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Global Private Investment in Green Tech Totals $7.13 Trillion | P2P Foundation

The Renewable Energy sector is growing as fossil fuel becomes less appealing due to cost parity with renewables, driving evolution to sustainable societies.
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Internet of Energy will change how energy is generated, transported and financed

Internet of Energy will change how energy is generated, transported and financed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Internet of Energy will enable the complex coordination between suppliers and users to facilitate future energy generation, transportation and financing.
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Siward Zomer: Energy Cooperatives Creating a Better Social Economy - Economy, People & Planet 2015

Siward Zomer speaking about energy cooperatives at the conference Economy, People & Planet 2015, organised by Omstilling Nu/Transition Now.

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Secrets of the trade: Insights into Sonnen’s PV-plus-storage energy trading platform

Secrets of the trade: Insights into Sonnen’s PV-plus-storage energy trading platform | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
PV Tech Storage attended the late November launch of sonnenCommunity, a new energy trading platform launched on a limited basis in Germany based on Sonnen’s residential energy storage systems. Andy Colthorpe spoke to two key members of the Sonnen team at the event, CEO Christoph Ostermann and sales director Philip Schröder.
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Switching on to energy democracy

Switching on to energy democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Popular participation, social ideals and ecological sustainability are key attributes of sustainable systems, Claire Fauset writes.
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The ORIGIN project

ORIGIN is a sophisticated intelligent ICT system for the management of energy in a community. In this video you will hear from our researchers at Heriot-Watt...
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The Bill Gates book review: Have you hugged a concrete pillar today?

The Bill Gates book review: Have you hugged a concrete pillar today? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The car I drive to work is made of around 2,600 pounds of steel, 800 pounds of plastic, and 400 pounds of light metal alloys. The trip from my house to the office is roughly four miles long, all surface streets, which means I travel over some 15,000 tons of concrete each morning. Once I’m at the...
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Renewable Energy After COP21: Nine issues for climate leaders to think about on the journey home - Commons Transition

Renewable Energy After COP21: Nine issues for climate leaders to think about on the journey home - Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
COP21 in Paris is over. Now it’s back to the hard work of fighting for, and implementing, the energy transition.
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A sharing economy for governance? 3 ingredients for sustainable cities

A sharing economy for governance? 3 ingredients for sustainable cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Coordination and targeted investment will be key to the future of low-carbon cities.

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Introducing the Breakthrough Energy Coalition

Introducing the Breakthrough Energy Coalition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The world needs widely available energy that is reliable, affordable and does not produce carbon.
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How to cut your power bill and even quit the grid

How to cut your power bill and even quit the grid | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Would you like to free yourself of the undue, complex costs and, well, powerlessness so many endure in dealing with energy companies? Read on.
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With This Airbnb For Energy, Now You Can Buy Solar Power From Your Neighbor

With This Airbnb For Energy, Now You Can Buy Solar Power From Your Neighbor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy meets renewable energy.
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Beautiful Power Plant Will Use Ocean Tides to Power 155K Homes

Beautiful Power Plant Will Use Ocean Tides to Power 155K Homes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A planned power plant in Wales may look like the Guggenheim Museum but its benefits will outweigh the beauty: it will use the ocean tides to power 155,000 homes.
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Saltwater Battery Can Power Your Off Grid Home For 10 Years

Saltwater Battery Can Power Your Off Grid Home For 10 Years | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This new battery runs on saltwater and can power your home for nearly 10 years (3000 days/nights). The best thing is it’s safer for the environment. Not only are the new Aquion batteries are safer for the environment, they are also non-flammable, non-hazardous, and non-explosive, unlike traditional lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries. Because it’s full of saltwater. Last time we checked water was not flammable. I mean they do use it to put out fires and stuff.

 

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The Internet of Everything Makes Energy Better

The Internet of Everything Makes Energy Better | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Xerox is inventing smart devices, smart infrastructures and smart insights for the energy market.

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My Perfect Country: Costa Rica, My Perfect Country, The Compass - BBC World Service

My Perfect Country: Costa Rica, My Perfect Country, The Compass - BBC World Service | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A timeline of Costa Rica's race to be carbon neutral by 2021
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Rejecting casinos, Onondagas invest in an experiment: futuristic greenhouses

Rejecting casinos, Onondagas invest in an experiment: futuristic greenhouses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Experts question the short-term business plan.
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Catalyst: Battery powered homes - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Battery powered homes - ABC TV Science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Theres a power revolution heading for our homes – a device that allows you to take power into your own hands Its batteries home batteries and theyve been called the holy grail of renewables – th
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Microgrids Paving the Way for Distributed Energy

Microgrids Paving the Way for Distributed Energy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The energy market in the US is getting more diversified as consumers shift their habits by producing more electricity autonomously while increasing environmental regulation is impacting the main grid. There are so many people producing their own renewable power that they can form their own community grids.
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Robin Hood Energy: Nottingham launches not-for-profit power firm

Robin Hood Energy: Nottingham launches not-for-profit power firm | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Company is first council-owned energy firm to operate on that basis since market was nationalised in 1948
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Climate justice means energy democracy

Climate justice means energy democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As the 2015 UN climate talks in Paris enter their final days, a new campaign for energy democracy is launching this week across the channel. Switched On Londonis a new grassroots initiative that aims to put publicly-owned renewable energy on the political map for London in 2016.

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Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success
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LichtBlick: Sharing Energy in the Digital Energy World

Today, sharing has become THE big thing to do – with everything we don't own or don't need often – you can even rent out your home if you are away for the ...
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Bill Gates: Only Socialism Can Save the Climate, 'The Private Sector is Inept'

Bill Gates: Only Socialism Can Save the Climate, 'The Private Sector is Inept' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bill Gates explains why the climate crisis will not be solved by the free market.
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System Innovation Lab: Shaping Europe's Energy Future

System Innovation Lab: Shaping Europe's Energy Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Europe’s energy future requires us to master a substantial transformation towards sustainability. We are caught in national ways of thinking, yet need a common European vision to design our future energy system. Europeans across all sectors - public policy, corporate, civil society and individual citizens - need to work together towards a sustainable energy system in order to secure prosperous living conditions for themselves and future generations. The System Innovation Lab offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to exchange, co-create and reflect in an international setting. It combines scientific expertise, practical insights and innovative methods.
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