Items in Archive 'Renewables'

Green investment: is the battle lost to build a clean, green future? >> 03 Jan 2013

Peter Dickson, technical director and partner at cleantech investor Glennmont Partners, says fears over energy security, not climate change, is driving the massive investment programme required to build a clean, green future.
Despite the best efforts of policy-makers and pressure groups, Europe is unlikely to meet its obligations to generate 20 per cent of its power from renewable sources in [...]

The battle against Big Energy’s rush to ruin our planet | by Daryl Hannah >> 01 Nov 2012

The energy industry tries to sell us ‘ethical oil’, ‘clean coal’ and ‘natural gas’, but this extreme weather is mobilising people to act

Clean energy investment drops to lowest level since 2009 >> 16 Oct 2012

Analysts blame financial fall-out, policy uncertainty and low gas prices for continued slide in investment

Unlocking Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential >> 03 Oct 2012

With the right stimuli, delivered through a multi-pronged strategy, renewables will take off in sub-Saharan Africa.

Climate change costs already top $1tr – and are set to spiral >> 26 Sep 2012

NGO sets out economic case for addressing climate change, warning world will lose 3.6 per cent of GDP a year by 2030 with no action

Sorry, Critics – Solar Is Not a Rip-Off >> 25 Sep 2012

On September 21, the LA Times ran a story about large-scale solar projects titled, “Taxpayers, ratepayers will fund California solar plants,” with the subhead: A new breed of prospectors — banks, insurers, utility companies — are receiving billions in subsidies while taxpayer and ratepayers are paying most of the costs. Critics say it’s a rip-off.

Clean Development Mechanism on Verge of Collapse >> 21 Sep 2012

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is the only global carbon trading system which is designed to create funding to give poor countries access to new energy technologies; and it is on the verge of collapse. 
The UN's system has raised billions of dollars over the past seven years to develop renewable energy projects, such as wind [...]

Microgrids: So Much More than Backup Energy >> 31 Aug 2012

 Most Americans don't have to think much about energy reliability. We plug in a computer and it powers up; we flip a switch and the lights come on.

While very reliable today, the U.S. electricity grid is old and has gone at least five decades without a significant technological upgrade. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) [...]

The American Meteorological Society-Warming of the Climate System is Unequivocal >> 22 Aug 2012


This statement provides a brief overview of how and why global climate has changed over the past century and will continue to change in the future. It is based on the peer-reviewed scientific literature and is consistent with the vast weight of current scientific understanding as expressed in assessments and reports from the Intergovernmental Panel [...]

Mega-deals drive boost in European renewables >> 09 Aug 2012

New figures from PwC show renewables deal activity bounced back strongly during the second quarter, but year-on-year comparisons less encouraging

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