Ethiopia has been building Africa's largest hydro-electric dam since 2011. $4 billion later and it is about to go online. It could drain Egypt's Nile so that life in Egypt as they know it (at least since the 70s) will never be the same again.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (likened to USAID and the UK and German’s foreign aid) announced last week that it will provide renewable energy loans to 8 projects around the world. The projects will go to building resilience, mainly in island communities which will be able to repay the loans after the renewable energy […]
It's easy. We need 31% more renewable energy to play it climate safe. It will cost $750 - but this can be investment stimulus people, and wind and solar can get us there. Let's do it!
IRENA was founded a decade ago to solve the world's energy problems. It's like the United Nations of Renewable Energy and anyone who is a serious stakeholder in renewables from government to news to suppliers goes to this annual event.
Remember ten and 15 years ago when everyone was talking about investing in biofuels? Scientists like Helmut were against the efficiency claims... While we love the idea of renewable energy crops for palm oil and sugarcane used in ethanol and biofuels have pushed out food producers, causing an alarming shift to rising costs for food. While we might not feel it in the price of a falafel or hummus, biofuels threaten those people already food insecure.
"We don't want to play Russian roulette with our children's health," a Haifa resident said before the natural gas purge.
Israel's natural gas well starts flowing, amid protests and fears over pollution at sea and in the air. Conflict constraints have forced well operators to build rigs closer to shore than normally recommended.
Why is so little reported about potential danger to Israel's northern coast town from the first stages of the Levianthan gas drill operation?
Refugees don't plan on staying for a long time, but a new study in Iraq shows how renewable energy can make temporary living more bearable.
The Energy and Mines World Congress shows that 2019 will be considered the tipping point for solar and wind projects in the mining sector The Energy and Mines World Congress that took place in Toronto provided great insights into the recent developments of onsite renewable energy applications at remote mines. Getting power lines to remote […]
Sorry Greta, World to produce 120% more fossil fuels by 2030 – drastically at odds with warming limit
It’s kind of like the Shaggy song, even when he’s caught red handed: it wasn’t me. Greenhouse gas production from coal and oil are on the increase. No one is taking responsibility. We are in deep, deep trouble, new UN “Gap” report unveils today. So it’s time to wake up Middle East! The Production Gap […]
We hate this picture. From the West Bank in Israel all the way to China, children are picking through e-waste for pennies or dollars a day. There is no way to trace the polluters, maybe, until now.
Air conditioners pull water from the air, literally. It's distilled so not great to drink, but useful in other ways.
Natural gas is an earth-friendlier option to fuel our needs. Some options are better than others
Certain environmental buildings can integrate landscapes and earth systems. Ecological architecture means integrating sustainable materials with eco-conscious urban and rural lifestyles. The most important thing here is that we make an investment in our and our families’ better and healthier future.
There is something romantic about living off the grid and off our own devices. Every summer I go to Northern Canada with my kids and experiment with off-grid living ideas and applications. While we own 200 acres and the last home on the grid for miles and miles, it is tempting to cut off from the polluting power industry and power our own needs from the sun and Mother Earth.
Last year the UK government announced that the feed in tariffs (FIT) for small-scale renewables will end in 2019 and this caused many supporters of renewables to be alarmed.
Israeli startup SG Tech created a technology that creates energy and fuel from cow patties, with almost no residual waste.
The Green New Deal is a term that has been thrown around recently as a potential option to address serious issues related to climate change. While many people have heard about this proposal, there are still a lot of questions about what it actually entails.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, together with the Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines, and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), today inaugurated a new 10 megawatt (MW) solar PV project. The grid-connected project was financed by ADFD with US$15 million under the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility […]
There’s been a big crusade to get big business to adopt renewable energy. You see it every time a major corporation says they’re putting solar panels on their rooftops or buying energy from wind farms. However, small businesses can take advantage of renewable energy in a variety of ways too. Choose a Greener Energy Company […]
The annual breakdown from the international energy group, Irena, on jobs in renewable energy.
Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international discussion on raising climate action worldwide, ahead of Abu Dhabi’s global preparatory meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September. […]
The popularity of casinos has never been higher with the global casino market set to generate more than $130 billion by 2019. From slots to table games, the demand for this thrilling form of entertainment continues to rise with 2018 seeing an increase of almost $3.2 billion from the year before. Online and mobile slots […]
Whether you’re moving into a new apartment or you’re just inspired to go green, there are many ways to save energy and money. Small, practical steps can help you cut your bills down substantially while also saving the environment. Want to get started? Read on. Replace your Light Bulbs Whenever you move into a new […]