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  • Miliband sets strategic direction for overhaul of energy system

    Faster and fairer planning decisions on new energy infrastructure were a step closer as Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Miliband laid before Parliament draft texts setting out the national need for a low carbon secure energy mix. He also set out an ambitious new policy for the transition to clean coal. The draft National Policy Statements (NPSs) published today are a crucial part of reforms that ...


  • Clean Energy Trends 2010

    Two weeks ago, Clean Edge launched its annual Clean Energy Trends 2010 report. Since then, it has received extensive media coverage. In general the report notes that 2009 will go down as one of the worst years in economic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clean energy for all: a global challenge

    This week, key leaders from the policy, industry, government, NGO, banking, and civil society sectors are gathering in the Philippines for the 7th annual Asian Clean Energy Forum (ACEF). The event, organized by the Asian Development Bank and USAID, aims to foster discussions about how to scale up clean energy initiatives ...

  • BC to fund clean energy projects

    The Government of British Columbia has announced funding allocations for a diverse array of clean energy technology development applications under the Province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The ICE funding will be used to lever investments totalling nearly $80 million. The $25 million in funding was announced by newly appointed Technology, Trade and Economic Development ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • European union clean energy policy

    The European Union has adopted a highly ambitious target of decarbonizing power generation and other key industrial sectors, in addition to 67% cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport and up to 91% in reductions within the residential sector by 2050. To accomplish these goals, the EU embarked on a strategy of developing a holistic view of energy, transport, and efficiency - a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Clean Energy Boom Powers Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - Texans like to say that everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to wind power, they're right. Texas boasts the world’s largest wind farm - FPL Energy’s 735 megawatt, MW, Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center - and also the world's second largest wind farm - the 505 MW Sweetwater project owned by Babcock & Brown & Catamount Energy, both ...

  • Shifting global investments to clean energy

    When President Barack Obama announced the country's first national climate strategy, many people wondered what it would mean across the nation. Yet, the strategy may carry even more significant implications overseas. The plan restricts U.S. government funding for most international coal projects. This policy could significantly affect energy producers and public and private investors around the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Direct Energy: Hot Weather Tips for Small Business Customers

    Record Setting Temperatures Put Strain on Heating GridWhat Can Small Businesses Do to Help?PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- The first heat wave of the summer has arrived and is blasting Pennsylvania with hot, humid air. This can leave many small business owners wondering what they can do. There are several adjustments that small business owners can employ to immediately ...


  • Direct Energy Named a Best Corporate Citizen by Corporate Knights Magazine

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- Direct Energy, a leading integrated energy company with Canadian head offices based in Toronto, was named for the second consecutive year to the Corporate Knights magazine annual ranking as a Top Foreign Corporate Citizen in Canada 2010. This is the second national corporate responsibility accolade Direct Energy has received in 2010. Direct Energy ...


  • Direct energy named a best corporate citizen by corporate knights magazine

    Direct Energy, a leading integrated energy company with Canadian head offices based in Toronto, was named for the second consecutive year to the Corporate Knights magazine annual ranking as a Top Foreign Corporate Citizen in Canada 2010. This is the second national corporate responsibility accolade Direct Energy has received in 2010. Direct Energy was also named to the Maclean"s ...

  • GE, Clean Line join forces for America’s largest clean energy project

    Clean Line Energy Partners and General Electric (GE) have announced a collaboration in the development of the nation’s largest clean energy infrastructure project, a massive 720-mile electric transmission line that will deliver wind energy from the Oklahoma Panhandle to homes in Arkansas, Tennessee, and other states in the Southeast. The Plains and Eastern Clean Line will be the first ...

  • Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

    Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes. The aerospace company and the utility, Puget Sound Energy, said the plan will move the Renton factory near Seattle toward an all-renewable energy mix. Boeing Co. says it will offset electricity from coal and other fuels by ...


    By Associated Press

  • $263 billion in global clean energy investment - report

    Global clean energy finance and investment grew to $263 billion in 2011, a 6.5 percent increase over the previous year with the Americas region registering a 21 percent increase in clean energy investment for a total $63.1 billion, according to new research released by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Investment in the region was led by the United States, which experienced a 42 percent ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada is awash with clean geothermal energy resources

    Canada has enormous geothermal energy resources that could supply the country with a renewable and clean source of power even though currently Canada has no geothermal electrical production. This is one of the key findings of an encyclopaedic 300-plus page report released by the Geological Survey of Canada and a team of leading scientists in the field of geothermal energy earlier this year. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Nexterra - Delivering clean energy in global markets

    Nexterra Systems Corp. (www.nexterra.ca), the University of British Columbia (www.ubc.ca) and GE (www.ge.com) today celebrated the successful completion of an energy-from-renewable-waste combined heat and power (CHP) system located at UBC's Vancouver campus. This is North America's first commercial ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Promote your clean energy capabilities worldwide

    Untitled Document Two International Energy Agency (IEA) programmes now provide you with unique opportunities to promote your energy efficient, renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation ...

  • IEA releases first clean energy progress report

    The International Energy Agency on Wednesday released its first Clean Energy Progress Report, which assesses global deployment of clean energy technologies and provides recommendations to countries on future action and spending. The report was presented on 6 April in Abu Dhabi at the second Clean Energy Ministerial meeting. The report finds that while impressive progress has been made in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Will clean energy lead to the next generation of Asian Tigers?

    Renewable energy has the potential to transform Asian society, but only if its leaders can take it to the next level. This piece originally appeared in the Jakarta Post. The West created the automobile, led the space race, and ...

  • Energy Department announces technical assistance opportunity for tribal clean energy deployment

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched today the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) initiative aimed at advancing clean energy generation in Indian Country and providing federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate clean energy project deployment. This effort furthers the Administration and Department’s ...


    By US Department of Energy

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