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  • Indian farmers to set up small solar power plants

    02.09.2014 kindly supported by Enviro Finland

    Karnataka - a state in South West India - has launched a scheme that allows farmers to set up small solar plants for water pumping in their farms and sell electricity at fixed price, writes Business Standard. The farmers would get subsidy up to 90 percent and hope to get 10,000 pumpsets. In addition to pumping water for their fields, the farmers will get electricity where it is not available. India's government has allocated 100,000 pumpsets to all the states. Read more

  • Building green economy advances worldwide

    01.09.2014 kindly supported by Enviro Finland

    Green economy policies are spreading worldwide at an increasing pace, with more than 65 countries now actively pursuing green economy policies and 48 of them taking steps to develop national green economy plans, said UNEP at the Green Economy Coalition's meeting in London. UNEP also released three new reports to guide countries interested in advancing their national green economy transitions. One of these outlines how indicators can be used to measure progress.Read more

  • China's national carbon market to start in 2016

    31.08.2014 kindly supported by Enviro Finland

    China has already launched seven regional pilot markets in a bid to gain experience and plans to roll out its national market for carbon permit trading in 2016, writes Reuters. The National Development and Reform Commission will send over the national market regulations to the government for approval by the end of the year. When fully functional, the Chinese market would dwarf the European emissions trading system, which is currently the world's biggest.Read more

 
  • UNFCCC headlines: South Korea delays smog tax; starts emission trading in 2015 - finance minister

    02.09.2014 by ClimateTechWiki aggregator

    Source: Reuters - South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, but confirmed it would push ahead with plans to begin its carbon emissions trading scheme from the start of 2015, finance minister Choi Kyung-hwan said on Tuesday.Read more

  • UNFCCC headlines: Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week

    02.09.2014 by ClimateTechWiki aggregator

    Source: Cleantechnica - This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases.Read more

  • UNFCCC headlines: ‘Grossly inadequate’ - President Tuilaepa

    02.09.2014 by ClimateTechWiki aggregator

    Source: Samoa Observer - Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, was yesterday voted as the President of the 2014 United Nations Third Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) Conference.Read more

  • Indian farmers to set up small solar power plants

    02.09.2014 by Energy & Enviro World News

    Karnataka - a state in South West India - has launched a scheme that allows farmers to set up small solar plants for water pumping in their farms and sell electricity at fixed price, writes Business Standard. The farmers would get subsidy up to 90 percent and hope to get 10,000 pumpsets. In addition to pumping water for their fields, the farmers will get electricity where it is not available. India's government has allocated 100,000 pumpsets to all the states. Read more

  • High-level Event Discusses Renewable Energy in SIDS

    02.09.2014 by Energy-L

    Participants recognized sustainable energy for all as a tool for eradicating poverty, combating climate change, creating economic opportunities and achieving sustainable development for all small island developing States (SIDS), at a side event, ‘Linking SIDS and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL): From Barbados to Samoa, and Beyond.' The event took place on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on SIDS, in Apia, Samoa, on 1 September 2014.Read more

  • US, Hawaii Announce Aloha+ Challenge for Sustainability

    02.09.2014 by Energy-L

    The Aloha+ Challenge has been announced in Apia, Samoa, following its launch in Hawaii, US, on 7 July 2014. The joint sustainability commitment includes targets on: clean energy transformation; local food production; natural resource management; waste reduction; smart growth and climate resilience; and green jobs and education.Read more

  • Renewable Energy Forum Addresses SIDS' Transition to Sustainable Energy

    02.09.2014 by Energy-L

    The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) pre-conference Renewable Energy Forum, held on 30 August 2014, in Apia, Samoa, highlighted the economic, social and climate change mitigation benefits of renewable energy, while also identifying and showcasing policies, practices and experiences to increase renewable energy use in SIDS. The session will present recommendations to the Sustainable Energy Partnership Dialogue on 3 September 2014, which is part of theRead more

  • UNDP, Samoa Showcase Biogas Partnership

    02.09.2014 by Energy-L

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP), Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) are showcasing their bio-fuel partnership at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which is taking place in Apia, Samoa. The project has turned the Merremia vine - a toxic, invasive weed in Samoa - into electricity to generate biofuel and connect Samoan communities to the national grid.Read more

  • IEA Releases Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report

    02.09.2014 by Energy-L

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched its 'Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014,' which finds that policy uncertainty could slow renewable energy expansion over the next five years. While the report projects renewable generation will grow by 45%, and will make up almost 26% of total global electricity generation by 2020, deployment of new renewable power capacity is expected to slow and stabilize after 2014.Read more

  • Lighting Global Urges Shift from Kerosene to Solar Lights

    02.09.2014 by Energy-L

    Lighting Global has released a study, titled ‘Energy and Carbon Benefits of Pico Powered Lighting,' which confirms that modern solar lighting products designed for low-income families without access to grid electricity are far more energy efficient than kerosene lamps. Through Lighting Global, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank collaborate to support sustainable growth of the global off-grid lighting market in order to increase access to modern lighting services forRead more

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