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Climate change will force today’s kids to pay for costly carbon removal technologies, study says

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: The Washington Post - The longer humans continue to pour carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the closer we draw to leaving the next generation with an unmanageable climate problem, scientists say.
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India launches first solar-panelled train in bid to cut down diesel use

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: The Independent - India has launched its first solar-powered train, which it is hoped will save around 21,000 litres of diesel a year, as the government attempts to make the country's vast rail network more environmentally friendly.
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Robert Redford: To Save the World, Start Small

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: Time - It’s hard to know at times what the big story is. In a 24/7-news society — and with an Administration that lurches from one controversy to another — it’s easy to get distracted by the story of the moment and ignore the story of the month. Or the year. Or the decade.
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Indigenous Students Bring Solar Energy to Rural Costa Rica

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: Tele Sur TV - Four Indigenous girls introduced solar energy in their hometown, following a scholarship provided by the Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Relations to study solar engineering in India.
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Climat: l’appel désespéré des climatologues

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: Journal de l'environnement - Pour les 15 scientifiques, emmenés par James Hansen, point de salut climatique hors l’aspiration du CO2 superflu de l’atmosphère. Une idée déjà inscrite dans l’accord de Paris.
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La Corée vise à produire 20% de son électricité grâce aux énergies renouvelables d'ici 2030

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: Yonhap - Le gouvernement cherchera à augmenter à 20% la part des énergies renouvelables dans la production d’électricité d’ici 2030 et à bâtir une nation sans risque d’accident nucléaire en faisant table rase des projets de construction de nouveaux réacteurs nucléaires.
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Paris se munit d'un fonds vert pour la transition écologique

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: Environnement Magazine - La maire de Paris Anne Hidalgo (PS) et la Caisse des Dépôts ont signé un partenariat le 18 juillet 2017, pour la création d’un fonds d’investissement dédié à la transition écologique.
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La plaine de Beijing sans charbon à l'horizon de 2020

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: Xinhua - Presque toute consommation de charbon disparaîtra dans les zones de plaine de Beijing à l'horizon 2020, a indiqué mardi la commission municipale du Développement et de la Réforme.
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La Plata tendrá la primera sala de cine alimentada con energía solar

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:04
Source: Infoplatense - Será la sala 2 del Cine Select y funcionará en el Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas (Argentina). La programación contendrá, al menos, un 70% de proyecciones con entrada gratuita.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger talks bipartisanship and climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:04
Source: Los Angeles Times - Arnold Schwarzenegger talks bipartisanship and climate change Arnold Schwarzenegger talks bipartisanship and climate change
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Press Release: Sweden's Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia Signs First Contracts with Energy Service Providers. The Goal: Modern Energy for One Million Zambians

REEEP - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:36

Sweden’s Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin signed four contracts last Friday with companies offering a variety of rural energy solutions, marking the start of operations of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ). The USD25m Fund, which is financed by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and managed by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), aims to bring modern energy to one million Zambians, and build a solid foundation for continuing growth of the market such that it can serve all Zambians.

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Press Release: Local Project Launch of ‘Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water’ Project

REEEP - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 23:00

The project “Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water” has entered its implementation phase, as was announced during an event at the Department of Environmental Affairs in Pretoria, South Africa last Friday. The 2.5-year project is funded by the EU, with UNIDO as Implementation Partner and REEEP as Execution Partner. The initiative promotes the market-based deployment of energy efficiency measures and clean energy technologies and services in municipal waterworks, commencing with pilot demonstration projects in South Africa.

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PFAN Call for Proposals: Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia

REEEP - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:06

The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is now accepting proposals for the Project Development and Financing Initiative for Climate & Clean Energy in Asia. 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Colorado Middle School Students Ready to Race at NREL

NREL - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 08:00
How well Colorado’s middle school students grasp the fundamentals of math and science will be tested Saturday, May 20, at the 27th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium-Ion Battery Car Competitions at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden.
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NREL’s Quantum Dot Research Yields Greater Control

NREL - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 08:00
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed new designer quantum dot systems with greater control over beneficial properties for photoelectrochemical and photovoltaic solar applications.
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Private Financing Advisory Network Relaunched under REEEP and UNIDO Hosting

REEEP - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 23:00

On the 10th of May, 2017, the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) was officially relaunched under its new hosting arrangement with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in cooperation with REEEP in Vienna, Austria. Under this arrangement, PFAN’s activities will be scaled up by a factor of two to five by the year 2020.

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New Method of Microbial Energy Production Discovered

NREL - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:00
For all living things to succeed, they must reproduce and have the energy to do so. An organism's ability to extract energy from its surroundings—and to do it better than its competitors—is a key requirement of survival. Until recently it was thought that in all of biology, from microbes to humans, there were only two methods to generate and conserve the energy required for cellular metabolism and survival.
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NREL's Advanced Atomic Layer Deposition Enables Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

NREL - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:00
Lab-scale testing of NREL's hybrid solid-liquid electrolyte system has shown increased electrode durability and reliability without compromised electrochemical performance.
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NREL Scientists and Engineers Recognized for Top Innovations

NREL - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 08:00
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized its innovation and partnering successes and honored the scientists and engineers behind them at the lab’s annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony.
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NREL to Work with 14 Additional Small Businesses as Part of the DOE Small Business Vouchers Program

NREL - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 08:00
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will collaborate with 14 companies to address their critical technology challenges under the third round of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers (SBV) program.
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