This is a summary of a speech by Dr Herman Scheer at the University of NSW in March 2006. Dr Scheer, as a member of the German parliament was instrumental in shaping Germany's renewable energy policies.
While all investments pose some degree of risk, the return on a solar energy system is about as safe and predictable as, well, the rising sun. Fortunately for the Earth and its varied inhabitants, the center of our solar system is situated well beyond the reach of humanity's capacity to tamper with a good thing.
By setting demanding goals, these pioneering governments are a forging a path toward the hydrogen economy. Hopefully others will take note and follow their lead.
According to the program introduction, alternative energy accounts for one-half of one percent of all energy used today. Breaking free of the hydrocarbons, which accounts for a whopping 80 percent of energy used, has truly become a stated geopolitical concern
May 18th & 19th saw the renewables sector come together for the annual All-Energy conference and exhibition in Aberdeen. While developers, manufacturers, enterprise agencies and financiers debated and endorsed the industry's progress in Scotland and pondered on the development of the offshore wind supply chain, the Scottish European Green Energy Centre (SEGEC) felt it prudent to remind delegates that many of the current business models won't deliver the project investment needed in the future.
The end of 2010 saw an accumulated volume of approximately 740 MW in Belgium, enabling the country to establish its 5th position in the EU ranks, before France. 88% of capacity is in Flanders. While Hernieuws and VREG data totalled up to 385 MW for Belgium in 2009, EurObserv'ER recently counted 363 MWp DC capacity. Based on the original AC data, 2010 could have seen growth of 354 MW. With a population of 10,8 million, the country as a whole would have reached a level of 68 W of installed solar capacity per inhabitant (75 Wp DC).
Japanese and Chinese Markets Continue Strong Growth with New Policy Initiatives
GlobalData's latest renewable policy report includes major policy developments in the renewable energy market for the month August, 2010. This includes updates in policies in China and the US.
The endless pursuit of solar energy as a realistic alternative energy source to fossil fuel shows no signs of waning; which is not only good news for businesses and consumers, but also great news for investors as well. Never underestimate the power of technology.
Favorable policies and regulations drive growth in The Region.
Alternative energy is a boom industry that needs government stimulus in order to cover the initial losses that would be incurred by private industry. All the ingredients exist to utilize this industry to bring back manufacturing to America, a sector that has been rapidly losing jobs.
While Achieving Energy, Food, Fuels, And Water Independence By Utilizing Already Existing And Individually Profitable Holistic Component Technologies
All over the world, buildings energy consumption is increasing at a high rate due to the improvement in living standards in developing countries.
If the Photovoltaics industry is going to play a significant role in worldwide electricity production in the future it all comes down to one word - scalability, the ability of a technology to expand its production capacity to very large sizes, thereby enabling significant cost decreases.
China may be positioning to change its global image from environmental disasters to an environmental leader, as it was recently recognized as the world leading investor in renewable energy.
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