On the heels of the administration’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, President Barack Obama today announced an array of executive actions and public and private sector commitments to increase solar installations and energy efficiency improvements, strengthen energy efficiency standards, and bolster the solar industry workforce. The actions and pledges that Obama laid out will deploy enough solar energy to power nearly 130,000 homes, cut carbon emissions by the equivalent of taking 80 million cars off the road and save businesses $26 billion on their energy bills, the White House said in a statement.
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This week at the Abu Dhabi Ascent meeting in the UAE, renewable energy company Masdar, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), announced that it will sponsor the region’s first solar electric car competition to take place in the United Arab Emirates next January.
In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges, India needs to shift to non-polluting sources of energy.
Engineers at Peru’s Universidad de Ingeniería & Technología (UTEC ) have designed and constructed a billboard that’s capable of removing dangerous particulates from the air.
Masdar Chairman Dr. Ahmed Al Jaber said, “Seawater desalination is an energy intensive process that if left unchecked will become unsustainable over time. We must innovate and discover commercially viable solutions to meet our long-terms water needs.”
The opening speeches at the high-level U.N. meeting on climate change at Abu Dhabi Ascent on Sunday constituted a rallying call to world leaders; a declaration that it’s time to stop talking and start taking action.
El Hierro, the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is set to become the world’s first land mass to be fully energy self-sufficient, when an 11.5 megawatt wind farm goes online late next month.
Energy is set to be a key global concern for the foreseeable future—and to continue to be an important focus for impact and sustainable investors. In this post, the second in a two-part series on the new energy landscape, Marta Maretich highlights further growth areas for energy investment.
SolarCoin offers an added reward that can increase the number of solar electricity systems built. As solar expands as a source of electricity, the price of a solar system in dollar terms goes down, further accelerating investment.
This is the second post in a two-part series examining how Michigan cities are adopting sustainable energy efficiency platforms to recover from the economic downturn. In this installment, Dr. Haris Alibašić of the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability looks at efficiency strategies in Holland, Ann Arbor and beyond.
New research has added fuel to the debate about energy use and climate change. It’s more urgent than ever for impact and sustainable investors to put their capital where it will make a difference. In this article, we chart the new landscape of energy investing and provide insights into where to look for the best, most impactful places to place your capital.
In a two-part series, Haris Alibašić, director of the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability, provides case studies of sustainable energy platforms utilized by Michigan local governments. In the first post, he focuses on his home city of Grand Rapids.
Cities today are in danger of choking in smog. They may only make up 2 percent of the world’s surface area, but they account for up to 70 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, and rising urban populations make matters worse. Are smart cities the solution?