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Renewable Energy Sources May Provide Political Breakthrough


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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Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm


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

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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

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.

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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Dubai Imports NASA-Developed In’Flector Solar Deflectors for Greener Glass Buildings

Green Prophet

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

Green Prophet

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.

Solar project brings affordable energy to Palestinian homes

Green Prophet

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.

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IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

Green Blog

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.


Global CO2 emissions flatlined in 2014 while the economy grew

Green Blog

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.

The world's largest tidal energy project is now one step closer to reality

Green Blog

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

Conservancy Talk

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 ].

Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

Green Prophet

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.

Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Ranging from onshore wind energy to “alternative cement,” these solutions—in combination with existing strategies and pushed hard by governments, businesses and individuals—could not only stop the growth in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases but also reduce them.

28 ideas for hotel management to upgrade as eco, without huge costs

Green Prophet

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.

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.

Iran Blows Past Sanctions with Wind Energy

Green Prophet

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

Green Blog

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.

Acting on Climate for the Win

Conservancy Talk

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.

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Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered

Green Prophet

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

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.

DESERTEC Power Launch in Saudi Arabia Ushers in Clean New Era

Green Prophet

“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?

Solar panelled parking canopies proposed for 11 campuses in Irvine District


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.

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.

China’s ‘Silent Spring’ has many more political hurdles to jump

Green Blog

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.

UN and World Bank says no to nuclear in universal energy plan

Green Blog

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

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

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

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.

5 Steps to a Carbon Neutral World Cup in Qatar

Green Prophet

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.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: PooPower!

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

Green Prophet

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

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

Green Prophet

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

Green Prophet

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?

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Next BrightSource US Solar Projects Make More Energy than Fossil-Fuel Plants

Green Prophet

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

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.

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

Green Prophet

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.

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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.

Is Anaerobic Digestion the Future of Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

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.