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China’s solar ambition: how the country is pushing for fossil-free

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) recently released its annual plan of solar installation for 2015, encouragingly aiming for 17.8 GW. If it reaches its goal, it would be able to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 2.9 million US households – all through clean, renewable energy. This ambitious move is also not easy […]

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Let Latin America’s clean energy revolution begin!

The Latin American and Caribbean has one of the richest sources of natural renewable energy in the world. It boasts enormous potential for non-conventional renewable energy. In fact, it is estimated that if the region exploited just a tiny fraction of its non-hydro renewable capability, it could meet the energy demands of the region’s growing […]

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Energy access, development and decarbonisation

One of my operating theories about the benefit of the UN is not that it is brilliantly efficient at creating international treaties (sorry to burst your bubble on that one) but rather the opposite – the long, slow grind of thousands of negotiators meeting regularly to hash through minutiae is the world’s biggest intercultural exchange […]

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How the IPCC report sealed the deal for energy security

Energy security is seriously important to human societies – not just for resource sufficiency reasons, but also for economic competitiveness, sovereignty of supply and integrity of energy provisioning. The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that climate change presents increasing risks and vulnerabilities to energy production and delivery… and […]

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Solar PV power in harmony with nature – new report says land requirements are insignificant

Abu Dhabi, UAE  –  A new report released on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit here today, shows that even if all electricity is to be generated through renewable energy (RE) sources, and with solar photovoltaics (PV) alone,  it would  take up only an insignificant amount of total land area, contrary to common […]

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India recognizes organizations contributing towards addressing climate change with Climate Solver Awards

New Delhi: While political will to tackle climate change is still weak, the will of creative and energetic entrepreneurs working in the field of climate innovation is on the increase. WWF is encouraging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are developing innovative technologies and processes which can contribute to fighting climate change. WWF’s Climate Solvers programme […]

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renewable energy

WWF: Enabling environment vital to ensure scaling up of renewable energy worldwide

138 countries have set renewable energy targets, but implementation challenges remain Gland, Switzerland – Challenges in scaling up implementation of renewable energy must be addressed if the target of 100% sustainable renewables by 2050¹ is to be achieved. In a new report, Meeting Renewable Energy Targets: Global Lessons From The Road To Implementation (released 25 […]

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