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  • Ontario advised to stay the course on renewable energy plans

    Ontario consumers would see virtually no relief from high electricity prices if the province cancelled its support for renewable energy under the Green Energy Act, according to new research released by the Pembina Institute. In fact, the study indicates that investing in renewable energy today is likely to save Ontario ratepayers money within the next 15 years, as natural gas becomes more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Renewable Energy Awards

    Good evening. I’m delighted to see so many of you here for what promises to be a very interesting night. Before I start, I must mention the venue. It is an inspired choice! Luxury meets low carbon. In 2013 The Savoy won five awards for its commitment to reduce its environmental impacts – reducing energy consumption by an impressive 30% and greenhouse gas ...

  • 2012: A breakthrough for renewable energy?

    In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama declared: “I will not walk away from clean energy.” His words were a sharp rebuttal to critics harping on the Solyndra bankruptcy and others making dire predictions about the downfall of the renewable energy industry. So, who is right? Will 2012 be a breakthrough year for renewable, or will it collapse? Despite ...

  • The future of global renewable energy

    The future of renewable energy is a choice, not a foregone conclusion. That was the main conclusion of the recently released REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report (GFR) report. Produced by REN21 in co-operation with ISEP, the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy of Japan, the REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report presents the range of credible possibilities for the future of renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Successful Project Management for Renewable Energies

    RENAC is expanding its training program for renewable energies through a new, online part-time programme. The autumn sees the start of the three-month short courses "Project Management" and "Investment Appraisal". This English-language programme is being organized together with the Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin and combines management or funding expertise with specialist skills for ...

  • Big boost for renewable energies in Germany

    Germany is well on the way to meeting its goals for consolidating renewable energy sources, according to recent data on the development of renewable energies in 2007 released by the Federal Ministry for the Environment. According to the Renewable Energy Statistics Working Group, the share of renewable energy has reached 14.2% of gross electricity consumption, an increase of a fifth compared to ...

  • US senator promotes renewable energy

    The federal government should set aside large tracts of federal land that are environmentally appropriate for renewable energy production, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada told a renewable energy conference here Tuesday. 'Every time our country has faced a daunting challenge, we have risen to the occasion. That's who we are. That's what we do best,' said Reid. 'And that's what we ...

  • The tough realities of renewable energy businesses

    I just published an 11-page report called The Tough Realities of Renewable Energy Businesses -- Why Investors and Entrepreneurs are Struggling to Profit in Clean Energy - and I offer it freely to anyone wishing to learn from my experiences as a business consultant in this space. In the report, I note that, even though I'm not invited ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A renewable energy technology that gets no respect

    No Silicon Valley venture capitalist has invested in it. Government subsidies for it are skimpy, at best. It lacks clout in Washington. And it's been around forever. Yet it's by far the most popular form of renewable energy used at home, dwarfing the impact of rooftop solar panels and appealing not just to well-to-do greens but to poor people, African-Americans and, we'd bet, climate change ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The right choices for renewable energy standards

    Thomas Edison, the genius behind the generation and distribution of electric power, said that the value of an idea lies in how it is used. Just as Edison suggested, one emerging idea for increasing our country's use of renewable energy could be a success or a failure depending on its use. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders support creation of new green jobs through a national ...

  • Changing the rules for renewable energy in Ontario

    The Ontario government and the Ontario Power Authority have made significant changes to the Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP). Questions remain whether this Is simply a mid-course correction to help make room for smaller projects or whether the Ontario government has completely changed the rules of the game. Either way, the move could potentially hurt several renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BIO Urges EPA and Congress to Stay the Course on the Renewable Fuel Standard

    Jim Greenwood, president & CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today issued the following statement in reaction to a letter sent by 156 Members of the House of Representatives to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, where they urged the EPA to reduce the federal Renewable Fuel Standard: “Some Members of Congress want to ...

  • EI North Eastern branch energy training course

    On behalf of the Energy Institute (EI) and GREENFOODS consortium, Dr Chian Wen Chan organised a 3 day GREENFOODS Energy Training course from 27-29 April. The course looked at energy efficiency and renewable energy across the Food and Drinks (F&D) industry, something which is especially important with the onset of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The trainers ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Provincial Energy Strategy charts course for sustainable prosperity

    Calgary... A long-term action plan for Alberta to achieve clean energy production, wise energy use and sustained economic prosperity was outlined by the Government of Alberta with the release of the Provincial Energy Strategy. "Our strategic approach going forward recognizes that 21st-century energy challenges also represent great opportunities for Alberta," said Energy Minister Mel Knight. "The ...

  • Nigerian professionals boost their know-how in Renewable Energies

    RENAC holds a sell-out training course in Nigeria on behalf of the Energy Commission of Nigeria . Berlin, 10.8.2010 – On behalf of the Energy Commission of Nigeria together with Eauxwell Nigeria Limited, the Berlin-based Renewables Academy last week carried out a renewable energy training seminar in Abuja, Nigeria. Nearly 120 decision-makers and practitioners participated in the seminar. ...

  • Exploring the business opportunities in the renewable energy sector

    “We have learned from the industry that there are many potential role players for the renewable sector yet without a clear strategy they are certain to fail.”  So says Daniel Swanepoel, lead facilitator of the upcoming course in  ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • On-line training accelerates the marketplace for Renewable Energies

    “The world-wide growth in Renewable Energy over the last year has dramatically increased the demand for people that understand these technologies from a business perspective,” says Frederic Pouyot, Vice President of Clean Energy at Willis College of Business and Technology and CEO of GPEKS Constructions Inc. Willis College and GPEKS teamed up four years ago to deliver quality on-line courses ...

  • Spreading renewable energy know-how around the globe

    The Renewables Academy is celebrating its 3rd Birthday. In three years, more than 1,200 course participants from 96 countries have been trained in renewable energy and energy efficiency. PV workshops in Abu Dhabi, Capacity Building for Renewable Energy in Egypt, the expansion of photovoltaic training in Mexico ... The Renewables Academy in Berlin has now been successfully offering its ...

  • New renewable energy development resources for Tribes

    A primary focus of the DOE Office of Indian Energy is to provide Tribes with reliable, accurate, timely information that empowers them to put their energy visions into action. In support of this mission, the Office has released a comprehensive tribal renewable energy development course curriculum and five new publications that provide in-depth guidance on renewable energy development ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Research and Markets: Nanophysics of Solar and Renewable Energy

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dpp65n/nanophysics_of_sol) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Nanophysics of Solar and Renewable Energy" to their offering. This easy accessible textbook provides an overview of solar to electric ...


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