Masdar Wind Project May Blow Back Into Egypt

Green Prophet

As part of a long-term strategy to advance alternative energy, Masdar had sought investment opportunities in the Egyptian windfarm industry, and in February 2010, they finalized plans to build a 200-megawatt wind farm on the Red Sea coastline. Egypt’s renewables target was announced in 2008 with a goal of sourcing 20% of its electricity from fossil-fuel alternatives by 2020.

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Britain Increasing Alternative Fuel Sector

Eco Friendly Daily

In the United States many are pushing for alternative fuels in order to decrease or eliminate dependence upon foreign oil. The condition of the environment, particularly global warming, is also playing a role in why governments are turning to alternative fuels. Britain attains a great deal of their fuel from the North Sea, however, the reserves in this area are in decline. Due to this, Britain is being forced to find alternative fuels.

Smelly but smart: ships to use ammonia as "zero-carbon" fuel

AGreenLiving

As massive fuel guzzlers compared to other transportation methods, ships exacerbate the emissions problem. To accomplish this, IMO intends to use ammonia as a fossil fuel alternative. Ammonia makes a great alternative since it does not contain carbon; the pungent-smelling gas can burn within an engine and power it without emitting carbon dioxide. Though ammonia is less energy-rich than many other marine fuels, it proves more energy-dense than hydrogen.

Cost Of Solar Drops Two-Thirds Since 2008; May Be Competitive With Fossil Fuels By 2016

Eco Friendly Daily

Originally when solar panels came to the marketplace they were expensive and significantly more than typical fossil fuel alternatives. While solar energy still remains more expensive than fossil fuels, their prices have dropped notably in the last few years. According to those in the industry, regardless of government incentives solar energy will likely compete closely will fossil fuels by 2016.

Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

Green Prophet

With free water and electricity, and the world’s largest carbon footprint, is Qatar’s new stance on solar a bona fide shift towards fossil fuel alternatives or are they simply catching the latest fashion? Oil extracted from the desert country’s rich sands isn’t included in the country’s consumption figures (unless it’s burned in-state), but even with that qualification, Qatar is one of the top users of fossil fuels.

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Fixing the Climate: A Radical Solution Explained In a New Book

Eco Friendly Daily

The ‘Why’ has given way to the ‘How’ Wallace Broecker maintains that humankind will never be able to give up on fossil fuels. Alternative forms of energy are falling way short of the massive demand. Wind energy is not sufficient…hydrogen fuels would require massive investments in technology and infrastructure…solar energy is still expensive on a larger scale.

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Natural Gas is No Climate Solution - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

There is no more denying that burning dirty fossil fuels like natural gas is to blame for our superstorms, droughts, and wildfires. Yet energy companies are still denying it and continuing to manipulate our government leaders into thinking we have time to reverse the damage that is already done, just by switching to another fossil fuel such as natural gas. Natural gas is not a bridge fuel—it is a gangplank. View an alternate. Dirty Fuels. Compass.

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Some Oil Companies are More Eco Friendly: Who’s Fuelling Your Summer Drives?

Eco Chic

While I’m 100% behind the idea of getting rid of personal cars altogether, like those happy biking Germans , or of running ALL cars on non-fossil fuel alternatives by 2030 (as Sweden built into their recent energy and climate bill), the thing is, these initiatives will take time. (In Though BP isn’t as bullish as it once was on alternative energy, they’re doing better than the rest. When I first started driving 15 years ago, I had it out for Exxon.

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