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HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry ...

Climate Action: Commission Uses Polluters` Revenues to Fund Clean Energy Projects Across Europe

by Europa Press Room  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System. This makes the polluters the driving ...

IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals

by IBM  (Jul. 7, 2014)

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that it is deploying the full force of its researchers in laboratories around the world in a 10-year initiative to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens. Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the ...

Renewable Energy to Power 25 Percent of Electricity in the Americas

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 4, 2014)

The next decade and a half will see renewable energy raise its share of electricity generation capacity in the Americas from 7% in 2012, to 28% in 2030 (excluding the contribution of hydroelectric power), while the share of coal-fired capacity falls from 21% to 9%, according to a major report from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The ...

Feds Nix Eagle Penalties For California Wind Farm

by Associated Press  (Jun. 26, 2014)

A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. The Shiloh IV Wind Project LLC, 60 miles east of San Francisco, will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be ...

Jobs in Renewable Energy Expand in Turbulent Process

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 1, 2014)

There may now be as many as 6.5 million direct and indirect jobs in renewable energy, according to updated data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Earlier assessments had put the global estimate at 2.3 million jobs in 2008 (United Nations Environment Programme) and at 5 million jobs in 2012 (International Labour Organization). ...

Trade Talks On $1 Trillion In Environmental Goods

by Associated Press  (Jul. 8, 2014)

Diplomats from the United States, China and the European Union began talks Tuesday with 11 other countries toward a deal that would cut tariffs on almost $1 trillion of environmental goods. The proposed agreement at the World Trade Organization would cover 86 percent of trade in goods such as solar panels and wind turbines for producing ...

European Renewable Energy Investment Set to Surge By 2030 on Back of Nearly $1 Trillion of Investment

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Jul. 1, 2014)

The next decade and a half will see renewable energy raise its share of European electricity generation capacity from 40% in 2012, to 60% in 2030, while the share of fossil-fuel sources such as coal and gas falls from 48% to 27%, according to a major report from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The report, BNEF 2030 Market Outlook, ...

UK capacity market will benefit old coal, not new gas

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The UK government’s new capacity market, which will support electricity generating plants that can be switched on to deal with shortages and so help to prevent black-outs, will prolong the lives of some of the country’s coal fleet. These coal-fired power stations have an average age of 42 years and produce higher carbon emissions per ...

Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on ...

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