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Renewable Energy

22 posts
Renewables and the Recession NEW
Letters from Europe 3 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The growth of renewables slowed in the North and CO2 emissions dropped, but China (and the rest of Asia) managed to compensate for both. Read more over at Future Challenges.
European Renewable Sector under Pressure NEW
Eberhard Rhein 3 Years, 5 Months, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
For the last 10 ten years European wind and solar industries have scored nothing but victories. The demand for renewable energy was steadily rising, helped be generous feed-in tariffs, allowing them to widen production capacities, improve technology,...
EU and USA must wake up to the competition from Chinese solar and wind industries NEW
Eberhard Rhein 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Within just five years China has established itself as the dominant world manufacturer of solar panels and wind turbines. In 2010, it looks poised to account for about half of global production for what are the key market segments of renewable energi...
Kyrgyzstan: Positive Developments in the Hydro-Energy Sector NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 3 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Amid the ongoing instability in southern Kyrgyzstan, and the possibility of renewed violence as the October 10 parliamentary elections approach, the country’s hydro-energy sector shows signs of gradual recovery. The interim government might be...
Renewable energy centre for West Africa opens in Cape Verde NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
A new regional centre to help develop the renewable energy potential for West Africa opened yesterday in Cape Verde, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which is supporting the facility, said. ...
"Supergrid" would put South West on the Europe's renewable energy map NEW
Graham Watson 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes ago
Local Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson has called for a Europe-wide energy "Supergrid" that would enable projects like the Wave Hub in Cornwall to export green energy to Europe and beyond. He will travel to London on Friday (2 July) to discuss the...
EU sees solar power imported from Sahara in five years NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 3 Years, 10 Months, 5 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Europe will import its first solar-generated electricity from North Africa within the next five years, European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said in an interview on Sunday. The European Union is backing projects to turn the plentiful sunlig...
GTZ plans to install 15 000 solar power systems in Ethiopia NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
German development agency, GTZ, is planning to install 15 000 solar energy systems per month in Ethiopia, where only less than one percent of the rural population uses solar power because of inadequate investment in the sector. GTZ projects in Ethiop...
The stimulus saved the US wind industry in 2009 NEW
European Tribune 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
The good news just came this morning: the US wind industry shattered all records in...
Existing studies on biofuel sustainability are 'inconsistent' NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 4 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 3 Minutes ago
According to a recent French research, existing studies on the impact of biofuels on greenhouse gas emissions are not sufficiently consistent to serve as a basis for policy making, as percentages of a biofuel's negative or positive impact vary a lot...
European offshore wind industry taking off NEW
European Tribune 4 Years, 3 Months, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
2009 marks the third year of industrialisation and growth for the nascent offshore wind sector,...
The EU needs an extra push to wind power NEW
Eberhard Rhein 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
For the past 10 years the EU has been the undisputed leader of wind power development, first on land and more recently off-shore. Combined, EU countries continue to have more wind-power capacity installed than any other region on earth; but its advan...
Renewable Energies: between Hope and Contradictions : Part II NEW
Babelblogs reviews 5 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Minutes ago
Renewable Energies can also be a business far from the philanthropic or humanist engagements to preserve Planet Earth.
Renew(EU)able sources of energy NEW
Stavros Dimas 5 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 16 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
I have given many speeches that have argued that investments in protecting the environment can create jobs and lead to innovation in the eco-technologies of the future. It is a theme that is echoed in Barack Obama’s calls for a “Green New...
Are windmills beautiful? NEW
Andris Piebalgs 5 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Are windmills beautiful? The answer is easy. Yes, they are. Living in Belgium I have often had the opportunity of admiring the beautiful windmills of the neighbouring Dutch landscape. They have often been a source of inspiration for many painters lik...
Watson - We still have a lot of green energy potential to unlock NEW
Graham Watson 5 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Following the visit to the South West today by EU Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, local Liberal Democrat MEP Graham Watson who accompanied the Commissioner's tour - commented that the region has a lot to be proud of, and the event showed that w...
When energy dreams turn into nightmares: after biofuels, time for CCS? NEW
3E Intelligence 5 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Remember the biofuels fairy tales which in the span of one year turned into one big nightmare when more scientists started to look a little deeper and the media started reporting about its connection to the new food crisis? It looks like the energy i...
Seit 2000 jedes Jahr ein Atomkraftwerk durch Erneuerbare ersetzt NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) berichtet heute im Artikel “Deutsche nutzen mehr Energie” über den steigenden Energieverbrauch im ersten Halbjahr 2008. Zum Ende des Artikels gibt es eine überaus interessante Feststellung, die m...
When we said we'd back renewables, we meant "set back" NEW
European Tribune 5 Years, 9 Months, 17 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The Guardian claims that, shockingly, the UK is busy trying to ensure that EU directives...
Biofuel targets in doubt NEW
Common Agricultural Policy 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The pace at which biofuels are introduced into the UK transport sector should be slowed, according to the 'Gallagher review' from the Government's Renewable Fuels Agency. In the review Professor Gallagher states that 'there is a future for a sustain...
Renewable Energy Strategy NEW
Caroline Lucas 5 Years, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 11 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Just a few hours ago Gordon Brown made his announcement about the government’s long awaited renewable energy strategy. It contains [...]...
EU Biofuels -- Take the Poll NEW
DJ Nozem 5 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Via eurotrib, there's a poll on this Commission page about the EU's biofuels target. That target would be 10% of the fuel mix in 2020. So go on over and give the Commission your view. At 45,000 votes, the balance is 88.4% against.The conditions under...