Report: World Needs To Completely Decarbonize Within 30 Years, Or Climate Change To Be “Significant”

Despite earlier projections, the world needs to almost completely decarbonize within only the next 30-35 years if there is to be any chance to deal with climate change effectively, according to a new report from Climate Council.

 

 

July 2015 Is Hottest On Record; 2015 Set To Surpass 2014 As Hottest On Record

As carbon dioxide continues to be released in truly massive quantities by industrial civilization, so too does the greenhouse effect continue to strengthen -- as evidenced by the most recent global temperature figures from NASA.

 

 

How Bike Share Systems Can Succeed in India: Five Lessons

Bike share systems are being adopted, and have been succeeding, in a number of cities across the globe, in part thanks to the lessons learned over the years from Amsterdam's successful bicycle sharing program, first implemented in 1965.

 

 

Classic ‘66 VW Bus Converted to Fully Solar-Powered EV

This classic VW microbus was converted to an electric vehicle, and with the addition of solar PV panels on the roof, is also completely solar-powered, making it a truly off-grid clean transportation solution.

 

 

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Sonneninvest Sets New Crowdfunding Record For Solar PV Projects

Over a half-million Euros in new funds were recently gathered by Sonneninvest for new solar photovoltaic (PV) projects via a crowdfunding scheme -- setting a new record for solar energy themed crowdfunding campaigns, and bringing the company's total to date up to over a million Euros.

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Our Planet is not doing very well. Desertification, devastating storms, droughts, flooding, loss in biodiversity and many more increasingly worrying environmental / climate change related threats. Why are we not changing this? Do we have the power, the strength to change? Do we care?

 

 

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Does the global Sustainable Energy Transition pace need to accelerate? If yes, how should we acceler

While current energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond retain a dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, simple mathematics indicate that at the current pace of renewable energy investment (~0.3% of global GDP) the energy available to humans at the end of the century will be a small fraction of the current..

 

 

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Carbon Capture and Storage as Part of our Future Energy System

Energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond indicate growing global energy demand and a continued dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, even as utilization of renewable energy sources expands rapidly…

 

 

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How to Sustain Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is entering a period of uncertainty that mirrors the increasing uncertainty about oil prices.  Will increased demand from China and revitalized Western economies maintain oil prices at current levels in the face of increased supply from fracking and possibly from Iran?  If so, government support for renewable energy should remain strong.  If oil prices fall, however, then as in the 1980s many governments may cut their investments in new energy technologies so that alternative energy sources are unavailable when oil prices rise again.  What can we do now to ensure continuing support for renewable energy initiatives in the face of possible short term economic and political pressures?

 

 

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Aug 2015

Sonneninvest Sets New Crowdfunding Record For Solar PV Projects

Over a half-million Euros in new funds were recently gathered by Sonneninvest for new solar photovoltaic (PV) projects via a crowdfunding scheme -- setting a new record for solar energy themed crowdfunding campaigns, and bringing the company's total to date up to over a million Euros.

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Do we really care?

Our Planet is not doing very well. Desertification, devastating storms, droughts, flooding, loss in biodiversity and many more increasingly worrying environmental / climate change related threats. Why are we not changing this? Do we have the power, the strength to change? Do we care?

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Does the global Sustainable Energy Transition pace need to accelerate? If yes, how should we acceler

While current energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond retain a dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, simple mathematics indicate that at the current pace of renewable energy investment (~0.3% of global GDP) the energy available to humans at the end of the century will be a small fraction of the current..

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Carbon Capture and Storage as Part of our Future Energy System

Energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond indicate growing global energy demand and a continued dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, even as utilization of renewable energy sources expands rapidly…

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How to Sustain Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is entering a period of uncertainty that mirrors the increasing uncertainty about oil prices.  Will increased demand from China and revitalized Western economies maintain oil prices at current levels in the face of increased supply from fracking and possibly from Iran?  If so, government support for renewable energy should remain strong.  If oil prices fall, however, then as in the 1980s many governments may cut their investments in new energy technologies so that alternative energy sources are unavailable when oil prices rise again.  What can we do now to ensure continuing support for renewable energy initiatives in the face of possible short term economic and political pressures?

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India SELCO 2011 Case Study UNDP

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