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NREL Research Earns Two Prestigious R&D 100 Awards

NREL - 18 hours 21 min ago
A growth system that can produce thin solar cells quickly and at low cost, and an ultra-efficient supercomputer platform – both developed or advanced by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and its partners – have been named among this year’s most significant innovations by R&D Magazine.
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Three meetings, five days: global climate diplomacy push kicks off

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: RTCC - Five days of intensive international climate diplomacy involving the world’s leading greenhouse gas emitters get underway on Saturday in Paris.
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Raining risks (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: eKantipur -
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La technologie, clé contre le changement climatique

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: Reuters - La limitation du réchauffement climatique à 2° Celsius est possible mais seulement si d'importants progrès technologiques sont réalisés et si les principaux pays émetteurs adoptent des politiques ambitieuses sur le carbone, selon un rapport remis jeudi à Laurent Fabius.
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Why Big Tech Companies Are Investing In Renewable Energy

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: Forbes - When it was completed in 2013, the London Array was the largest offshore wind farm in the world, designed to produce a gigawatt of electricity.
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Negotiating a cheaper clean energy deal for all

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: Guardian - A meeting room in Geneva may seem a world away from the rural reaches of Africa and Asia, but the process that began at World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters earlier this week could affect millions around the globe.
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Clean Energy Investment Reaches Highest Point Since 2012

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: Cleantechnica - A new report from analysts Clean Energy Pipeline has shown that global clean energy investment totaled $66.2 billion in the second quarter of 2014, the highest total since the end of 2012
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Climate change solution: Scrap subsidies, fund innovation

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: Christian Science Monitor -
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Zero carbon and economic growth can go together, UN study says

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: Guardian - The top 15 emitter countries could make deep cuts to emissions while also tripling economic output, according to the study
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Companies donate half a million carbon credits to World Cup

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: Reuters - Donations of U.N.-backed carbon credits to help reduce the carbon footprint of the World Cup in Brazil have surpassed the half million mark, the local government said on Thursday.
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Atoll nations take united stand on climate (audio)

UNFCCC headlines - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:04
Source: ABC Radio Australia - Four of the smallest coral atoll nations in the world have agreed to form a united front when taking part in in negotiations and summits on climate change.
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Barbados Voices Concern Over Impact of Climate Change in Caribbean

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: Prensa Latina - Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Caribbean countries and other small island developing states (SIDS) are becoming increasingly susceptible to climate change and steps have to be taken to reduce this vulnerability.
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US, China take small steps toward fighting climate change, but differ on global plan

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: AP - China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. 2 carbon emitters remain significantly apart over a wider global plan to cut emissions.
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China's Tianjin extends carbon deadline again

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - China's Tianjin has extended the deadline for its biggest carbon producers to comply with the city's emissions trading scheme a second time, giving companies two more weeks to hand over permits to the government.
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Le marché du carbone va financer deux projets français d'énergie renouvelable

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: EurActiv - Pour la première fois, la vente des quotas de carbone va permettre de financer des projets contre le changement climatique. Parmi les dix-neuf projets sélectionnés par la Commission, deux sont Français
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World’s Poorest Nations Seek Presence in Post-2015 Agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: IPS - The 48 least developed countries (LDCs), described as the poorest of the world’s poor, want to be an integral part of the U.N.’s post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion.
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Three firms buy 510,000 African carbon credits in H1 2014

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: Reuters - Three major international commodity traders bought a total 510,000 African carbon offsets from clean energy project developer ecosur afrique in the first half of 2014, showing some demand still exists for credits from the battered U.N. market.
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UN plans to make its carbon credits available to all

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - The United Nations climate change secretariat is planning to enable local governments, companies and individuals to offset their planet-warming emissions using U.N.-certified carbon credits.
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EU and industry team up for multi-billion Euro clean tech push

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: BusinessGreen - The EU has announced the latest phase of its Horizon 2020 €80bn R&D funding programme, inviting applications for a share of €1.13bn, the majority of which has been earmarked for clean tech projects.
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Grant carbon, development space to developing countries: Survey

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24
Source: IANS - Against the backdrop of over 190 countries pledging emission cuts for the post-2020 period, the new climate deals must ensure developing countries are granted the required "carbon and development space", India's Economic Survey for 2013-14 said Wednesday.
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