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Peru, South American Nations Turn to Reverse Auctions to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development

May 31st, 2012 | by Andrew

Peru and other governments in South America, including Brazil and Uruguay's, are making headway as they strive to develop renewable energy resources that reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental degradation while at the same time boosting economic activity and jobs growth. In doing so, they're turning to reverse auctions, as opposed to Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) or other incentives, as a market-based mechanism to foster growth of renewable energy capacity.


Perspectives on the Geothermal Energy Association Showcase in DC

May 29th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

The fourth annual GEA International Geothermal Energy Showcase concluded Wednesday, May 23, in Washington DC. The conference featured countries and projects in 6 different regions of the world: Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Turkey, Latin America, the Caribbean, and East Africa. Presentations by corporate and country leaders, for many of the projects, were very similar, but a few had unique challenges. Ultimately, what started out with policy, charts, and graphs ended up with a human face and concerns in Nevis and East Africa. The showcase was well-organized, resulting in a virtually flawless program.


Japanese Retail Investors Fund ADB Clean Energy Projects

May 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

There are signs that there's healthy demand on the part of retail and professional private sector investors, particularly in Japan, in helping finance the transition to clean, renewable energy. Through Nomura International, the Asian Development Bank last week sold a second, $339 issue of Clean Energy bonds in various foreign currencies to Japanese retail investors


Hawaii Residents Raise Serious Concerns about PGV, Geothermal Energy’s Clean Energy Credentials

April 28th, 2012 | by Andrew

Open venting of geothermal gases and liquids rife with toxic chemicals and heavy metals, poor environmental monitoring, control and reporting, lax oversight and a particularly troubling, even seemingly nonchalant disregard for residents' repeated requests to local government and state authorities to investigate their concerns and claims are just some of the issues raised by residents living near the Puna Geothermal Venture


Clapping with One Hand: IEA Applauds Clean, Renewable Energy Progress, Urges Energy Officials to Move Faster

April 27th, 2012 | by Andrew

Applauding the progress being made in developing and deploying renewable energy and clean technologies, the International Energy Agency (IEA), in its latest annual report, also says that they are not being deployed fast enough. Presented to energy ministers, secretaries and members of leading private and public sector renewable energy and clean tech organizations at the 3rd Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in London, the IEA, in its "Tracking Clean Energy Progress" report, highlights rapidly growing use of renewable energy and clean technologies in nations around the world, concluding, however, that progress isn't fast enough to meet international targets for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, mitigating climate change and thereby providing a secure energy system



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