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New Global Alliance calls for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

A newly established global alliance of civil society organizations, academics, business associations and policy makers has called upon national legislators to commit to 100 percent renewable energy in the power, heating&cooling and transportation sector. At the Pathways To 100% Renewable Energy Conference, taking place in San Francisco, California today, the alliance launched a new international … Continue reading New Global Alliance calls for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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North Carolina business leaders alarmed by attack on renewable energy

House Bill Would Harm State’s Economy, Pull Rug Out from Under Burgeoning Renewable Energy Rolling back North Carolina’s highly successful Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) will hurt the economy, hurt consumers and hurt job growth in the state, business owners and advocates said in a press conference call Monday. As early as … Continue reading North Carolina business leaders alarmed by attack on renewable energy

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European Parliament calls on the Commission to assess a binding 2030 renewable energy target

The Industry, Transport, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament has adopted the Reul report today, which calls on the European Commission to assess a mandatory 2030 renewable energy target.   “The European Parliament calls for post-2020 renewable energy policies and targets to be set on the road towards 2050. This of course resonates … Continue reading European Parliament calls on the Commission to assess a binding 2030 renewable energy target

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Europe needs a strong 2030 renewable energy target

The European Union could achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050 “at the latest” if ambitious renewable energy targets for 203o are agreed, WWF has said in a new report. By 2030 the EU could be generating more than 40% of its energy from renewable sources, said the report, Re-energising Europe: Putting the EU on Track … Continue reading Europe needs a strong 2030 renewable energy target

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Enel Green Power Brings Renewable Energy to Rural Peru

Collaboration between Enel Green Power and the Indian NGO Barefoot College has produced its first major achievement, after electricity was brought to the village of Japopunco in the Peruvian Andes. Enel Green Power and the Indian NGO Barefoot College has seen its first major achievement, after electricity was brought to Japopunco, a village in the … Continue reading Enel Green Power Brings Renewable Energy to Rural Peru

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Meeting the Renewable Energy Targets: Governments Make it More Difficult for Themselves in the Long-run

A consortium of actors in the renewable energy sector provide their view that while the EU has met its 2010 targets under the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/EC/28 Directive), recent government policy changes are making it much more difficult to ‘keep on track’ and meet the goals set for 2020. This analysis comes ahead of the … Continue reading Meeting the Renewable Energy Targets: Governments Make it More Difficult for Themselves in the Long-run

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Total Capacity of U.S. Department of Defense Renewable Energy Installations Will Quadruple by 2025

The Army, Navy, and Air Force have each established targets of 1 gigawatt of installed renewable energy capacity by 2025. These initiatives have gained considerable momentum, according to the report, and many of the targets will be achieved. Through innovative funding models, such as power purchase agreements (PPAs) and enhanced use leases, some military installations … Continue reading Total Capacity of U.S. Department of Defense Renewable Energy Installations Will Quadruple by 2025

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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) holds 25 GW of renewable energy potential by 2020

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region holds 25 GW of renewable energy potential by 2020, the California-based international business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan estimated in its recently released white paper “The Future for ‘Green’ in the GCC’s Energy Sector”. The report focuses on the potential for renewables and smart grids in the GCC, noting … Continue reading The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) holds 25 GW of renewable energy potential by 2020

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Renewable Energy on the way up while Western Europe’s nuclear power share depletes

To meet carbon emissions targets and reduce dependency on depleting fossil fuel reserves, the nations of Western Europe are beefing up their renewable energy generation, but significantly limiting growth within their nuclear power industries in the face of widespread public opposition, says business intelligence providers GBI Research. According to the firm’s latest report*, the top … Continue reading Renewable Energy on the way up while Western Europe’s nuclear power share depletes

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UAE, Morocco sign pact on renewable energy

The chief executive of Abu Dhabi- based environmental city Masdar said Sunday that he has signed a framework agreement with Morocco’s minister of energy, mines, water and the environment to cooperate in renewable energy solutions. Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber said that he signed the agreement during the 6th World Future Energy Summit held from Jan. 15 … Continue reading UAE, Morocco sign pact on renewable energy

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French president urges mobilization of global capital for renewable energy sources

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday warned here in his inauguration speech of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013 that the conventional energy resources are “unsupportable” for many countries, urging all states to work together to make the energy change happen. Hollande said at the summit which was held in Abu Dhabi that the … Continue reading French president urges mobilization of global capital for renewable energy sources

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Renewable energy as way out of the crisis

Difficult times have always brought about brave successful decisions. The current crisis in the EU and in particular Greece represents a window of opportunity to reconsider all options and reshape our old structures. It seems clearer every day that renewable energy sources are part of the solution to ensure economic growth and job creation. This … Continue reading Renewable energy as way out of the crisis

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Why Tanzania Must Invest in Renewable Energy

There are many reasons for Investing in renewable energy. Fossil fuel (common crude oil) energy resources are pollutants, limited, finite and therefore not sustainable. Countries like Japan and others, for example, which depend on imported fuel, risk the effects of price fluctuations and natural disasters. On environmental concerns, utilization of fossil fuels produces carbon dioxide … Continue reading Why Tanzania Must Invest in Renewable Energy

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Saudi Arabia reveals plans to be powered by renewable energy

Saudi Arabia says it wants to use fossil fuels to produce other goods rather than use it for power generation. Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil producer, has plans to become 100% powered by renewable and low-carbon forms of energy, according to an influential member of the royal family. But the process is likely to … Continue reading Saudi Arabia reveals plans to be powered by renewable energy

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German renewable energy surcharge to rise 47 pct next year

According to the four grid operator, the additional cost on electricity bill for renewable power would be increased from 3.6 cents per kilowatt hour this year to 5.3 cents in 2013. The renewable energy market consists of the net consumption of electricity generated via geothermal, solar, wind and hydroelectric means, as well as through wood … Continue reading German renewable energy surcharge to rise 47 pct next year

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Renewable energy in Ukraine

The promotion of the renewable energy sector has brought the first results. Renewable sourced electricity facilities with a total capacity of 96 MW have been put into operation for the period September 2010 to September 2011. Growth on target According to the State Program of Energy Efficiency for 2010-2015, the share of renewable energy sources … Continue reading Renewable energy in Ukraine

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Renewable energy attractiveness indices

Spain and Italy’s sovereign credit crises have continued to drag them further down the index, while the UK’s plethora of policy announcements this quarter have garnered little clarity for investors. Welcome to the 2012 global economy. Growth in many countries is faltering and unemployment rates are stagnating. Even the rapid growth countries are showing signs … Continue reading Renewable energy attractiveness indices

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Renewable energy could provide more than 125,265 jobs by 2020 in Spain

Transitioning to a green economy has a huge potential to create new jobs in Spain at a time when the crisis-hit country is reeling from a 50 per cent youth unemployment rate, according to a newly released report. However, the report titled Green Jobs for Sustainable Development – The case of Spain, says the severity … Continue reading Renewable energy could provide more than 125,265 jobs by 2020 in Spain

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Renewable energy shows potential for bright future

A study released in July by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that global power generation from renewable sources was expected to rise by more than 40% to 6,400 terawatt hours (TWh) in the next five years. This increase would equal one-and-a-half times the electricity currently produced in the US. It is also a … Continue reading Renewable energy shows potential for bright future

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