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- Representatives from ten pioneering countries establish Renewables Club
Jun 3, 2013 - Nilima Choudhury - pv-tech.org
Ten of the world's leading renewable energy nations have joined forces to form the 'Renewables Club', an international body aimed at spurring the take up of clean energy in other parts of the globe.
- IEA warns Ireland to invest even more in renewables to meet 40% by 2020 target
Jul 11, 2012 - renewableenergyfocus.com
Ireland must invest even more in renewable technologies, expand grid integration and improve energy efficiency, the International Energy Agency says in a review of Irish energy policies, published today.
- Rio+20: Ban announces more than 100 commitments on sustainable energy
Jun 26, 2012 - un.org
Speaking at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that more than one hundred commitments and actions have been already mobilized in support of the UN’s global sustainable energy initiative.
- Cuba Focuses Efforts on Renewable Energy
Jun 11, 2012 - energycentral.com
Cuba looks forwards to adding a 16.5 percent renewable energy contribution to the country's energy output as a crucial factor for security, sustainability and sovereignty.
- IEA calls for doubling of clean energy spending by 2020
Jun 11, 2012 - Michel Rose - trust.org
Global investments in clean energy need to double by 2020 to avoid missing climate change targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday, calling on governments to spend more on technologies such as carbon storage and solar power.
- Activists Crack China’s Wall of Denial About Air Pollution
Feb 8, 2012 - SHARON LaFRANIERE - nytimes.com
BEIJING — Weary of waiting for the authorities to alert residents to the city’s most pernicious air pollutant, citizen activists last May took matters here into their own hands: they bought their own $4,000 air-quality monitor and posted its daily readings on the Internet.
- Co2 Emissions Said Historic High
Sept. 07, 2011 - upi.com
PARIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Energy-related carbon-dioxide emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, the latest estimates from the International Energy Agency in Paris indicate.
- Carbon War Room releases Livestock Report
Aug 19, 2011 - Guy Pinjuv, Ph.D., Lead Analyst and Matthew Cullinen, Editor - carbonwarroom.com
Over the next decade and beyond, Brazil will rely heavily on the clearing of tropical forests to make way for the expansion of livestock rangeland.
- New Report Warns Against Investments in New or Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
Mar 13, 2011 - ucsusa.org
Replacing Coal Plants with Cheaper, Cleaner, Less Risky Alternatives Would Save Lives and Curb Climate Change Emissions
- Renewable Energy and the Middle East Revolutions
Mar 05, 2011 - Avril David - The CSR
Blog - blogs.forbes.com
As protesters across the Middle East continue their
fight for democracy and liberation, speculators have
drawn attention to the inevitable impact of this
instability and change on the oil and gas sector,
in oil price spikes.
- FERC, DOE Seek Better Grid Integration of Wind and Solar Energy
Dec 06, 2010 - Renewable Energy World
Washington, DC, United States -- Today, the nations regulatory commission, FERC, proposed a reform to its rules that would help integrate renewable energy into the nation's energy mix.
Says US Military Needs to be Petroleum Free
Nov 10, 2010 - Energy Boom
A new report, entitled Fueling the Future Force,
from the Center For a New American Security states
the U.S. military must become oil free by
2040 in order to reduce operational vulnerabilities
and cost, and security risks caused by climate
change as well as dwindling oil reserves.
Prime Ministers Call for Electricity Market Without
Nov 09, 2010 - Energy Central
Nordic prime ministers have added their weight
to the call for further progress toward a Nordic
electricity market free from national borders,
according to a statement reaching here from
Reykjavik on Tuesday.
- Engineers call for
greater focus on renewable energy
Aug 24, 2010 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
- Mohammad Ben Hussein Jordan Times
The Jordan Engineers Association (JEA) on Wednesday
called on the government to promote the use of
alternative sources of energy to meet the rising
demand for electricity.
- World leaders make new call for clean energy commitments
Jan 18, 2010 - Ali Khalil - Google News
World leaders raised a fresh alarm on global warming Monday, urging international action to increase use of clean energy at a four-day forum that opened in the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Investors Representing $13 Trillion Call for Climate Action Now
Jan 14, 2010 - ENS News
New York, January 14, 2010 (ENS) - The world's largest investors today issued a statement calling on the United States and other governments to "act now to catalyze development of a low-carbon economy and to attract the vast amount of private capital necessary for such a transformation."
- Panel wants national energy management strategy
Jan 6, 2010 - Elwin Green - Washington Post
A panel of academic, government and business leaders came together yesterday to urge further collaboration toward a comprehensive national energy management strategy that can exploit the potential savings of increased energy efficiency.
- Local government can play major role in promoting renewable energies
Dec 8, 2009 - renewable energy focus.com
Every city in the world should undertake policy development to support the deployment of renewable energy, recommends a 200-page report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
climate change conference: 'Fourteen days to seal
history's judgment on this generation'
Dec 7, 2009 - The Guardian
This editorial calling for action from world leaders
on climate change is published today by 56 newspapers
around the world in 20 languages
Worldwide Call for Climate Change Action
Dec 7, 2009 - Scientificamerican.com
On the first day of the Copenhagen climate conference,
56 newspapers publishing in 20 languages in 45 countries
publish an unprecedented joint editorial calling
for meaningful action to face the threat posed by
climate change. Steve Mirsky reports. The editorial:
ideas for the future energy
Oct, 2009 - Costco Connection
Ending our reliance on carbon-based fuels.
premier calls for Sino-U.S. cooperation on clean
Oct 21, 2009 - Xinhua
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Wednesday China
and the United States should make joint efforts
to push forward cooperation on clean energy and
climate change in a substantial way.
urges international cooperation, dialogue for "green"
Oct 16, 2009 - Xinhua
Chinese top political advisor Jia Qinglin Friday
called for international cooperation, shared responsibility
and dialogue to promote sustainable development
Oct 13, 2009 - Mark Hertsgaard - The Nation
They say that everyone who finally gets it about
climate change has an "Oh, shit" moment--an instant
when the full scientific implications become clear
and they suddenly realize what a horrifically dangerous
situation humanity has created for itself. Listening
to the speeches, groundbreaking in their way, that
President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao
delivered September 22 at the UN Summit on Climate
Change, I was reminded of my most recent "Oh, shit"
calls for phasing out fossil fuel subsidies to fight
Sep 26, 2009 - The Associated Press
The Group of 20 major developed and emerging economies
called Friday for phasing out "inefficient fossil
fuel subsidies" as a way of combating global warming
following their two-day summit in Pittsburgh.
wants worldwide end of fossil fuel subsidies
Sep 23, 2009 - Seth Borenstein - Seattle Times
President Barack Obama is calling on the world to
end massive government subsidies that encourage
the use of fossil fuels blamed for global warming.
behind on green tech
Aug 3, 2009 - John Doerr and Jeff Immelt - The Washington
America confronts three interrelated crises: an
economic crisis, a climate crisis and an energy
security crisis. We believe there's a fourth: a
competitiveness crisis. This crisis is particularly
evident in America's worldwide standing in the next
great global industry, green technology.
oil supplies are running out fast
Aug 3, 2009 - Steve Connor - The Independent Science
The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch
that could cripple a global economic recovery because
most of the major oil fields in the world have passed
their peak production, a leading energy economist
Gore: Australia can be path-breaking "early
responder" to climate change
Jul 13, 2009 - DESERTEC
Australia can play an influential global role as
a path-breaking, innovative 'early responder' to
climate change, according to Nobel Prize-winning
climate change guru Al Gore.
to call for expanding investment in renewable energy
Jul 2, 2009 - The Associated
Leaders of the Group of Eight advanced countries
will vow to build up policies and expand investment
in the renewable energy field to help solve both
energy security and climate change issues, a draft
Jun, 2009 - Susan Arterian-Chang - IEEE Spectrum
A great deal of money and deep technical expertise
are now in place to get the U.S. transmission system
ready for lots more wind and some more solar. But
radical reform of management and regulation will
also be required.
green economy needs plan to hit potential: study
Jun 11, 2009 - Timothy Gardner - Reuters
NEW YORK - The United States should pass a comprehensive
energy plan to ensure the number of jobs in environmental
fields, such as renewable energy and cutting air
pollution, will keep rising as they did in the decade
to 2007, a Pew report said on Wednesday.
urge G8+5 leaders to speed up low-carbon tech
Jun 11, 2009 - Asia Paulse Data Source
Warning that climate change was taking place "faster
than previously estimated," a group of scientists
from developed and developing countries, including
India, have appealed to world leaders to accelerate
the development and introduction of low carbon technologies
to tackle global warming.
business urged to invest in green economy
Jun 4, 2009 - Xinhua
The African business community must invest in the
green economy if it is to withstand advances in
other parts of the world, an official from the Common
Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
said here on Thursday.
Chu opinion piece in Times of London
May 27, 2009 - U.S. Department of Energy
The Tuesday, May 26, 2009 edition of the Times of
London includes the following opinion piece from
Energy Secretary Steven Chu highlighting President
Obama's commitment to improving America's
energy policy and addressing the global climate
Clinton: Going green is good for economy
May 19, 2009 - JAE-SOON CHANG - The Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea - The world can fight global
warming in a way that makes sense economically,
and the battle can even help countries overcome
the ongoing economic crisis, former President Bill
Clinton said Tuesday.
[R]evolution: A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook
Mar 11, 2009 - German Aerospace Center & European
Renewable Enertgy Council
Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy
Outlook details how the United States can cut greenhouse
gas emissions to the levels we must reach in order
to prevent the worst effects of global warming and
simultaneously build a sustainable economy.
Government must stimulate green revolution
Mar 11, 2009 - McClatchy-Tribune
Regional News - Brandon Loomis The Salt Lake Tribune
America urgently needs a "green revolution," and
it won't be painless, columnist and author Thomas
Friedman told a sold-out crowd at Salt Lake City's
Abravanel Hall on Tuesday night.
leaders urge action on better electricity grid
Feb 23, 2009 - CNN
- They say changes would boost economy, diminish
effects of climate change
- Department of Energy will invest in research,
secretary says at summit
- Clinton says improved infrastructure "is the
key to our job growth"
- Billionaire investor says nation must retrofit
homes and businesses
granddaughter calls for modern electrical grid
Feb 12, 2009 - Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Susan Eisenhower, a noted consultant
on energy matters, said a modern electricity grid
would boost the nation's economy in numerous ways,
just as the Interstate highway system, which was
conceived by her grandfather - President Dwight
D. Eisenhower - changed the country.
Secretary Steven Chu issues dire warning on global
Feb 3, 2009 - Jim Tankersley
WASHINGTON — The Upper Midwest and West could face
water shortages and California's major cities could
be in jeopardy if Americans do not act to slow the
advance of global warming, Energy Secretary and
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu said Tuesday.
Electric Vehicles Must Be Integrated Into Grid
Jan 26, 2009 - Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon
Wellinghoff said Monday regulators and the automobile
industry must integrate electric vehicles into the
national power grid.
calls for green energy economy
Jan 21, 2009 - Barry Massey - The Associated Press
Santa Fe- Gov. Bill Richardson called on the Legislature
Tuesday to look beyond the state's immediate budget
crisis and to push forward with governmental programs,
investments and tax cuts that can help create jobs
for New Mexicans.
Largest Investors Call for ‘Green Recovery’
Jan 26, 2009 - CERES-INCR
Urge Congress to Support Energy Efficiency and
Clean Energy in Economic Stimulus Bill
Washington, D.C.- A group of 44 investors managing
over $1.7 trillion in assets called on Congressional
leaders today to include significant funding for
energy efficiency, clean energy and clean transportation
in the economic stimulus bill being debated this
week on Congress.
Obama's Inaugural Speech
Jan 20, 2009
Statements relevant to renewable energy and the
grid are highlighted.
Renewables Plan More Ambitious Than Appears
Jan 12, 2009 - Reuters
LOS ANGELES - President-elect Barack Obama's call
for an ambitious renewable energy plan underscores
just how bad things have gotten for makers of solar
panels and wind turbines.
Energy Agenda Supported by Coastal Mayors, Industrial
Leaders, Academics and Environmentalists
Coalition Praises Obama Transition Team for Attention
to Ocean Renewable Energy Issues
Dec 22, 2008 - Environmental Defense Fund
Ocean energy has the potential to create tens of
thousands of jobs in the United States and generate
as much as 10 percent of the nation’s demand for
electricity, the equivalent of all hydroelectric
energy in the U.S. today. This good news comes from
a growing and diverse coalition who recently presented
a roadmap for harnessing the power of the ocean
to transition teams from the incoming Obama administration.
The document details how to fix the confusing –
and sometimes contradictory - array of federal regulations
that now govern the industry.
Policy Priorities for the New Administration
December, 2008 - Solar Energy Industries Association
Solar Energy Fuels Domestic Job Growth: A Blueprint
for Job Creation and Economic Security The current
economic crisis requires the United States government
to make strategic investments in industries that
will improve our economy. At the same time, our
nation has an opportunity to invest in industries
that foster our energy independence, improve our
security and reduce our greatest environmental risk
- global warming. Increasing the use of solar energy
will provide a clean, reliable and domestic source
of energy while creating millions of new jobs. Solar
is not only the cleanest technology, but solar produces
more jobs per megawatt (MW) of installed capacity
than any other source of energy.
Panel Calls for Aggressive Action to Address Climate
Nov 13, 2008 - The Presidential Climate Action Project
The Presidential Climate Action Project today released
its long-awaited plan for revitalizing the nation's
economy, protecting the environment and enhancing
national security through bold climate action.
urges quicker transfer of green technology to poorer
Nov. 7, 2008 - The Associated Pres
U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer said Friday it is
essential that industrialized countries speed up
the transfer of clean energy technology to poorer
ones to help tackle global warming.
Report: America's Economic Future Must Be Built
On a Foundation Of Clean Energy
Nov 11, 2008 - Environment America
Washington, DC - As President-elect Obama and a
new Congress prepare to meet today's economic and
environment challenges, Environment America released
a report that lays out a blueprint for how we can
power America for the 21st century, protecting our
environment while revitalizing our economy.
Gore group urges Obama to create U.S. power grid
Nov 6, 2008 - Deborah Zabarenko - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Gore's Alliance for Climate
Protection has some environmental advice for the
incoming Obama administration: focus on energy efficiency
and renewable resources, and create a unified U.S.
Launches Green Economy Initiative
Oct 30, 2008 - UNEP - insnet.org
Mobilizing and re-focusing the global economy towards
investments in clean technologies and 'natural'
infrastructure such as forests and soils is the
best bet for real growth, combating climate change
and triggering an employment boom in the 21st century.
Oct 1, 2008 - Dan Reicher, Director, Climate Change
and Energy Initiatives, and Jeffery Greenblatt,
Climate and Energy Technology Manager, Google.org
Right now the U.S. has a very real opportunity to
transform our economy from one running on fossil
fuels to one largely based on clean energy. We are
developing the technologies and know-how to accomplish
this. We can build whole new industries and create
millions of new jobs. We can reduce energy costs,
both at the gas pump and at home. We can improve
our national security. And we can put a big dent
in climate change. With strong leadership we could
be moving forward on an aggressive but realistic
timeline and an approach that balances costs with
real economic gains.
Gore speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in
September 2008 - Matthew Knight - CNN
Former vice president and environmental campaigner
Al Gore has urged young people to protest against
new coal-fired power plants that don't use carbon
capture and storage technology.
call for curbing coal burning
Sep 16, 2008 - UPI
U.S. scientists say they've determined curbing carbon
dioxide emissions from coal might avert climate
CEO Eric Schmidt offers energy plan
Sep 9, 2008 - Matt Nauman - San Jose Mercury News
- McClatchy-Tribune Regional News
Calif. - Move over, Al Gore. Step aside, T. Boone
Pickens. Google's Eric Schmidt has an energy plan
he says will solve many of America's problems.
on Competitiveness to Release 100-Day Energy Action
Plan for America
Sep 3, 2008 - Market Wire
On September 9, the Council on Competitiveness will
release a 100-Day Energy Action Plan to guide the
next Administration and Congress toward a comprehensive
energy strategy. The Council -- comprised of corporate
CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders --
has developed a plan that offers solutions to provide
affordable energy for businesses and individuals,
retain and create quality domestic jobs, and protect
leaders: Make renewable energy cheaper
Aug 19, 2008 - Oskar Garcia -The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - Representatives from corporate giants
Google Inc. and General Electric Co. said Tuesday
that transitioning the United States to renewable
energy on a large scale would be possible - if renewable
energy were cheaper.
oilman T. Boone Pickens: Clear path for wind power
Jul 22, 2008 - Daily News-Money
WASHINGTON - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens asked
Congress on Tuesday to "clear the path" for his
plan to boost use of wind and natural gas for U.S.
Carbon-free electricity in 10 years doable
Jul 17, 2008 - Dina Cappiello - The Associated Press
Former Vice President Al Gore called Thursday for
a "man on the moon" effort to switch all of the
nation's electricity production to wind, solar and
other carbon-free sources within 10 years, a goal
that he said would solve global warming as well
as economic and natural security crises caused by
dependence on fossil fuels.
Threat to the Planet - Implications for Energy Policy
(ppt) or (pdf)
to President Fukuda
Jul 4, 2008 - Jim Hansen - United Nations University,
1. Knowledge Gap Between - What is Understood (science)
- What is Known (public/policymakers) 2. Planetary
Emergency - Climate Inertia - Warming in Pipeline
- Tipping Points - Could Lose Control 3. Good News
& Bad News - Safe Level of CO2 < 350 ppm - Multiple
Benefits of Solution
Later, Climatologist Renews His Call for Action
Jun 23, 2008 - Andrew Rivkin - New York Times
Twenty years ago Monday, James E. Hansen, a climate
scientist at NASA, shook Washington and the world
by telling a sweating crowd at a Senate hearing
during a stifling heat wave that he was "99 percent"
certain that humans were already warming the climate.
Next President's First Task [A Manifesto]
May 2008 - Robert F. Kennedy Jr - Vanity Fair
There are a number of things the new president should
immediately do to hasten the approaching boom in
energy innovation. A carbon cap-and-trade system
designed to put downward pressure on carbon emissions
is quite simply a no-brainer. There's a second thing
the next president should do, and it would be a
strategic masterstroke: push to revamp the nation's
antiquated high-voltage power-transmission system
so that it can deliver solar, wind, geothermal,
and other renewable energy across the country.
says country must end oil industry tax breaks
Jan 8, 2008 - Mark Hollis - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
PALM BEACH GARDENS - U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney said
Monday that Congress should take another stab this
year at ending billions of dollars in oil-industry
tax breaks and use the subsidies to fund research
on renewable fuels.
From Around The World Lay Out Groundbreaking Global
Framework To Fight Climate Change
Feb 20, 2007 - Press Release - GROCC
Air France, Alcoa, Allianz, Bayer, Citigroup, DuPont,
Eni, Eskom, FPL Group, General Electric, Ricoh,
Vattenfall and Volvo are among more than 90
companies and organizations who have endorsed a
bold framework for clean energy, climate change
Renewable Energy in U.S. Can Solve Global Warming
Jan 24, 2007 - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The alternative scenario in this report, which urgently
calls for new policy and standards, corrects the
record on nukes and coal.
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