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China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

by Associated Press  (May 25, 2015)

BEIJING (AP) - At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market. A closer look indicates otherwise: The scrolling list rotates the same dozen or so trades, all from last year. The lights from the Beijing Environment Exchange - one of seven pilot markets in China for ...

We’re headed to Paris. But where did we come from?

by Ensia  (May 20, 2015)

A look at past UN climate negotiations offers valuable context for this year’s pivotal talks. 2015 is shaping up to be a pivotal year with respect to climate change as growing concern about impacts converges with a critical stage in the decades-long process of shaping an international agreement to change our trajectory. To help us all ...

Clean-Energy Innovation Essential to meeting Climate Goals – IEA Report

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 4, 2015)

A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency says as it released its flagship energy technology report. The report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 (ETP 2015), shows that despite a few recent success stories, clean-energy progress is falling well short ...

US plant shutdowns, grid focus drive storage growth: Greensmith CEO

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (May 4, 2015)

Power plant closures and hiking transmission costs are driving up US utilities’ investment in renewable energy storage, John Jung, CEO of Greensmith, an energy storage services firm, told Wind Energy Update. Some 60 GW of US coal-fired capacity is set to close between 2012 and 2020, according to the EIA. Nuclear plant lifespans will end and ...

Renewable, local power options expand

by Triplepundit  (May 15, 2015)

It makes no economic sense to run more than one set of wires from electric power generators to homes and businesses. That’s why consumers haven’t had a choice about the source of their electric power – whether it be an investor-owned utility (IOU), municipal utility or electric cooperative. Enabling consumers to choose between ...

Climbing the Solar Energy Ladder – New approach for energy-starved rural poor

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 12, 2015)

Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to electricity. Many of these people rely on unhealthy polluting kerosene lamps for nighttime lighting. Those with access to electricity in the developing world often rely on coal- or diesel-based grid power. ...

How Much Does It Cost For Solar Panels to Make a Difference to Utility Bills

by Solarpanelsxpert  (May 6, 2015)

The how much does it cost for solar panels has become a popular refrain quickly. Thanks to the rapidly developing internet technology, the social media has brought about heightened awareness for a cleaner, carbon free environment. The good news is that household across the country can do their little bit in this most important endeavor. The solar ...

Solar: Meeting Nairobi's Energy Needs the Renewable Way

by Efficient Environmental Technologies Ltd  (Apr. 17, 2015)

It is no surprise for Nairobi residents, and many other African cities, to experience constant blackouts caused by inefficient grid systems and unreliable power sources from the utility companies. The conventional solution has been to install petroleum based electric generators to kick in during such incidents. However, the amount of energy that ...

Best Solar Panel Companies Entrust Work To Qualified Supervisors

by Solarpanelsxpert  (Apr. 24, 2015)

The companies that install solar panels have increased in recent times. Homeowners can get information on everything they need to know about their home electricity consumption. The professional experts from solar power companies specialized in providing guidelines for making home with clean solar energy reliant. The professional companies of ...

Renewable power offers immediate economic power solutions for Africa

by Clean Energy Pipeline - VB/Research  (Mar. 16, 2015)

Much has changed over the last ten years or so since the renewable power boom began. At the start of the boom, renewable power costs were very expensive and high quality developers were hard to find. Many of the European renewable incentive programs, which have been much maligned, are now paying dividends beyond the European continent. Good core ...

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