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Why Solar Isn’t Enough

March 30th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

By Vic Shao  The past few weeks of sunny weather have been paying off, literally, for California’s solar companies. On March [&hellip


Great German Success

February 28th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Another great post by Karl-Friedrich Lenz, reposted from the Lenz Blog (image added): The final numbers for Germany’s performance under the Kyoto [&hellip


Kyoto Protocol Extended

December 8th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

  Via one of our friends, the big news of the day is that the Kyoto Protocol is being extended (full [&hellip


Post-Durban, Vestas Ends 2011 With Over 6 GW of Orders

January 1st, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer

Countries like the Ukraine, Poland, Pakistan, and Brazil have not previously been required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Last month at Durban, that changed. Orders from nations like these boosted year-end wind turbine business at Danish wind giant Vestas. The company ended 2011 with a total 6.2 GW of orders, and said that late orders coming in will be included in its annual report due early February, which are expected to take the total over 6.5 GW. The flurry of orders came a month after international climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, delivered a surprise stipulation that every nation has agreed to, to share binding, international cuts in greenhouse gas emissions within just 8 years.


China and India Ineligible for Carbon Capture Funding?

December 30th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

China, India, Ghana, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and South Africa may be eliminated as eligible countries for Clean Mechanism Development (CDM) funding for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CSS) projects in new negotiations following the Durban climate talks


Was the Kyoto Protocol a Success or Failure?

December 29th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

Almost 15 years ago, the world gathered in Japan to negotiate the Kyoto Protcol, a landmark international treaty to limit greenhouse gases. As the expiration date of the world’s first carbon cutting treaty draws closer, energyNOW! asks – was Kyoto a success or a failure


2% of Global GDP Invested in 10 Sectors — Result: A ‘Green Global Economy’

November 18th, 2011 | by Andrew

Directing "just 2 percent of global GDP into 10 key sectors would kick-start" the global transition to a more sustainable, 'Green Economy,' according to a UN Environmental Program report. All the elements to enact a transition to a "low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive global economic model" are here now, and businesses and governments are already promoting and fostering greater investments in 10 key sectors UNEP has singled out: agriculture, energy, buildings, water, forestry, fisheries, manufacturing, waste, tourism and transport



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