Krugman on renewables

Environmental Economics

I'm not sure I'm as optimistic as Krugman but the attempt to reduce the use of from renewable energy is likely a huge mistake (in terms of dynamic efficiency): Not that long ago, calls for a move to wind and solar power were widely perceived as impractical if not hippie-dippy silly.

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International renewable org bolsters renewables in Africa

Green Prophet

Renewables are perfect for Africa where more than half of all people don’t have access to clean power. Microgrids powered by renewables are the future. This year starts the decade of action when we must all band together to make renewables part of Africa in every way, from domestic use like by the Israeli tech company Lumos to renewables in mining. The post International renewable org bolsters renewables in Africa appeared first on Green Prophet.

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Israel approves 30% renewables goal for 2030: Revolution or low bar?

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The Israeli cabinet has approved the proposal to increase Israel’s 2030 renewable energy target from 17% to 30%. Solar PV is expected to account for the significant share of the renewable energy, and would replace the remaining coal in the electricity mix (see Figure 1).

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Oxford data study: 90% of electricity companies are blocking investment in renewables

Green Prophet

We all want renewables, but the companies controlling our power, many of them government-owned are in fact maintaining and investing in polluting energy like coal. Want to switch over to solar energy and renewables, like Australia and Germany ?

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Arab Nations De-Vesting in Oil to Invest in Renewables

Green Prophet

Countries with fossil fuel-dependent economies are making a marked shift towards renewable energy. See Arab loan to fund renewables. Despite the recent move to renewable energy, the Arab nations currently invest very little in comparison to the rest of the world. In comparison, the Middle East and Africa have invested only $10 billion in renewable projects and infrastructure. There are also several government-supported projects looking to support renewable energy.

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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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Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

Green Prophet

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today finds. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants. Renewables offer a way to align short-term policy action with medium- and long-term energy and climate goals.

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Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

Gordon recognized that dependence on Middle East oil was unsustainable, scientists and environmental activists were just starting to sound the alarm about climate change, and states were beginning to outline standards for renewable energy projects. Although the region lacks space on land for renewable energy production, it has one easily accessible, top-notch natural resource: a windy and relatively shallow ocean.

Renewable energy rebates

Green Living Tips

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

Renewable Energy To Compete With Fossil Fuel Energy By 2025?

Living Green & Saving Energy

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. alternative energy reduce fossil fuels renewable energy green energy saving energy wind energy This target would be achieved without federal subsidies if the green energy is harvested in most productive areas. This report can be analyzed in terms of the market perspective and [.].

Renewable energy investment matchmaking platform launched

Green Prophet

Renewable energy installations can provide round the clock energy in continents like Africa, where more than half of the people are without power. Advancing the renewables-based energy transformation is an opportunity to meet international climate goals while boosting economic growth, creating millions of jobs and improving human welfare by 2050, finds the first Global Renewables Outlook released by the International Renewable Energy Agency – IRENA.

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What we can learn about renewable energy from Australia

Green Prophet

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. One country that has been setting real renewable energy goals it can meet is Germany. Australia is by far the world leader in adopting and implementing renewable energy in the last few years.

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6 Ultimate Ideas to Use Renewable Resources for a Greener Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Build Wealth by Going Green green living renewable energy saving energy saving money saving water sustainability green home save energy save money sustainable livingSummary When we think of a greener planet where everything is nature-loved, then we should also think of going green in our daily routines.

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Should You Invest in Renewable Energy for Your Home?

Living Green & Saving Energy

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. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Abundant Clean Renewables? Think Again!

Green (Living) Review

Renewable energy is growing faster than ever before. million solar panels, and renewables generate 31 percent of the country''s electricity on average - and as much as 74 percent on particularly windy or sunny days. According to the German government , 371,400 jobs have been created by renewable energy. Norway generates 99 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. green living low-energy society renewable energy

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Mining is for renewable energy!

Green Prophet

The Energy and Mines World Congress that took place in Toronto provided great insights into the recent developments of onsite renewable energy applications at remote mines. Now the industry is understanding that renewable energy makes sense and cents. Sustainability goes well beyond renewables. Mining companies see the need to decarbonize and pursue initiatives that go well beyond renewables, such as electrification of mining vehicles.

10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources


What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable resources? A key distinction in terms of the resources that are at our disposal is whether they are renewable or non-renewable. Renewable resources are resources that are replenished naturally in the course of time. In contrast, non-renewable resources are those that are available to us in limited quantities, or those that are renewed so slowly that the rate at which they are consumed is too fast.

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Creating 100% Renewable Transport Systems

Green (Living) Review

Guy Dauncey explores how to make transport systems 100% renewable - getting rid of fossil fuels and creating sustainable cities. Last week I started to explore the possibility that British Columbia could become a 100% renewable energy region, as 140 regions in Germany are planning to become. green living renewable transport sustainable transport

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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. 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 energyFor the generation of electricity in particular, depending on the locale, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind energy are all being used.

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. 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 energyFor the generation of electricity in particular, depending on the locale, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind energy are all being used.

Green Products | Renewable Products | Pepsi To Use a Bottle Made.

Living Green & Saving Energy

According to the company, the new bottle looks and feels just like the old plastic ones, but it is made from entirely renewable materials. Once the company is sure it can successfully produce the bottle in sufficient quantities, all its products will be converted to the renewable bottle.

3 Financial Advantages Of Renewable Energy For Businesses

Living Green & Saving Energy

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 fuelsThere are advantages in terms of ethics, but less appreciated are the financial benefits.

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.

Renewable energy source #1

Environmental Economics

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.

UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

Green Prophet

It is to replace FIT, which is designed to encourage uptake of a range of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies. The new scheme has its critics who say that the UK government should encourage citizens to use renewable energy instead of withdrawing support from it, but others argue that the new policy is to support the UK’s economy. Homeowners are only paid for the energy they export back to the grid, not simply for producing renewable energy.

Vintage Renewal

Green Earth Journey

Name: Jeanne Connolly Shop Name: Vintage Renewal Shop Link: Location: Denver, CO Ships To: Free Shipping Anywhere in the U.S. I begin my etsy shop just shortly after I started my business Vintage Renewal. Spending my days doing this type of work has really had an inspiring effect on my design process for Vintage Renewal and my own furniture. The winner will receive long strips of vintage upholstery weight fabrics from Vintage Renewal.

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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 projects will go to building resilience, mainly in island communities which will be able to repay the loans after the renewable energy projects go online. The 8 renewable projects in solar, wind and biogas. Cuba will receive an Arab fund loan to develop solar power.

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Jordan Gets REEL About Renewables

Green Prophet

The time is now for Jordan’s renewable proponents to demonstrate the viability of alternative energy. Last April, Jordan’s Parliament adopted the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law (REEL). National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) is required to purchase all electricity generation from utility-scale renewable energy projects. NEPCO will also be required to cover costs of connecting renewable energy projects to the national electricity grid.

Why the renewable industry needs to invest in graphite, and turn to local sources

Green Prophet

Before a diamond, you need graphite –– and the renewable energy industry is rushing to mine it, as it’s a key material in solar panels and electric car batteries. A Canadian company is touting its “mine local” and “mine revival” mindset showing investors that when renewable energy resource mining, the industry should also walk the walk for reducing carbon emissions. . Why is graphite essential for renewable energy? What makes an electric car run?

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The Trouble with Renewable Energy

Green (Living) Review

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. This is disingenuous at the very least and they do not do themselves nor renewables any favors with such claims.

Renewables better investment than oil and gas, says Gulf body

Green Prophet

News that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t like to hear: Renewable energy is the most competitive form of power generation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s GCC analysis provides further evidence of the strong socio-economic case for renewable energy deployment, from job creation to emission reductions.

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

Green (Living) Review

cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy, according to members of the city’s environmental and project departments. Aspen’s transition to 100 percent renewable occurred Thursday after the city signed a contract with wholesale electric energy provider Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, in order “to achieve this final leg of our goal,” Hornbacher said. Aspen renewable energy USAAspen is one of three U.S.

Benefit-cost analysis of the renewable fuel standard

Environmental Economics

The final renewable fuel standard (RFS) unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is more stringent than an earlier version of the rule proposed in May but falls short of the threshold set forth in a 2007 law. I was a discussant for a paper, "Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard" (by Sofie E.

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Renewable portfolio standards don't raise prices?

Environmental Economics

 The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that a state's utilities purchase a given percentage of their power from low carbon sources such as wind, solar and hydro.  As of 2009, 12% of California's power comes from renewables. For the CAP to be correct, it must be the case that the cost of generating renewable power is falling sharply over time. It is also the case that renewable power takes a fair bit of land.

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Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?


They are the top nuclear power producers in the world and they lead the efforts to convince everyone that this technology is clean and renewable [1]. This would enable them to access some of the benefits (like governmental subsidies) allocated to the expansion of renewable energy. But there is one major problem with this concept – we should not assess renewability of resources based on the amount of emissions they release but on their capacity to naturally renew.

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UN: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs must Double by 2030

Green Prophet

Countries are being urged to significantly raise renewable energy ambition and adopt targets to transform the global energy system in the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) that will be released at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. Today’s renewable energy pledges under the NDCs are falling short of this, targeting only 3.2

Poor Countries Tap Renewables at Twice the Pace of Rich

Green (Living) Review

Emerging markets are installing renewable energy projects at almost twice the rate of developed nations, a report concluded. The 143 percent growth in renewables in those markets compares with an 84 percent rate in wealthier nations, which installed 213 megawatts, according to a report released today by Climatescope. The boom in renewables is often made for economic reasons, Ethan Zindler, a Washington-based Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst, said in an interview.

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France Says “Oui” to Masdar Renewables Deal

Green Prophet

In also underscores existing cooperation on the Global Atlas of Renewable Energy. France plans to produce 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, a strategy also intended to boost the national economy. “The two countries are making bold investments in large-scale renewable energy projects and developing carbon reduction strategies.” “Long a leader in conventional energy, the UAE’s ambitious turn to renewable energy is significant.

IRENA Produces Free Global Renewable Energy Atlas

Green Prophet

Thanks to the 2013 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (we were invited to), some new development partnerships between United Arab Emirates renewables company, Masdar, and both the Jordanian and French governments were formed; Greenpeace released Jordan’s Energy Future , their first report specific to the Arab world; and now Green Prophet’s learned that the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) based in Abu Dhabi just launched a Global Renewable Energy Atlas.

Renewable energy will not support economic growth

Green (Living) Review

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. But this does not, actually, have to be a bad thing at all.

Germany Breaks Own Renewable Energy Record


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?

Sustainability Ninja

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 solar

Masdar Launches Plan to Desalinate Water Renewably

Green Prophet

Masdar held a packed press conference late last week to announce its launch of three renewably-powered desalination pilot projects. Connecting desalination technologies to renewable energy enables us to capitalize on our abundant resources, such as solar, as a solution to improve water security. Cleantech, Science & Technology desalination Masdar renewable energy water scarcity

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