Archive for the ‘Clean Energy’ Category

SolarAid’s CGI commitment: eradicate kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020.

September 23, 2014 Change for Good, Clean Energy, Climate

SolarAid press release, no url: “At the 10th Annual Clinton Global Initiative, SolarAid commits to build an alliance to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020.”
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Leading companies pledge to transition to 100% renewables.

September 22, 2014 Change for Good, Clean Energy, Climate

Climate Group: “Leading businesses including, IKEA, Swiss Re, BT, Formula E, H&M, KPN, Mars, Nestlé, Philips, Reed Elesvier, J. Safra Sarasin and Yoox, join a powerful group of NGOs and clean energy experts today to announce the launch of a multi-year initiative to encourage major companies to commit to using 100% renewable power.”
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“Heat rises for fossil fuel industry as climate talks gather pace”: FT.

September 22, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Coal, Finance, Gas, Oil

FT: “This is not a comforting week to be an investor in a big oil or coal company. It began with rallies in capital cities around the world, where tens of thousands of people marched to demand more action to fight climate change. It continues with a UN summit in New York on Tuesday, where Barack Obama, the US president, is to join more than 120 national leaders to set out what sort of climate action they plan to take.”
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“Political will is only barrier to 100% renewables.”

September 22, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Commentaries

TheEcologist: “A report published ahead of tomorrow’s UN Climate Summit shows that we can meet all our energy needs from renewables, writes Paul Brown – poor nations and prosperous, tiny islands and great cities, in any part of the globe. And some are doing it already.”
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Climate warning to world leaders: stick to 2C limit or face ‘mayhem’.

September 20, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Coal, Gas, Oil

Observer: “World leaders must commit themselves to holding current rises in global temperatures to 2C. That is the stark message of experts and campaigners in the runup to the United Nations climate summit that will be held in New York later this week.”
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“Toil for oil spells danger for majors.”

September 19, 2014 Clean Energy, Oil

Mark Lewis: a major new report for Kepler Cheuvreux: “Until now, concern over new high-cost oil projects potentially becoming stranded in future has focused on the downside risk to oil prices, a concern that will only increase if oil prices – already down by nearly USD20/bbl since June on demand worries – fall further near term.” (more…)

“US solar and wind start to outshine gas”: FT.

September 18, 2014 Clean Energy, Gas

FT: “Large wind farms and solar plants are now cost-competitive with gas-fired power in many parts of the US even without subsidy, according to Lazard, raising the prospect of a fundamental shift in the country’s energy market.”
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Leading philanthropic foundations can play vital role in UN climate talks.

September 15, 2014 Change for Good, Clean Energy, Climate, Commentaries, Finance

On RTCC: “In the largest and most international declaration ever published by environmentalists, 160 winners of environmental prizes from 46 countries, have today called on the world’s foundations to use their financial power to fight global warming.”
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Environmentalists call on foundations for more climate funding.

September 15, 2014 Change for Good, Clean Energy, Climate, Finance

Washington Examiner: Environmentalists from across the world are pressuring philanthropic foundations that help fund climate change projects to drop their investments in fossil fuels.
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“Sun and wind alter global landscape, leaving utilities behind.”

September 13, 2014 Clean Energy

NYT: “Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.”
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UN’s Green Climate Fund lowers cash target to $10bn.

September 10, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Finance

RTCC: “The UN’s flagship Green Climate Fund has scaled back plans to raise US$ 15 billion by the end of 2014, with a new goal of $10bn.” (more…)

Fuels rush in as energy blackout threat prompts action from National Grid.

September 7, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Oil, Top Ten Signposts to Energy Crisis

Guardian: “The bizarre prospect of Britain being bailed out by ‘diesel generation parks’ is now a reality as an energy supply shortfall nears crisis point.”
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“Fossil fuels are no match for the climate elephant.”

September 1, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Coal, Commentaries, Finance, Gas, Oil
Jeremy Leggett in Recharge magazine: “Evidence of imminent total-system change in energy markets has become clearer in recent months. Let me take five themes in turn: climate change, carbon bubble, shale “surprise”, oil shock and solar revolution.”
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Solar industry set for record shipments of 52 GW in 2014.

August 29, 2014 Clean Energy

Bloomberg: “Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013.”
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Divesting from fossil fuels: “last man out loses”.

August 29, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Coal, Finance, Gas, Oil

REW.com: “A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it does not specifically discuss is that these difficulties could lead to large financial losses for investors who see the difficulty of divesting as a reason to delay.”
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Renewable energy grows at fastest ever rate.

August 28, 2014 Clean Energy

Guardian: “Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world’s electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.”
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“This approach to climate change doesn’t involve Obama or the the Senate.”

August 28, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Coal, Finance, Gas, Oil

Bloomberg: “Forget the Senate, as President Obama is trying to do. Pull the plug on the annual United Nations climate negotiations. Maybe it’s time for investors to save the planet.”
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UBS urges investors to join solar revolution.

August 27, 2014 Clean Energy, Finance

Guardian: “Big power stations in Europe could be redundant within 10-20 years as electric cars, cheaper batteries and new solar technologies transform the way electricity is generated, stored and distributed, say analysts at the world’s largest private bank.”
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Bill Gates: “the poor can’t afford today’s expensive clean energy solutions.”

August 25, 2014 Clean Energy, Coal, Gas, Oil

Bill Gates blog: “Many developing countries are turning to coal and other low-cost fossil fuels to generate the electricity they need for powering homes, industry, and agriculture. Some people in rich countries are telling them to cut back on fossil fuels. I understand the concern: After all, human beings are causing our climate to change, and our use of fossil fuels is a huge reason.”
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Reasons for optimism about prospects for the Paris climate summit.

August 21, 2014 Clean Energy, Climate, Coal, Commentaries, Gas, Oil

BusinessGreen: “BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Champion of the Year, Jeremy Leggett, reveals why there are reasons to be optimistic in the run up to the Paris climate summit.”
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