Renewable energy brushes aside low oil prices with record year of growth


Source: Click Green 31 March 2015
Renewable energy brushes aside low oil prices with record year of growth

Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase after two years of decline.

US set to pledge emissions cuts of up to 28% ahead of global climate treaty


Source: The Guardian 31 March 2015
US set to pledge emissions cuts of up to 28% ahead of global climate treaty

The US will pledge to cut carbon pollution by up to 28%, doubling the pace of current emissions cuts, under a global agreement on climate change.

500 GW for Global Solar Energy in 5 Years, With 30 GW in India


Source: The Energy Collective 31 March 2015
500 GW for Global Solar Energy in 5 Years, With 30 GW in India

According to the researchers at IHS, global solar might hit 500 GW in total installed capacity by 2019.

Collaborating for a Smarter Grid


Source: IBM 31 March 2015
Collaborating for a Smarter Grid

The world has seen significant political and economic change. The global financial crisis has put economic pressure on the energy and...

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UN green climate fund can be spent on coal-fired power generation


Source: BusinessGreen 30 March 2015
UN green climate fund can be spent on coal-fired power generation

The UN fund to help developing countries fight climate change can be spent on coal-fired power plants – the most polluting form of electricity.

Ecotricity raises £70m for renewable energy


Source: Energy Live News 30 March 2015
Ecotricity raises £70m for renewable energy

Ecotricity has secured a £70 million refinancing deal for its renewable energy portfolio, enabling it to build another 60MW of solar and wind power.

Big Data & Analytics: Transforming potential into action - INFOGRAPHIC


Source: IBM 30 March 2015
Big Data & Analytics: Transforming potential into action - INFOGRAPHIC

By leveraging the natural fusion of big data and analytics, successful organizations can better transform unrefined information...

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Pricing Congestion to Invest in Sustainable Transport: Lessons from London


Source: SustainableCities 30 March 2015
Pricing Congestion to Invest in Sustainable Transport: Lessons from London

In 2003, London adopted a program of congestion pricing that now places a roughly $17 (£11.50) daily fee on motor vehicles entering central London.

Australia's climate change policy on course for 'disastrous' 4C warming


Source: The Guardian 30 March 2015
Australia's climate change policy on course for 'disastrous' 4C warming

The government’s just-released discussion paper on emissions reductions has no mention of the global goal to limit warming to 2C.

Wind turbine turns airborne moisture into drinking water


Source: YouTube 27 March 2015 Featured
Wind turbine turns airborne moisture into drinking water

France’s Eole Water has now created a turbine that can condense water in the air and make it safe for drinking. With wind power companies still...

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London and Bristol pledge to slash CO2 emissions by 40 per cent by 2030


Source: BusinessGreen 27 March 2015
London and Bristol pledge to slash CO2 emissions by 40 per cent by 2030

Mayors from 30 European towns and cities, including London and Bristol, have pledged to curb their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent.

London’s proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone gets final go-ahead


Source: Mayor Watch 27 March 2015
London’s proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone gets final go-ahead

Boris Johnson has confirmed that a charging scheme to discourage owners of the most polluting vehicles from driving in the city will come into effect.

Sustainability explained through animation


Source: YouTube 27 March 2015
Sustainability explained through animation

Watch this short animated movie explaining sustainability.

The Secret to Cost Effective Energy Storage


Source: The Energy Collective 27 March 2015
The Secret to Cost Effective Energy Storage

“Battery costs to reach $230 kWh by 2017/18″ the headline reads. Cue – phones running of their hooks with consumers wanting these cheap batteries.

Can I still get solar thermal with a combi boiler?


Source: The Green Age 27 March 2015
Can I still get solar thermal with a combi boiler?

Combi boilers have become increasingly popular in the last 20 years. They are great for smaller properties or those worried about space.

Is a Grid Dominated by Renewable Energy Achievable ‘in Our Lifetime’?


Source: Green Tech Media 26 March 2015
Is a Grid Dominated by Renewable Energy Achievable ‘in Our Lifetime’?

Getting to 70 percent renewable generation is not a technical discussion. “It is mainly a political question,” according to one E.ON exec.

Sunand Prasad: What Do We Mean By Smarter Cities?


Source: YouTube 26 March 2015
Sunand Prasad: What Do We Mean By Smarter Cities?

Cities -- dystopia or the best arena for human flourishing? Will all that is worst in city life dominate the future, or will technology allow us to...

Soon a Texas town will run on 100 percent renewable energy


Source: Popular Science 26 March 2015
Soon a Texas town will run on 100 percent renewable energy

Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun...and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days.

The real villains in Australia's renewables debacle? Three big energy companies


Source: The Guardian 26 March 2015
The real villains in Australia's renewables debacle? Three big energy companies

Extensive ‘advice’ from AGL, Energy Australia and Origin on the Renewable Energy Target has been a disaster – except for the companies’ profits.

Scotland targets bio-refinery growth as first plant opens


Source: BusinessGreen 26 March 2015
Scotland targets bio-refinery growth as first plant opens

Scotland's first bio-refinery has opened with ministers aiming to capitalise on what could be £900m industry by 2025.

Researchers collaborate to prevent faults in offshore wind farm cables


Source: Renewable Energy Focus 25 March 2015
Researchers collaborate to prevent faults in offshore wind farm cables

Glasgow Caledonian University is a partner in a new research project to design a system which detects and prevents high voltage insulation faults.

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