- Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ?Real? 20 Percent
Prime Minister Tony Abbott?s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia?s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.
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- The Next Revolution: Discarding Dangerous Fossil Fuel Accounting Practices
The green revolution and, in particular, renewable energy products such as solar power, wind turbines, geothermal and algae-based fuels are not waiting for viable technology ? it already exists in many forms. What they are waiting for is a massive sea change in our antiquated financial accounting systems.
- The 51st State: What?s Your Ideal Energy Market?
Imagine a place where there is no electricity market. No rules, no policies, no market. A clean slate. This is what the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) calls the 51st State, a new initiative to get people to think outside the box when it comes to utility design and infrastructure.
- New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fracking Moratorium ? And Clean ...
Last month, NRDC engaged a nationally recognized opinion research firm to conduct polling in New York State to evaluate public attitudes about fracking and clean energy. Importantly, this is the first statewide poll in at least two years ? and perhaps ever ? to directly ask residents their views of the now six-year-old de facto moratorium on fracking.
- European Commission Studies Renewable Costs
New analysis commissioned by the European Commission concludes that renewables such as onshore wind and solar PV are close to that of conventional technologies like coal, gas and nuclear in terms of costs and subsidy levels.
- UK Green Bank Set to Draw Offshore Wind Investors to $1.6 Billion Fund
The U.K. Green Investment Bank is set to tie up the first investments in a $1.6 billion fund by the end of March, part of Britain?s push to cement its dominance in offshore wind power.
- Canada's $7 Billion Hydro-Dam Project Wins Environmental Approval
British Columbia?s C$7.9 billion ($7 billion) Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River won environmental approval, paving the way for final decision later this year.
- Putin Strengthening China-Russia Ties for Renewable Energy Development
China has encroached so strongly into Russia this year ? a shift meant mainly to mollify the U.S. impact on the countries? economic interests and the world stage ? that the dominance made even prominent Russians fearful of the Asian giant.
- Germany?s Clean Electricity Costs Decline for First Time
German electricity consumers will for the first time see a drop in the fee added to their bills to fund renewables, a boost for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has pledged to curb the cost for voters.
- We Can Do Better: The Unintended Consequences of EPA?s ?Clean Power Plan?
Most people agree that it is time to seriously reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). EPA is actually required by law to reduce power and industrial GHG emissions in the U.S., and they certainly deserve an ?E? for effort so far. But effort without good outcomes doesn?t really count. Sadly, the EPA?s rule as proposed would create unin
- Norway Approves First Direct Electricity Link to Germany
Norway approved the construction of the first direct electricity cable to Germany and granted a license for a link to the U.K. to aid power trading between the nations.
- Latin America Report: 7 Renewable Energy Stories Worth Reading
The renewable energy market is fast-paced and growing with each passing day. It?s hard to keep up with every industry announcement and insight, so we decided to highlight interesting developments that took place during the past few weeks, and some valuable insights that are worth revisiting.