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Egypt’s Solar Industry at Forefront of Economic Renaissance

Capturing the headlines of the solar industry in the last several weeks, Egypt is attracting the attention of major international solar developers and investors. Following the recent Economic Development Conference held in March, many headlines have further underscored the reality of Egypt’s economic renaissance. Coupling this economic renaissance with the rise of Egypt’s New and …

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Energy’s Future in Light of US-China Climate Pact

With the new targets set last week between China and the United States, President Obama superseded the U.S. target of 17 percent reduction in emissions by 2020, made in Copenhagen in 2009. The new target reduction aims for 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and aligned with a plan for reducing U.S. emissions by …

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Reducing Carbon Emissions in the New Climate Economy

The U.S. has targeted a 17 percent reduction in carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 2020. World Resources Institute (WRI) has identified many real-world examples where government policies and sustained technological progress are creating opportunities to achieve this goal and succeed beyond. According to WRI’s latest report, Seeing Is Believing: Creating a New Climate Economy, emerging …

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Efficient Hydrogen Fuel From Solar With Earth-Abundant Materials

Scientists now have a new, efficient way of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water. Using Earth-abundant materials, as opposed to rare metals, scientists have obtained a record-breaking 12.3 percent conversion efficiency from solar energy to hydrogen. By combining a pair of solar cells, made with a mineral called perovskite and low cost electrodes, they …

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2.7m New Jobs In Clean Energy & 40% Less Carbon Emissions

A newly released report shows how the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels. In the process, 2.7 million new clean energy jobs will be created, reducing the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points. Recently released in Nevada for the seventh annual National Clean Energy Summit, the report is …

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Could a Global Supergrid be the Key to Our Renewable Energy Future?

[This article was written by Cory Connolly and originally published at Mosaic.] With the development of the smart-grid and distributed generation, the trend in energy seems to be local, but the future of the electric grid may in fact be more regional and global. In the United States, as in many countries throughout the world, …

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Renewable Energy Manifesto Imagines Profound Change, Sees Big Opportunities

It seems as if there are two basic sides to the sustainable renewable energy revolution. One side imagines all of the constraints or costs or perceived weaknesses to solar and wind and wave/tidal and hydro energy, and the other side says bring it on already (while also still wondering where in the world the funding …

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Siemens Pursuing Strong Offshore Wind Power Development in UK and EU

The opening of the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind power plant, with 174 Siemens wind turbines installed in the Thames estuary, Siemens is well-positioned to continue to lead the way in offshore wind power development in the UK and EU. Their massive turbines, rated at 3.6 MW and with rotor diameters of 120 …

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IKEA Launches Sustainability Strategy: People & Planet Positive

The darling of home owners and apartment dwellers alike, IKEA has brought Euro-style and flat-pack home furnishings to the masses, and now they’re set to redefine their business with a focus on sustainability. “We want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. For many years we’ve focused on economizing with resources and …

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The Future of Green: Innovations That Promote Economic Engagement

Fleet companies face challenges that go beyond what the average car owner sees. The automotive landscape changes completely when managing more than one vehicle. Those in charge of a fleet must balance fuel efficiency, environmental responsibility and capital expenditure for multiple cars. Economic innovations have stepped up to help fleets stay true to the current …

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