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Environmental Defense Fund

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Business savvy clean energy investments are doing way better than anyone expected. Find out why: www.edf.org/N5D 

#CleanEnergy   #Investments   #Renewable   #EDF   #Environment  
A growing number of venture capitalists, private investors, banks and brands are putting their money on renewables. It's not hard to see why.
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As far as I can tell, the Environmental Defense Fund was created in the 1960s to get DDT use banned and went onto Save the Whales. I don't think EdF is in that business.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_Defense_Fund#History
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Eco Inventos

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Un modelo 100% renovable crearía 3 millones de empleos en UE, EEUU y China.

http://ecoinventos.com/un-modelo-100-renovable-crearia-3-millones-de-empleos-en-ue-eeuu-y-china/
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Planet Experts

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A Call To Action: We Need 100% Renewable Energy - Planet Experts

"It is beyond obvious that our reliance on nonrenewable sources of energy has irreversible negative consequences to the environment and health. We need to shift to renewable clean energy—today." Click the link below to read the rest of the article from Planet Expert Dr. Erica Wohldmann. #renewableenergy  
The extent of the damage to the California coastline caused by the recent oil pipeline spill will take months to assess, but you don’t need to be a scientist to know that the environmental impact is grim. Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency in Santa Barbara County after more than 100,000 gallons leaked Read More        
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Bloxi

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I think everyone can do their part to help make the world a more sustainable place to live so I made this quiz!

Tell me what you got/think?
Take this quiz and hundreds of others on Bloxi.com. Make your own and share it with your friends. Block on!
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Guess I'm just to perfect ;)
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Planet Experts

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The 10 Most Uplifting Environmental Stories of May 2015 - Planet Experts

End the week on an optimistic note with our 10 most uplifting environmental stories of May. What did we miss?
Yesterday, Planet Experts shared the “10 Most Depressing Environmental Stories of May 2015.” Today, we prove that the month also carried its share of positive developments. Below are the “10 Most Uplifting Environmental Stories of May 2015,” aka, 10 reasons why the Earth stands a fighting chance. 10) China & India Call on Leading Nations Read More
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Square One Utilities

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Ikea have announced that they are now using 100% renewable energy across their Nordic operations and remain on target to produce more renewable energy that they use worldwide by 2020.
Ikea has announced that it has hit its target to use 100% renewable energy across all of their Nordic operations by 2015, and remain on course to produce as much renewable energy as they use worldwide by 2020.
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Way to go Ikea!
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Eliza Roman

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Love the great outdoors, but not quite ready to go Into The Wild -style and give up hot water and electricity just yet? Slovakian architects have just revealed a super-compact capsule that promises to deliver a nomadic lifestyle, with all the...
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I hope you continue to research this topic and repost it often please
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Square One Utilities

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The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is a new piece of government legislation in the UK which requires all large corporations to undergo an energy audit by December 2015. Failure to do so can result in fines up to £45,000. Critics of the scheme point at the fact companies can do an audit but not actually act upon the findings to save energy.

A recent study has found that almost two thirds of companies that will be affected have not budgeted to do the audits. This come almost 5 months after a report found that half of organisations that will be affected had not even heard of the scheme.
A recent study has found that 60% of companies have not budgeted for ESOS, this comes five months after a report found that a majority of companies who needed to comply had not even heard of the scheme. The ESOS scheme requires companies that have more than 250 employees or a revenue greater than £42.5 million a year to complete an energy audit by December this year. It is expected to apply to around 7,000 businesses across the UK.
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H Tip

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You can incorporate renewable energy sources into every house design, you just have to know how ;-)
http://www.handymantips.org/renewable-energy-sustainable-design/
Global warming and global climate changes forces us to reconsider our energy sources. If we want to stop or slow down these changes we must consider using renewable energy sources in every aspect of our ...
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Paul King

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Levelised cost of energy


The World Energy Council (Consiel Mondial de l'Energie) has published a paper on the "Levelised Cost of Electricity"

I wondered if anyone had seen anything that compared the estimated TOTAL cost of electricity from different sources, which include the costs associated with dispatch? (ie being able to supply the electricity at the times it is demanded)

What I mean is it would be more valuable to understand the difference between nuclear, wind, solar (pv & thermal) and fossil fuels if all of the costs (construction, mining, processing, transportation, waste disposal, & decommissioning etc) to generate electricity at the time it is required were taken into account

Thus for wind & solar, it is necessary to include the cost of storage of the energy generated at times of high supply and low demand (when its windy / sunny) to be able to service high demand (when its dark & cold) 

I don't think its very helpful to analyse costs to state 'renewables are cost competitive with fossil fuels', if the renewable is solar PV and the majority of its "competitive" production can not be used. How would you feel if the unit costs of your electricity bill was say 10% of what it is today, but you could only use electricity when the sun was out?

Any thoughts, comments, links to work on this 'full cost' perspective?
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Star Energy Solar

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Soon... soon..
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Square One Utilities

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The similarity between the United States and the United Kingdom's electricity production are unbelievable, almost identical. Obviously the United States produce a lot more electricity than the UK.
Following on from our post which compared the electricity production in France to the UK, which showed the huge investment France has put into nuclear power, this month we have compared the United Kingdom with the United States, and they are almost identical. Putting aside that the United States produces a lot more electricity than the United Kingdom, due to it being a larger country, the percentages of both country’s electricity production portf...
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Sandy Dechert

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As close observers have long suspected, governments historically underestimate the cost subsidies for fossil fuel exploration, development, and production. By far. The International Monetary Fund has just calculated far in a study distributed by its Fiscal Affairs department: How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies? (IMF working paper 15/105). Here’s IMF’s basic reasoning. If you incorporate what governments
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Calgary .isGreen

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What do you think of this? Do you think we are hard because of non-renewable energy? 

calgary.isgreen.ca
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Kamlesh Jolapara

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Australian Solar Quotes

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Green Energy Scotland

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PV Buzz

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#Education is crucial to improving #energy-saving behaviors
Latest Solar PV Research Breakthroughs, Business and Market Analysis
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Bill Smith

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Compared to its competitors, the renewable energy industry is young. But it is growing quickly, especially in Asia. This week the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a report on global employment in renewables.

#RenewableEnergy #JobCreation
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Alexandre Vaudrey

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Alexandre Vaudrey originally shared to Energy:
 
A lot of fights arguments about that in France for one month.
A new French government study shows that the cost to the French consumer of a 100% renewable scenario is more or less equal to a scenario close to today’s, with only 40% renewables.
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