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Energy giant’s bleak outlook is 25% rise in CO2

by Climate News Network  (Feb. 24, 2015)

It may come as a shock, as governments ponder how to tackle climate change, to learn that the world is moving rapidly in the wrong direction. But BP, one of the world’s six biggest oil and gas companies, says it thinks that, on present trends, emissions of CO2 will be 25% greater within two decades than they are today. The prediction ...

EWEA welcomes Energy Union proposal for post-2020 renewables directive

by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)  (Feb. 25, 2015)

The Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic plans to put forward a Renewable Energy Package as soon as next year to guarantee that the 2030 climate and energy targets are met cost-effectively. Thomas Becker, CEO of EWEA, welcomed this initiative and said a new directive for beyond 2020 shows that renewables will have a central role to play ...

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

by Associated Press  (Feb. 24, 2015)

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in the ...

Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility Receives First ISI Envision® Sustainable Infrastructure Award in Canada

by American Public Works Association  (Feb. 26, 2015)

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today that the Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, located in Ontario on the shoreline of Lake Huron, earned the Envision® sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Platinum award. This project is the first ISI Envision verification in Canada, and first wastewater ...

Energy Department, Arizona Utilities Announce Transmission Infrastructure Project Energization

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 12, 2015)

Today, the Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) and a group of Arizona utilities celebrated the energizing of a new transmission infrastructure project that will serve the state’s growing electrical energy needs, attract renewable energy development to the area, and strengthen the transmission system in ...

Abengoa Yield announces Second Asset Dropdown from Abengoa

by Abengoa  (Feb. 9, 2015)

Abengoa Yield plc (NASDAQ: ABY, “Abengoa Yield”), the sustainable total return company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted assets in the energy and environment sectors, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Abengoa, S.A. (“Abengoa”) to dropdown a second set of assets for a total ...

Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Inspire Collegiate Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 11, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced $2.5 million in available funding for the Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP), which aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs. This funding opportunity will support the commercialization of promising technologies for sectors such as solar and wind that reduce carbon pollution and ...

Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency

by US Department of Energy  (Feb. 25, 2015)

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides ...

Speech at the Europe-Canada Energy Summit

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 18, 2014)

I want to start by extending a warm welcome to all our visitors from Canada especially my Ministerial colleague, Bob Hamilton. UK-Canada Relationship There exists an enduring partnership between our countries. Our common history, tradition of parliamentary democracy, shared values, and partnership on global issues bind us together. Energy ...

Abengoa and the US firm EIG Global Energy Partners sign an agreement to jointly invest in the development of Abengoa`s projects under construction.

by Abengoa  (Jan. 6, 2015)

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, and the energy and infrastructure investor EIG Global Energy Partners (“EIG”) have entered into a non-binding agreement with the objective of jointly investing in a ...

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