Renewable Energy for a Clean, Healthy World

Public anger, Shell is not too big to fall

Public anger: never too big to fall

At present, we don’t have to burn fossils fuels anymore. We have all these renewable energy resources that will supply more than enough energy for current and future energy demands. Read More

Dubai Plans $7.3 Billion Renewable Energy Tenders

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has announced a comprehensive plan to significantly increase investment in renewable energy projects.

Announcing its annual budget, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) stated that it will float tenders worth Dh 27 billion (US$7.35 billion) to set up renewable energy projects. The projects are expected to be commissioned through the independent power producers model.

The Authority did not give any details for the likely renewable energy projects that will be pursued. However, among the largest tenders would be for the next phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar power park.

The first large phase of the solar park, with 200 MW capacity, is being constructed by ACWA Power-led consortium. Another tender for 800 MW capacity has attracted interest from global project developers, and the winner of this phase is expected to be announced soon.

DEWA plans to increase the total capacity of the solar park to 3 GW by 2030, so a number of tenders are expected to be issued. The Authority is expected to develop other renewable energy and clean energy projects.

Dubai has set a target to increase the share of renewable energy in its total energy mix to 7% by 2020. The medium-term and long-term targets for renewable energy share are 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050.

Smart Grid – Position Paper University of Denmark

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different technologies can be used for micro-CHP, including stirling engines, rankine engines, internal combustion engines, and fuel cells.

Fuel cell based micro CHP units in homes and commercial buildings can help the electricity grid assimilate more renewables according to the Technical University of Denmark.

Scientists published a report explaining the need to create a market for electricity services to draw new technologies such as micro CHP into wider use and accelerate the cost reduction needed for general consumer uptake. Read More

G20 Summit: India and Saudi Arabia rejected world climate ambitions

Climate change, CO2 emission

An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions

The final declaration of the G20 summit in Antalya (Turkey) seems to be not an great start for the next climate summit in Paris. Especially India and Saudi Arabia will not cooperate. To limit the rise in global temperature to below two degrees Celsius, all countries must reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

India and Saudi Arabia have rejected an ambitious climate agreement at the next summit in Paris.

Even after twenty hours of negotiations, both countries refused to agree a passage which included periodic monitoring of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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IKEA plans to invest 1.5 billion euro in Climate Change

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IKEA wants to produce at least 70% of the energy by 2016 and wants to increase it to full energy independence by 2020.

The next five years furniture giant IKEA will spend 1.5 billion euros (1,7 billion USD) to the development of renewable energy and other measures to help tackle climate change

  • 500 million euros (565 million USD) will be given to develop wind energy
  • Another investment of 100 million (112 million USD) will be spend for further development of solar energy
  • People in regions that are hardest hit by global warming will receive 400 million euros (450 million USD)

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Wastewater is valuable

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Valuable residuals are recovered from wastewater. Such as phosphorus and cellulose from wastewater and iron and calcium carbonate residuals from drinking water.

In several regions in Europe, waste water is recycled with renewable energy as a result.

Also valuable residuals are recovered, such as phosphorus and cellulose from wastewater and iron and calcium carbonate residuals from drinking water. 

This is done by using innovative concepts for (alternative) water supply, wastewater treatment and recovery of resources.  Read More

Zero deforestation by 2020

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Deforestation with total loss of the Amazon – 2012

The Amazon is at great risk due to climate change and human-driven industrial development, including dams, mining, agribusiness and fossil fuel extraction.

The results of a 30-year study show that it is actually losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Read More

Netherlands Leading Role in EU Energy Market?

Smart Grid, Renewables, Hydro, Wind, Geothermal, Nuclear, Solar, CCS, Biomass Power, electricity

Sun, wind and wave-powered: Europe unites to build renewable energy ‘supergrid’

Building on its strengths, the Netherlands, has an unique position to play a pivotal role in the Europe Energy market.

Why? Because of its physical infrastructure, geographical location, its strong business acumen and scientific strengths.

The University Delft has made a model for the Netherlands, how to take the leading role in the European Energy Market.

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More renewable energy and reduce costs

Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity

Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity

Much has changed over the last ten years or so since the renewable power boom began. At the start of the boom, renewable power costs were very expensive and high quality developers were hard to find. Nowadays good core development expertise is available and capital costs have dropped dramatically. Read More

Could the World be 100% Solar?

Could the World be 100% Solar?

40 minutes sun transmission to solar power can fulfill all human energy demands for a year

40 minutes sun transmission to solar power can fulfill all human energy demands for a year

The amount of solar energy that hits just 1 square mile of this planet over the course of a year, is equal to 4 million barrels of oil. 

The energy that hits the Earth in 40 minutes can fuel all of humanity’s energy needs for a year.

If more than a quarter of the electricity is generated directly by the sun, it will reduce the emission of 6 billion tons of CO2! That’s more than the entire emission of the U.S. in 2014.

So it should be possible to run this world 100% green power. Why not take a change?

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Renewable energy has overtaken nuclear in Scotland

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Wave power machine powers 1400 homes in Scotland

Scotland is changing towards renewables. Renewable energy is getting bigger than nuclear power in the green country.
Records show renewables generated 32% more electricity than any other single source. Read More

America Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014

Climate change, CO2 emission

An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions

This Renewable Energy Policy Report 2014 presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in North and South America namely the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

It also presents the major renewable policy frameworks in place in some of the major states in the US and Canada.

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Mini-grids for Rural Electrification?

solar and utility/on grid electricity hybrid system charge controller/ regulator for street lamp

solar and utility/on grid electricity hybrid system charge controller/ regulator for street lamp

In general terms, grid extensión is recommended only where it is the most cost-effective solution; mini-grids should be implemented at village scale where the cost of grid extension is not affordable; and stand-alone systems are suitable for remote areas with very low demand potential and scattered loads. Read More

The sun will be the world’s leading power in 2050

Solar Power, Renewable energy, China, CO2

China leads the global PV market, followed by Japan and the United States

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that solar energy is growing fast. Mainly due to the technological developments and the announced policy on CO2. As a result, the share of solar energy (renewable energy) may be greater in 2050 than any of the shares of fossil energy, wind power and nuclear energy. More than a quarter of the electricity will be Sun Power in 2050. Especially by an increasing amout of solar panels installed by consumers and industries. Read More

Wind Technology Edge

Wind Power, new energy, sustainable climate solutions

Extol winds is amongst the first to achieve the stringent GL-2010 guidelines for it 1 MW ‘Ex-55’ model.

With the Climate Summit in our agenda, it’s great to sea that so many companies worldwide are involved in new energy technology. This is such a great company: Extol Wind. Extol is a leading manufacturer of megawatt wind turbine. With proprietary technology and integrated manufacturing, Extol is fast emerging as global company. 

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How does Natural Resources Conservation fit into to delivery of the SD model to the masses?

Sustainable world integrated SD Model

Sustainable solutions involve all: people, planet, profit.

Would applying 8 sustainability criteria as summarizes in three pillars look something like this for housing? 

UN Agencies have promoted at the Rio+20 summit areas and practices as models for sustainable development such as Biosphere Reserves.

Before discussing the SDG we should get a clearer idea about what it means to be a model including ‘best practices’. 

 


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Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change?

 

Climate change, CO2 emission

An atlas of pollution: the world in carbon dioxide emissions

As heads of state from David Cameron to Barack Obama meet in New York for a UN climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon, expectations are high for bold commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Read More