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Tata Power crosses 500 MW mark in renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 08:04
Source: Hindu Business Line - Tata Power has crossed the 500 MW mark in renewable energy capacity with the commissioning of a solar plant at Palaswadi, Maharashtra.
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Carbon majors and climate justice (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: eco-business.com -
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Any climate change deal now too late for Kiribati - President Tong

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: Radio New Zealand International - Kiribati President Anote Tong says it is already too late to save many small island states from being swamped by rising seas.
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UN chief: EU has ‘great interest’ in public climate funds

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: EurActiv - Europe will benefit as much as Africa, if it uses its public purse to fund climate mitigation and adaptation measures in the developing world, the UN Environment Programme’s executive director has told EurActiv.
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Climate change gulf looms between Barack Obama and Tony Abbott

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: Guardian - US president's call for action in US TV interview stands in stark contrast to the attitude of the Australian prime minister
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Malawi youths meet on climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: Nyasa Times - Youths from Malawi's Southern Region Lake Chilwa Basin districts have asked for inclusive participation from policy makers and non-governmental organizations when making plans on environment and climate change.
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IMF head says world must come to grips with climate change costs

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: CBC - While Stephen Harper was congratulating Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday for ending a carbon tax, the head of the IMF was in Montreal urging energy powerhouses like Canada to come to grips with the economics of climate change.
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Climate change strategies to mitigate bad impacts

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) - THE negative impact of climate change on Zanzibar can be mitigated should all people on the Islands support the implementation of the recently launched ‘Zanzibar National Climate Change Strategy’ (ZNCCS).
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Bonn climate talks hear messages of hope

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: Irish Times - Upbeat tone at climate talks as global cities and German regions commit to tight targets
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EPA promotes global warming proposal to governors

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:19
Source: AP - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday, framing the plan as a way to deal with destructive wildfires and floods that have ravaged the region in recent years.
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REEEP signs MoU with NREL

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

REEEP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), an entity managed and operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC for the US Department of Energy. The MoU commits the two organisations to collaborating closely in the field of linked open energy data.

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New integrated business model for African rural utilities

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

A recent REEEP project looked into building a business case for rural integrated energy service utilities (IEU) in several African countries. The basic idea was to look at how a rural utility there could supply on-grid, off-grid and thermal energy needs in rural communities in a way that could present a viable business model. The project budget was €114,850.

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New report on financing EE retrofits in China

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

China’s existing buildings have an area in excess of 43 billion square metres. Most of them have poor insulation properties and less efficient heating/air conditioning systems than is the case with buildings in developed countries.

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New solar PV legislation assisted by REEEP project

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

On October 21, 2009 the Congress’ Alternative Energy Sources Commission convened a hearing at which it approved a reform to Brazil’s current renewable energy legislation.

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YES Bank deal helps 26,000 farmers in India

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

A single loan for approximately €1.4 million will support the development of jatropha nursery plantations, to raise seedlings for distribution to over 26,000 farmers in six states in India. This transaction, developed by YES Bank Ltd (YBL) is the second one to close under a finance bundling project that is executed in partnership by YBL and Environment Energy and Enterprise Ventures (e3V), with some financial support from REEEP.

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EGI: involve vulnerable groups more in Brazil electricity decisions

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

Vulnerable groups and communities of poor end-users in Brazil, the groups who are most drastically affected by energy policy, should be much more actively involved in decision-making during its development, according to the Brazilian Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) team.
 

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Solar water heating in South Africa gets two boosts from REEEP

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

South Africa is a powerhouse of the African continent, but its growth in demand for energy is outstripping supply. This makes it one of the first in the world to look seriously at the widescale adoption of a renewable energy technology, solar water heating (SWH), as a mechanism for coping with a mismatch between energy supply and demand.

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More farmers trade crops for solar lighting: a project scales up

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

Thanks to a REEEP project, cash-poor Pacific island villagers who often have no access to banking systems are able to trade cassava, dalo, bananas and other crops as payments for an LED solar lighting system to replace kerosene lanterns. This also leads to a considerable savings in fuel costs: in the Solomon Islands, kerosene will cost a typical household the equivalent of about €0.63 per day, while the value of the crops traded for solar LED amounts to less than half that, at €0.28 per day.

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Southern Africa EE workshop takes a holistic view

REEEP - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:15

As the demand for energy in southern Africa booms, the importance of managing the demand side is increasingly seem to be as important as the actual expansion of generating capacity. This is mirrored in numerous Energy Ministries across the region, who are charged with developing legislation and regulations for energy efficiency measures.

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