REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

a Newsletter – June 2015   In this issue News from the Secretariat | News from the Network | Upcoming Events   Dear Reader, As I write these lines, I am on my way back from the launch of this year’s Global Status Report in China. Over the past decade, China has established itself …

Earth Policy Institute: U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

Jay Owen Trendspotting

  U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update116 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update September 10, 2013 Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It …

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica: Wind Energy Hits Over 30% Of Denmark’s Electricity Consumption At End Of 2012

Jay Owen Trendspotting

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica Wind Energy Hits Over 30% Of Denmark’s Electricity Consumption At End Of 2012 Official: US Wind Power Accounted For 42% Of New Power Capacity In 2012, Beat Natural Gas Big Gas & Big Solar Are Big Friends, + More From Sustainable Energy In America 2013 Factbook …

World Nuclear Electricity Generation Down 5 Percent Since 2006

Ethical Markets Trendspotting

World nuclear electricity-generating capacity has been essentially flat since 2007 and is likely to fall as plants retire faster than new ones are built. In fact, the actual electricity generated at nuclear power plants fell 5 percent between 2006 and 2011. In 2011, following Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, 13 …

5 Solar Myths Busted (Infographic)

kristy Green Prosperity

5 Solar Myths Busted (Infographic) Posted: 19 Jun 2012 10:51 AM PDT One of the good folks at PV Magazine recently dropped me a note about a cool new solar infographic the team there created. While I generally love to share a decent solar infographic, this one created by folks …

FUTURIST UPDATE Predicting Your Future Location Years in Advance

Ethical Markets Trendspotting

Predicting Your Future Location Years in Advance University of Rochester computer scientist Adam Sadilek has developed a system that can, under certain conditions, predict the location of an individual years in advance. The breakthrough is possible, in part, because of the wide and growing adoption of GPS-enabled smartphones. Almost 50% …

European Energy Review: Scotland’s sweeping green energy ambitions and more

Ethical Markets Resource Efficiency

The Big Picture Surely this is what many professionals in the energy sector are wrestling with at the moment: to get the Big Energy Picture. After all it is only if you get the Big Picture right that you will be able to take the right smaller decisions along the …

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency

kristy Resource Efficiency

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights15 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight July 12, 2011 Our inefficient, carbon-based energy economy threatens to irreversibly disrupt the Earth’s climate. Averting dangerous climate change and the resultant crop-shrinking heat waves, more-destructive storms, accelerated sea level rise, and waves of climate refugees means cutting …

[WRI’s EarthTrends Delivered] Climate and Energy Charts and Figures

kristy Earth Systems Science

As the U.S. Congress has struggled to pass comprehensive climate change legislation, observers in the United States and abroad have asked what greenhouse gas emissions reductions are possible under existing federal laws and through state action. Can the U.S. meet the Obama Administration’s Copenhagen commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions …