Category Archives: Renewables

Working Together For A Just Energy Transition

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from British Columbia, Working Together For A Just Energy Transition

Originally Published on Sierra Club BC

By Tim Pearson

The health of our economy cannot be separated from the health of our environment.

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China Surpassed Its 2020 Solar Target

The ECOreport reposts news from the race to adopt renewables, China surpassed its 2020 solar target

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Jing Yan and Lauri Myllyvirta

China has more than doubled its end-of-decade solar power target, with new installations dramatically outstripping expectation, according to the government’s energy agency.

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Sun & Wind Provide 100% Of Mediterranean Island’s Power

The ECOreport reposts news from Tilos, Greece, where the sun & wind provide 100% of Mediterranean island’s power

Originally Posted on University of East Anglia News

Tilos, a tiny Greek island nestled between Kos and Rhodes, is at the vanguard of a renewable energy revolution thanks to an initiative by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Applied Sciences in Piraeus that has just been recognised by two important EU Commission awards.

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Trump Won’t Stop Energy Storage & Renewables

The ECOreport reposts analysis of America’s struggle for a low carbon future, Trump won’t stop energy storage & renewables

Originally Published on Lux Research

By: Yuan-Sheng Yu

President Trump’s energy agenda’s strongly positive rhetoric around boosting oil and gas production and revitalizing the coal industry will only go so far, as economics in both industries play a larger role. Despite Trump’s political agenda, his actual influence will have an overall moderate impact in the U.S. energy landscape.

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Call for Franco-German Energy Transition Alliance

The ECOreport reposts a proposal from three European think tanks, Call for Franco-German Energy Transition Alliance

Originally Published on Agora Energiewende

By Matthias Buck

Berlin, 14 July 2017 – Germany and France should forge an energy transition alliance – this is the key conclusion of a call to action by three think tanks published shortly before the French-German summit in Paris yesterday. The Institut de developpement durable et des relations internationales (or IDDRI, in Paris), together with Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende (both in Berlin), argue that France and Germany share the same climate goals, face similar challenges, and that an alliance for a clean-energy transition could “be at the core of a joint initiative for reviving European integration.”
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The Global Learning Forum 2017

The ECOreport reposts a summary from Global Learning Forum 2017

Press release from Renewable Cities

Renewable Cities convened Global Learning Forum 2017 to discuss the transition to 100% renewable energy cities. Taking place over three days, beginning on May 17, 2017, the event brought together energy leaders and champions from 105 different municipalities across 12 different countries and 22 provinces and states.
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Renewables Are Powerful Engines of economic growth & job creation

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, Renewables are powerful engines of economic growth & job creation

Originally Published on Energy Post

By Allan Hoffman

Job creation is always a safe issue for politicians to address and it played a crucial role in our recent presidential election. Donald Trump achieved his unexpected upset victory over Hillary Clinton by appealing to disaffected workers in normally Democrat-leaning states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. A primary focus of the Trump campaign was jobs in the manufacturing and coal-mining industries, where many workers had been laid off in recent years. Some people have blamed these job losses on Obama Administration policies, including support for solar and wind energy. What are the facts?

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American Cities Committing to 100% Renewable Electricity

The ECOreport reposts good news from across the border,  American Cities Committing to 100% Renewable Electricity

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Kyle Field

Hello Solar put together an interactive map documenting all of the cities in the US that have committed to moving to 100% renewable energy*. The map includes the timing on which the cities have committed to complete the transition and the population of each for context. (Note: since the site and many cities write “100% renewable energy,” we are using that language, but many of these commitments are actually just about 100% renewable energy for electricity or electricity + heating.)

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Global Renewable Capacity Reaches 2,006 Gigawatts

The ECOreport reposts another story of the transition to a low carbon future, Global Renewable Capacity Reaches 2,006 gigawatts

Originally Published on Clean Technica

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New data published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency shows that global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts in 2016, a record year for new capacity additions and proof positive of the unstoppable nature of the low-carbon energy transition.

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Trump’s DOE Promotes Wind & Solar

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the Unites States, Trump’s DOE promotes wind & solar

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey 

All of those folks who were cautiously optimistic about former Texas Governor Rick Perry as head of the US Department of Energy might be feeling a little more cautiously optimistic now. In the past several days, the agency has pushed out some news and social media messages hinting that the agency will continue to follow through with support for renewables.

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