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  • ¿Quiénes son los responsables de afrontar el cambio climático? October 2, 2017
    Source: Infobae – El cambio climático es probablemente el mayor desafío ambiental y social que enfrenta la humanidad, y que fue generado por el ser humano. Es un problema global que se resuelve en forma global, en donde existen muchos matices que hacen difícil el consenso entre los países respecto a las decisiones que deben […]
  • Consecuencias del cambio climático en los peces October 2, 2017
    Source: El tiempo – Una subida de 2°C altera la metilación del ADN y la expresión de genes claves para la supervivencia y el desarrollo. Este estudio ofrece una nueva visión sobre las consecuencias del cambio climático en los peces a través de modificaciones epigenéticas en todo el genoma
  • Could evaporation be the next renewable energy? October 2, 2017
    Source: Reuters – Wind and solar power are growing as sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, but storing renewable energy through the night, when the sun isn’t shining, or when no wind is rotating the turbines, remains a hurdle.
  • Figueres: “Estados Unidos pierde competitividad saliendo del Acuerdo de París” October 2, 2017
    Source: EFE Verde – La ex secretaria de cambio climático de la ONU que alcanzó el Acuerdo de París y actual directora del proyecto Misión 2020, Christiana Figueres, subraya que EE.UU. "se queda rezagado y pierde competitividad" abandonando el Acuerdo de París y cediendo a otros países el liderazgo de la economía baja en carbono.
  • Reducir la deforestación e incrementar captura de CO2 en el suelo, una estrategia climática y de seguridad alimentaria October 2, 2017
    Source: El Periódico – Las políticas climáticas que se centran en la agricultura y los bosques podrían llevar al aumento de los precios de los alimentos, pero reducir la deforestación e incrementar la captura de carbono en la agricultura podría reducir significativamente las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, evitando riesgos para la seguridad alimentaria, […]

RSS Bioenergy

RSS Forestry

  • Workshop “Forests for Human Health – Challenges and Opportunities” April 8, 2019
    Joint FOREST EUROPE and Austrian Research Centre for Forests Workshop “Forests for Human Health – Challenges and Opportunities” will be held on 8 – 9 April 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The workshop… The post Workshop “Forests for Human Health – Challenges and Opportunities” appeared first on Forest Europe.

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  • Third meeting of the Expert Group on Adaptation to Climate Change April 5, 2019
    Third meeting of the Expert Group on Adaptation to Climate Change will be held on 5 April 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.  Related documents: Draft agenda Practical information The post Third meeting of the Expert Group on Adaptation to Climate Change appeared first on Forest Europe.

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  • How to Respond to Forest Disturbances in Europe April 4, 2019
    This event focuses on how to respond to forest disturbances in Europe, and aims at providing a better understanding of forest disturbances and the role climate change plays in their… The post How to Respond to Forest Disturbances in Europe appeared first on Forest Europe.

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  • Kick-off meeting of the SoEF leading authors March 19, 2019
    The initial meeting for the State of Europe’s Forest 2020 leading authors will be held 19-20 March 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Related documents: Useful information The post Kick-off meeting of the SoEF leading authors appeared first on Forest Europe.

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  • Expert Level Meeting March 19, 2019
    FOREST EUROPE Expert level meeting will be held 19-20 March 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The meeting hours are 19 March 13.00 – 18.00 and 20 March 9.00 – 12.00. Related documents… The post Expert Level Meeting appeared first on Forest Europe.

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RSS Wind Power

RSS Solar Energy

  • Alberta government signs PPA for 94 MW of subsidy-free solar February 15, 2019
    This week, Canadian Solar said that it has won three solar power contracts with Alberta’s Ministry of Infrastructure, for a total of 94 megawatts (MWp) of solar power system in southeast Alberta, with an average contracted PPA price of 48.05 Canadian dollars [US 36.27] per MWh. When in operation in 2021, these solar plants will […]
  • World's biggest battery to boost solar in Texas February 15, 2019
    The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country.
  • 6 key trends in sustainable and renewable energy February 15, 2019
    The 2019 Sustainable Energy in America factbook was released this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). The factbook highlights a number of key trends in sustainable and renewable energy growth, emissions and jobs in the sector. Take a glance at the six charts below to learn […]
  • Opinion: In Germany, the Green New Deal actually works February 14, 2019
    Opponents of the U.S. congressional Democrats’ Green New Deal point to Germany as an example of a country where similar policies have backfired. They should take a closer look; the U.S. could do well to imitate Europe’s largest economy.
  • California municipal utility will phase out three natural gas power plants in favor of renewables February 14, 2019
    This week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that rather than investing in the Haynes, Harbor and Scattergood natural gas power plants to meet the requirements of a 2010 law related to a practice known as once through cooling, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will phase them out in favor of […]

RSS Renewable Energy

  • First national lithium-ion battery recycling R&D center launched February 18, 2019
    With lithium-ion battery technology expanding across the world, through electronics, Electric Vehicles and stationary storage, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have launched the first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center, at Argonne National Laboratory. DOE says the center will help the U.S. grow a globally competitive recycling industry and reduce […]
  • Alberta government signs PPA for 94 MW of subsidy-free solar February 15, 2019
    This week, Canadian Solar said that it has won three solar power contracts with Alberta’s Ministry of Infrastructure, for a total of 94 megawatts (MWp) of solar power system in southeast Alberta, with an average contracted PPA price of 48.05 Canadian dollars [US 36.27] per MWh. When in operation in 2021, these solar plants will […]
  • 2,115-MW Rufiji hydro project construction launched in Tanzania February 15, 2019
    The government of Tanzania has officially handed over the area around the 2,115-MW Rufiji hydro project to joint venture contractors Arab Contractors Company and Elsewedy Electric Company. This marks the start of project construction.
  • Shell buys sonnen batterie February 15, 2019
    Residential energy storage provider sonnen batterie said today that Shell New Energies will be its new owner.
  • World's biggest battery to boost solar in Texas February 15, 2019
    The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country.

RSS Other Technologies

  • Renewable Energy: Americans Are Optimistic, But Not Quite Right November 16, 2016
    Turns out that Americans are a bit overly optimistic about the role that renewable energy plays in the U.S. The average American believes that 20 percent of the country’s energy use comes from renewables—11 percent from solar and 9 percent from wind.
  • From Pet Project to Partner: O&G Investment in Solar August 23, 2016
    When I began my career 37 years ago, the main use of solar panels was on satellites — almost no one on Earth used solar energy. Oddly enough, the best place to be a solar engineer in the 1970s was at a large O&G company.
  • Women Engineers Still Desperately Needed December 9, 2015
    In 1984, when this year’s POWER-GEN 2015 Woman of the Year Kim Greene started engineering school, about 16 percent of her class was made up of women. Today, more than 30 years later, that number has jumped to just 18 percent. Greene, the Chief Operating Office of Southern Company was one of three finalists for […]
  • The Latest Sign That Coal Is Getting Killed July 13, 2015
    Coal is having a hard time lately. U.S. power plants are switching to natural gas, environmental restrictions are kicking in, and the industry is being derided as the world's No. 1 climate criminal. Prices have crashed, sure, but for a real sense of coal's diminishing prospects, check out what's happening in the bond market.
  • Financing Electric Vehicle Markets in New York and Other States July 9, 2015
    The process of sowing the seeds of electric vehicle infrastructure — and thereby creating a backbone of charging stations that can support these vehicles — is still in its infancy. A new report outlines the technologies and business models necessary to ramp up growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market in the United States. It also explores […]