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Archive for June 2009

IRENA headquaters and other news

Just an very short (edit on 3.7.) update from the second session of the Preparatory Commission of IRENA in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt): The Signatories designated Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as the headquarters. The other candidates for the headquaters Bonn and Vienna withdrew their candidacies shortly before Abu Dhabi was […]

International Energy Conference – the second day

The second day of the Vienna Energy Conference started today morning with a short summary of the key findings from yesterday which are split into two parts – the challenges we are dealing with and possible solutions. The challenge is … that there is no single challenge! We are dealing with fundamental questions like energy […]

International Energy Conference 2009, Vienna

Today the International Enery Conference 2009 started in Vienna covering the topics around Securing Sustainable Policies and Investments’ . The conference is very well attended (I think there are a lot more than the proposed 500 participants, I do not see a single emtpy chair in the conference room) and we already listened to the […]

Sustainable Cities – No Time To Lose

Last week at the Meeting of the Minds summit in New York City, eighty of the world’s leading actors active in urban planning, city management and sustainable development met to discuss the future of cities. We now live in the ‘century of the city’. Since 2008 more than 51% of the world’s population live in […]

The EBRD is providing an equity investment of €18.85 million to Freenergy AS, a leading Estonian investor in renewable energy in eastern Europe, to boost the volumes of green energy generated in the Baltic states. By taking a 35 percent stake in Freenergy, the EBRD will support the company’s plans to upgrade and further develop […]

Philippines: Renewable energy revolutionaries

Heralded as a landmark move by the government, in December 2008, the Philippine president signed the Renewable Energy Act (RE Act), demonstrating the country’s commitment to developing renewable energy (RE) in its objective to utilise sustainable energy practices. The Act seeks to make the country 60% energy sufficient by 2010 and to mitigate problems caused […]

 

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