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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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.

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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.

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.

Masdar Launches Plan to Desalinate Water Renewably

Green Prophet

Masdar held a packed press conference late last week to announce its launch of three renewably-powered desalination pilot projects. Images by Tafline Laylin for Green Prophet. Cleantech, Science & Technology desalination Masdar renewable energy water scarcity

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Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore

Green Prophet

Renaming Jordan Towers as Jordan Gate Park, they envision a facility that returns a sense of place and scale to its neighborhood while serving as a fully visible beacon to renewable energy and the industry’s best practices in green design. Green Prophet: Congratulations!

Sun-Believable Solar Nanotechnology Paint May Revolutionize Renewables

Green Prophet

Paint researchers at University of Notre Dame go green, and not just ‘cause they’re the “Fighting Irish”. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy alternative energy green design Solar Energy solar power sustainable design

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Boeing likes ‘green diesel’ as sustainable jet fuel

Green Traveler Guides

Boeing thinks "green diesel" made from oils and fats can be a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel—and one that emits half the carbon dioxide of fossil fuel over its lifecycle. Boeing likes ‘green diesel’ as sustainable jet fuel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Airlines News Technology Gr green aviation fuel green diesel Green Travel News renewable diesel Reuters

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.

Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

Conservancy Talk

Even renewable energy technologies like wind and solar—urgently needed to avoid accelerating climate change—may have a large and immediate physical footprint that can impact wildlife, lands and waters. Renowned biologist, philosopher and naturalist Edward O.

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

Mother Jones

Why You Should Be Optimistic About Renewables, In One Chart. Print Email Tweet Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" TSA Dumps Porno Airport Scanners. Big Wind's Recurring Nightmare The wind industry is clamoring to renew a key tax credit. Skip to Navigation.

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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.

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

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.

Green Future: Google Invests $1 Billion in Clean Energy

Environmental News Network

There’s a tech company that’s concerned with green – and no, not because it’s the color of money. The Internet juggernaut Google has recently invested $1 billion in green, clean, reusable energy. It’s hip to be green, and Google isn’t colorblind.

Gaza’s Green Schools Fuse Islamic Architecture and Sustainable Design

Green Prophet

A fusion of traditional Islamic architecture and modern sustainable design, Gaza’s new green schools will cost the same to build as their less-sustainable counterparts. . Each school will accommodate up to 800 students and will rely complete on renewables for its energy supply.

Palestinians Attempt to Build Secret Renewable Energy Plants

Green Prophet

Palestinians living in Masafer Yatta who do not have access to the electrical grid have been developing home grown renewable energy plants. Get a Green Loan From the Palestinian Investment Company.

The new road to Dubai will be recycled and “green”

Green Prophet

Just three years ago, when I started writing for Green Prophet, a project like this was virtually unheard of. This in turn encourages suppliers to improve the quality of their product and enables Abu Dhabi to push their widespread “greening” initiatives even further.

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.

Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green by greenwise on January 12, 2011 I spend a fair amount of time on Living Green and Saving Energy describing how to go green and save money as a result. Green living can improve your health as well.

Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia gives Morocco a sunny boost, but Joseph looks at Morocco’s bigger renewable energy picture: an aim to use 42% renewables by 2020. Increasing renewable energy use looks a smart move for Morocco.

Tax Online Poker and Grow Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

Can we make online gambling green? 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

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.

Are renewable subsidies for electric cars a good deal?

Environmental Economics

March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green by greenwise on January 12, 2011 I spend a fair amount of time on Living Green and Saving Energy describing how to go green and save money as a result. Green living can improve your health as well.

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.

Israel Cleantech Intelligence: Renewable Energy and 6 Headlines

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During the past week, the Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Conference took place in Israel and several companies struck deals and agreements were signed. Catch up on green software, Israel’s cleantech plan, how Israel will lead the search for oil substitutes, and more.

10 eco-funerals let your death be ever-green

Green Prophet

Did you know most Middle Eastern funerals are inherently “green”? You may already be living a green lifestyle, so why not check out a more sustainable deathstyle too? Welcome to the world of green burials, where an entirely new industry competes for your funeral budget.

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

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sometimes, while not liking them for other reasons, I must wonder as to whether Germany and the Germans are some of the only ones, if not indeed THE only ones, who actually get green and eco properly.

Green jobs in the Middle East: find them at Masdar’s World Future Energy Summit

Green Prophet

If so, you might want to head over to the 7th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), where Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Reed Exhibitions are hosting a “Green Career Fair.” “There is an increasing need for youth to develop careers in renewable energy sectors.”

Renewable portfolio standards don't raise prices?

Environmental Economics

 The Center for American Progress  (CAP) has put out a policy brief that argues that green energy purchase mandates do not raise local electricity prices.  The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that a state's utilities purchase a given percentage of their power from low carbon sources such as wind, solar and hydro.  As of 2009, 12% of California's power comes from renewables. Matt Kahn : An interesting debate is playing out.

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.

Israel’s environmental revolution starts with greening the Knesset

Green Prophet

The new “Green Knesset” project will completely overhaul its ethos to stand as a symbol of the country’s environmental revolution. Energy clean tech environmental revolution green fund green knesset renewable energy Solar Energy sustainability

IKEA set to create history with 100 percent use of renewable energy

EcoFriend

Green Products. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. IKEA set to create history with 100 percent use of renewable energy. The green march is in its springs now days. IKEA is one such company and its 2011 Sustainability Report affirms its green status. It also throws light on the company’s commitment to eventually use 100 percent renewable energy. Renewable energy to take care of 80 percent of worlds needs by 2050.

4 Reasons I’m Salivating Over Solar.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green electricity Elon Musk fossil fuel renewable energy renewable energy credits renewable power solar energy solar panels teslaElon Musk has repeatedly said that the sun “produces ridiculous amounts of power.” Sunshine produces more energy in a few hours than.

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. Rather than displacing fossil fuels, green energy sources have proven to be mostly additive. “Do Contrary to the accepted wisdom that new green energy replaces fossil-fuel use, York found that on average each unit of energy use from non-fossil-fuel sources displaced less than a quarter of a unit of energy use from fossil-fuel sources.

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.

Better Green Living Through Chemistry

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservancy NatureNet Fellow Sen Zhang and his colleagues recently announced a new process that overcomes a key obstacle to the wider adoption of fuel cells that could power our cars and homes with clean, renewable energy: their prohibitive cost.

Abundant Clean Renewables? Think Again!

Green (Living) Review

Renewable energy is growing faster than ever before. million solar panels, and renewables generate 31 percent of the country''s electricity on average - and as much as 74 percent on particularly windy or sunny days. Norway generates 99 percent of its electricity from renewable energy.

When will the Middle East wake up to green roofs?

Green Prophet

Expect to see other green news coming in the run up to the December summit. To a lesser extent, in addition to their core function of generating renewable energy, roof-mounted solar panels can similarly shield a structure from the elements. Vive la France!