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  • New York State Pursues Clean Energy Goals

    ALBANY, New York (ENS) - New York Lt. Governor David Paterson will tour the state this week to promote the government’s new clean energy agenda. He will inspect current renewable energy facilities and report on how this industry can be expanded. Last week, Governor Eliot Spitzer announced a comprehensive plan for reducing energy costs and curbing pollution in New ...

  • EU struggles with climate and energy goals

    Despite some evidence of progress, the European Union (EU) is still struggling to meet its challenging environmental goals according to the latest Environment-related Indicators Assessment Report. The 2008 report states that in most areas there has been little improvement, with only one indicator showing positive progress towards reaching EU targets. Goals showing lagging performance ...


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  • City of Santa Barbara Progresses Toward 100% Clean Energy Goal

    Renew Financial, a leading clean energy and home improvement finance company, announced that the City of Santa Barbara has joined the CaliforniaFIRST PACE financing program and will make the program available to City residents in the near future. This action is a crucial positive step toward Santa Barbara meeting its commendable goal of exclusively using renewable energy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • APEC Leaders Set Measurable Energy Efficiency Goal

    SYDNEY, Australia, September 8, 2007 (ENS) - Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to adopt a 'long-term aspirational goal' to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region in support of the United Nations' global efforts, announced Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Under the Sydney Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development, the goals are to ...

  • EU Sets 2030 climate and energy goals

    A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European ...


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  • Exelon: Competitive Markets Can Achieve Clean Energy Goals at One-Fourth the Cost of Other Approaches

    A new analysis by Exelon under its Exelon 2020 strategy finds that by letting competitive electricity markets work, the electric utility industry can slash harmful air pollutants for as little as one-quarter the cost of other politically popular approaches, such as subsidizing favored energy technologies. “The evidence is clear: Markets are delivering more than ...


    By Exelon Corporation

  • Policy void could jeopardise UN`s energy access goals

    Universal access to electricity and clean cooking stoves will not be achieved by 2030 without new policies and further investment, says a study published today. It also predicts that, without new policies, the number of people relying on traditional solid fuels and fuels will increase by an additional 50–220 million ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Xcel Energy on track to surpass CO2 reduction goal by 2020

    Xcel Energy today announced a 16 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, or 14 million tons, since the utility in 2005 began a reduction strategy in its eight-state service territory. The company's goal is to achieve a 20 percent CO2 reduction by 2020, and the latest projections are that it will surpass that goal by up to ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • Indonesia’s economic success hinges on energy-sector investment, realistic goals

    Indonesia is enhancing the governance and transparency of its energy institutions and state-owned companies, reducing fuel subsidies and facilitating much-needed infrastructure investments, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today in its second in-depth review of the country’s energy policies, but it must move to meet demand growth and ensure the environmental sustainability of ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Aggressive Energy Efficiency Goals Are Transforming the Building Industry, According to Pike Research

    Despite significant growth and much publicity, the green construction and technology market still accounts for only a small percentage of the commercial building stock worldwide.Today, the spread of sophisticated building automation systems (BAS), which take advantage of the convergence of information technology (IT) data and building data, is helping drive ...


  • Going for gold in clean energy

    Helping British Columbia 'Go for the Gold' in clean energy, GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE and Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX: PCC) announced today updates on construction at the 144-megawatt Dokie Wind Project and 196-megawatt East Toba River and Montrose Creek Hydroelectric Project. Announced during a 2010 Winter Olympic Games briefing today at the British Columbia Showcase in ...


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  • How to design a clean energy standard

    WRI’s response to the Bingaman-Murkowski White Paper on the design of a clean energy standard in the United States. In response to President Obama’s goal of generating 80 percent of the U.S. electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, Senate Committee on Energy and ...

  • Clean energy for all: a global challenge

    This week, key leaders from the policy, industry, government, NGO, banking, and civil society sectors are gathering in the Philippines for the 7th annual Asian Clean Energy Forum (ACEF). The event, organized by the Asian Development Bank and USAID, aims to foster discussions about how to scale up clean energy initiatives ...

  • Department of Energy to invest $50 million to advance domestic solar manufacturing market, achieve sunshot goal

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of Energy's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. utility-scale solar 60 percent towards cost-competition goal

    The Energy Department announced today that the U.S. solar industry is more than 60 percent of the way to achieving cost-competitive utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity – only three years into the Department’s decade-long SunShot Initiative. To help continue this progress, the Energy Department also announced today $25 million in funding to strengthen U.S. solar ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Clean energy is win-win for the US

    Scientists have worked out how the US could save as many as 300,000 lives by 2030, and get a tenfold return on its investments at the same time. It’s simple. All the nation has to do is what it promised to do at the Paris climate conference last December − launch clean energy and transport policies, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds or more, and pursue the international ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Department of Energy to invest $50 million to advance domestic solar manufacturing market, achieve sunshot goal

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of Energy's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New York State Facilities Making Significant Progress Toward 20 Percent Energy Reduction Goal

    The New York Power Authority recently announced that New York State agency partners are making significant progress toward meeting Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Clean Energy goal of a 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency in all state buildings by 2020. Under the Governor's Executive Order 88 which established the BuildSmart NY program, state agency partners have significantly reduced ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • C2ES: Canadian hydropower could help states achieve carbon-cutting goals

    Canadian hydropower could help some U.S. states meet their carbon-cutting goals under the proposed federal Clean Power Plan, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) says in a new policy report. "Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan” explores the potential for increased hydropower imports from Canada, and the adjustments needed to the Environmental Protection ...

  • Canadian hydropower could help U.S. achieve carbon-cutting goals

    Canadian hydropower could help some U.S. states meet their carbon-cutting goals under the proposed federal Clean Power Plan, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) says in a new policy report. ...


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