Energy Saving

Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

Paris, FRANCE — Caribbean leaders yesterday announced the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first “climate-smart zone” in the region, which is still reeling from the unprecedented devastation wrought by recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. Supported by funding and resources from the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the World Bank Group and the [...]

By | 2017-12-18T16:27:57+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Solar Schools Are Better Schools

Hot off the presses, a new report released today by SEIA, The Solar Foundation, and Generation 180 shows vast growth in solar on K-12 schools in the United States. Solar capacity on our country’s schools has nearly doubled since the last version of this report in 2014, with 5,489 K-12 schools now powered by solar, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:23:39+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

Energy efficiency and conservation a priority, says Dr Wheatley

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, addresses the signing of a US$15-million loan agreement between the Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the implementation of the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP). The signing took place on November 23 at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in [...]

By | 2017-11-27T15:33:08+00:00 November 27th, 2017|

456 MW request will help New Mexico utility become coal-free

The Public Service Company of New Mexico is asking for project proposals, including renewables and battery storage, designed to help reach its coal-free goal by 2031. Public Service Company of New Mexico It’s an ambitious, audacious goal. In its 20-year 2017 Integrated Resource Plan submitted to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC)earlier this year, Public Service [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:56:32+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Energy Watch Group: 100% renewable electricity is both feasible and cost effective

A joint study by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology and Energy Watch Group presented on the sidelines of the COP23 talks in Bonn demonstrates that a global transition to 100% renewable electricity could be achieved by 2050, and would be more cost effective than the current electricity system. Longi Solar The study, ‘Global Energy System [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:52:03+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Accelerated Action on Energy Needed to Implement Paris

UN CLIMATE CHANGE PRESS RELEASE / 10 NOV, 2017 Bonn, Germany, 10 Nov 2017 – Leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Friday at Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to announce a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean [...]

By | 2017-11-10T17:39:35+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Green Groups Criticise EU Emissions Trading Deal

Environmental campaigners on Thursday slammed a proposal to reform the European Union's emissions trading system, saying it undermines international efforts to curb climate change. The European Commission said the preliminary agreement between the EU Parliament and member states will strengthen the bloc's emissions trading system after 2020 and would put the bloc on track to [...]

By | 2017-11-10T17:21:49+00:00 November 10th, 2017|

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years. Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:39:09+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Tipping Point For Natural Gas: Huge Project Canceled in California

So … that was fast. US natural gas stakeholders barely had time to congratulate themselves for pushing coal out of the power generation market, and it looks like karma is already getting the last laugh. Low-cost renewable energy is beginning to nudge natural gas aside. In the most recent and striking development, California’s massive 262-megawatt [...]

By | 2017-10-25T18:14:40+00:00 October 25th, 2017|