Energy Consumption

Electricity use and GDP

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While California’s per capita electricity consumption has held steady for three decades, per capita gross state product (GSP) has doubled.  This shows that California’s economy has become less reliant on energy to produce goods and services ... Read more about Electricity use and GDP

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Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN

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Alister Doyle
Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN
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* Rising share of chemicals produced in emerging economies

* Poisonings among leading causes of death -UNEP ... Read more about Rising chemicals output a hazard, clean-up needed by 2020 -UN

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The european Supergrid project

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Brieuc Hamon
This document is a presentation about the European Supergrid project, which consist in connecting all the Offshore wind farms together to provide electricity to all Europe.

Arctic oil rush will ruin ecosystem, warns Lloyd's of London

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Julia Kollewe and Terry Macalister
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Insurance market joins environmentalists in highlighting risks of drilling in fragile region as $100bn investment is predicted

Lloyd's of London, the world's biggest insurance market, has become the first major business organisation to raise its voice about huge potential environmental damage from oil drilling in the ... Read more about Arctic oil rush will ruin ecosystem, warns Lloyd's of London

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Energy ring best option to solve regional needs

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Shahiduzzaman Khan
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Energy demands in South Asia are growing at rate of over 6.0 per cent a year - a pace that is far in excess of the region's capacity to meet. The fact that a sizeable section of the population does not have access to electricity makes energy security a daunting challenge for the countries of this region. ... Read more about Energy ring best option to solve regional needs

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The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.

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The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel's final report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible. ... Read more about The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.

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India records world-beating green energy growth

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 Increase of 52% to $10.3bn in 2011 was based on strong solar performance

India's transformation into a cleantech powerhouse moved up a gear in 2011 when it racked up investments of $10.3bn in the sector, a growth rate of 52 per cent year on year that dwarfed the rest of the world's significant economies.

Solar investments led the growth with a seven-fold increase in funding, from $0.6bn in 2010 to $4.2bn in 2011, just below the $4.6bn invested in wind during the year, according to figures released yesterday by analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). ... Read more about India records world-beating green energy growth

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Energy without borders

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Iceland has lots of geothermal energy, Norway has hydropower. The wind blows hard in Scotland and the sun always shines in North Africa. Helen Knight explores plans to connect these diverse sources to a single network

Plans to supply all of Europe's electricity from renewable sources has come a step closer thanks to progress in efforts to build a continent-wide supergrid connected to North Africa and theMiddle East. ... Read more about Energy without borders

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