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REN21, UNEP Reports Highlight Challenges Amid Record Renewable Energy Growth

June 12th, 2012 | by Andrew

The drive to develop and deploy renewable energy worldwide has been no 'blip on the radar screen,' but rather a sustained effort, the cumulative magnitude and effects of which are laid out in two industry standard reference reports released yesterday: the United Nations Environment Programme's "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012" and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century's (REN21) 2012 Renewables Global Status Report


Leveling the Energy Playing Field: Senate Bill to Allow Renewable Energy MLPs

June 8th, 2012 | by Andrew

One of the ways the US federal government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry is by allowing natural gas, oil and coal investors to form Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). These special purpose investment vehicles exempt companies forming them from corporate income taxes. Legislation from Delaware Sen. Christopher Coons seeks to level the playing field by opening MLPs up to renewable energy investors.


More Cleantech News!

June 7th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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40th World Environment Day: Denmark, Scotland Pave the Way to the Green Economy

June 6th, 2012 | by Andrew

Substantial headway in forging a green economy has been made across Europe. While the success of efforts in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic are all noteworthy, Denmark and Scotland stand out when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of our economic activities, whether they originate on the production or consumption side of the ledger.


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.



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