Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

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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.

Should You Invest in Renewable Energy for Your Home?

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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.

100% Renewable Energy as Centerpiece of a Climate Action Plan

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The rising economic, health-related, and environmental costs of burning fossil fuels, combined with the accelerating impacts of climate change repeatedly emphasize the urgency for transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy (RE). climate change green living renewable energy

Burlington, Vermont is Now 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

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Just recently, the city finalized its transition to relying 100% on renewable resources for its energy. In order to adequately tackle climate change, cities – big and small – need to prioritize finding and utilizing alternative energy solutions. green living renewable energy

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. Not at the rate that we consume and waste energy at present.

Aspen is third U.S. city to reach 100% renewable energy

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cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy, according to members of the city’s environmental and project departments. The shift to energy that is generated from natural resources — including wind power, solar power and geothermal heat — follows a “decade-plus” city goal, said city Utilities and Environmental Initiatives Director David Hornbacher. “It Aspen renewable energy USAAspen is one of three U.S.

Renewable Energy To Compete With Fossil Fuel Energy By 2025?

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A recent report published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory infers that renewable energy would become cost competitive with fossil fuel based energy by 2025. This target would be achieved without federal subsidies if the green energy is harvested in most productive areas. alternative energy reduce fossil fuels renewable energy green energy saving energy wind energy

Element Hotels now powered by 100% renewable energy

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The hotels purchase renewable energy credits that guarantee their power comes from a renewable source, such as wind, hydroelectric, solar or geothermal. The credits also help fund development of renewable energy facilities.

The Future of Renewable Energy is Blowin’ in the Wind

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Multiple sources of renewable energy are being developed around the world as countries try to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. For the generation of electricity in particular, depending on the locale, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind energy are all being used. Of all the forms of renewable energy under development, I think wind has [.]. alternative energy reduce fossil fuels renewable energy saving energy green energy wind energy

The Future of Renewable Energy is Blowin’ in the Wind

Living Green & Saving Energy

Multiple sources of renewable energy are being developed around the world as countries try to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. For the generation of electricity in particular, depending on the locale, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind energy are all being used. Of all the forms of renewable energy under development, I think wind has [.]. alternative energy reduce fossil fuels renewable energy saving energy green energy wind energy

Renewable Energy Supported in Tax Bill

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Renewable Energy Supported in Tax Bill by greenwise on December 22, 2010 The compromise bill that extended the Bush Tax Cuts included a lot of pork, and the renewable energy industry got its share of the bacon. Solar and geothermal energy projects got an extension of the 30% grant toward costs.

3 Financial Advantages Of Renewable Energy For Businesses

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The world of business is moving closer into the realms of renewable energy and its advantages when it comes to business image. Businesses of all sizes are following the domestic sphere and tightening their belts and have found that renewable energy [.]. Green News renewable energy saving energy solar panels wind energy green energy reduce fossil fuels

Renewable energy source #1

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Main | Chewbacca sighting » March 15, 2011 Renewable energy source #1 If you’re looking for the next big alternative energy craze, look no further than your toilet.

Michigan lawmaker wants to call burning tires “renewable energy”

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A Michigan house representative is trying to re-define renewable energy, with a bill that would make burning tires and other industrial solid waste count towards the state’s mandate of generating 10 percent of its energy from renewables.

Over 50% of Germany's renewable energy is owned by citizens & farmers, not utility companies

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A solar complex in Bavaria, southern Germany Germany's promotion of renewable energy rightly gets singled out for its effectiveness, most often by me as an example of how to do things well versus the fits and starts method of promotion common in the USA and even the UK.

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.

A Helpful Guide to Renewable Energy and Small Business

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There’s been a big crusade to get big business to adopt renewable energy. You see it every time a major corporation says they’re putting solar panels on their rooftops or buying energy from wind farms. Energy wind energy

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Renewable Energy Technologies - Too Little - Too Slow

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Public Accounts Committee slams lack of progress in deployment of renewable energy technologies A British House of Commons Committee has released a report highly critical of the slow pace in the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies.

Is Anaerobic Digestion the Future of Renewable Energy?

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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.

Renewable Energy Progress: The Latest Numbers on Use of Renewable.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Renewable Energy Progress: The Latest Numbers on Use of Renewable Energy by greenwise on December 27, 2010 With all the investment and press supporting the implementation of renewable energy, have you wondered how much progress is really being made. of US energy production and growth for renewables of 5.7%

Renewable Energy Progress: The Latest Numbers on Use of Renewable.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Renewable Energy Progress: The Latest Numbers on Use of Renewable Energy by greenwise on December 27, 2010 With all the investment and press supporting the implementation of renewable energy, have you wondered how much progress is really being made. of US energy production and growth for renewables of 5.7%

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Say, What? Michigan Legislators Insist that Burning Tires is 'Clean, Renewable Energy'

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The Michigan state legislature is playing loose with its environmental definitions, passing a bill on Thursday that qualifies the burning of solid waste as "renewable energy." It would qualify burning solid waste as a renewable energy fuel source.

Germany Breaks Own Renewable Energy Record

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Germany has just broken its own record for the amount of energy generated by renewable sources in a day. On July 25th, the country generated 78 percent of its total Read More The post Germany Breaks Own Renewable Energy Record appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

Renewable energies now more cost effective than oil

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Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The costs for renewable energy technologies decreased to a record low last year.

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CELEBRITY ECO-DESIGNER OLIVER HEATH BACKS ORIGIN RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Origin Renewable Energy aim to deliver localised renewable energy capacity to new developments in the UK. There are numerous economic, financial and environmental reasons why this facility is needed” commented Adam Buxton, MD of Origin Renewable Energy.

Tony Juniper spearheads new renewable energy campaign

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Former Friends of the Earth Executive Director to chair new pro-renewable energy group, ‘Action for Renewables’. Making his first public statement as Chairman of A4R, Tony Juniper said: “The case for renewable energy is clear. The UK needs to play its part in tackling climate change, which we can achieve by harnessing our extensive natural energy resources. For too long the media and the internet have been dominated by myths and hearsay about renewables.

Ever Thought About a Career in the Renewable Energy Industry?

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Now more than ever, the need for renewable energy is paramount for the sustainability of the future. With the continuing flow of oil leaks, accidents and damage being done to the environment, more and more people are turning to renewable energy as a primary source for powering and heating their homes. In 2011 alone, the demand for renewable energy outstripped the need for any single fossil fuel. & Industry Renewable Energy renewable energy jobs sola

IRENA Produces Free Global Renewable Energy Atlas

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It’s a sea-change for a region so linked to the hydrocarbon, but new clean energy initiatives are heating up the Middle East. The Global Atlas is the most comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable energy.

How Not To Establish Renewable Energy: Overzealous Plans Endanger.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How Not To Establish Renewable Energy: Overzealous Plans Endanger Responsible Alternative Energy Projects by greenwise on March 10, 2011 An ambitious green energy plan initiated by LA Community colleges has proved to be so costly and impractical that many projects have been scrapped.

How Not To Establish Renewable Energy: Overzealous Plans Endanger.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How Not To Establish Renewable Energy: Overzealous Plans Endanger Responsible Alternative Energy Projects by greenwise on March 10, 2011 An ambitious green energy plan initiated by LA Community colleges has proved to be so costly and impractical that many projects have been scrapped.

$50 million in funds for renewable energy in developing nations

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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.

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 China is emerging as the top employer in the renewable energy industry, followed by Brazil, USA, India, Germany, Spain and Bangladesh.

What is Renewable Energy?

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Learn the basics of renewable energies, and find out why solar, wind, hydro and battery storage are changing the face of energy. The post What is Renewable Energy?

EU Releases Renewable Energy Statistics

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The European Union is a world leader in renewable energy. Overall, the world leaders in offshore wind energy, solar energy and other renewable energy can be found in the European Union. Overall, energy use in the European Union decreased 5.5

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.

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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.

Volkswagen Investing $1.4 Billion in Renewable Energy

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billion USD) over the next two years to investing in renewable energy harvesting, particularly in off shore wind farms. They hope to find that partner by the end of the year and then reveal the details of their renewable energy plan soon after. So here’s to hoping that we see an ever increasing approach to true zero emission vehicles in Europe thanks to a combination of electric vehicles and renewable energy tapping.

Middle East expands renewable energy to the world

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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.

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How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

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The world’s largest solar energy dish in Sde Boker, Israel. The demand for energy in today’s world is rising, specifically electricity, as there are now around 1.1 The UK has already made a step forwards in its mission to produce much more renewable energy. Energy

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A Career In Renewable Energy

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With dwindling sources of fossil fuels and the building momentum of bad press, there has never been a better time to turn to renewable energy sources. But what renewable energies are there? The primary source of renewable energy that you may of heard of is solar power.

Renewable-Energy Cars Heat Up in Turkey

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TAK) hosted its first Alternative Energy Vehicle Races in the sunny Aegean coastal city. The event inspired Nihat Ergün, of Turkey’s Ministry for Science, Industry and Technology, to declare that the government will up its investments in renewable vehicles in coming years.