Open Letter From Scientists In Response To Bjorn Lomborg’s Latest Op-Ed

In response to Bjorn Lomborg's latest op-ed in the Wall Street Journal -- one that claimed that the recent report from the US Global Change Research Program on the impact of future climate change on American public health was misleading -- a number of scientists in the relevant fields recently completed and released an in-depth analysis of the op-ed.

 

 

Recycled Instrument Orchestra In Abu Dhabi

As part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016, an orchestra that uses instruments from recycled materials gave a brilliant performance. The orchestra is called Landfill Harmonic and stems from Paraguay. Have a listen to this beautiful music from recycled trash and inspiring youth in the video below.

 

 

Interviewing Dikirani Thaulo About Solarizing Malawi

Dikirani Thaulo is one of many beneficiaries of Masdar’s Zayed Future Energy Prize. He wasn’t a finalist or winner, but one of the schools that did win the prize in recent years set up the Zayed Solar Academy in Malawi, and Dikirani is now a trainer there.

 

 

Greenlight Planet’s Solar Solution For 40 Developing Countries

Greenlight Planet was one of the finalists in the 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) awards competition, which essentially makes it a global winner in my book. The discussions among the ZFEP jury as far as which small or medium-sized business deserved to win the SME prize must have been interesting, as any one of them had right to the award. I spoke with Greenlight Planet’s pppppppp regarding this prize, how competitive it is, what Greenlight Planet aims to achieve, why they created a company rather than a nonprofit in order to bring solar to developing countries, and a bit more. Have a watch:

 

 

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UC Berkeley & Power For All Launch New Partnership

The University of California–Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the global decentralized renewable energy campaign group "Power for All" have come together for the creation of a new project intended to aggregate various types of relevant research.

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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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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

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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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UC Berkeley & Power For All Launch New Partnership

The University of California–Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the global decentralized renewable energy campaign group "Power for All" have come together for the creation of a new project intended to aggregate various types of relevant research.

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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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