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City sustainability is about the environment, even when it isn't - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

City sustainability is about the environment, even when it isn't - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
City sustainability is about the environment, even when it isn't Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) I teach a law school seminar in regional and community sustainability and, in each of the last two weeks, a student has wondered why I was...
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Proposal: A Cooperative Strategy for Distributed Renewable Energy (2): the barriers

Proposal: A Cooperative Strategy for Distributed Renewable Energy (2): the barriers | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

“Cooperative enterprise in the United States do not have a history of, for lack of a better word, cooperating. Cooperative businesses have for a long time worked together through their national associations to seek changes in public policy, and pool resources for capital investment endeavors. However, true coordinated, cooperative endeavors are somewhat foreign to the various sectors of US cooperatives.

 


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jean lievens's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:28 AM

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Renewable energy and energy efficiency under attack in Ohio, says industry group - Plain Dealer

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Columbus Dispatch Renewable energy and energy efficiency under attack in Ohio, says industry group Plain Dealer COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's budding wind and solar industries would be destroyed -- and energy efficiency gains would be turned around --...
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Renewable Energy Predicted to Boom, Surpass Natural Gas | Scientific American

Renewable Energy Predicted to Boom, Surpass Natural Gas | Scientific American | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Within the next three years, renewable power could surpass natural gas as the second most prevalent source of electricity generation globally, behind only coal, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency.

 

Hydropower accounts for about four-fifths of renewable generation and will continue to dominate the world's renewable portfolio into the foreseeable future, according to the IEA's "Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report" for 2013. But the gains made by the sector as a whole come from other sources of clean energy, particularly onshore wind.

 

Speaking yesterday at the release of the five-year forecast, IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said despite a dip in growth during 2012, the renewable energy sector continued to make impressive gains.

 

"The rapid rate of growth of renewables, at least in the electricity sector, is very much in line with that needed to stay on the trajectory associated with IEA low-carbon energy scenarios," she said.

 

The challenge to international climate targets, however, has been a simultaneous surge in the growth of fossil fuels. The growth in supply from North American tight oil and gas producers coupled with demand growth in developing countries means that despite technological development and international efforts, the carbon intensity of the global energy supply has barely changed over the past 20 years, van der Hoeven said.

 

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Luster Class 2's curator insight, September 26, 2013 1:02 PM

This is sort of like the wind and solar power outweighing fossil fuels article...

Luster Class 2's comment, September 26, 2013 1:04 PM
There are plenty of articles about how, in the U.S, solar and wind energy are cheaper than coal.
Vanessa Chapman's curator insight, September 27, 2013 1:44 PM

This article says within the next three years renewable power could pass up nautral gas. This would make it the top 2nd choice of electirity. The top choice would be coal at this time. 4/5ths of the renewable gerneration is Hydropower. Wind is also being used to create electricity to help the enviorment. 

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Ministry of Information & Broadcasting: Target to develop 10,000 MW Power through Solar Energy by 2017

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Standard Solar, Solar Grid Storage Complete Solar Microgrid in Md. - Today's Energy Solutions

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Standard Solar, Solar Grid Storage Complete Solar Microgrid in Md.
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