Category: Renewable Energy

greener cities

Paris Climate Plan The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular sights in the world, and now it stands taller than ever. The historic structure is partially powering itself thanks to two new wind turbines that were just installed. Located above the second level, the turbines will produce over 10,000 kWh of electricity per […]

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Greenhouse Gas Reductions Critical The landmark global climate change deal brokered in Paris cleared an important hurdle this week when it secured enough official support to go into effect, but experts say the biggest hurdle — signatory countries turning their emissions, clean energy and climate adaptation financing goals from mere promises into reality — still […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Solar Power Innovation Earlier in February, the state of California got a whole lot greener with the opening of Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar thermal energy plant. The plant generates clean energy through a system that focuses solar energy to create steam for powering turbines. The gigantic solar array, which sits on 2,400 acres of land in […]

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Norway A Sustainability Leader With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world. Erna Solberg, who will be named Norway’s second female prime minister, has already heard proposals from her government to use sovereign wealth fund money to […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Investing In Solar Energy The gambling capital of the world soon will be home to one of the world’s largest rooftop solar systems. NRG Energy will install a 6.2 megawatt (MW) installation on top of the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center. At peak production, the array should produce enough electricity to meet around a fifth […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Global Warming An Uphill Battle A study authored by University of New Hampshire researchers Elizabeth Burakowski and Matthew Magnusson and published last December warns that if winter temperatures continue to warm significantly, the winter tourism industry could disappear completely in many areas of the U.S. Legislators continue to drag their feet in addressing what is the greatest […]

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