Thirty-six countries gave the official start Monday to an initiative to promote geothermal energy in developing economies as a cleaner alternative to oil, gas and coal. The Global Geothermal Alliance, launched on the sidelines of the UN climate talks in Le Bourget, aims at a sixfold increase in geothermal electricity production and a tripling of geothermal-derived heating by 2030. At present, geothermal is growing modestly, at three to four percent per year, providing 12 gigawatts of electricity annually. But this is just a fraction of its overall potential of 100 gigawatts, according to the industry. Only 24 out of 90 countries with geothermal potential actually use the resource. The alliance said its members will seek to overcome "political uncertainty" about geothermal and strengthen the industry's skills base. The Global Geothermal Alliance initiative was sketched out in September 2014 at a summit organised by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Members include countries on thermal "hotspots" in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, ranging from Kenya and Tanzania to Malaysia, the Philippines and Guatemala. Cont'd...
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World's Largest Ultra-fast EV Charging Station Goes Live in Beijing, Fully Charging Commercial Vehicles in 10 Minutes
This 26,500 m(2) EV charging complex has 25 chargers at 360kW and 5 chargers at 90kW; maintaining a capacity for Ultra-fast charging 30 urban transit buses at the same time
YCombinator is the most prolific seed investor in the world. Their portfolio of hits include AirBnB, Dropbox & Stripe. They have now publicly committed to backing alternative energy investments.
New partnership and funding will combine power of green banks to mobilize private investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency
South Korea Opts for Green Energy
The UN COP21 climate talks are the most comprehensive thus far and are showing that countries actually are preparing to and are taking action on climate change. The solar industry is posed to be part of the answer and as is increasingly working together to do so. Yesterday (Dec. 7) at the conference the industry announced the Global Solar Council (GSC) in an attempt to share best practices and bring the solar power industry together at an international level.
Next-Generation AC Solar Modules Integrate LG High-Efficiency Panels with Enphase Advanced Microinverter Technology
New microinverter-integrated solar panels to provide reliable, fast-to-install, high-performance ACM solution at a low cost
Offers Fast Path to Significantly Reduce Global Emissions
New Oklahoma wind farm to provide renewable energy for Google data center
'Renewables are on the rise, and the potential extension of key tax credits could spur more greenfield renewable projects and may help commercialize new technology.
Ecoppia Agreement to Deploy Its Robotic Technology to 40 MW PV Site for EDF RE and Arava Ahead of COP21
Ecoppia, part of an Israeli delegation of green technology business leaders, will be in attendance at the Paris Summit
An Announcement made by EWP earlier today confirms a European Union grant for Eco Wave Power's wave energy Project in Gibraltar.
New report highlights corporate fuel cell customers.
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