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What are the Pros and Cons of Wind Power?
By admin February 23, 2021

What are the pros and cons of Wind Power? We were prompted to publish this blog following the Texas snowstorm/power grid failure. If you recall, Gov. Abbott of Texas falsely claimed that wind turbines were to blame for the power grid failure. Of course, this is totally untrue. Texas primarily relies on Fossil Fuels and

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Future Investment Initiative 2021 — Recap
By admin January 27, 2021

  The Future Investment Initiative (#FII) Conference got underway today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and it was an excellent first day. Congratulations to the FII Institute and the Public investment Fund in Riyadh and around the world for assembling such great panelists and content. Great to see the ongoing implementation of Vision 2030 and and

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The Biden Presidency and Cleantech: Prospects for Growth
By admin December 4, 2020

President-Elect Biden will re-commit to the Paris Agreement and has already established the Green Economy/Sustainability as a core part of his “Build Back Better” economic recovery plan. So, will the Biden admin move quickly to generate (green) new jobs & address the climate? Much depends on the GA Senate runoffs in January but we still

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What’s the Connection Between Wildfires and Climate Change?
By admin September 15, 2020

Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan / Staff / Getty Images Is there a connection between wildfires and climate change — the fires that are currently devastating the Western states (particularly California, Washington, Oregon)? As of September 14th (10pm ET), CNBC notes that: Historic wildfires are burning millions of acres and destroying homes and entire towns in California, Oregon and Washington

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What are the Latest Carbon Capture Innovations?
By admin June 24, 2020

Carbon capture is not exactly a new technology but some innovative companies are redefining it and creating a new field — Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS). One particular company leading the way is Cemvita, which calls itself a company “developing economical carbon-negative solutions for a sustainable future.” Cemvita partners with “[its] clients using the

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What is the IEA’s New Sustainable Recovery Plan?
By admin June 19, 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented a Sustainable Recovery Plan (2021-2023) focusing on a series of “once in a lifetime” actions that can be “taken over the next three years to revitalize economies and boost employment while making energy systems cleaner and more resilient”. The Plan is positioned to achieve a range of significant

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Clean Climate or Cleaner Climate? What Will the Post-COVID Environment Look Like?
By admin May 19, 2020

The climate is cleaner and greener these days. So, is the environment making a comeback? From Delhi to Beijing, the  COVID-19 lockdown has resulted in cleaner skies as emissions drop to record low levels. But will it last once COVID-19 subsides and human/industrial activity ticks back up?  The answer is a little complicated. Let’s consider

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Breaking Down the New Waves of Energy in Developing World
By admin December 4, 2018

Campaigning for using environmentally-friendly sources of energy – renewable energy – to replace destructive sources of energy has been a global phenomenon. Today, the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is being held in Portland, marking the second stage of the Paris

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Chile: a Leader in Green Energy Development
By admin August 14, 2017

Chile continues to accelerate in its clean energy initiatives; two major developers announced this week that they’ve secured funding for huge wind farm projects. Mainstream Renewable Power and its Chilean counterpart, Aela Energía, have received $410 M to fund two wind farms in Chile and Mexico with a whopping 299MW of capacity, enough to power

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China’s Joint Energy Development with the Philippines
By admin July 26, 2017

China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, stated that he supported a joint energy partnership with the Philippines in the South China Sea. This comes on the heel of comments by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte saying he had found a partner to develop oil fields and that exploration would resume later this year. The issue with the

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The Potential of Nuclear Power for African Development
By admin July 7, 2017

As the African population continues to exponentially grow, governments in the continent look for ways to keep up with the booming population. One such way of economic development is by looking towards alternative energy sources, such as nuclear energy. Nuclear energy, in coordination with other clean sources of power, can be a major and efficient

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Africa’s Lack of Energy Needs a New Approach to Renewables
By admin November 22, 2016

By the end of COP22 in Marrakech, 111 nations will have signed up to the Paris Climate Change Agreement (COP21), contributing to probably one of the most important commitments to date: fighting climate change and halting its long-term consequences. While the negotiations in Paris focused mainly on establishing targets and the main obligations that countries

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