Renewables

EU study: clean energy costs no more in long run

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DON MELVIN
EU study: clean energy costs no more in long run
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BRUSSELS (AP) — A report issued Thursday says the European Union can cut its emissions of greenhouse gases dramatically by 2050 without spending any more money — and even, perhaps, saving a bit.

That estimate is based on an assessment that the new plants and equipment needed to switch to the generation of clean energy would cost more than continued reliance on fossil fuels, but that the clean energy itself would cost less. ... Read more about EU study: clean energy costs no more in long run

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CPV World Map 2011

CPV World Map 2011
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CPV industry evolution: Your roadmap to sure-fi re market share
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UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy for all

UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy for all
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20 September 2011 – Warning that a lack of access to affordable and clean energy is jeopardizing the achievement of the global targets to combat poverty and disease, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched a major new initiative to make sustainable energy universally available. ... Read more about UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy for all

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Subsidies for Renewables, Biofuels Dwarfed by Supports for Fossil Fuels -- Bloomberg New Energy Finance Preliminary Analysis Highlights Wide Gap Between Government Help for Clean, Dirty Power Sources

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Sarah Feinberg
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NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--New research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals that despite many platitudes and pledges, governments of the world are spending substantially more on subsidizing dirty forms of energy than on renewables and biofuels. In fact, support for cleaner sources is dwarfed by the help the oil, coal, and other fossil fuel sectors receive. ... Read more about Subsidies for Renewables, Biofuels Dwarfed by Supports for Fossil Fuels -- Bloomberg New Energy Finance Preliminary Analysis Highlights Wide Gap Between Government Help for Clean, Dirty Power Sources

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2010 Global Recap: A Year of Continued Growth

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Renewable Energy World Editors
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PARIS -- Renewable energy continued its global surge in 2010, accounting for about half of the 194 gigawatts of new installed capacity, according to the REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report. ... Read more about 2010 Global Recap: A Year of Continued Growth

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State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables

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Yakout Mansour
State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables
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There is a new tool sharpening California's renewable vision. It is in the form of a state-of-the-art system control center that houses the first dedicated renewables dispatch facility in the nation. As the state approaches a goal of generating 20 percent of its power from renewable resources, which escalates to an ambitious 33 percent by 2020, ensuring reliability brings new meaning to California grid operations. ... Read more about State-of-the-Art Control Center -- High-tech Tools Integrate Renewables

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UN Shifting Climate Focus -- Expansion of Green Fuels now Key

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Ken Silverstein
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The climate inside of the United Nations is changing. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will emphasize the employment of more sustainable fuels without trying to extract firm commitments on carbon reductions.
 
The UN’s leader remains steadfast in his belief that man-made carbon emissions are causing global warming that has the potential to create devastation. But he now realizes that the most practical way to encourage a cleaner environment is to try and facilitate the wider use of green technologies.
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No big shifts to nation's energy supply by 2035, report says

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Ariel Schwartz
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Government says the U.S. will still rely heavily on nonrenewable sources

The current energy landscape is rife with contradictions: Gas prices are shooting up, renewables are being implemented at a seemingly rapid pace, natural gas is being simultaneously demonized and hailed as an energy savior, and electric cars are finally starting to roll off production lines. Fortunately, your tax dollars fund a government agency devoted to making sense of energy. ... Read more about No big shifts to nation's energy supply by 2035, report says

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