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REN21 Global Status Report Details an Extraordinary Year for Renewables

Records were set in new renewable power capacity and investment, while renewable energy investments in developing and emerging economies exceeded those in developed economies for the first time in 2015, according to REN21.

IRENA: RE, Energy Efficiency Would Limit Climate Warming Below 2C Tipping Point

Increasing renewable energy to 36% of global energy production would take global society halfway towards the goal of limiting climate warming to the 2 degrees C tipping point, while energy efficiency improvements would take us the rest of the way there, according to IRENA.

The world can run on 100 percent renewable energy, sooner and cheaper than most think

100 Percent Renewable Energy is Within Reach

There are no technological or economic reasons why we cannot completely replace fossil fuels with renewable sources of energy. In addition to curbing climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy also improves human health. Minimizing climate impacts and reducing health costs would generate trillions of dollars of cumulative savings. The idea that the world can be powered entirely by…

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sustainable energy for all. IRENA promotes roadmap for 30 percent renewable energy

IRENA Launches Roadmap to 30 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030 Project

With Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2013 under way, the International Renewable Energy Agency launched a research project that aims to double renewable energy’s share of the global energy mix by 2030.

Climate change absent in presidential debates

An Abdication of Leadership: Climate Change Absent on the National Political Stage

Despite weeks of cajoling and  demands to insert climate into the discussion during the presidential debates, the final debate ended on Monday with climate clearly absent for the 1st time in 24 years. “Climate change threatens us: the candidates silence threatens to seal our fate,” said Brad Johnson, campaign manager of Climate Science. “President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden,…

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Electrical generating capacity and net output has grown significantly under the Obama administration

Electrical Generation Capacity from Renewable Sources Surges Under Obama

Electrical generation from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal has grown dramatically under the Obama administration says Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign. Bossong cites two new government studies that show a near doubling of non-hydro renewable energy sources contributing to U.S. electrical generation since president Obama took office. The latest issue of the…

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Applied Materials Summer Solstice Solar Survey: Chinese, Indians Want More Solar Faster

That’s one of several encouraging responses from Chinese, Indians, Japanese and Americans who took Applied Materials’ fourth annual solar energy survey. Others: Industry data show that solar will be cost-competitive with conventional fossil fuel-derived electrical power this year, and Chinese and Indians want more solar faster than current government targets.