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Are Wind and Solar Energy Really Green and Sustainable?

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Green, sustainable energy is much in demand and much talked-about. And when green energy sources are mentioned, most people think about wind or solar energy. After all, wind and sun are free, and free sounds great. Converting wind and [.]. alternative energy renewable energy solar energy sustainability wind energy natural gas energy

Saudi Arabia building world’s largest green hydrogen plant at Neom

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The American gas giant Air Products & Chemicals announced this week that it will build the world’s largest green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia. The green ammonia made at the megaplant will made for export to global markets. Can we forgive Saudi Arabia as it plans to go green?

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Winflex Inflatable Turbines Prove Wind Energy Practical Anywhere

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Inflatable wind turbines are lighter and cheaper than heavy conventional ones. Winflex wind rotor. What is unique about Winflex’s inflatable wind turbines is that they are made out of “light, flexible and inexpensive cloth sheets made out of composite materials.&#

What we can learn about renewable energy from Australia

Green Prophet

If we look to successful countries in the world we see the hopeful ambitions of countries like Israel which is blessed with an enormous amount of sun and yet its renewable energy output remains low at about 5%, mostly all of it provided by solar panels.

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

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A solar energy field in Israel called Ashalim. 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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UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

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A wind turbine that uses dragonfly biomimicry to maximize the wind’s energy. The government of the United Kingdom has announced their new energy policy, which is called Smart Export Guarantee. Energy geothermal power solar energy kits wind energy

Planet of the Humans: there is also earth-friendly, local mining

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Michael Moore’s explosive documentary, Planet of the Humans, full documentary can be seen below, shows how the renewable energy business can never be sustainable. The post Planet of the Humans: there is also earth-friendly, local mining appeared first on Green Prophet.

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Green New Deal 

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The Green New Deal is a term that has been thrown around recently as a potential option to address serious issues related to climate change. The Green New Deal is a term that builds off of the New Deal that was run by Franklin Roosevelt shortly after the Great Depression.

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In an Effort to Save the Earth, Businesses Use Water, Sun and Wind to Make an Impact

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alternative energy how to go green green businesses solar energy wind energyWhat began with businesses going paperless has turned into a worldwide effort to save the earth. This is a good step to reducing carbon emissions into an atmosphere that protects humanity. But simply, it’s not enough. Business owners have to start thinking of ways, on a larger scale, to make their footprint greener and smaller, [.].

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Tapping the Power of the Sun: Energy Saving Home Designs

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With the need for sustainable yet affordable energy sources becoming more and more important for US householders, it’s no wonder that consumers are increasingly looking for alternative solutions to traditional energy supplies. Among the renewable energy options available are wind energy, ground source energy and solar energy. Using solar energy to power your home was […].

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Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

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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. Green Hydrogen?

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International renewable org bolsters renewables in Africa

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So this news makes us happy: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have agreed to work closely to advance renewable energy across the continent to bolster Africa’s response to Covid-19. Energy renewable energy Solar Energy wind energy

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Sustainable technology trends in sun, wind and air

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Web hosting companies such as 1&1 made known their own green efforts , demonstrating how their data centers are some of the most energy efficient worldwide, preventing upwards of 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere every year. Bladeless wind turb ines.

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Green Living with Solar Panels: Economics of Solar Panels | Living.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living with Solar Panels: The Economics of Turning Sunlight into Electricity by greenwise on February 2, 2011 Turning sunlight into electricity is a wonderful idea. Earth receives enough sunlight to power everything mankind does and more if we could only harness that energy. Solar panels also add value to your home.

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Find Green Prophet at the 2nd Annual DII Conference in Cairo

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Green Prophet is crossing the desert in a bus to attend one of the most important renewable energy conferences on earth. Green Prophet is heading across the desert to attend the second annual Dii Conference being held at the swanky Semiramis InterContinental Hotel in Cairo.

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Arab Nations De-Vesting in Oil to Invest in Renewables

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Countries with fossil fuel-dependent economies are making a marked shift towards renewable energy. Despite the recent move to renewable energy, the Arab nations currently invest very little in comparison to the rest of the world. Diversification Within the Energy Industry.

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

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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. Historically, as energy consumption grows, so has carbon dioxide emissions.

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Nanosolar’s Ultra Thin Solar Panels Are Long and Cheap

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By being longer, Nanosolar’s solar panels are less costly to install. Advances in solar energy panel technology is reaching a stage where it is now possible to purchase DIY home kits to create solar powered electricity on the roofs of your home.

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Fracking Sucks! Waylon Lewis talks with Josh Fox of Gasland fame.

Elephant Journal

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: One Take: In the Moment with Josh Fox. Fracking is not a hippie liberal environmentalist issue. See GASLAND and you’ll see it’s hitting conservatives and hunters and business owners and real estate values and children…all of us.

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Save the Planet in 3 Simple Steps: A Common-Sense Mom’s Guide to Sustainability.

Elephant Journal

This stuff isn’t just for hippies anymore. It’s becoming mainstream, and it needs to be.

Xcel Energy seeks to buy the votes of Boulder, Colorado.

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Xcel Energy: “A Major Corporation Masquerading as a Fake Organization to have Serious Influence over our Electoral Process for their Financial Gain.” There’s nothing more important than green energy. Boulder, Colorado, voted to get more green energy.

Bahrain Announces 5 MW Solar Power Entrance

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Bahrain , a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf, has lagged behind other Gulf region countries in developing its clean energy sector. According to reports and the ministry, it is the region’s first tendered utility-scale solar project.

Renewable energy and traditional baking cooperation in Palestine

Green Prophet

A few miles away, another Israeli, Elad Orian (who we’ve interviewed many times on Green Prophet) is figuring out ways to provide Tarek and other Palestinians here with sustainable water and power. But now, with the solar panels we have electricity all the time.

Two Financial Benefits of Solar Panels | Living Green and Saving.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Two Financial Benefits of Solar Panels by greenwise on February 4, 2011 The economics of solar panels for the home was the topic of a previous post. Solar panels can be analyzed as an investment because they can be expected to last 25 years or more.

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Masdar’s Renewables Strategy Shifts To Wind

Green Prophet

As Masdar’s partnership program gains traction in the London Thames estuary, the company is mooting wind power back home – in Abu Dhabi. Masdar is on target to complete the world’s largest offshore wind farm in London’s Thames estuary by the end of 2012.

Jordan’s Crazy Star Trek Park Will be a Cleantech Showcase

Green Prophet

Since its various eco-parks and green housing projects haven’t done enough to stimulate an appreciation of sustainable development in Jordan’s residents, perhaps the Kingdom’s crazy new Star Trek themed park can fill in the gaps.

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Largest African Photovoltaic Solar Plant Online Courtesy of Masdar

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But they’ve got sun and they’ve got wind and now they’ve got Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic plant. Masdar’s green pastures. Promoting energy self-sufficiency abroad comprises a crucial component of Masdar’s grand plan.

Field Notes: Spain Still Big on Green

Green Prophet

I see that solar panels are now commonplace on rooftops in Barcelona. European countries, especially Spain are becoming stronger on green projects like renewable energy and recycling. Which Solar Technologies Will Have the Most Investment Appeal?

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Egypt Cuts Tax and Open Land to New Renewable Energy Investments

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Egypt’s Supreme Council of Energy last week pushed forward a new round of concessions aimed at boosting investment in renewable and clean energy in the country. According to the Council, it said it would exempt parts and components used in the production of electricity from customs and tax if they were to be implemented in either solar or wind power operations. There is also a 150 MW solar thermal plant 90 km south of Cairo in operation.

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Jordan’s First Nuclear Reactor: No-Go without Parliamentary Pre-approval

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He alleges that the preferred builder is “bankrupt”: energy conglomerate AREVA suspended projects in France, Africa and the USA last December after revenues dropped about $2 billion, citing knock-on impacts caused by Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster.

A Mixed Bag For Israel’s Cleantech

Green Prophet

With inconsistent messages to investors and the public, Israel to create a national plan for renewable energy. But Israeli national electricity prices have been on the rise in recent months, a factor that could push some homeowners and develops to invest in solar without government support.

Two Financial Benefits of Solar Panels

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Two Financial Benefits of Solar Panels by greenwise on February 4, 2011 The economics of solar panels for the home was the topic of a previous post. Solar panels can be analyzed as an investment because they can be expected to last 25 years or more.

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Go Green, Save Energy and Be Cool | Living Green and Saving Energy

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Go Green, Save Energy and Be Cool by greenwise on January 20, 2011 The iPhone has been an overwhelming success.

Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds

Green (Living) Review

Onshore windfarms far cheaper than coal and gas when health impacts are factored in, report shows Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear energy when the costs of ‘external’ factors like air quality, human toxicity and climate change are taken into account, according to an EU analysis.

Go Green, Save Energy and Be Cool

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Go Green, Save Energy and Be Cool by greenwise on January 20, 2011 The iPhone has been an overwhelming success.

Three Reasons Why Is Green Living Important | Living Green and.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Three Reasons Why Is Green Living Important by greenwise on February 1, 2011 How to go green has been a frequent topic on this site. I have addressed the question of why someone would want to go green to a lesser extent. 1) Going green is the right thing to do. Everyone has to pay for energy and clean water.

Green Product Alert: Biodegradable Sneakers | Living Green and.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Product Alert: Biodegradable Sneakers by greenwise on March 3, 2011 Biodegradable sneakers are almost here.

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Five Green Cities

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Five Green Cities by greenwise on December 20, 2010 Post describes 5 green cities around the world on “ How Stuff Works &# For the record, they are 5. Full Citation: Colenso, Maria. “5 Amazing Green Cities&# 02 September 2008.

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Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green

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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.

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Green Living Tip: Recycle Aluminum

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living Tip: Recycle Aluminum by greenwise on December 23, 2010 Here is a simple tip for living greener. The less put into the recycling bin, the better, as that type of recycling costs energy.

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

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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.

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Green Product Alert: Biodegradable Sneakers

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Product Alert: Biodegradable Sneakers by greenwise on March 3, 2011 Biodegradable sneakers are almost here.

Three Reasons Why Is Green Living Important

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Three Reasons Why Is Green Living Important by greenwise on February 1, 2011 How to go green has been a frequent topic on this site. I have addressed the question of why someone would want to go green to a lesser extent. 1) Going green is the right thing to do. Everyone has to pay for energy and clean water.