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2013 Marked the Thirty-seventh Consecutive Year of Above-Average Temperature

Last year was the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-normal global temperature. According to data from NASA, the global temperature in 2013 averaged 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit (14.6 degrees Celsius), roughly a degree warmer than the twentieth-century average. Since the dawn of agriculture 11,000 years ago, civilization has enjoyed a relatively stable climate. That is now changing […]

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Ethiopia’s renewable energy revolution shouldn’t fail to empower its poor

The 84 wind turbines erected just south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia‘s capital, tower above an arid landscape of grassland and unpaved roads, inhabited mostly by small-scale farmers, who – along with 77% of the country’s population – lack access to electricity. The Ashegoda wind farm, launched in November, will produce an estimated 400 GWh of electricity per […]

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Ener-t International Awarded Contract for the Establishment of National Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) R&D Center in India

Ener-t International is an experienced and qualified technology provider and Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) of solar thermal power plants. Ener-t International, a leading provider of Concentrated Thermal Solar (CSP) power plants, announced today that it has been selected by a consortium comprised of Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ); Indian Oil Corporation Limited […]

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Energy a hot topic in the media following Commission

Last week, the European Commission released its communication on a 2030 climate and energy framework including targets, initiating a dramatic spike in both positive and negative media coverage of the question. The Commission’s proposed targets have created some controversy because, while they would require the EU to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent from the 1990 levels by 2030, the […]

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China’s Xinjiang sizzles with green energy: wind power, hydropower and solar power

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a major power supplier in China, has accelerated the development of green energy as it recorded higher installed capacity in 2013. Statistics with the Xinjiang branch of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) showed that by 2013, the combined installed capacity of wind power, hydropower and solar power stations exceeded […]

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Japanese regions transition to 100% renewable energy

Local governments across Japan are seeking to supply their regions with 100% renewable energy, three years after the major earthquake which resulted in a nuclear disaster. At the Community Power Conference in Fukushima, the Founding Partners of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign welcome the decision of Fukushima prefecture to be entirely energy self-sufficient by […]

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