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Gov. John Kitzhaber releases 10-year energy action plan
Yuxing Zheng - Oregonlive.com - December 17, 2012
"Energy is the issue of our time, both globally and here in Oregon," Kitzhaber said in a press release. "No single issue will have a greater impact on our state's economy, environment and quality of life in the coming decade, and I am committed to pursuing the policy, programs and practices needed to ensure we shape a prosperous and sustainable future."
- Navajos look to invest in grid connection project
March 7, 2012 - cbsnews.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A $1.5 billion effort to link the United States' three major electricity grids has caught the attention of one of the country's largest American Indian tribes as it looks to enter the energy race.
- We can't wait: Obama Administration Announces Steps to Boost the Rural Economy, Promote Job Creation
Feb 21, 2012 - usda.gov
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 – As part of the Obama Administration's "We Can't Wait" efforts to strengthen the economy, create jobs and support business growth, Administration officials announced three significant actions to expand the government's purchase of biobased products, promote regional rural job creation efforts, and develop a rural healthcare workforce, all of which build on the historic investments the Administration has made in rural America over the past three years. Today's announcements are the latest in a series of executive actions the Obama Administration is taking to strengthen the economy and move the country forward because we can't wait for Congress to act.
- World Bank to Help Cities Control Climate Change
Jul 13, 2011 - Alexei Barrionuevo - nytimes.com
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — The World Bank signed an agreement on Wednesday with mayors from 40 of the world’s biggest cities to work on technical and financial assistance for projects to minimize the effects of climate change.
Mar, 2008 - CleanEdge
Amid a challenging economic outlook—plummeting housing
prices, rising foreclosure rates, record-high oil
prices, sinking consumer confidence, looming recession—2007
was another banner year for clean energy, with no
signs of a slowdown in 2008. Solar, wind, biofuels,
geothermal, energy intelligence, hybrid- and all-electric
vehicles, advanced batteries, green buildings, and
other clean-energy-related technologies and markets
provided bright spots in an otherwise sluggish economy.
Energy Continues Rapid Global Growth in 2007
Mar 12, 2008 - EERE Network News
The global use of renewable energy sources continued
its rapid growth in 2007, with 40 gigawatts of new
renewable energy capacity added throughout the world,
according to a new report. That capacity growth,
which includes large hydropower, brings the world's
renewable energy generating capacity to more than
a thousand gigawatts. Excluding large hydropower,
renewable generating capacity grew by 33 gigawatts
to a total of 240 gigawatts, a 16% annual growth
rate. At 95 gigawatts, wind power is the largest
of the newer renewable energy sources, while grid-connected
solar photovoltaic systems increased by 53%, reaching
2007 Global Status Report: Perceptions and Realities
Mar 7, 2008 - Eric Martinot - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In 2007, more than $100 billion was invested in
new renewable energy capacity, manufacturing plants,
and research and development -- a true global milestone.
Yet perceptions lag behind the reality of renewable
energy because change has been so rapid in recent
years. This report captures that reality and provides
an overview of the status of renewable energy worldwide
in 2007. The report covers trends in markets, investments,
industries, policies, and rural (off-grid) renewable
energy. (By design, the report does not provide
analysis, discuss current issues, or forecast the
future.) Many of the trends reflect increasing significance
relative to conventional energy.
Eye Climate Role at UN
Feb 14, 2008 - Associated Press
Hundreds of investors controlling $20 trillion in
capital were set to gather Thursday for talks on
financial risks and opportunities from limiting
carbon emissions that scientists blame for global
warming. The gathering of 480 investors and other
Wall Street types was organized by groups supporting
U.N. efforts such as the U.N. Foundation, Ceres
and the U.N. Fund for International Partnerships.
US, UK To Create A Developing World Clean Energy
Feb 8, 2008 - Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
The governments of the U.S., the U.K. and Japan
are planning to create a multibillion dollar investment
fund to make clean energy technologies affordable
for developing countries, the finance ministers
of those countries wrote in U.K. newspaper the Financial
Did We Reach the Tipping Point?
Jan 7, 2008 - Stephen Lacey - renewableenergyaccess.com
At the beginning of each year, as the renewable
energy industry looks back on its progress over
the previous 12 months, the phrase "tipping point"
always seems to enter the discussion. But how will
we know when renewables have truly hit that tipping
Unit Boosts 2010 Renewable Energy Investing Target
to $6 Billion, Announces Its Largest Wind Deal
Jan 14, 2008 - Business Wire
Reinforcing GE's ecomagination program, GE Energy
Financial Services announced today that it has raised
its 2010 renewable energy investing target by 50
percent to $6 billion, and has just topped $3 billion.
GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE:
GE), crossed the $3 billion mark with its single
highest-value wind deal, a $300 million investment
in wind projects spanning four states.
Forms New Renewables Unit,To Invest EUR1 Billion
Nov 22, 2007 - Dow Jones News
FRANKFURT -(Dow Jones)- RWE AG (RWE.XE) Wednesday
said it will bundle its renewable energy operations
in a new unit from Feb. 1, 2008, amid plans to generate
more than 20% of its power production from renewable
energy sources by 2020, from 5% currently.
to invest E3 billion in Renewables unit by 2010
Aug 1, 2007 - Datamonitor
German utility E.ON has pledged to invest E3 billion
in renewable energy projects by 2010, and has also
announced that it will establish a new business
unit for the specific purpose of expanding the company's
renewable energy activities in the coming years.
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