Secretive funding network channelled millions to stop state governments moving towards renewable energy Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent The Guardian guardian.co.uk, Friday 15 February 2013 12.12 GMT The trusts, Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, served as the bankers of the conservative movement over the past decade, have funded a campaign against windfarms. Photograph: Alex Garcia/Getty
Rising electricity prices have little to do with renewable energy Electricity prices are going to go up no matter what source of energy we choose to use. Colin McConnell / Toronto Star This display from a protest last month sums up the mistaken perception that renewable energy costs are out of control (April 3, 2012).
By Jeff Spross on Feb 10, 2013 at 10:00 am Think Progress Climate Progress According to the latest research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, electricity from wind power can now be supplied more cheaply in Australia than power from either coal or natural gas — and solar and other forms of renewable energy aren’t far behind. Older coal-fired power
After Fukushima, is nuclear energy still the best way to fight climate change? —By Keith Kloor Energy, Environment, The Climate Desk Mother Jones | Tue Jan. 15, 2013 3:18 PM PST A nuclear power plant in Dukovany, Czech Republic. Petr.adamek/Wikipedia This story first appeared on the Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Deskcollaboration. James Hansen, NASA’s top climate scientist, is
By Kenneth Bossong, SUN DAY Campaign January 17, 201 Renewable Energy World Washington DC – According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) accounted for 49.10% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed in the twelve months
Released: Jan. 10, 2013 Media contact: Tim Weis Tim Weis, director of renewable energy and efficiency policy at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to Ontario’s announcement that it will phase out its existing coal plants by 2013, one year earlier than expected: “In announcing the closure of Lambton and Nanticoke, by
By Ed King RTCC The Middle East is on its way to becoming a global hub for energy efficiency and renewable technology, one of the region’s green pioneers has told RTCC. Nawal Al-Hosany is Director of Sustainability at Masdar in Abu Dhabi, the world’s first zero-carbon city and also a research institution, clean-tech investment portfolio
Two Thirds Of The World’s Top Corporations Have Set Emissions Reduction Targets Or Renewable Energy Goals
By Stephen Lacey on Dec 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm Walmart is a leading corporate investor in solar. Last year, $260 billion was invested in clean energy globally, marking the one trillionth dollar put into the sector since 2004 and the first time that clean energy saw more investment than fossil fuels. As a new report shows, much of
iisd 5 December 2012: The UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved draft resolution A/C.2/67/L.52 on “Promotion of new and renewable sources of energy” on 5 December 2012, in New York, US. The draft declares the decade 2014-2024 to be the “United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All” to promote
Ed Davey confirms UK will deliver £1.5bn pledged Fast Start finance by end of December 2012 By Jessica Shankleman and Jane Burston businessgreen.com As United Nations negotiators this week wrangle over the best way to deliver $100bn of climate finance by 2020, the UK has announced how it will spend £150m of funding
BlueGreenCanada.ca We know that many Canadians are tired of watching more than a billion dollars of taxpayer money handed over to oil companies every year in the form of federal oil and gas subsidies. That’s why we asked what would happen if the $1.3 billion in federal oil and gas subsidies were instead invested
November 15, 2012 Photo: Stephan Röhl (CC). This past summer, just over a year after the Fukishima nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011, Japan implemented legislation designed to drive rapid adoption of solar, wind, and other renewable-energy sources. A recent report estimates that in just two months, the feed-in-tariff policy has already unleashed more than $2 billion of solar investment.
Published on Thursday November 22, 2012 Andrew Livingstone Staff Reporter Toronto Star If the federal government invested the $1.3 billion it gives the oil and gas industry annually in subsidies into clean energy, the cash injection would create nearly 20,000 new jobs across Canada, according to a report by an organization of unions and environmental
Reuters | Posted: 11/20/2012 1:59 am EST Updated: 11/20/2012 10:27 am EST By David Fogarty SINGAPORE, Nov 20 (Reuters) – A coalition of the world’s largest investors called on governments on Tuesday to ramp up action on climate change and boost clean-energy investment or risk trillions of dollars in investments and disruption to economies. In an open letter, the
By Dr. Cathy Vakiland Dr. Eric Notebaert November 21, 2012 This December, Quebec will shut down its only nuclear reactor, Gentilly-2, while Ontario looks to spend billions to resuscitate the aging Darlington nuclear station. Like Quebec, we should divert those billions into renewable, healthier energy sources. There are many reasons for phasing out nuclear