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Two NREL Scientists Named to Highly Cited Researcher List

NREL - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 08:00
Two scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been included in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Research list for the thousands of citations of their work by fellow researchers over the past decade.
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US-Africa summit starts with development fora

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:14
Source: Xinhua - The United States on Monday kicked off its first ever summit with 50 African leaders with a series of fora on more traditional development issues like food security, and a meeting on the worsening Ebola epidemic that has cast a shadow over the three-day event.
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Africa Summit To Tackle Food Stability And Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:14
Source: NPR - An unprecedented gathering of African leaders opened in Washington, D.C. The U.S.-Africa Leader's Summit is covering topics including food security, climate change, regional stability and expanded business opportunities between the U.S. and Africa.
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Clock is ticking for cheap credits

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:14
Source: NZ Herald - Almost all carbon units NZ emitters used last year were cut-price imports, but they can’t be used next year.
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Deforestation, development may be driving Ebola outbreaks, experts say

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:14
Source: Al-Jazeera - As the deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak continues its spread in West Africa, evidence suggests that human impact on the environment may have played a role in the latest epidemic.
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Perú será sede del III Encuentro Pan-amazónico

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:14
Source: INFOREGION - “La Amazonía y el Cambio Climático – articulación de la sociedad en la COP 20”, es el título del III Encuentro Pan-amazónico que se realizará en Lima, este miércoles y jueves, con el objetivo de promover una mirada amplia y compartida sobre la Pan-Amazonía y fortalecer el protagonismo de la región en las negociones y acuerdos de la Conferencia de las Partes, evento que se realizará en la capital en diciembre del presente año.
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Africa: First Summit On Women and Climate Decries Lack of Grassroots Funding

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:14
Source: AlertNet - A global summit on women and climate, the first of its kind, opened on Sunday, bringing together some 80 activists working on women's rights, climate change and natural resources, in a bid to build alliances and raise the profile of female environmental leaders.
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Why effective climate policy needs women – and vice versa

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:14
Source: RTCC - Climate change will increase inequality between men and women without action, says Finland’s former climate chief
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MIT Turns Solar Steam Into Cheaper Energy, Clean Water

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:59
Source: Cleantechnica - MIT scientists and engineers have a new twist on phase-changing renewable technology. It combines the most efficient generation of solar steam to date by our favorite energy machine, the sun, and a new graphite-based collection system.
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Climate Change Talks: Equity Reference Framework fails

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:59
Source: Business Standard - The disparity between countries with unequal responsibility for causing climate change could get deeply embedded in the 2015 agreement if Equity Reference Framework is applied to measuring the justness of countries’ contributions.
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Beyond Copenhagen

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:59
Source: Foreign Affairs -
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Bankrolling Energy Exports Creates Rift Between Fossil Fuels And Green Power

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: Forbes - With boundaries generally falling, U.S. firms are trying to sell their wares around the globe. But just how that expansion is financed is up for question — with a movement now afoot that seeks to extract the U.S. government from the equation.
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How the 49ers are upping the game by going green

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: GreenBiz - Professional sports leagues are not known to be green champions. But that is starting to change. Just recently, the National Hockey League presented its first sustainability report, sizing up its carbon footprint and showing ways to improve it.
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SolarReserve 20 MW El Salvador Solar Power Plant Is El Salvador’s 1st Utility-Scale Plant

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: Cleantechnica - SolarReserve is bringing 20 MW of utility-scale solar power to El Salvador’s Acajutla plant, while advancing its share of the Latin American solar market.
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China's surprise on climate change: Our view (editorial)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
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Nigeria: The Politics of Green Climate Fund

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: Daily Independent (Lagos) - Many observers are worried that five years after the promise made by developed countries to contribute a substantial amount to climate fund to help the poorer countries, they have not lived to their promise.
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Christiana Figueres: Climate deal must bring gender equality

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: RTCC - UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says a climate deal must create an equal economy for men and women
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FEATURE: As climate talks heat up, experts debate if natural gas, fracking will turn ‘brown’ economies ‘green’

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: UN News Centre - The world faces a looming energy problem. There’s not enough of it. It also faces a looming climate change problem. Too much of it. Could natural gas and fracking technology be part of the solution to both challenges?
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Creating a fully sustainable island

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: Cyprus Mail - AS THE European Union revisits energy security in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, it’s a timely reminder of Cyprus’ progress over recent years in boosting its own renewable energy industry to help decrease its reliance on imported fuels.
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France delivers long-awaited green energy bill

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:04
Source: BusinessGreen - Landmark energy bill promises to deliver huge surge in renewables and energy efficiency investment
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