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MARCH 15, 2011
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Renewable Energy Sources May Provide Political Breakthrough
SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
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.
Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm
OCTOBER 23, 2015
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.
Costa Rica is now running on 100 percent renewable energy
MARCH 26, 2015
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.
Renewable energy overtakes nuclear and becomes Scotland's top power source
NOVEMBER 27, 2014
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.
Israeli Parliament Plans to be Solar Secure by 2014
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
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
Dubai Imports NASA-Developed In’Flector Solar Deflectors for Greener Glass Buildings
JUNE 13, 2013
This in turn gobbles up energy and also releases unnecessary pollutants into the conditioned airstream. Energy costs are thus cut by roughly 41 percent and payback on investment occurs within a fast 18 months.
Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future
AUGUST 20, 2011
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. For more on energy issues in Jordan and Lebanon see: Jordan Pushes On With Its Nuclear Plans.
Fighting climate change and poverty in the Third World at the same time?
Green (Living) Review
MARCH 15, 2017
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.
Solar project brings affordable energy to Palestinian homes
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
We don’t often hear good news coming from Palestine, but solar energy advances for Palestinian households are something to celebrate. They do import some electricity from Jordan and Egypt, but it’s done little to reduce their dependence on Israeli energy suppliers.
Acting on Climate for the Win
MARCH 28, 2017
corporations surveyed by consulting firm PWC indicated that they would be making purchases of renewable energy to power their operations in the near future. The European Union has committed to having 20% of its power needs from renewable sources by 2020.
Global CO2 emissions flatlined in 2014 while the economy grew
MARCH 17, 2015
New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that global CO2 emissions stalled at about 32 billion tonnes in 2014, the same number as in 2013. This remarkable change is most likely due to an increase in more sustainable and renewable energy sources. The IEA themselves attributes this to changing energy consumption patterns in mainly China and OECD countries.
IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster
APRIL 22, 2014
To accomplish this, the world needs to urgently switch to clean and renewable energy. Clean energy sources will need to triple and completely dominate world energy by 2050, the IPCC report concludes. One low-carbon energy option is nuclear power.
The world's largest tidal energy project is now one step closer to reality
DECEMBER 25, 2014
If all goes well, Northeast Scotland might soon be home to the world’s largest tidal energy park. Atlantis Resources, majority owner of the MeyGen project, announced earlier that the energy project had now successfully met all conditions required to start drawing down finance through the UK’s Renewable Energy Investment Fund. Scotland is trying hard to reach its goal of having 100 percent of its electricity produced by renewable energy by 2020.
Polar Vortex ? Climate Change
JANUARY 9, 2014
could reduce energy use by 25 percent and save money simply by wasting less energy. Putting a price on carbon would also incentivize people to use energy more prudently and accelerate a transition to renewable energy sources. Image Source: © 2002 Corbis ].
28 ideas for hotel management to upgrade as eco, without huge costs
JULY 9, 2015
Whether it’s water or energy conservation, recycling, or reducing the consumption of natural resources through bulk amenities and newspaper programs, a positive impact can be made through simple steps. Install energy efficient interior light bulbs.
Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan
APRIL 18, 2014
This two day summit in Amman hosted by HRH Prince Assem Bin Nayef from Jordan will connect energy and water players in the private sector with government officials capable of turning words into real projects.
Iran Blows Past Sanctions with Wind Energy
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
Determined to stay its unpopular nuclear course , Iran is now turning to wind power and other renewable energy sources to blow past sanctions. Another firm is exploring the potential of converting urban waste from large cities into energy.
Majority of Americans say we should do whatever it takes to protect the environment
JUNE 8, 2011
A new survey titled “ Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology (pdf) from the Pew Resarch Center shows that public support for the environment and alternative energy sources is strong on both sides of the political scale in America.
Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered
MARCH 2, 2015
Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced a new initiative that will convert all 6,000 of the kingdom’s mosques to solar generated power beginning this year. Energy clean energy Jordan moves towards solar solar mosques
Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows: Sanaz Vahidinia
Nature Conservancy - Science
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Adventures in Alternative Energy: Giant Clam Edition. When most people think about alternative energy sources, Pacific giant clams probably do not spring readily to mind. Giant clams as alternative energy powerhouses. Diving Deep for Alternative Energy.
France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally
SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
It’s The part of the nation’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, which will also carry out a ban on plastic bags in grocery shops and markets beginning in July. France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic.
Energy Sprawl is the Largest Driver of Land Use Change in the U.S.
Nature Conservancy - Science
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
According to a new paper out today in PLOS ONE , energy sprawl – the development of new land area required for energy production – is, and will likely continue to be, the largest driver of land use change in the United States for the foreseeable future.
DESERTEC Power Launch in Saudi Arabia Ushers in Clean New Era
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
“Acting as a regional facilitator DESERTEC Power addresses the in-kingdom needs for both renewable energy and desalinated water production, according to a recent DESERTEC press release. Looking for more ways to dive into renewable energy in the Middle East?
Save Money Using Solar Hot Water Systems
Living Green & Saving Energy
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
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.
China’s ‘Silent Spring’ has many more political hurdles to jump
MARCH 19, 2015
As my colleague and I have argued , concern over China’s energy security has become a key driver of its renewable energy industry. It has implemented a range of policies to transform China’s energy system, but the effectiveness of those policies are yet to be seen.
Solar panelled parking canopies proposed for 11 campuses in Irvine District
MAY 16, 2012
Now plans are in progress to install solar panel parking canopies at 11 different campuses for further cutting down energy costs. The project in addition to saving energy costs will be helpful in educating students on various campuses about the essentiality of using renewable energy sources.
UN and World Bank says no to nuclear in universal energy plan
JANUARY 1, 2014
Access to electricity could make all the difference for the people who are without it today – but it needs to be modern and sustainable energy. The UN believes access to clean and modern energy is key to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The two international organizations therefore recently appealed to governments, international agencies and the private sector for money to help finance their universal energy plan. But not all energy sources are welcomed. “We
5 Steps to a Carbon Neutral World Cup in Qatar
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
Some carbon neutral standards require only that a building produces no greenhouse gas emissions while operating, but this fails to consider the energy required to produce materials (such as concrete, which has a high embodied energy footprint), transport materials, and construct the building.
Citizen Science Tuesday: PooPower!
Nature Conservancy - Science
DECEMBER 2, 2014
They are working to transform the poo problem into an energy solution with biogas made from doggy doo. This solution keeps the poop out of the water system and provides an alternate, renewable energy source. Dog poop on the street. Photo © Niccolò Caranti/Flickr.
IRENA says: it’s not too late to turn to renewables
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
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.
The Benefits of Owning an Electric Car
Environmental News Network
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
If your community has options for renewable energy sources, you can further lower your impact on the environment. Activism Go Green Green Energy/Transportation Green Technology Travel Conservation electric cars Sustainability travel By: Guest Contributor, Hailey Robinson.
Next for Enlight – a Wind Farm
AUGUST 28, 2011
Hot on the heels of the solar contract we covered last year to supply the Israeli Defense Force with the power of the sun, Enlight Renewable Energy (TASE: ENLT) has announced a new project. Enlight Renewable Energy. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Israel wind
Wharton’s Looking for Middle East Green-novation at Innovation Tournament
MARCH 22, 2012
Bold, untested ideas solutions are welcome, as are implemented solutions with demonstrated outcomes, which 1) mitigate the effects of greenhouse gases , or 2) limit use of non-renewable energy sources to build a sustainable future. Crazy idea keeping you up at night?
MENA must push – NOW! – for 100% renewable energy
DECEMBER 3, 2015
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.
Next BrightSource US Solar Projects Make More Energy than Fossil-Fuel Plants
MAY 2, 2011
BrightSource Energy has two new mega solar thermal projects in “advanced development in California, according to its recent filing with the SEC. BrightSource Energy. Related stories: BrightSource Energy Has Potential to Supply 13% of California’s Electricity.
Nuclear Plant Closures in Germany Could Signal a Nuclear Energy Exit
Eco Friendly Daily
MARCH 14, 2014
On Thursday, it appears that Chancellor Angela Merkel put another nail in the German nuclear coffin by announcing that she aimed to accelerate Germany’s move away from nuclear energy after the crisis in Japan.
APRIL 23, 2013
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.
Is Anaerobic Digestion the Future of Renewable Energy?
Green (Living) Review
MAY 9, 2014
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.
NASA study confirms society is on the brink of total collapse
MARCH 20, 2014
” The rich will fall last, according to the study, since they are somewhat insulated from the worst impact, but they will not be immune when Population, Climate, Water, Agriculture, and Energy mismanagement finally collide.