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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

November 24 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “The (Untapped) Carbon Conundrum” Pension fund executives say oil and coal companies in their portfolios need to go back to the drawing board on how climate change threatens their business plans. [Huffington Post]
  • “Reality check on renewable energy could unblock climate talks” The potential solutions to rising greenhouse gases appear insurmountable to negotiators: Yet the solutions are staring them in the face. [RenewEconomy]

Science and Technology:

  • Today, the vast majority of plastics are still made using non-renewable fossil fuels, especially petroleum. With concerns for the environment and climate change, some researchers have begun to look for alternatives. [The Nation]

World:

  • In India, social entrepreneurs have turned the crippling power grid problems into an opportunity to offer electricity at low cost and by using local resources to light the lives of rural masses groping in darkness. [Chandigarh Tribune]
  • The non-hydro renewable energy capacity is poised to grow 30 fold in Middle East-North Africa region by 2020, thanks to the over 100 renewable energy projects. [Trade Arabia]
  • The Asian Development Bank will provide a loan of $110 million for a 100 MW solar power plant in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The plant will be the largest of its kind in Central Asia. [Renewable Energy Magazine]

 

US:

  • New Mexico energy regulators altered the state’s renewable energy law this week, infuriating renewable energy advocates who say the move will stunt the state’s growing solar industry. [ThinkProgress]
  • Nobel Prize-winning physicist and former head of the US DOE says Canada and the US should cooperate on hydroelectric and wind energy and boost transmission infrastructure between the two countries. [GlobalPost]

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