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REN 21 – Global Energy Consumption : Renewables meet 16% of the demand in 2010

July 12, 2011 by

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Renewable Energy Network (REN21) produced with its global network of research partners the “REN21 Renewables 2011 Global Status Report”. It was released today. The report shows that the RE sector is performing well globally, thought affected by the economic recession, incentive cuts, and low natural-gas prices. The report says that the RE sources meet 16 […]

U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center gets funding from US DOE

May 19, 2011 by

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Last November, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Obama announced the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy. Under this, the US Department of Energy has recently committed $25 million over the next five years to support the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC). This is first of its kind effort by […]

Wind Energy – Global statistics

February 6, 2011 by

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China is now the world leader in wind power. It overtook USA as the world leader as late as 2010. The chart below shows the growth of installed wind power across the 5 leading countries in wind energy installations. One thing that just can’t be missed noticing is the exponential rate of growth in China. […]

New Mexico to become part of WCI

January 25, 2011 by

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The Environmental regulator of New Mexico, Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) has recently approved GHG cap-and-trade program. This program will allow the state to participate in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). The program is scheduled to begin in 2012 and it would affect around 63 large industrial sources in New Mexico, including electricity generators and the […]

Heavy-duty trucks and buses to come under proposed GHG emissions standards

January 25, 2011 by

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Continuing on the work done for light trucks and cars ( Relevant post ), the EPA and Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have proposed a rule that would set fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. These standards would be applicable to to vehicles […]

CO2 emissions fell 33 percent from 2005 to 2009 across RGGI states – Draft Report

November 25, 2010 by

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A draft report was recently released for stakeholer comments by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. This report claims that annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generators in the 10 states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) were 33 percent lower in 2009 than in 2005. A ccording to […]

GHG emissions standards proposed – Now for heavy-duty trucks and buses

November 19, 2010 by

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Continuing on the work done for light trucks and cars ( Relevant post ), the EPA and Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have proposed a rule that would set fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. These standards would be applicable to to […]