Renewable Energy

Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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SustainableBusiness.com News
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There's nowhere to hide now that Global Forest Watch has launched - citizens around the world now have all the information they need to monitor the state of the world's forests. 

Global Forest Watch combines the latest satellite technology, open data and social media crowdsourcing to produce "near-real time, reliable, and actionable data" about what's happening to forests worldwide. ... Read more about Nowhere To Hide From Global Forest Watch

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3TIER makes wind and solar data open access

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focus.com
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Renewable energy forecaster 3TIER has made its wind and solar annual averages available via the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s Global Renewable Energy Atlas, an open-access online platform.

3TIER plans the data to be used to aid the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative, an effort to ensure universal access to modern, sustainable energy, double the rate of improvement of energy efficiency, and double the share of renewable energy in the g ... Read more about 3TIER makes wind and solar data open access

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Renewable Power Generation - 2012 figures

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Gail Rajgor
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Special report. Part one: how much renewable electricity capacity was installed worldwide at the end of 2012, and which technologies were the most popular?

About the article: This special Renewable Energy Focus power generation focus previews REMIPEG's latest update, carried out in the first four months of 2013 by Lahmeyer International, and presents an overview for each renewable power sector, based on scenarios up to the end of 2012. ... Read more about Renewable Power Generation - 2012 figures

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NREL/DOE Launch New Alternative Transportation Web Tools

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Ways to reduce fleet petroleum use debut alongside a Web site makeover.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new tool and redesigned DOE's Alternative Fuels Data Center Web site to help fleet managers, municipalities and consumers choose from a wide variety of alternative fuels and energy efficiency strategies for reducing petroleum use, vehicle emissions, and operating costs.

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RENEWABLES INTERACTIVE MAP

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The REN21 Secretariat Team
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The topic of ‘energy’ has gradually moved over the last decades to the very top of the international political agenda. Renewable energy, in particular, has received high attention as a potential ‘win-win’ option in both the environment and development arenas. Combined with growing attention, a rapid expansion and development of renewable technologies, finance possibilities, policies and targets is occurring. As a result, information and knowledge exchange about ongoing renewable energy development on national, regional and global scales is desirable for further advancement. ... Read more about RENEWABLES INTERACTIVE MAP

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Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA's Water Crisis

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Sep 2, 2013 - Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council - renewableenergyworld.com
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"You never miss the water till the well runs dry" is an old idiom that is becoming a harsh reality for the Middle East and North Africa region and globally. Water scarcity is now this century's imminent greatest problem, a clear and present danger. This is no surprise considering 85 percent of the world’s population lives in the driest half of the planet. The United Nations estimates that, already, 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases, with a child dying from a water-related illness every 21 seconds. ... Read more about Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA's Water Crisis

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Seasonal Hourly Wind Output in San Diego

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http://www.renewablesg.org/docs/Web/Renewable_Study_AUG2005_v4.pdf

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The largest power potential from wind in the spring, summer, and fall typically occurs in the evening and early morning when the regional load demand is not at its peak. Although the wind resource peak power potential does not coincide with the peak of the regional load demand, wind can still be used to meet some of the Region’s energy needs. Figure 4.1 illustrates the seasonal hourly wind potential.

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SDG&E's Renewable energy mix

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http://www.equinoxcenter.org/sustainability-blog/Dashboard-2013-In-Depth-Renewable-Energy-Gets-a-Thumbs-Up.html

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Increasing renewable energy not only improves air quality, but it increases energy security by diversifying our energy portfolio. In addition, renewable energy sources like solar systems can produce energy during peak usage times to help with excess demand on the grid -- for example, when it is hot and there is high demand for air conditioning, solar photovoltaic systems generate more power. ... Read more about SDG&E's Renewable energy mix

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SDG&E energy mix 2009 and 2015 forecast

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http://www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us/clean/conservation/climate/documents/SDGEEnergySupplyandDistributionOverview.pdf

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SDG&E has invested $485 million in energy efficiency programs, saving over 2.9 million megawatt hours of electricity over the last 15 years ... Read more about SDG&E energy mix 2009 and 2015 forecast

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