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3 Reasons for Hope for Hopenhagen

Thanksgiving weekend brought a historic turning point for human civilization when President Obama was able to get the Chinese to offer 40% cuts in carbon “intensity” at least, prior to the climate summit at Copenhagen.

The leaders of the two nations jointly responsible for almost half of the world’s carbon emissions were able to announce that they would be joining the rest of the world in agreeing to cuts in carbon emissions. That in turn led to India jumping aboard ship, too, with a 20% offer. None of the three had agreed to the original Kyoto Accord.

US and China Ink Cleaner-Coal Tech Transfer

GE and coal power plant operator Shenhua Group are among three pairs of companies who have inked deals to create joint ventures to build cleaner coal technology plants in China. [social_buttons] The $150 million joint venture will be shared between the two biggest carbon emitters in the world under a … [continued]

Developing Residential Solar Installation Monitor

[social_buttons] A partnership between two companies will develop a home energy monitoring device for residential solar power installations. Two startups – Tendril Networks, known for its home energy monitoring technology and Fat Spaniel technologies, a solar panel monitoring company – make up the partnership. The purpose of the partnership is … [continued]

7 African Countries to Get Utility-Scale Solar?

California-based eSolar has just announced that it is expanding into southern Africa now. It has partnered with Johannesburg-based Clean Energy Solutions (CES) to create “eSolarSA” which will sell its concentrating solar power technology throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The Sub-Saharan region eSolar is entering contains seven countries, including South Africa, Namibia, and … [continued]

Energy Efficiency Versus Renewables: The Great Green Debate

With the recent surge in money going towards renewable energy research and implementation, many people are forgetting a key factor in reducing our impact on the environment, energy efficiency. Focusing on retrofitting existing buildings with energy efficient upgrades first is key to combating climate change. It not only saves energy it improves the viability of renewable energy generation.