Cuba Seeks To Expand Role Of Renewable Energy

Cuba Seeks To Expand Role Of Renewable Energy

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 25 2016 – The government of Cuba and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are holding a workshop on approaches to operating and planning electricity systems with higher shares of variable renewable energy in the island nation of Cuba. Taking place in Havana from the 24th to 26th of August, with the support of the German Government’s International Climate Initiative, the three-day workshop is the first of its kind in the country and will facilitate the exchange of knowledge between Cuban technical experts and international planners and…

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MGM Resorts International Rolls Out Solar Powered Mobile Device Charging Solution: The ZON “Powersol”

MGM Resorts International Rolls Out Solar Powered Mobile Device Charging Solution: The ZON “Powersol”

– Powersol is a solar powered, mobile device charging station, ensuring guests can charge up devices conveniently, sustainably, and quickly at MGM properties – MGM rolls Powersol out at iconic properties Aria Resort & Casino, Bellagio & MGM Grand – Powersol is made in the USA, women founded and women managed. LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Resorts International has begun its rollout of Powersol, demonstrating that MGM continues to lead the hospitality industry by adopting relevant tech amenities and working with ground breaking companies like ZON. Powersol’s solar…

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Citizens Advice welcomes fresh Aberdeen City Council attempt to tackle fuel poverty

Citizens Advice welcomes fresh Aberdeen City Council attempt to tackle fuel poverty

Council takes step to ensure city’s long term energy needs amid a series of shocks in North Sea Oil market ABERDEEN City Council (ACC) has agreed to set up its own Energy Services Company (ESCo) in efforts to manage all of the city’s energy use, deployment and development. The ESCo plans to be an “arms length” organisation completely owned by the council but operating outside of its usual structures, and it will also be given a remit to expand and develop the energy-related services of the city in the future. A working…

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Removing barriers key to climate targets

Removing barriers key to climate targets

The World Energy Council (WEC) reports that the COP21 energy objectives could be met if national governments reduce barriers for the trade and investment of environmental goods. The 2016 Energy Perspective report leads to suggestions that the Paris Agreement, reached in December 2015, could be ratified by the end of this year. The COP21 Agreement establishes a global action plan to help avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. The WEC report includes expert analysis from 28 countries, exploring how an open, global trade and…

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Wind farms final piece in 100% by 2020 plan

Wind farms final piece in 100% by 2020 plan

The ACT has secured the final renewable energy needed to meet our 100% target by 2020, following two successful additional wind farm bids to power the territory. Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Simon Corbell, today announced that the wind farms will share in 200MW of large feed-in tariff grants offered under the Next Generation Renewables reverse auction process. “The winning projects are the Crookwell 2 wind farm in local NSW and the third stage of the Hornsdale Wind farm in South Australia,” Mr Corbell said. “It is with…

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Energy access: new solutions to an old challenge

Energy access: new solutions to an old challenge

Today marks World Humanitarian Day, a day to remind ourselves of the difficulty faced by people around the world. But it’s also a day to celebrate the efforts of people trying to alleviate that suffering. Access to reliable energy is a key enabler in allowing people to overcome many of these difficulties, such as accessing clean water, healthcare, security, transport and communication. I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, a place like many others in the world, with an electricity grid where supply doesn’t quite reach demand. So there was a…

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Ukrainian crisis can be solved – with an Energiewende

Ukrainian crisis can be solved – with an Energiewende

A Ukrainian Energiewende could go a long way to resolving the current geopolitical crisis around the country, writes Oleg Savitsky of the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine in a new report for the Succow Stiftung. According to Savitsky, it would reduce Ukraine’s dependence on Russian gas and uranium as well as on coal from the breakaway regions, while at the same time reducing pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and the risk of a nuclear disaster. It would also help to combat corruption and usher in economic growth and a more equitable society….

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Great Wind Energy Deals Are Swaying Major Players

Great Wind Energy Deals Are Swaying Major Players

In search of low-cost, fixed-rate electricity, great wind energy deals are swaying Fortune 500 companies and other major players to throw their money “into the wind.” Signing contracts for over 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, big brands, high-tech companies, and other non-utility customers represented 52 percent of wind energy generating capacity in 2015. Great wind energy deals are swaying major players. Credit: Energy.gov via AWEA.org An Emerging Class of High-Class Wind Customers Representing big name brands, big box operations, and high-tech firms, corporate buyers include the Google Energy, Amazon Web…

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How can SA get on the solar-coaster ride?

How can SA get on the solar-coaster ride?

NEW YORK – It’s been referred to as the solar-coaster, the massive growth in thegreen economy sector in the United States. According to the Solar Energies Industries Association (SEIA), one in every three new jobs is a solar job. This year the US has reached a landmark of 1 million solar rooftop installations. “The growth of our industry has really been astonishing,” says Dan Whitten, Vice President of Communications at SEIA. With South Africa’s abundant natural resources for renewable energy, is the same kind of growth possible? Whitten says absolutely….

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Holland Energy Park Earns Envision® Platinum Award

Holland Energy Park Earns Envision® Platinum Award

Holland Energy Park recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision Platinum award recognizing the sustainability of public infrastructure. Holland Energy Park is the first-in-the-county base load power generating plant to receive an Envision rating. The Holland Board of Public Works created the Holland Energy Park to be a reliable power resource for the Holland community that is socially, economically and environmentally responsible. “Our community set out to make the Holland Energy Park a benchmark for sustainable infrastructure development,” said Dave Koster, general manager of the Holland Board of…

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