Renewable energy development requires strong government incentives

Growth of US Renewable Energy and Government Policy

Renewable sources of power production are growing, but they are very far from being able to meet America’s energy needs. The US spends roughly $1 trillion each year, or 10% of gross domestic product, on the fuel needed to power its economy. An Environment America report, called The High Cost of Fossil Fuels, predicts that by 2030, the US could spend as much as $1.7 trillion a…

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The Japanese Government’s Support for Environmental Technology

Japan illustrates the important role governments can play in support of the green economy. In Japan, the government has sought the involvement of science and business in a collective effort to address environmental challenges. With help of government, Japan has contributed to the national economy while reducing pollutants. Rather than focusing on punitive restrictions and costly regulations, Japan has emphasized changes in behaviour…

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World governments make effort to reduce their carbon emissions

Governments around the World are Acting to Reduce their Footprints

The sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP16) in Cancun is the latest UN effort to get the international efforts to reduce global warming and climate change on political and community agendas. Although COP16 is not expected to produce a binding agreement, many governments have adopted initiatives to diminish their environmental impacts and carbon footprint. Understand the international efforts to reduce global warming European Union (EU) The EU’s commitment…

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Special Report: German Energy and Climate Policy – A Head Start

The first in an installment reporting on a recent trip sponsored by the German Foreign Ministry to show the country’s energy and climate policy.