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How Do We Build A Different Economy?

The ECOreport publishes the conclusion of an interview with Guy Dauncey, How Do We Build A Different Economy?

Click here to access the first part of this interview

By Roy L Hales

Last week I began a two-part interview with Guy Dauncey, founder of the BC Sustainable Energy association and the author of Journey to the Future: A Better World Is Possible. This week Dauncey tackles the question “How do we build a different economy?”
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EU’s first State of the Energy Union report

Originally Published on Energy Post

By Sonja van Renssen

The EU’s first State of the Energy Union report is determinedly optimistic on progress, but offers little new information and appears to take just a small step towards resolving the biggest challenge of all: uniting national interests around EU priorities. Published by the European Commission on 18 November, the report is accompanied by a whole suite of studies in areas from energy security to climate action. The package sets out achievements to date and legislative proposals to come in 2016.

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European Polls Consistently Support Renewables

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The latest public attitude tracker released by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Changed showed that 75% of the population support the use of renewables. Only 4% oppose them. The Government survey did not contain specific questions about biomass, utility scale solar farms, and all onshore wind farms – all of whose subsidies were recently slashed. So Good Energy hired its own pollsters. They found that 4% of the British public are opposed to solar farms and 8% to onshore wind projects. This appears to be a pattern, from the continent whose population is most exposed to wind and solar energy. European polls consistently support renewables.

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Wind to Supply 12% of The EU’s Electricity

A new report from the European Commission Joint Research Centre says wind supplied 8% of demand last year & their goal for 2020 is Wind to Supply 12% of The EU’s Electricity

Originally Published on Click Green

The cumulative capacity of wind energy connected to the EU grid reached 129GW last year, matching 8% of European electricity demand, the equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland.

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Is storage necessity a myth? A Review

 Video from Rocky Mountain Institute 

Reviewed by Roy L Hales

In the video “the Storage Necessity Myth,” Amory Lovins tackles one of the most commonly held beliefs of the green industry. While “a breakthrough in cheap bulk storage of electricity would be helpful,” he contends it is not necessary. Is storage necessity a myth?

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