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How Cheap Oil Is Accelerating Investment In Sustainable Energy

Originally published on Worldwatch Institute. By Philip Killeen An increasingly unprofitable global oil market is driving fuel prices to historic lows and hemorrhaging investment in conventional energy sources. Breaking with tradition, cheap oil no longer foretells disaster for renewable energy companies. On the contrary, disillusioned fossil fuel investors are seeking … [continued]

Solar System Installations Increasing Fast

Originally published on Worldwatch Institute. New analysis by the Worldwatch Institute examines global trends in the solar power sector Washington, D.C.—The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts installed worldwide, the … [continued]

Solar farm in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Image Credit: Marika Shahan / CleanTechnica

Growth Of Global Solar & Wind Energy Continues To Outpace Other Technologies

This post originally published on the Worldwatch Institute website Global use of solar and wind energy continued to grow significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), and the use of wind power increased by 18 percent, to 521 TWh. Although hydropower remains the … [continued]

Philippines Makes 100% Renewable Electricity In 10 Years Plan

This article first appeared on the website of the Worldwatch Institute (slightly different title, and image added). Manila, Philippines—The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, met with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and high-level representatives of the federal and provincial governments of the Philippines yesterday to lay groundwork … [continued]

Renewable Energy Roadmap For Central America — Time To Develop One

In partnership with the INCAE Business School, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and the Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America (EEP), the Worldwatch Institute has published a “roadmap of roadmaps” for renewable energy in Central America. Check out the news below. Washington, D.C.—Nearly 22 percent of the world’s electricity … [continued]

Electricity From Lake Kivu

Reposted from Worldwatch Institute’s Revolt blog: Along the western border of Rwanda, an innovative energy project on Africa’s 2,700 square kilometer Lake Kivu is generating electricity in a region beset by both geochemical and geopolitical instability. Lake Kivu is one of the world’s three known “exploding lakes,” presenting a threat … [continued]

Sustainable Energy Roadmaps Report Shows How Billions Could Get Clean Energy

  By embracing an integrated mix of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and grid technologies, countries can put their energy systems on a more sustainable path while developing economically, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. The report, Sustainable Energy Roadmaps: Guiding the Global Shift to Domestic Renewables, lays out … [continued]