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Archive for August 2010

Mistake puts all in question?

Reuters wrote on Monday that scientist called for the IPPC  (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) to undergo for thorough reform in terms of sticking to solid scientific evidence and avoid policy advocacy in order to stay credible. The IPPC has been criticized over the last few months about admitting its 2007 report wrongly warning about […]

The utilization of hot steam from geothermal resources to generate electricity has the potential to diversify the global energy mix and enhance all our efforts to address climate change and global warming, says Magnus Gehringer, Senior Energy Specialist at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). “Our dependence on fossil fuels has lasted too long […]

New key source for sustainable energy solutions

In late August, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program-ESMAP launched its new website, which provides  access to information on  ESMAP’s programs, activities, knowledge products and achievements. The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program is a global, multidonor technical assistance program aimed at promoting environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. Their new Web […]

A new era arising

Walter Kohn, Ph.D., a Nobel Laureate, expects direct wind and solar power to become the world’s main sources of energy over the next decades. The last decade has already seen an increase of factor 90 for solar and factor 10 for wind energy. This new Sol/Wind era is brought about by the need to satisfy […]

On 15 July 2010, the ’Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century’ (REN21), which aims at facilitating  policy development for the rapid expansion of renewable energies in developing and industrialised economies, released the ‘Renewables 2010 Global Status Report’, the 5th edition of its annual flagship publication. What is the purpose of the REN21 Renewables […]

Aid and environment

When lives are at stake after natural disaster, environmental issues tend to be disregarded in the effort. Yet situation where more charcoal becomes necessary due to uncooked food-aid and the increased amount of rubbish from packaging can leave an area vulnerable to further problems in the future.

 

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