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IRENA Produces Free Global Renewable Energy Atlas

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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 Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

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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

Renewable energy provides 6.5 million jobs globally

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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

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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.

Private electricity grids fueled by renewable energy the future for communities

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In “The Lead south Australia” Andrew Spence wrote: CONNECTING new housing estates to their own private electricity grids fuelled by renewable energy is the cornerstone of ZEN Energy's plan to put power back in the hands of consumers. The company has launched ZEN Communities – an “end to end” service from power generation through to networks and retailing to deliver low cost renewable energy direct to entire communities.

Kingdom renewables so slow, Saudi Aramco may take over

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Saudi Aramco may be taking over the Kingdom’s renewable energy industry in order to hasten the uptake of solar, wind and other alternative sources of energy. Cities alternative energy energy news renewable energy Saudi Aramco solar power

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

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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.

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

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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.

Renewable energy will not support economic growth

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy will not and cannot support perpetual economic growth, the way we have been doing it for so long, for too long, in fact.

Bill Gates to Invest $2 Billion in Renewable Energy

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One of the richest men in the world is investing a lot of money in renewable energy but not divesting from fossil fuels. In an interview with The Financial Times, Read More The post Bill Gates to Invest $2 Billion in Renewable Energy appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News bill gates

Unsubsidised renewables now cheaper than subsidised fossil fuels- Australia.

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A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in Australia has discovered that renewable energy is cheaper to produce than the old conventional fossil fuel sources, and that is without the subsidies. The study shows that electricity can be supplied from a new wind farm at a cost of AUD 80/MWh (USD 83), compared to AUD 143/MWh from a new coal plant or AUD 116/MWh from a new baseload gas plant, including the cost of emissions under the Gillard government’s carbon pricing scheme.

Start Fresh in September—A Time For Renewal.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems autumn be happy dealing with trauma early menopause eating disorders Equinox fall rebirth renewal september start fresh taking inspiration from naturePumpkin Spice everything begins to pop up on shelves and it is now acceptable to dig out our Uggs from storage. But more than this, September is a month to reinvent ourselves.

Renewed interest in wild edibles

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wild edibles, also referred to as “hedgerow harvest”, were a good part of the diet of at least the country people and poor folks in general in year gone by. But the use and knowledge of wild edibles fell by the wayside in our recent decades of plenty.

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Turkey Ripe For Renewable Energy Boom – So Why The Delay?

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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?

Turkish Architects Reveal Plans for Renewable Energy-Generating Mosque

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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

Saudi Arabia Announces Plans For 100% Switch To Renewables

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A bright and renewable future for Saudi Arabia? Following plans to transform Mecca into a solar city, an influential member of the Saudi Royal family has announced even more ambitious renewable energy plans for the country.

Gulf Nations Among Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

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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.

E.ON dumps fossil fuels and nuclear, goes all-in on renewable energy

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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

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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

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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.

Jordan Gets REEL About Renewables

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The time is now for Jordan’s renewable proponents to demonstrate the viability of alternative energy. Last April, Jordan’s Parliament adopted the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law (REEL). National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) is required to purchase all electricity generation from utility-scale renewable energy projects. NEPCO will also be required to cover costs of connecting renewable energy projects to the national electricity grid.

How 40 Trump Supporters renewed my faith in America’s Future.

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So step out in the sun today and commit with me. We can do this. Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only Yoga basic goodness compassion courage kindness KKK meditation Row vs. Wade Trump Supporters

What Holds Israeli Renewable Energy Back?

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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.

Sun-Believable Solar Nanotechnology Paint May Revolutionize Renewables

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Paint researchers at University of Notre Dame go green, and not just ‘cause they’re the “Fighting Irish”. A team of scientists and engineers led by Professor Prashant Kamat is generating energy from solar paint.

Mark Ruffalo Urges Businesses to Go 100 Percent Renewable

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Actor and environmentalist Mark Ruffalo took to his Twitter to urge businesses to go one hundred percent renewable. Read More The post Mark Ruffalo Urges Businesses to Go 100 Percent Renewable appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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

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

In Germany, Renewable Energy surpasses nuclear and coal power

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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.

Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

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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.

Using renewable materials instead of man-made ones

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

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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.

The 6 Stress-Relief Practices that Renewed my Sex Life.

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Why was it so hard to make love? Why did the stress in our lives seem to impede our sexual appetite?

Renewable Energy Tour of Cuba

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Once again, in 2012, Solar Energy International and Global Exchange are offering an amazing opportunity to study renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and programs in Cuba.

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9 Celebs Crazy About Renewable Energy

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Thanks to their eco-friendly choices and outspoken activism, the world is gradually becoming a cleaner, greener place. Read More. Causes Environment Featured News alicia silverstone cate blanchett daryl hannah ed begley jr. ian somerhalder jason mraz pierce brosnan richard branson woody harrelson

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. Increasingly, renewable energy is seen as a solution to this changing energy landscape.

Possible End of Kyoto Accord Threatens MENA Renewable Energy

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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.

Is Facebook Ready To Switch To Renewable Energy?

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Have you been following the recent Greenpeace “ Unfriend Coal &# campaign? Perhaps you’ve read our story on how Greenpeace has asked Facebook to stop using coal to power its massive data centers.

Meet Morocco’s Renewable Energy Market at EneR in November

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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

Sharjah Students Win Prestigious Award For Making Renewable Energy From Noise

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While some researchers wrack their brain over how to make solar energy more affordable, or to extract energy from a ruthless ocean , four students from the American University of Sharjah are testing a more benign kind of renewable energy.

Palestinians Attempt to Build Secret Renewable Energy Plants

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Palestinians living in Masafer Yatta who do not have access to the electrical grid have been developing home grown renewable energy plants. Cleantech, Science & Technology eco design green design Israel Palestinian Authority renewable energy solar power sustainable design