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Renewable Energy Sources May Provide Political Breakthrough

Celsias

Why are we even talking about Iran's nuclear program when renewable energy offers a clear way out of this conundrum? If we can remove bad politics from the equation for a moment and get back to business as usual, energy diplomacy with Iran could render the nuclear question irrelevant altogether. The West is not alone in the pursuit of renewable energy capacity.

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Save Money Using Solar Hot Water Systems

Living Green & Saving Energy

One way to save money and lower bills is to look into renewable energy sources for the home. solar energy solar panels benefits of solar panels solar water heating Everyone wants to make their money last longer and provide for more. Bills are going up. In fact, it seems that everything is going up except salaries. And solar panels, even when requiring an up front investment, […].

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Solar vs. Fracking to Reshape National Security.

Elephant Journal

Solar energy is a truly renewable energy source that could very well act as our nation’s greatest security asset. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green drinking water aquifers energy policy fracking national security solar

Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Eccorazzi

In their continuing push to invest in renewable energy sources, Google is taking part in a major development in Africa: a wind power plant in Kenya that when completed will Read More The post Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Hank D and the Bee: Solar+Wind= _

Wend Magazine

From Nobel Peace Laureates: “Renewable energy sources are one of the powerful keys to a peaceful future.&#. From NOVA: A Clean Energy Future? Relevant info. From Sourcewatch: Health Effects of Coal. From Greenpeace: Anti Coal Activism. Follow the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe on Twitter @GreenCartoons. Related posts: The Future of the Earth in 127 Hours. The Aging Activist.

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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

Costa Rica is now running on 100 percent renewable energy

Green Blog

Costa Rica has been getting all of its electricity from renewable energy sources since the beginning of the year. Costa Rica has also generated additional electricity from various other renewable energy sources – such as wind, biomass, geothermal and solar energy. Approximately 94 percent of Costa Rica’s energy comes from renewable energy sources.

UK Renewables Break Generation Record- Again

Celsias

RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published this week by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources reached a new record high of 15.5%

Renewable Energy in Mozambique -where only 30% have access to electricity

Celsias

Mozambican Energy Minister Salvador Namburete reports that over 2 million Mozambicans are now using renewable energy sources. million Mozambicans, through renewable energy sources, including solar panels, wind turbines, small and medium-size dams and biomass, which generate electricity with the same quality as that of the Cahora Bassa dam.".

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

As users, we are mainly interested in having a constant supply of energy which is also affordable so we can go on with our life. Where the energy comes from is rarely something we are aware of unless it carries financial implications. But the reality is that the majority of our energy needs are met by forms of non-renewable energy , in particular fossil fuels. Why do we insist on using fossil fuels instead of switching to other (less-harmful) kinds of energy?

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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.

Results Positive for AWEA Wind Energy Survey

Wind Power Ninja

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced the results of a national survey of the public opinion of wind energy. Conducted in March, the results conclude that there is generally a clear support for wind energy as well as public support for new projects. . Americans understand that an RES will mean new manufacturing jobs, less dependence on imported energy, and more pure, clean, affordable energy for our country.” .

A price floor on gas and diesel in China

Environmental Economics

Barely a month after world leaders signed a sweeping agreement to reduce carbon emissions, the global commitment to renewable energy sources faces its first big test as the price of oil collapses. In China, government officials are also taking steps to ensure that the recent plunge in oil prices to under $30 a barrel does not undermine its programs to improve energy efficiency.

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No pain no gain?

Environmental Economics

I'm no expert on European macroeconomics, but my casual reading suggests that climate policy isn't necessarily the villain here: For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the planet. No renewable energy standards would be necessary. 

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Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

A promising offshore wind energy project has languished on the East Coast for 15 years—and its enemies range from a Koch brother to the Kennedys. In 2001, Jim Gordon, a Boston-based energy entrepreneur who played a critical role in the development of natural gas–fired power plants in the 1990s, was searching for a way to produce energy on the East Coast. He began working on what would become the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, off the Massachusetts shore.

Will 2013 be the year of the carbon tax blog post?

Environmental Economics

And as fossil fuels became more costly, renewable energy sources became more competitive, allowing Ireland’s wind power industry to thrive. Now that we've broken the no-new-taxes-ever-again pledge, maybe there is a non-zero probability that carbon taxes might be considered.

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I mandate [insert something ridiculous here]

Environmental Economics

In fact, while it may seem harsh that the Environmental Protection Agency is penalizing them for failing to do the impossible, the agency is being lenient by the standards of the law, the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. More on the problems with environmental standards: When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8

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Calculate your cities? solar power potential

Green Prophet

Rather than have the individual homeowner or business brave it alone a new project out of Israel, masters of solar energy innovation and implementation, helps cities decide if they should go solar. Knowing what cities work best for solar energy can help local planning councils offer tax incentives, attractive feed-in tariffs and market to the public for funds, grants or reimbursements. Alternative energy is a critical aspect in meeting reduction targets.

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Mangroves- A Non Edible Biofuel in Peril

Celsias

The escalating and inelastic demand for energy to fuel economic activities exerts pressures on its limited supply. The skyrocketing prices of petroleum products results in the depletion of non renewable energy sources and the continued investigation and use of renewable and Innovation results.

Amgen announces renewable energy training courses and five-fold expansion of Carmarthenshire facilities

Green (Living) Review

Amgen Renewables, a specialist in renewable energy technologies and installations, is expanding its facilities five-fold and launching a series of training courses for system installers and the general public. The courses, which typically run from 1-2 days will provide education and training in solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, biofuels, ground and air source heat pumps, waste water heat recovery, rain water harvesting, biofuels and other renewable energy sources.

Australia's Renewable Energy Journey in Numbers

Celsias

The age of the fossil fuel is dying out, and the time for energy efficiency is rising. The focus instead has now shifted to renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro and geothermal. The technology to convert the earth’s natural, and extremely powerful, sources of energy is rapidly developing and already a large number of Australian households are installing photovoltaic

Faster Development of Renewable Energy Needed Now

Celsias

The Energy Watch Group has warned of the danger to UK and World energy supplies and calls for a faster development of renewable energy sources. As the UK increasingly depends on imports of oil and gas due to steep declines in domestic production the Energy WatchGroup (EWG) will release the findings of its latest study into global fossil fuel reserves at a press conference to be held in the House of Commons next Monday (March 18th).

Fighting climate change and poverty in the Third World at the same time?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The myth that we can mitigate and even overcome climate change by using more and more renewable sources of energy and at the same time can, under the banner of the New World Order to “improve security”, eliminate poverty and inequality in countries of the Third World is just that, a myth. cannot support our current energy consumption and ever larger wind-farms and solar-arrays are not the answer.

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Israeli Parliament Plans to be Solar Secure by 2014

Green Prophet

Years after the plan was first suggested, the Israeli Parliament building will finally boast a large rooftop solar array that will give the Knesset a sound measure of energy security by 2014. Despite having some of the best solar irradiation in the world, not to mention several leading solar energy producers, Israel has been relatively slow to take up this clean, renewable energy source.

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Cities Play Their Part in Renewable Energy

Celsias

will be purchasing Green-e Energy-certified renewable energy certificates for all its electricity. to buy all its electricity from renewable energy sources through Integrys Energy Services of New York. Ithaca has sourced 5 percent of its energy from wind farms since 2006 and is targeting a The City of Ithaca , N.Y., These RECs will offset about 4,896 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually from conventional electricity production.

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. Israel prides itself on being more green energy producer by tapping into its newly drilled natural natural gas fields in the Mediterrean Sea. . TWh) of Australia’s total electrical energy production (227.8

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Renewable Energy Grows by 70 % Every Year

Celsias

While fossil fuels' annual growth is in the low digits, and nuclear's share further shrinks, renewable energy sources see growth rates of up to 70 percent every year. Today, renewables already supply 16 percent of global primary energy consumption, and 20 percent of worldwide electricity. Amongst the most rapidly growing national renewable energy markets in 2010 were China (+ 26 percent), Germany (+ 10.4), and the United States (+ 5).

MidAmerican Energy Proposes $280 Million Wind Project

Wind Power Ninja

Iowa’s Adam’s County will get a new wind farm as MidAmerican Energy Company announced plans today to open a new wind farm and expand a second site in O’Brien County in 2015, investing $280 million in wind turbines. With this proposed expansion, beginning in 2016, MidAmerican Energy’s wind resources are expected to produce an amount of energy equivalent to approximately 50 percent of the retail energy customers are expected to need,” president and CEO Bill Fehrman said.

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Investment in African Renewable Energy Grows 5 Fold in 7 Years

Celsias

Although Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only twenty percent of its population has direct access to electricity and in some rural areas, four out of five people are completely without power. A depressing 70 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa's population is living without access to clean and safe energy for their basic needs such as cooking, lighting and heating, making energy poverty among the most urgent issues facing Africa.

Small is Beautiful: We Don't Need to Go Big To Create New Energy Sources

Green (Living) Review

PERI's Robert Pollin, author of Greening the Global Economy, says community-owned renewable energy sources are the path to the future PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. In the new book Greening the Global Economy Rob Pollin says we don’t need to go big to create new energy sources; in fact, small is beautiful. It’s going to depend on being heavily insulated, high efficiency building, with solar energy and geothermal energy.

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Abu Dhabi’s Masdar appoints new leaders

Green Prophet

Since its launch in 2006, Masdar has developed large-scale renewable energy projects with a total asset value of $7 billion and created two clean-tech investment funds worth $540 million. The company also established Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, a planned community, designed to be a hub for clean-tech companies, which aims to rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources and conform to a zero waste ecology policy. .

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Solar Generation

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) , a national nonprofit trade association, aims to spread awareness about how solar energy is working for America today and how it can work for you too. So what is solar energy exactly? Solar energy is the cleanest, most abundant, renewable energy source available!

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Energy Poor Jordan Eyes Renewable Energy Resources

Celsias

Jordan’s growing economy has been hobbled by the fact that it currently imports 95 percent of its energy needs. During the "Energy Security in the Middle East and the Gulf Region" seminar held in the capital Amman earlier this week, a number of analysts stated that the country could benefit by shifting its resources to embrace the renewable energy sector.

Sunlight Goes to Waste: India's Grid Failure

Celsias

This is also the time to focus on renewable energy, particularly solar photovoltaics. “India is the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy sources and, if properly utilized, India can realize its place in the world as a great power,” said Jeremy Rifkin, an economist and activist, in New Delhi in January, “but political will is required for the eventual

Negative space

Environmental Economics

Beginning this year, energy companies must buy an increasing proportion of their credits in national auctions. Big investments in renewable energy sources like wind and solar also reduced carbon emissions, which have fallen about 10 percent in Europe since 2007. Some economists might see this as a failure of cap and trade: Europe’s carbon market, a pioneering effort to use markets to regulate greenhouse gases, is having a hard time staying upright.

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Denmark to end their reliance on fossil fuels, aims for 100 percent renewable energy in 2050

Green Blog

In a proposal presented to the parliament last week the Danish government laid out their new and bold energy plan. By 2050 Denmark should get 100% of their energy from renewable energy sources. The proposed energy plan would have four central deadlines. Under the new plan the government wants to see Denmark generate 52% of its energy from renewable sources, such as wind power, as early as 2020.

California's Jerry Brown Urges Action on Clean Energy

Celsias

Speaking at the fourth annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, California Governor Jerry Brown urged attendees to boost efforts to promote clean, renewable energy sources. Brown said, "Climate change has become more obvious, and we see great opportunity in investing in wind, solar and energy efficiency, or 'negawatts.' We're not going to ever not need energy.

China Aims For 100 GW of Wind Power By 2020

Wind Power Ninja

China expects to have an annual wind power growth rate of 20 percent, according to Fang Junshi, head of the coal department of the National Energy Administration. China is the fourth largest producer of wind energy in the world, after the United States, Germany and Spain, and is aims to have 40 percent of all its energy originate from renewable energy sources by 2050.

Japanese Ministry of Agriculture Supports Renewable Energy Deployment in Rural Areas

Celsias

billion yen for projects that support the deployment of renewable energies in Japan's rural areas. billion yen for a project to launch renewable energy supply models and 0.7 billion yen for a project aimed at exploiting renewable energy resources, such as micro-scale hydropower. MAFF will support communities' efforts to utilize the renewable energy sources that are so abundant to the nation's countryside, such as unused farmland

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Welcome to the world of Solarpunk

Green Prophet

This is done by creating visual representations and artistic conceptions of architecture and locally governed infrastructure that have the ability to harness renewable energies, including solar design, as a way to achieve greater levels of functioning urban biomimicry. cities currently consume 78% of the world’s energy and are responsible for producing over 60% of greenhouse gas emissions, which will only worsen over the next 30 years.

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British Gas acquires remaining 81% stake in Econergy Ltd

Green (Living) Review

Econergy is a market leader in biomass heating, which uses renewable energy sources for combustion to produce heat. Econergy offers a complete design, installation and energy services package to domestic properties, businesses and public sector customers. The acquisition supports British Gas’s strategy of helping customers to reduce their carbon emissions through a portfolio of renewable technologies.

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Earth- The Operators' Manual-A Review

Celsias

Written as a companion book for a forthcoming PBS documentary he hosts, it provides a lively review of the science of climate change and of the renewable energy sources now able to be employed. Richard Alley’s splendid abilities as a communicator are well displayed in his new book Earth: The Operators’ Manual.