Showing posts with label renewable energy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label renewable energy. Show all posts

Thursday, February 11, 2016

UAE summit urges wider use of green energy sources

Former Mexican President Felipe de Jesus Calderon said Wednesday that most of the world's cities, agriculture and businesses have to be revamped drastically in order to save the planet from global warming.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tibet detects 672 geothermal sites. China's geothermal energy potential could replace coal in energy consumption.

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has detected 672 geothermal sites with a combined power generation potential of 800,000 kilowatts in a new survey.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Beijing to shut 2,500 small, polluting firms this year

Beijing will shut down 2,500 small and polluting firms in 2016 in its latest environmental protection efforts, said the municipal government.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Asia to Become World Leader in Gas Demand by 2030, Outstrip US

Asian countries’ consumption of natural gas will overtake that of the United States by 2030, making Asia the world leader in the sphere, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest annual World Energy Outlook report.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Oldest Romanian mine closes after 156 years

The lift rose slowly, bringing workers to the surface for the last time at Romania's Petrila mine, ending production at what was once a proud symbol of the country's coal indusry.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Finnish company to build largest power plant in El Salvador

Finnish power and marine technology company Wartsila announced on Friday that it will build a major power plant in Acajutla, El Salvador.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Germany Pledges Over $1Bln in Aid for Indian Solar Power Projects

Germany will provide India with an assistance package worth over 1 billion euros (over $1.1 billion) to boost Indian solar projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday.

Friday, October 02, 2015

India 'confident' it can cut emissions by at least 35% by 2030

India, the world's third biggest carbon emitter, is "confident" it can cut emissions by at least 35 per cent by 2030, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said at a press conference in New Delhi on Friday (Oct 2).

Monday, September 21, 2015

Renewable energy capable of reviving Egyptian economy

Expanding investments in wind energy and solar power can free up Egypt's carbon energy, reduce fiscal spending and create job, said a report released by consultancy PWC here on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Obama unveils power plant greenhouse gas limits

President Barack Obama framed climate change as the toughest and most pressing challenge of our time Monday, as he unveiled the first ever limits on US power plant emissions.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

World must redouble efforts on sustainable energy goals (UN-backed report)

The world must redouble its efforts to achieve universal access to sustainable energy by 2030 through increasing energy investments and transferring technology to countries with less capacity, said a UN-backed report released Monday.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Tesla Wants to Power Your Home: Elon Musk Launches New Battery for Houses

Tesla Motors unveiled its project to provide energy for home and businesses as part of its ambitious plan to encourage the world to move towards renewable energy.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Croatian island Krk to become free of carbon dioxide emissions

The island of Krk, situated in the northern Adriatic sea, will become the first energy-independent region in Croatia with no carbon dioxide emissions.

The island’s aim is to access all energy from renewable sources by 2030.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EU gears up for 2030 with more emissions reductions

European Commission , Press release, Brussels, 28 October 2014:

The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, today releases its annual Progress Report assessing the headway on climate action. According to latest estimates, EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 fell by 1.8% compared to 2012 and reached the lowest levels since 1990. So not only is the EU well on track to reach the 2020 target, it is also well on track to overachieve it.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

French parliament votes to cut nuclear energy reliance

Lawmakers in France, the world's most nuclear-dependent country, on Oct. 10 voted to cut reliance on the energy source from more than 75 percent to 50 percent within a decade.
     
The vote comes as part of an ambitious makeover of France's energy use promised by President Francois Hollande during his 2012 election campaign.
     
The measure calls for renewables to increase in the energy mix for electricity production, rising from 23 percent in 2020 to 32 percent in 2030.
     
Use of fossil fuels should drop to around 30 percent.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

THE TIME TO INVEST IN OCEAN ENERGY IS NOW

(Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)

" It has become clear over the past years that our seas and oceans can generate huge economic growth and create jobs, much needed in these times. That is why we have been working for the past five years on our Blue Growth strategy to foster sustainable blue economy. Ocean energy is part of this strategy. It is a very promising sector, capable to exploit an indigenous, predictable, safe source of clean energy.

Friday, September 26, 2014

South Africa nuclear plans 'huge risk'. (Greenpeace)

JOHANNESBURG. -(By Hassan Isilow.) -South Africa's plans to invest in nuclear energy are likely to put the country at risk due to the huge costs involved and the potential health risks, an international environmental group has warned.
"As far as Greenpeace Africa is concerned, investing in new nuclear energy is actually going to put this country at risk," Melita Steele, senior climate and energy campaign manager for Greenpeace Africa, told Anadolu Agency in an interview.
On Monday, Russia and South Africa signed an agreement for the construction of new nuclear power plants as part of South Africa's procurement and development program.
The deal, signed in Vienna on the sidelines of an International Atomic Energy Agency conference, calls for the construction by Russia's state-owned nuclear company Rosatom of eight nuclear power units in South Africa.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

50 Dirtiest U.S. Power Plants Huge Contributor to Carbon Emissions

U.S. power plants are an outsized contributor to the world’s carbon pollution, a new report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group says. It found that in 2012, they added more climate change-causing carbon to the environment than the entire economies of any nation other than China. 

The report, “America’s Dirtiest Power Plants: Polluter on a Global Scale,” demonstrated that U.S. power plants produced more than six percent of worldwide global warming emissions.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Completion of Australia’s largest solar plant at risk

Silex Systems, the company constructing Australia’s biggest solar plant, has suspended its funding following reports the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) could be scaled back or done away with altogether.

The 100-megawatt Mildura Solar Concentrator Power Station, a $70 million project in Victoria, was supposed to provide electricity to 40,000 homes. Now Silex Systems has said it is shelving the project.

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