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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? 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.

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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

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.

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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.

Kudlow: "the beatings will continue until morale improves"

Environmental Economics

not fun) two years for environmental economists ( Kudlow calls for end to subsidies. ): White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration will seek to end subsidies for electric cars and renewable energy sources, according to reports. It's going to be a fun (i.e.,

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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. Why do we still burn fossil fuels to produce energy?

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Should We Extend Property Rights to the Atmosphere?

Celsias

While Australia aims to produce a fifth of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, non-renewable energy is still flourishing. But non-renewable energy sources such as coal and gas have a significant advantage over wind and solar energy: they can be owned.

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.

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.

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.

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No pain no gain?

Environmental Economics

High energy costs, declining industrial competitiveness and a recognition that the economy is unlikely to rebound strongly any time soon are leading policy makers to begin easing up in their drive for more aggressive climate regulation. 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. New England, densely populated and far from energy production, is one of the most expensive electricity markets in the country.

Arab loan offers $105 million USD to fund renewables globally

Green Prophet

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ( likened to USAID and the UK and German’s foreign aid ) announced last week that it will provide renewable energy loans to 8 projects around the world. The 8 renewable projects in solar, wind and biogas.

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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.

Eco-anxiety affects nearly 70% of all Americans, new survey

Green Prophet

using renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or purchasing electricity from a renewable energy supplier (78%). As the effects of climate change become more evident, and more awareness to it is felt, more than half of U.S.

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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.

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.” .

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

Green (Living) Review

Already now the “West” needs the equivalent of two to four Earths to support the consumption and living standards of the people, as far as (non-renewable) resources are concerned. cannot support our current energy consumption and ever larger wind-farms and solar-arrays are not the answer.

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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.

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.

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. Green Tech and Gadgets clean tech Energy security green tech Knesset Rooftop Solar

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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. The City of Ithaca , N.Y.,

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.

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.

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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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.

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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. Business Irena Masdar renewable energy

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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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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.

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.

Sunlight Goes to Waste: India's Grid Failure

Celsias

This is also the time to focus on renewable energy, particularly solar photovoltaics. India's recent electric grid failure on July 30 and 31 has been determined the world's largest blackout. This event will no doubt spur some movement toward efficiency and discipline.

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.

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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. We're not going to ever not need energy.

$50 million in funds for renewable energy in developing nations

Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are inviting applications for more than US$50 million in funding through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. The world’s largest solar energy dish in Sde Boker, Israel.

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

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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.

Middle East expands renewable energy to the world

Green Prophet

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today announced the selection of renewable energy projects in Guyana, Liberia and Togo for funding by ADFD, as part of the sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility.

Mining is for renewable energy!

Green Prophet

The Energy and Mines World Congress shows that 2019 will be considered the tipping point for solar and wind projects in the mining sector. Now the industry is understanding that renewable energy makes sense and cents. Sustainability goes well beyond renewables.

UAE Calls for Comprehensive Regional Energy Strategy

Celsias

United Arab Emirates Assistant Foreign Minister Ahmad al-Jabir, special envoy for energy affairs and climate change, and chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), has urged oil-exporting nations "to formulate a comprehensive energy strategy focusing on conventional, nuclear, and renewable energy.". In an extraordinary appeal to fellow OPEC members al-Jabir emphasized Abu Dhabi's commitment for renewable energy sources to become an “essential” element in Abu Dhabi's increasingly varied sources of energy, embodied in the strategic Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, noting that solar power will soon supply around 7 percent of Abu Dhabi's energy needs.

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Vietnam's PM Approves 10 Year national Power Plan

Celsias

percent from renewable energy sources and the remaining 2.1 Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an ambitious decade-long national power development plan that will attempt to boost Vietnam’s power production to 330 billion kilowatts by 2020.