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Archive for March 2009

Best Practice: How to reduce a city’s energy consumption

Many developing countries, such as India, are hungry for energy and cannot get enough of it, because they are cultivating and creating industries. But efforts over the last 20 years to build new electricity generating capacity to supply this demand have not gone according to plan, and India for some years has been searching for […]

Within the provisions of the South African Renewable Energy White Paper of 2003, the Department of Minerals and Energy undertook a mid-term review of its Renewable Energy Policy.  To this end, a Renewable Energy Summit (the Summit) was convened as part of a stakeholder consultative process which took place on the 19-20th of March 2009 […]

Online Calendar for Carbon Markets released

IDEAcarbon launched a “Partner Programme” for the first online calendar for the carbon markets yesterday. The aim is to enable investors and policy makers to stay abreast of and anticipate key factors shaping emissions markets.  This calendar  is updated on partner websites (like reegle) and covers three key event categories: Regulatory, legislative and negotiating events […]

Green Tools and Gadgets – Google adds another one

According to Reuters Google is shortly to roll out free software which allows consumers to track their home electricity use and improve energy efficiency in a bid to help mitigate global warming. Dan Reicher, Director for Climate Change and Energy Initiatives Google, is currently working with a number of major utilities companies in the United […]

European electricity to be carbon neutral by 2050

European electricity companies have committed to achieve a carbon-neutral power supply by 2050. The commitment was part of a Declaration delivered to Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs by 61 chief executives of European electricity companies in a Eurelectric meeting on Wednesday. “If we want to win the battle against climate change we need to change completely the way we think energy production, consumption and development,” said Piebalgs when welcoming the commitment. “In our Strategic Energy Review we presented our vision on how energy has to be by 2050, which includes fundamental technological shifts, including de-carbonizing the EU electricity supply. Today’s commitment gets the European electricity industry on board this ambitious programme.”

Increased Financing for Clean Energy in South Asia

Yes Bank Limited (YBL) is in process of establishing its first ever private equity fund for clean energy. The South Asia Clean Energy Fund (SACEF) is hoping to raise $200 million by this summer. According to YBL they have already raised $125 million, even with the constraints of a global recession. The fund is targeting […]

 

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