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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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Could the desert sun power the world?

IEA Says Solar May Provide a Third of Global Energy by 2060

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Ben Sills
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Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Solar technologies such as photovoltaic panels, water heaters and power stations built with mirrors could provide a third of the world’s energy by 2060 if politicians commit to limiting climate change, the International Energy Agency said.

Energy from the sun could play a key role in de-carbonizing the global economy alongside improvements in efficiency and imposing costs on greenhouse-gas emitters, the agency said in a report today. ... Read more about IEA Says Solar May Provide a Third of Global Energy by 2060

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Saudi Arabia to exploit solar energy for desalination plants

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P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR
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JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia intends to depend heavily on solar energy to operate desalination plants instead of oil and gas as part of its efforts to make use of alternative and renewable energy sources.

Water and Electricity Minister Abdullah Al-Hussayen has disclosed plans to set up a new solar-powered desalination plant within 18 months. ... Read more about Saudi Arabia to exploit solar energy for desalination plants

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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
The 3rd Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit USA is the number one networking
and knowledge centre for the industry. Following our blockbuster events in San
Diego and Seville last year, the biggest and best companies in the community
will come together at the most infl uential CPV-focused event in the world. ... Read more about CPV World Map 2011

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“New York’s identity is its skyline. By making our buildings greener and greater, New York is saving money, creating jobs, and reducing carbon emissions.” –Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York

“New York’s identity is its skyline. By making our buildings greener and greater
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New York City’s Clean Revolution has been led by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and his detailed and comprehensive sustainability plan, called PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York. PlaNYC’s most important initiative has been to take on a comprehensive approach to reducing energy consumption in existing buildings, leveraging the fact that New York City has control over its own construction and energy codes. ... Read more about “New York’s identity is its skyline. By making our buildings greener and greater, New York is saving money, creating jobs, and reducing carbon emissions.” –Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York

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Wind, Water, and Solar Power for the World

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Mark Delucchi
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We don’t need nuclear power, coal, or biofuels. We can get 100 percent of our energy from wind, water, and solar (WWS) power. And we can do it today—efficiently, reliably, safely, sustainably, and economically.

We can get to this WWS world by simply building a lot of new systems for the production, transmission, and use of energy. One scenario that Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobson and I developed, projecting to 2030, includes:

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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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MIT Showcases New Way of Turning Sun's Heat into Electricity

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David Chandler, MIT
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"Very radical" concept could be a game-changer for the solar industry.

Cambridge, MA, USA -- MIT researchers and their collaborators have come up with an unusual, high performance and possibly less expensive way of turning the sun's heat into electricity. ... Read more about MIT Showcases New Way of Turning Sun's Heat into Electricity

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U.S. Solar Market Blooms, Challenges Remain

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Ucilia Wang
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March 10, 2011   

Federal lawmakers are fight over budget and programs that would hamper the U.S. solar market, so any numbers to show the solar industry's contribution to the economy will help. So here comes a report released Thursday by the Solar Energy Industries Association that showed the U.S. solar market grew 67 percent to reach $6 billion in 2010 from $3.6 billion in 2009. ... Read more about U.S. Solar Market Blooms, Challenges Remain

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