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  • EIB lends EUR 135m for Turkish hydro-power project

    The European Investment Bank, the European Union’s long-term financing arm, is to lend EUR 135 million to support the construction of eight hydroelectric power plants in South East Turkey by Enerjisa Enerji Üretim A.Ş., a 50/50 joint venture between Haci Őmer Sabanci Holding A.Ş and Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts AG. The eight plants with an installed capacity of  ...

  • First emission reduction purchase agreement will boost expansion of hydropower - EIB

    On 18 August 2008, Ani Hydro Corporation OJSC and Stichting Carbon Purchase Intermediary (CPI) signed an emission reduction purchase agreement (ERPA) for the sale and purchase of certified emission reductions to be generated by the Jradzor Small Hydroelectric Project in Akhuryan in western Armenia. Stichting CPI is the special purpose vehicle created to acquire carbon credits for the participants ...

  • Renewable Energy to Power 25 Percent of Electricity in the Americas

    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 report, BNEF 2030 Market Outlook, forecasts that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ontario releases long term energy plan

    The Ontario government has released an updated Long-Term Energy Plan designed to set the course for a clean energy revolution that will create thousands of new jobs in Ontario while cleaning up the air the citizens of Ontario breathe. The government's 20-year energy plan, Building Our Clean Energy Future, calls for essential investments to keep the lights on in homes, businesses, schools and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Alstom reinforces global footprint with two new hydro contracts

    Alstom has signed two new hydro contracts in Portugal and Panama, reconfirming its position as the world leader in hydroelectricity. The company has over a century of acquired know-how and today supplies approximately 25% of global hydropower from an installed base of over 400 GW of turbines and generators all over the world. Alstom Hydro contract helps Portugal increase its share in renewable ...


  • Distributed energy systems and canada`s energy future

    Canada's current power grid was designed to transmit electricity from a power plant often in a remote location to large-scale industrial users and households in large populated areas. This grid was not designed to meet the needs of the growing demands of a digital society or the increased use of renewable power production. Consumers however are increasingly demanding low cost and more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA honors 2014 Green Power Leaders

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented its annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 23 businesses and organizations for their efforts to significantly advance the green power market by using electricity from renewable energy including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and low-impact hydroelectric sources. “By using green power, these businesses and organizations are ...

  • New Zealand rich in renewable energy sources, says government agency

    Renewable energy comes from sources that are replenished as fast as they are used. Examples include energy from the sun (solar), wind, moving water, and plants such as pine forests, which supply firewood. This energy is harnessed to drive generators that produce electric power. Wind and solar energy are sustainable, clean sources of energy that have the potential to make a significant ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • British Columbia power costs to increase

    Gold medals last forever, but Olympic cheer won't withstand an energy upheaval in British Columbia. The Canadian province and its largest city Vancouver just hosted what many are calling the greenest Olympiad ever. With its reputation as a clean, coastal metropolis where quality of life is high, few observers or visitors seemed surprised that Vancouver set up online energy monitoring, made extra ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Special Report: Solar industry polishes its green image

    EurActiv - The solar industry, backed by environmental activists, is promoting solar power for its light impact on biodiversity, highlighting the sector's anxiety to preserve its green image. Virtually no source of energy can claim to have zero impact on biodiversity. Fossils fuels are the obvious worst offenders, as their burning emits gases which contribute to climate change and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely

    A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2 emissions decreasing 13 percent between 2008 and 2012. The findings show that the industry is already shifting toward a combination of increased energy efficiency and lower ...

  • Major Milestones Reached for Renewable Energy Investments

    Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity — one of several important firsts for green energy announced today in a UN-backed report. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016, the 10th edition of UNEP’s annual report, launched today by the Frankfurt ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

    The Energy Department today announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals. As the nation’s largest single user of energy, the federal government is leading by ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • As a land thaws, so do Greenland`s aspirations for independence

    (AXcess News) NUUK, Greenland - Judging by flags alone, you'd never guess that Nuuk is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. All around this humble capital - population 15,000 - one sees the fluttering Greenlandic flag. The Danish one, by contrast, is rarely seen at all. But if some in this largely autonomous Danish territory have their way, it will one day fly in front of a future Danish embassy ...


    By Axcess News

  • Slovak republic - renewable energy sector profile

    Slovakia, a landlocked republic in Central Europe with a population of just 5.5 million people, is experiencing some of the best economic growth in Europe. In 2007, the GDP growth was 8.5%. The intention to introduce the Euro currency in January 2009 is a major driving force behind the fiscal policies. Privatization has been practically completed few years ago, with the result that over 96% of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Department of Energy implementation activities in the case of a lapse of appropriations

    Department of Energy Lapse of Appropriations Plan 1. How many employees are impacted by the DOE plan? Total number of employees at DOE before implementation: 14,883 Total number of employees retained under the plan: 895 excepted personnel and 13 PAS Total number of employees retained under the plan engaged in military, law enforcement, or direct provision of health ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • First urban community energy storage project opens in Toronto

    A consortium led by eCAMION Inc. with Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, the University of Toronto, and Dow Kokam LLC has unveiled the first energy storage system installed directly into an urban community. Located at the Roding Arena and Community Centre in North York, this community energy storage (CES) system will allow Toronto Hydro to monitor this technology, and help validate its ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Endless Energy - New York Style

    A group of University-based researchers have put together a visionary blueprint for converting all of New York State's electricity, transportation, heating, cooling and industry energy infrastructure to one derived entirely from wind, water, and sunlight and electrolytic hydrogen. Under the plan, the state's 2030 all-purpose end-use power would be provided by onshore wind (10%), offshore wind ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dangote Group’s Joseph Makoju, Akon Lighting Africa and the AfDB big winners at West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos

    Joseph Makoju, Honorary Advisor for the Dangote Group, was honoured with the  Lifetime Achievement Regional Award during the sold-out gala dinner at the West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos on Tuesday evening. Akon Lighting Africa scored a double nod of approval from the industry with two awards, namely Best Renewable Energy Project and CSR Initiative of the Year. The ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Several massachusetts citizens receive prestigious regional EPA environmental awards

    Nineteen environmental awards will be given to Massachusetts environmental groups, individuals, businesses, nonprofit and government agencies tomorrow in Boston’s Faneuil Hall as EPA presented its annual Environmental Merit Awards for 2011. In addition, a President’s Environmental Youth Award was given to the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network, which received special ...

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