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UN Human Rights Council declares climate a priority

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: Climate Change News - At the beginning of this month, the Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a new resolution on Human Rights and Climate Change,1 emphasising the links between UN climate negotiations and the protection of human rights.
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Global warming implicated in dinosaur extinction

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: The Guardian - New technique for measuring ancient temperatures finds two pulses of climate warming at the end of the Cretaceous
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Denmark’s Tourism Industry Is About To Get A Big Boost From Global Warming

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: The Daily Caller - Denmark’s typically cold, wet climate is about to turn into a coastal paradise this summer thanks in part to global warming, according to a report from Danish magazine Fagbladet 3F.
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DiCaprio's foundation grants USD 15.7 M to stop climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: Business Standard - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio's foundation is set to donate USD 15.7 million to help solve environmental issues, such as climate change.
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Loss and damage, here and now

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: Eco Business - Despite strenuous efforts by many rich governments, loss and damage due to climate change is evident everywhere; UN environment and climate bodies suggest some ways to deal with it.
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Vancouver to eliminate new greenhouse gas building emissions by 2030

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: CBC News - The proposal is part of the City's plan to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world
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Extreme measures are needed': Namibia's battle with drought comes to its cities

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: The Guardian - Two weeks ago, the President of Namibia officially declared the country to be in a state of emergency. The country is facing its most severe drought in more than 25 years.
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Ireland currently imports 85 percent of its energy, 35 percent above the European average, just behind Malta, Cyprus and Luxembourg.

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: Energy Digital - In the first six months of 2016, wind energy has ‘saved’ Ireland €70 million in foreign energy imports.
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COP 22 : Les pays africains souhaitent parler d’une même voix en faveur de l’eau à Marrakech

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: Guinee News - Les rideaux sont tombés sur la conférence internationale de l’eau et du climat, ce mardi 12 juillet 2016 à Rabat, la capitale administrative marocaine, a remarqué sur place votre quotidien en ligne, Guinéenews.
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Financements verts : L’Afrique veut un traitement particulier

UNFCCC headlines - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:54
Source: Le Soleil - L’eau apparait comme un élément clé en Afrique eu égard au fait que dans les différents plans d’adaptation et d’atténuation, 92 % ont trait à elle.
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REEEP July Renewables Roundup: Summer of Solar

REEEP - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:33

The past month has seen the publication of a number of reports concerning renewable energy and energy efficiency. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in particular released a number of interesting publications on the current state and the future of solar energy, to coincide with their #summerofsolar campaign. The NewsREEEP Renewables Roundup provides a synthesis of the most exciting findings.

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NREL Engineer Sheila Hayter Installed as ASHRAE Officer

NREL - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 08:00
Sheila Hayter, a group manager in the Integrated Applications Center at the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has been officially installed as treasurer of ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) at its 2016 annual conference in St. Louis, Mo.
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NREL Names Mark Davis to Lead Biosciences Center

NREL - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:00
Dr. Mark Davis is the new director of the Biosciences Center at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
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NREL Receives $1.38 Million from DOE to Help Commercialize Promising Clean Energy Technologies

NREL - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:00
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will be receiving $1.38 million from DOE to lead four projects for the Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The funds will be used to advance promising renewable energy-related technologies with commercial potential and help strengthen the partnerships between the national labs and private-sector companies. Total value for the four projects including industry and NREL cost share is $2.78 million.
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Sweden opens first financing round of €20m off-grid electrification fund for Zambia

REEEP - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:04

The Government of Sweden and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced today the opening of the first financing round of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia. The €20m Fund aims to bring modern clean energy access to one million Zambians and jump-start the country’s burgeoning markets for energy services. The Fund will directly support private enterprises in the off-grid energy space through an innovative new results-based financing approach.

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NREL Announces Participants for 2016 Executive Energy Leadership Program

NREL - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 22 leaders to participate in its 2016 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.
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NREL Names New Executives to Lead Scientific Research and Lab Operations

NREL - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 08:00
The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently made two key hires to lab leadership positions. NREL has named Peter Green as the new Deputy Laboratory Director for science and technology and Julie Baker as Associate Laboratory Director for facilities and operations.
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NREL’s Kurtz, Tegen Honored for Clean Energy Leadership

NREL - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 08:00
The U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program has honored Sarah Kurtz and Suzanne Tegen of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for their leadership and achievement in the field of renewable energy.
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Tide of support for Climate Knowledge Manifesto

REEEP - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 09:36

Sigmund Kluckner, the Coordinator of the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group, provides a round-up of the astonishing response received by the Group’s ‘Manifesto’ since it was launched some eight months ago. Could delivering the Manifesto be just what’s needed to hasten action on the Paris climate agreement?

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NREL Announces Innovation Challenge for Crowdsourced Ideas for Energy-Efficiency in Residential Buildings

NREL - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:00
The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with industry partner CLEAResult, will launch a Call for Innovation as part of the DOE JUMP initiative during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May 22.
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