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In the wake of the financial crisis, global unemployment rates have hit 6% with no improvement projected until after 2016. Recent estimates suggest that the most severely affected are today’s youth, with their global unemployment rate reaching 12.7%. Even the most educated generation in terms of higher degree attainment, the Millennial Generation born between early […]

Irena’s new portal for renewable energy potentials

 Renewable energy potentials are a crucial factor in plans on how to mitigate climate change. For quite a while we have now been aware that this was one of the areas that the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA would tackle, and it appears they have reached an important milestone in that quest. IRENA is an […]

30,000 attendees from the energy and environment industries are expected to convene in Abu Dhabi this coming January for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), making it the largest gathering on sustainability in the history of the Middle East. ADSW is a global platform that addresses the interconnected challenges that affect the widespread acceleration and adoption […]

Clean Energy Events Listing: Canada, Germany, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, UAE & USA

This is the end, my friends. The end of my regular fortnightly Events Listing posts that is. As many of you are aware REEEP has undergone a major strategy review this year and the result is a focusing of our efforts. We introduced a stronger thematic approach in our recent 9th Call and will be […]

To date, it is estimated that there are 5 million jobs in the renewable energy sector. In 2011 this sector accounted for 44% of new generation capacity added worldwide, with investment forecast to increase from USD 257 billion to above USD 450 billion by 2030. With these strong growth projections, new jobs and positions will […]

New IRENA study proves renewable competitiveness

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a new analysis that shows that renewable energy technologies are best suited for off-grid electrification, grid extension as well as for centralized grid supply in locations with good resources. The study, released in Abu Dhabi on 5-6 June 2012, covers solar photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), wind power, […]

 

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