Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

Green Blog

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to cut the federal government’s carbon pollution emissions by 40 percent by 2025. Alongside of this, the share of renewable energy used by the federal government will increase to 25 percent.

IRENA Produces Free Global Renewable Energy Atlas

Green Prophet

The Global Atlas is the most comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable energy. The Atlas also provides detailed resource maps and tools for evaluating the technical potential of renewable energies.

Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

Green Prophet

The European Commission has earmarked €71 million to support renewable energy projects in Jordan whilst a report highlights the importance of solar power for Lebanon’s future. Energy electricity European Union renewable energy self-sufficiency Solar Energy

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. This is disingenuous at the very least and they do not do themselves nor renewables any favors with such claims.

France Says “Oui” to Masdar Renewables Deal

Green Prophet

Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber signed a joint declaration with the French government, paving the way for new collaboration on advancing clean energy projects in France. In also underscores existing cooperation on the Global Atlas of Renewable Energy.

Government bought authors?

Green (Living) Review

At the same time, in both cases, the authors stated that wind and solar are dead-end technologies requiring permanent government subsidies without being able to provide for the needs. To make claims that wind and solar are dead-end technologies requiring permanent government subsidies without being able to provide for the needs are not only very spurious and misleading but are, in fact, extremely dangerous for us and the Planet.

Renewable energy overtakes nuclear and becomes Scotland's top power source

Green Blog

According to newly released statistics from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewable energy sources produced 32 percent of Scotland''s electricity in the first half of 2014 – beating both nuclear power, which used to be Scotland''s main source of electricity, and fossil fuels. terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity from renewable energy sources in the first half of 2013. The majority of renewable energy in Scotland comes from wind and hydro.

MENA must push – NOW! – for 100% renewable energy

Green Prophet

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) must keep pace with the rest of the world and push for a future fully powered by renewable energy, says IndyACT, the leading Arab non-governmental organization working on climate change policy.

Renewed interest in wild edibles

Green (Living) Review

The Great Recession and the austerity measures taken by the governments to, supposedly, reduce national debt, has led to a resurgence in the use of edible weeds and other wild edibles, especially in towns and cities, and has caused many to forage for them again.

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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?

Governments Spend $1.4 Billion Per Day to Destabilize Climate

Green Blog

When governments actually subsidize their use, they take the distortion even further. All together, governments are shelling out nearly $1.4 The government of Iran spent the most on promoting fossil fuel consumption in 2010, doling out $81 billion in subsidies.

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.

Turkish Architects Reveal Plans for Renewable Energy-Generating Mosque

Green Prophet

First Turkish mosque designed to run on renewables. But Bursa’s mosque will be the first to be designed as a renewable energy producer/consumer. Read more about renewable energy in Turkey: Mosque in Turkey Goes Solar. Energy mosques renewable energy solar wind

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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

IRENA to Pitch Morocco as Africa’s Renewable Energy Pilot at Rio+20

Green Prophet

Renewing Africa’s Energy Future is the theme of an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) side-event scheduled to take place today at the Rio +20 conference underway in Brazil.

Masdar Launches the Seychelles’ First Renewable Energy Plant

Green Prophet

The Middle East’s leading clean energy developer, Masdar has launched the very first renewable energy plant to be built in The Seychelles – the 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm.

What Holds Israeli Renewable Energy Back?

Green Prophet

Susan Kraemer | February 23rd, 2011 | 11 Comments | Email this Share How is Israel ever going to meet its 10% renewable goal? To get 10% of its power from renewable energy, as it has pledged to do by 2020 – would take only about 4,000 MW of renewable power.

Viessmann welcomes the Government’s “careful” Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) proposals

Green (Living) Review

The company has been manufacturing renewable heating systems for almost 40 years and sells 500,000 m2 of solar collectors globally per year. The potential for efficiency loss is much greater in a renewable heating system installation than a traditional one.

In Germany, Renewable Energy surpasses nuclear and coal power

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In 2011 Germany finally saw their renewable energy production top that of almost all other sources of energy. The country produced more energy from renewable sources than from nuclear, hard-coal or gas-fired plants this year after boosting investments in projects from wind to biomass. The only other energy generation source greater than the renewable energy mix was lignite-fired power, which is so-called “soft” coal.

Lebanese Goat Farmer Goes Solar, Subverts Government’s Green Apathy

Green Prophet

Although Lebanon has strong northerly winds and piles of sunshine , the country’s leadership has failed to incorporate renewable energy to help meet the 2,400 MW daily demand. of the country’s needs using renewable sources.

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Government warned over green economy plans as UK emissions rise

Green (Living) Review

Commenting on provisional Government figures released today showing a 2.8 "The Government has repeatedly promised to build a low-carbon economy to tackle climate change and insulate us all from yo-yoing fuel prices, but the Treasury refuses to lay the foundations or pay for the bricks. "If the Government is going to get serious on climate change it must accept the Climate Change Committee's advice in full and set tougher targets for cutting UK emissions.

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.

IRENA says: it’s not too late to turn to renewables

Green Prophet

IRENA, the global renewable energy consortia with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi believes that though the clock of climate change is ticking, we still have time to avert global catastrophes. Increasingly, renewable energy is seen as a solution to this changing energy landscape.

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

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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. Vague promises from the government.

Egypt to shine with a new $3.5 BIL solar plant!

Green Prophet

A global consortium of engineering and renewables industry giants kicked off a project to build a suite of solar power generating plants in Egypt to produce 2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity and valued at USD $3.5 Cities Egyptian solar development MENA renewables PV solar renewable energy

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Is Anaerobic Digestion the Future of Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

With renewable energy sources becoming more popular, could anaerobic digestion offer a viable solution to reducing energy costs? Scientists and energy providers are constantly working together to develop viable renewable solutions that will increase these benefits.

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. At one point in time they were more than occupied by the Canadian Government.

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Renewables, In One Chart.

Mother Jones

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Renewables, In One Chart. Big Wind's Recurring Nightmare The wind industry is clamoring to renew a key tax credit. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum.

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Cairo’s Zabaleen Scavenge for Renewables to make Solar Cities

Green Prophet

In their neighbourhood you can see things you see nowhere else in Cairo, recycling, urban gardening, composting and renewable energy. In the meantime gas, petrol and water remain subsidised, which keeps the profitability of investing in renewables low.

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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.

Are renewable subsidies for electric cars a good deal?

Environmental Economics

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 05/2005 « Stats example of the day | Main | Closing the barn door after the waters recede » March 07, 2011 Are renewable subsidies for electric cars a good deal?

Canadians Believe in Climate Change! and Government.

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and Government!? Canadians, unlike their US counterparts, see clear government responsibility in addressing climate change (65 percent vs. 43 percent). Just 43 per cent of Americans believe their national government has a great deal of responsibility to address climate change.

Can Lebanon Reach 12% Renewable Energy By 2020 ?

Green Prophet

In 2009, Lebanon pledged to produce 12% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020- is this target optimistic today? Renewables are becoming an important source of discussion in the Middle East, as it should.

Over 50% of Germany's renewable energy is owned by citizens & farmers, not utility companies

Green (Living) Review

A solar complex in Bavaria, southern Germany Germany's promotion of renewable energy rightly gets singled out for its effectiveness, most often by me as an example of how to do things well versus the fits and starts method of promotion common in the USA and even the UK.

Israeli Cabinet Moves Ahead With 10% Renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

Despite a potentially thriving renewable sector, Israel’s government selects a relatively modest and unenforced goal. The Israeli cabinet has just approved the 10% renewable energy target by 2020 initially proposed by Finance Minister Roni Bar-On three years ago.

The Problems with Unsustainable Growth.

Elephant Journal

The need for new renewable energy sources is perhaps one of the world’s most pressing issues. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only corporations education energy environment government green Isaac Saxton-Knight renewable resources

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Governments claiming to go green by eliminating paper use

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Local and central governments are claiming that they are going green and thus are moving away from paper forms, records, etc., And when the governments keep talking about it it has nothing whatsoever to do with environmental issues but all with costs. However, many people fall for this lie and swallow it hook, line and sinker, including government agencies, etc.

Israel and Cyprus Align on Natural Gas and Renewables

Green Prophet

The decision for Cyprus to explore its undersea natural gas wells has Turkish government officials crying foul. Looking to a renewable future. Israeli know-how can solve the challenges of Cyprus dealing with renewable energy,” she notes.

5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

Here are five ways government, business and community leaders can roll up their sleeves and turn their countries’ Paris commitments into action. Globally, renewable energy attracted a record $329 billion in investment in 2015, nearly six times the 2004 total.