As a summary of the philosophy behind the REScoop movement, the REScoop 20-20-20 project produced a short animation video that uses the case of the Greek island of Sifnos as a metaphor for the rest of Europe.
Thousands of people all over the world, across more than 30 countries, unite in a support of a just transition to 100% renewable energy for all ahead of climate talks in Paris in December. The climate movement is on the rise. Nothing stops climate change faster than our actions.
Size now matters: in a single human lifetime we have become a big world on a small planet.
Some of the world’s largest businesses have announced plans to fully transition to using renewable electricity, providing a further boost to the global renewables market.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has just published its 2015 Annual Review on “Renewable Energy and Jobs” and estimates that globally renewable energy jobs (excluding large hydropower) reached approximately 7.7 million in 2014.
News that India has opened the first airport to be entirely powered by solar energy has underlined the growth in renewable energy. The sector has been growing strongly despite the dramatic fall in the price of oil and last year 59% of all new power generated around the world came from renewable sources. Continue reading “Which countries generate the most power from renewables?”
Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Angus McCrone reports on the reasons behind a worldwide drop in investment for renewable energy. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”
In the United States, the government’s shutdown, even after it ends will slow much of the president’s Obama second-term agenda items. Despite reports by U.N. scientists and Nature researchers this month that the planet’s climate is still warming, ice is still melting, seas are still rising and humans are still certainly to blame, the President’s Climate Action Plan — which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, assist communities in adapting to the unavoidable impacts of climate change and increase U.S. leadership in spurring global climate action — is also getting stuck coming out the gate.
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The draft of 31 pages was delivered on Monday , by scientists and representatives from 110 countries . After one last ” hairstyle “, the final document will be approved and presented on Friday , and will act as a guide for the governments in the next two years who will attempt to agree on the framework that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol .