment please for renewables, for the planet.

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U.S. Coal Exports Causing Deaths in Europe

Sierra Club Compass

Increasing coal burning in Europe caused 2,000 additional premature deaths, with exports from the U.S. accounted for 65 percent of Europe''s increased coal consumption. The ones peddling death and disease to our friends in Europe?

Renewables made up more than half of all new energy sources in 2019

Green Prophet

Renewables keep economies and communities resilient. The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. Solar and wind contributed 90 per cent of total renewable capacity added in 2019.

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Europe’s Biggest Solar Farm To Be Built In Turkey

Green Prophet

At more than 1 million terawatt-hours (twH) of solar radiation each year, it receives more sunlight than most countries in Europe — for comparison, Spain and California each receive about 800,000 twH annually.

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100% Renewable Energy as Centerpiece of a Climate Action Plan

Green (Living) Review

The rising economic, health-related, and environmental costs of burning fossil fuels, combined with the accelerating impacts of climate change repeatedly emphasize the urgency for transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy (RE). climate change green living renewable energy

Renewable-Energy Cars Heat Up in Turkey

Green Prophet

The event inspired Nihat Ergün, of Turkey’s Ministry for Science, Industry and Technology, to declare that the government will up its investments in renewable vehicles in coming years. Though Ergün expressed enthusiasm for developing renewable energies at the TÜB?TAK

Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

Green (Living) Review

The European Environment Agency (EEA) on November 30, 2010 released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report — SOER 2010 — a comprehensive assessment of how and why Europe’s environment is changing, and what we are doing about it. This is true for both Europe and the planet as a whole.

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Nearly half Europe’s electricity could be produced by households by 2050, study shows

Green (Living) Review

The study, commissioned by Greenpeace, the European Renewable Energy Federation, Friends of the Earth and REScoop.eu, sees so-called ‘energy citizens’ producing 611 TWh of electricity by 2030 – a fifth of Europe’s forecast demand.

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.

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. In Pakistan she works with the Alternative Energy Development Board , the Ministry of the Environment, and with private businessmen focusing on climate change and renewable investments.

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?

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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Shale is not a miracle solution for Europe

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Shale is not the miracle solution for Europe that is being made out to be by especially the British government.

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Largest Palestinian Hospital to Get Wind Power from Europe

Green Prophet

“In exact figures, the hospital annual consumption of diesel is about 200,000 liters and when the project runs, half of this will be saved through renewable energy,” according to the EU Neighborhood Info Center (ENPI). Resilience through renewables.

Volkswagen Investing $1.4 Billion in Renewable Energy

Eco Auto Ninja

billion USD) over the next two years to investing in renewable energy harvesting, particularly in off shore wind farms. They hope to find that partner by the end of the year and then reveal the details of their renewable energy plan soon after. So here’s to hoping that we see an ever increasing approach to true zero emission vehicles in Europe thanks to a combination of electric vehicles and renewable energy tapping.

Why Norway is Keen to Collect the Rest of Europe’s Rubbish

Environmental News Network

Norway is leading the way in Europe by turning other countries’ unwanted waste into energy, so they are successfully turning trash into cash. But in the world of commerce, Europe’s rubbish is fast becoming a sought-after commodity. By: Guest Contributor, Andrew Johnson.

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Despite SolarInnovations, Israel Lags Far Behind Europe and the US in Results

Green Prophet

Even the USA, still heavily addicted to oil and other fossil fuels, is now leaning more to developing renewal energy projects, with as many as 94% of surveyed Americans interested in solar energy for their own homes.

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

Sierra Club Compass

India and Solars New Normal » Europes Coal Renaissance Masks Industry Downfall. The coal industry has pointed to Europe's increasing coal use and imports as evidence of coal's inevitable future. Compass. « Secretary Kerrys Solar Surge | Main.

Dubai Gets Frozen Air From Europe

Green Prophet

Coolerado- the coolest way to stay cool Leave a Response RSS click here Most Popular Hijab-Friendly Ensemble From Fashion Conscience THIS Toothbrush Is A Miswak Proposed Israeli Law to Reduce Organic Micro-Pollutants What Holds Israeli Renewable Energy Back?

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. Morocco to invest 8 billion Euros in renewables over the next 8 years. Energy alternative energy Casablanca Germany green investment Morocco renewable energy Solar Energy

Sainsbury’s now the largest solar panel operator in the UK and Europe

Green (Living) Review

The significant investment means collectively Sainsbury's supermarkets currently host the largest solar array in the UKand Europe- large enough to cover Wembley's pitch 24 times.

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UK should and could be leading Europe on wind power

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Britain is the windiest country in Europe yet lags behind some of its more progressive neighbors when it comes to tapping into the energy potential of this resource.

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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 million people directly or indirectly employed in renewable energy, the sector is proving that it is no longer a niche, it has become a significant employer worldwide,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z.

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

Green Blog

In fact, Europe closed down and retired more coal and gas capacity than they commissioned in 2014. All in all, renewable power plants (and not just wind energy) accounted for 79.1% This renewable energy transformation is not happening equally across Europe.

Urban Renewal: Is It Safer for Songbirds in the City?

10,000 Birds

The scientists, who studied bird populations in Europe and China , speculate that urban areas may have some appeal for passerines that rural areas otherwise lack. That’s what a group of researchers suggest in a paper recently published in Behavioral Ecology. Songbirds may congregate in urban areas more than you’d expect. And it’s not just for the free rations of birdseed.

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Desertec Plans Get Boosts from MENA and EU Renewable Policies

Green Prophet

For both the interim Mediterranean Solar Plan and Desertec , the creation of renewable policy and renewable job skills development in both the potential energy-supplying countries and the potential energy-receiving countries is necessary.

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

Green Blog

By 2050 Denmark should get 100% of their energy from renewable energy sources. Under the new plan the government wants to see Denmark generate 52% of its energy from renewable sources, such as wind power, as early as 2020. By 2030 all coal-fired power plants in Denmark will be phased out and replaced by biomass and other renewable energy sources. And in 2035 the Danish government expects that all of the country’s power and heat will come from renewable energy sources.

Using renewable materials instead of man-made ones

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable materials, predominately, are those given to us by Nature in a number of ways, though most of them grow in one way or another be this cotton, linen, hemp, etc., Glass too is made from a natural material, in this case silicate, that is to say, basically sand, though the renewability here is not as easy as with materials that actually grow.

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HP Opens Technology Renewal Center in Scotland

Green (Living) Review

Presence expands asset management and recovery service capabilities for HP Financial Services PALO ALTO, CA : HP today announced the opening of a technology renewal center in Erskine, Scotland, enabling commercial HP customers to acquire certified legacy HP products and participate in equipment reuse programs, regardless of equipment type or manufacturer. The facility will help reduce potential e-waste by renewing older IT equipment. “HP

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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.

Earth Friendly Products – Natural & Organic Products Europe Show 2012 Show Highlights

Green (Living) Review

The new labels give the following improvements: •Clearer communication of green credentials & eco- certifications •Larger and clearer product descriptions •Highlighting of benefits •Better communication of washes per bottle where appropriate •No need for stickers Carbon Neutral in Europe. Continuing our stringent carbon reduction initiative and global sustainability policy, Earth Friendly Products is now Carbon Neutral in Europe.

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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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Globally Renewable Energy is Outstripping Coal and Nuclear


In addition, renewable energy expanded rapidly, to reach its biggest market share in 2010 and providing enough capacity to supply electricity to the equivalent of one third of Europe.

Countries of the Middle East push towards renewable energy

Green (Living) Review

Middle East's push toward renewable energy spurred by rising oil prices By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Do they know something that they are not telling us, many of which are oil producing countries? It is a clean renewable energy upheaval with international implications that could transform the Arab world from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.


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. By being a pioneer in the promotion of renewable energies, Spain has learnt that regulation and support schemes have to be stable and visible but also flexible.

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