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What about carbon sinks?

 We emit increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year – carbon sinks are either natural or artificial reservoirs that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere. This process is known as carbon sequestration.  The Kyoto Protocol promotes their use as a form of carbon offset and has also increased public awareness of their […]

Wind Power in Britain – Uncertainty about the future

Some recent news regarding the development of windpower in the UK were quite frustraing for the clean energy community – for example the the fact that  big six energy companies have pulled the plug on one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms. After RWE shelved its £4bn Atlantic Array windfarm  warnings become louder that inconsistent messages  from […]

Strawberry Energy is a company from Serbia which has developed a new portable solar energy charger- the Strawberry Mini SOS. It meets the needs of people living without access to electricity. The device is developed through the project “Ideas for a better tomorrow” organized by the UniCredit Foundation, Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and UniCredit […]

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) recently launched a new policy brief How can the Green Climate Fund initiate a paradigm shift? that explores the measures that will be needed for the Green Climate Fund to fulfill its ambitions. A global decision through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements paved the way for the […]

REN21 recently participated at the ECOWAS Renewable Energy Investment Week in Accra, Ghana. Coordinated by ECREEE (the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) this conference celebrated the second year of ECREEE’s RE Investment Initiative. This initiative works to reduce one of the main bottlenecks in region—the mobilisation of investments for RE infrastructure projects. […]

Vienna University wins Solar Decathlon 2013

Team Austria from the local Vienna University of Technology has won this year’s  Energy Solar Decathlon 2013! The U.S. Department of Energy has been running the  Solar Decathlon since 2002; each year 20 per-selected University teams build up their proposed building solutions which are then tested for 10 consecutive days. The Austrian Team’s  “LISI” houseis […]

 

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