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. 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.

What we can learn about renewable energy from Australia

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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.

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“Sin City” Wants to be Good and Use Renewable Energy

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If you want to make forward-looking decisions, save money in the long run, and make an active contribution to climate and environmental protection, you can’t avoid renewable or green energy. Every day more and more households are trying to use renewable energy.

Mining is for renewable energy!

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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.

Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

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Renewable energy installations can provide round the clock energy in continents like Africa, where more than half of the people are without power. They are like the United Nations for Renewable Energy and are based in Abu Dhabi.

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Renewable energy rebates

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Cost is a major factor preventing many from installing solar panels and wind turbines; but some governments are now offering generous rebates and incentives to help take the financial sting of renewable energy systems. Find out where to locate information on rebates in this article

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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.

UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

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A wind turbine that uses dragonfly biomimicry to maximize the wind’s energy. The government of the United Kingdom has announced their new energy policy, which is called Smart Export Guarantee. It is to replace FIT, which is designed to encourage uptake of a range of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies. FIT officially closed in March, halting the payments of domestic and commercial green energy producers.

UN: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs must Double by 2030

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The report will show that renewable energy ambition within NDCs would have to more than double by 2030 to put the world in line with the Paris Agreement goals, cost-effectively reaching 7.7 Today’s renewable energy pledges under the NDCs are falling short of this, targeting only 3.2

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

Should You Invest in Renewable Energy for Your Home?

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Energy Information Administration (EIA). energy efficient lighting green home audit how to go green renewable energy saving energy saving money solar panels green home green home features green home improvements green home renovations improve home marketability save energy Residential electric bills are expected to rise two percent in 2014 and another two percent in 2015, according to the U.S.

Renewable Energy Options for an Eco-Friendly House

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Today, many homeowners around the world are considering moving away from the fossil-fuel based energy sources that have served as our primary sources of electricity for the last 100 years or so. Using renewable energy sources for home living is simpler and less expensive than you might think.

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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). Those ready to lead the fossil fuel and nuclear phase-out and a 100 % renewable energy transition must speak up in New York and inspire the world. climate change green living renewable energy

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. But unless we plan for the post-growth renewable future, and do this now, existing economic institutions may tend to shatter rather than adapt smoothly.

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. Burlington had expressed a desire to commit to 100% renewable energy for more than a decade, but it became a real possibility when analysts discovered that it was not only a smart environmental choice, but financially viable, too.

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

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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

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 new atlas shines a light on the world’s wind and solar infrastructure and, by cataloging resources into an open-access web-based tool, aims to accelerate adoption of clean energy technology. The Global Atlas is the most comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable 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

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

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

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. Though Ergün expressed enthusiasm for developing renewable energies at the TÜB?TAK World’s First Integrated Renewables Combined Cycle Plant To Be Built in Turkey.

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. Element Hotels now powered by 100% renewable energy is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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.

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.

$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 ADFD-financed initiative is available to government-guaranteed renewable energy projects in developing countries that seek to increase energy access, improve livelihoods and advance sustainable development. Economy Energy Grants Green Tech and Gadgets

Meet the “Miss Pakistan” of Renewable Energy

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In 2011, she’s using her beauty and smarts to build a sustainable renewable energy climate in Pakistan. In Pakistan she works with the Alternative Energy Development Board , the Ministry of the Environment, and with private businessmen focusing on climate change and renewable investments. Paracha started working in development at the United Nations in 2007 where she covered the renewable energy beat around the Middle East, Latin America, and South East Asia.

Turkish Architects Reveal Plans for Renewable Energy-Generating Mosque

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A mosque slated to be built in the western city of Bursa will produce 120 kilowatts of electricity from solar and wind energy, according to Turkish paper Hürriyet Daily News. First Turkish mosque designed to run on renewables. But Bursa’s mosque will be the first to be designed as a renewable energy producer/consumer. Read more about renewable energy in Turkey: Mosque in Turkey Goes Solar. Energy mosques renewable energy solar wind

Gulf Nations Among Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its neighbor the United Arab Emirates have been included in the Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices, which evaluates the renewable energy markets of 40 countries across the globe. With large scale wind and solar projects already underway, both Gulf nations are adamant to diversify their energy mix with a sizable portion of renewables.

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. However, small businesses can take advantage of renewable energy in a variety of ways too. Choose a Greener Energy Company You don’t have to put solar panels on your roof or buy a share of a windfarm to receive renewable energy.

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. The Facility helps developing countries access low-cost capital for renewable energy projects to increase energy access, improve livelihoods and advance sustainable development.

Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

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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. Whilst the Middle East may be known worldwide for its oil, many nations are now starting to look to renewables for a sustainable source of energy. A report on the state of Lebanon’s energy sector also noted that renewable energy was vital to the country’s future development.

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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Turkey Ripe For Renewable Energy Boom – So Why The Delay?

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Despite its vast solar and wind energy potential, Turkey’s renewable resources have only been developed in small pockets of the country, such as the windy Aegean island of Bozcaada (pictured above). Given Turkey’s high dependence on energy imports , the main reason behind its current account deficit, and Turkey’s rapidly growing energy demand, now is the perfect time for the country to expand its local energy production in a more local, sustainable direction.

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. The bill states that, if passed, it will “remove unnecessary burdens on the appropriate use of solid was as a clean energy source.” Yet waste-to-energy programs raise some serious concerns.

Palestinians Attempt to Build Secret Renewable Energy Plants

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Palestinians living in Masafer Yatta who do not have access to the electrical grid have been developing home grown renewable energy plants. Palestinians living in the Masafer Yatta village have been secretly pursuing wind and solar energy projects in order to mitigate a serious shortfall of energy in the village. Demolishing energy.

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 Having access to energy is key for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty prevention, and ensuring everyone has access is an ongoing challenge for global advancement. The UK has already made a step forwards in its mission to produce much more renewable energy. Energy

Masdar Unveils Plan for a 100% Renewable Energy Micro-grid

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The Masdar Institute (MI) has teamed up with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) headed by Denmark’s former Prime Minister, and the Research Institute for Industrial Science and Technology (RIST) from South Korea to develop a 100% renewable energy micro-grid in Abu Dhabi. Led by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Directorate for Energy & Climate Change and coordinated by the GGGI, the project was recently launched at the Shangri-la Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Can Lebanon Reach 12% Renewable Energy By 2020 ?

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In 2009, Lebanon pledged to produce 12% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020- is this target optimistic today? Renewables are becoming an important source of discussion in the Middle East, as it should. Vestas estimates renewables accounts for only 0.2 % of power production in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), an embarrassing figure considering the EU’s average is 17% (the highest being Norway with an incredible 103%) and the global average is of around 3%.