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Source: PTI - India's renewable energy sector is looking at attracting $ 200 billion in investments as several domestic and international firms queue up to tap the potential of green power, the government said today.
Inverter load rejection overvoltage (LRO) tests completed by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of a cooperative research agreement with SolarCity have proven so successful that a testing partner, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO), has proposed to double its hosting capacity for solar energy.
Source: AFP - For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.
Source: RTCC - Climate diplomats face wading through a huge and rambling set of proposals in their hunt for a UN deal to slow global warming, after officials allowed countries to add extra ideas to a draft text.
Source: RTCC - The UNs top climate science body should assess countries progress in slashing global greenhouse gas emissions every year.
Source: AP - President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.
Source: AP - Since the money raised by governments and corporations hasn't managed to halt the destruction of the world's rainforests - an area the size of Alabama or Greece is lost every year - a new U.S. campaign is now inviting individuals to chip in.
Source: EcoWatch - Burlington, Vermont is that states largest city, with a population of 42,000 people. It describes itself as forward-thinking which is what youd expect from a city that once elected Senator Bernie Sanders as its mayor. So its no surprise that it recently became the first U.S. city of any decent size to run entirely on renewable electricity.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Investments in African schools, healthcare and other infrastructure are at risk from the long-term impacts of global warming because governments and businesses are not considering climate information in their plans, researchers have warned.
Source: Guardian - Climate change has advanced so rapidly that work must start on unproven technologies now, admits US National Academy of Science
Source: RTL (France) - Une grande majorité de Français estime que l'homme est responsable du réchauffement climatique.
Source: Yonhap - As widely expected, South Korea's carbon market had thin trading in the first month of opening due in large part to a lack of confidence and the reluctance of affected companies to actively join the new trading scheme, data showed on Wednesday.
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has gathered and analyzed data for more than 30,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across the United States to better understand how interconnection regulations align with actual project completion timelines. The findings indicate that interconnection process delays are common, and can range from several days to months. Streamlining the application review and final authorization processes can ultimately benefit utilities and solar consumers by reducing the time and cost associated with going solar.
Source: Reuters - Rich nations provided nearly $15 billion over a decade from 2003 to 2013 to fund exports of coal-fired power plant and coal mining technology, data seen by Reuters shows, defying calls to end subsidies for the most polluting of the fossil fuels.
Source: Business Standard - Climate change negotiations started at Geneva on Sunday, working to draw the rough blueprint for the global Paris agreement, which will be agreed upon by the end of the year.
Source: BusinessGreen - The first UN climate meeting of the year kicked off in Geneva yesterday, amid fresh calls for diplomats to ensure an ambitious global agreement is reached at December's Paris Summit and a renewed push for the eventual deal to include a commitment to "achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions".
Source: RTCC - UN climate change negotiations risk becoming unmanageable unless countries start cutting down a rapidly expanding set of proposals for a global deal
Source: Reuters - The European Union will exert "maximum pressure" to extract by June at the latest pledges from major economies to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, a document seen by Reuters says.
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Source: Guardian - A new paper published in Global Change Biology summarizes the results of a 23-year experiment monitoring how global warming is impacting certain ecosystems.