clean energy

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, IRENA, clean energy, renewables, renewable energy, Japan, Korea, fossil fuels, Leon Kaye

Doubling Renewable Energy Output Worldwide Could Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up…
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2015 in Review: The Sustainability Mega-Trends Driving Business Success

There was much to be pessimistic about in 2015, but this year gave additional confirmation that the green economic revolution is real and…
Coal, clean energy, climate change, COP21, Leon Kaye, renewables, China, Japan, India

Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…
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San Diego’s Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 20 years

San Diego wants to be clean -- 100 percent clean energy, to be exact -- in just 20 years, under an ambitious plan…
off grid solar power Africa

Low-Cost Solar Replaces Expensive, Dirty, Dangerous Kerosene in Africa

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson promotes petroleum as the only solution to "energy poverty" in developing nations, but affordable solar power is on the…
San Jose, The Climate Group, CDP, COP21, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye, Japan, low carbon economy

The Who’s Who in the Low-Carbon Economy

A new report issued by CDP and the Climate Group reveals that many companies and governments are already preparing for a low-carbon economy.
Volvo, National Mining Association, Greenpeace, Leon Kaye, climate change, COP21, Clean Power Plan, clean energy

Volvo Leaves Mining Lobbying Group Over Climate Change Policy

Volvo announced last week that it is leaving the National Mining Association over the lobbying group's opposition to President Barack Obama's Clean Power…
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A Change of Tides for Sustainability

Held yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the World Climate Summit and the subsequent award ceremony held by Sustainia offered a…
Texas renewable energy (COP21 Paris)

From Oil Patch to Renewable Energy King, Texas Shows COP21 How It’s Done

Texas makes a great case for a strong outcome at the COP21 Paris climate talks, despite the antipathy of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz…
Carbon Tracker, COP21, Leon Kaye, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, low carbon economy, clean energy

Firms Could Lose $2 Trillion on Unneeded Fossil Fuel Projects

The think-tank Carbon Tracker issued a report suggesting that, in the long run, energy companies investing in long-term fossil fuel projects may be…
Press conference at COP21 announcing recored $3.4 trillion in fossil fuel divestment commitments

Record $3.4 Trillion Committed to Fossil Fuel Divestment

The economic risk and moral imperative of fossil fuel divestment gains historic momentum at COP21.
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Report: Boost Renewables, Halve Emissions

Achieving a 36 percent share of renewable energy by 2030 would provide half of the emissions reductions needed to keep temperature rise to…
Climatescope clean energy report

Clean Energy Shocker: Emerging Economies Invest More Than Wealthier Nations

Clean-energy investment by emerging economies has surged past wealthier nations, spelling more trouble for the fossil fuel industry.
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First Solar Road Surpasses Expectations

Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the…
wind energy transmission jobs

New Wind Project Shows Why Rejecting Keystone Was the Obvious Choice

A massive new wind energy transmission line has passed a major permit milestone, bringing Oklahoma and other states closer to thousands of new…