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2011

Wayne National Forest Solar Panel Construction

Sri Lanka commissioning its first solar power plant which can generate 500kw of electricity, 26 August [1]


One Cloud?

Transparent Solar Cells Can Turn Windows into Solar Panels. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say they have created a new class of transparent photovoltaic cells that can turn windows into solar panels. 1st May [2]


2010

Photovoltaik

Pioneering Portugal has radically reduced its dependence on fossil fuels. This year nearly half of its electricity will come from renewable sources. 20 August [3]


  • Global investments in renewables top non-renewables for 2nd year, 15 July [4]


Greek Parliament

Greece: Brave new renewable energy bill introduced by Greek government in parliament, 05/05 [5]


Batur Volcano and Lake
Indonesia aims to tap volcano power, Apr 24 [6] Indonesia has launched an ambitious plan to tap the vast power of its volcanoes and become a world leader in geothermal energy, while trimming greenhouse gas emissions.

2009

  • Copenhagen’s Christmas tree lights to be powered by bikes, December 2 [8]
  • California Energy Commission approves the nation's first energy efficiency standards for televisions. November 18 [9] place
  • Grid fails in Brazil. Massive power cuts in several Latin American counties highlight the dangers of relying on centralised power production, November 12 [10]
  • Designer claims new all-electric car W will be 'the most efficient electric vehicle on earth'. November 9, 2009 [11]
  • Bedouin village of Darajat gaining acclaim for its focus on clean energy, June 24 [14] “Most residents have solar water heaters and electric systems, the school is powered by wind and sun, and students learn hands-on about alternative energy by reading the power meters in their classrooms. The village also boasts a solar mosque.” [15] place
  • China launches green power revolution to catch up on west, June 10 [16]
  • Floating wind turbine launched, June 5 [17]
  • Australian Government will invest:$1.6 billion in solar technologies, including new funding of $1.365 billion in a Solar Flagships program, May 12 [18] The Solar Flagships program will aim to create an additional 1,000 MW of solar generation capacity. This ambitious target is three times the size of the largest solar energy project currently operating anywhere in the world.
  • Wind power installations up 29 percent in 2008, May 8, 2009 [19] The United States led in new installations, surpassing Germany to rank first in wind energy cumulative capacity and electricity generation.
Comment
  • Friends of the Earth welcomes EU agreement committing the bloc to securing 20 per cent of its energy needs from renewable energy sources by 2020, but disappointment at plans to increase the use of biofuels. December 9 [20]


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2008

  • China wind-farm - Vast new wind farm in Eastern China will deliver energy direct to consumers without going through the Grid, August 1 [22]

2007

  • Google announces new strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources that will be cheaper than electricity produced from coal. The newly created initiative, known as RE<C, will focus initially on advanced solar thermal power, wind power technologies, enhanced geothermal systems and other potential breakthrough technologies. November 27 [23]

2006

  • Wind power could supply one third of the world’s electricity by 2050 and 16.5% by 2020. Most importantly, wind power would save 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2020, says ‘Global Wind Energy Outlook 2006’, September 20 [24]


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References

  1. globalvoicesonline.org, by Rezwan, 26 August 2011
  2. climatechangenews.org, 1st May 2011
  3. presseurop.eu 20 August 2010
  4. www.unep.org, 15 July 2010
  5. Bellona, 05/05-2010
  6. news.yahoo.com, Apr 24 2010
  7. DFID, 9 December 2009
  8. off-grid.net, December 2, 2009
  9. California Energy Commission, November 18, 2009
  10. off-grid.net, November 12, 2009
  11. wikinews, November 9, 2009
  12. off-grid.net, October 2, 2009
  13. The Guardian, July 27, 2009
  14. Global Voices Online, June 24, 2009
  15. Green Prophet, June 24, 2009
  16. The Guardian, June 10, 2009
  17. BBC News, June 5, 2009
  18. Australian Government,May 12, 2009
  19. Worldwatch Institute, May 8, 2009
  20. Friends of the Earth, December 9
  21. New York Times, September 17
  22. off-grid.net, August 1
  23. Google. November 27
  24. BWEA, September 20 2006

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