Category Archives: Renewables

Climate Actions in Canada’s 2017 Budget

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED supportive of the Liberal Government, Climate Actions in Canada’s 2017 Budget 

From Climate Action Network Canada

By Catherine Abreu

Today’s budget provides the financial backing we need to begin the serious work of implementing Canada’s climate framework and generating good, long-term jobs for Canadians. It also highlights several areas that need more work, particularly in building clean technology markets and ending fossil fuel subsidies.”

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The Battle Lines Are Drawn

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the struggle between corporate interests using old technologies & the need for a more sustainable future, the battle lines are drawn 

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The battle lines are drawn — in some cases literally. On one side are those reaping massive profits from fossil fuels, determined to extract and sell as much as possible before the market dries up. On the other are those who see the amazing potential of energy conservation, renewable energy and other innovations to reduce pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, ecosystem destruction and exploitation of valuable non-renewable resources.

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Renewables Provide 15.3% Of America’s Total Generation

The ECOreport reposts news that renewables provide 15.3% of America’s total generation in 2016

Press release from the Sun Day Campaign

By Ken Bossong

Washington DC – According to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” report (with data through December 31, 2016), renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) continued their rapid growth and accounted for 15.34% of domestic electrical generation in 2016 — compared to 13.65% in 2015.

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UK Start-up Promises Squeaky-Clean Energy

The ECOreport reposts news of how a UK start-up promises Squeaky-Clean Energy

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

by Derek Markham

Taking a page from the corporate renewable energy purchasing trend, Squeaky aims to help UK small businesses make the move from dirty electricity sources to ‘squeaky clean’ ones, at no additional cost.

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Renewables Supply 56% of Denmark’s Domestic Electricity

The ECOreport looks at another breakthrough in Europe, renewables Supply 56% of Denmark’s Domestic Electricity  

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1The numbers fluctuate. At 10:19 AM Pacific Time, on December 13, wind turbines fed 434 MW into the grid.  There have been days when they produced 140% of the nation’s need. Then there is solar energy and biomass. According to the Danish Energy Agency, renewables supply 56% of Denmark’s Domestic electricity consumption.

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Solar & Renewable Energy Trends In 2017

The ECOreport publishes an industry projection from Europe, Solar and renewable energy trends in 2017

by Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1The solar and renewable energy industries are constantly evolving – and sometimes changing abruptly – and this will continue in the new year that is soon upon us. Sven Lindström, CEO of Swedish solar energy expert Midsummer, outlines the most likely solar & renewable energy trends in 2017:

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What Happened To Energiewende?

The ECOreport looks at the decrease in the number of Germany’s solar installation in a larger context. What happened to Energiewende? 

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Germany led the world for the number of solar installations during 2012. This relatively small European nation added 7.60 GW of capacity to the grid. Then their numbers started going downward: 3.30 GW of new solar capacity in 2013; 1.56 GW in 2014; 1.4 GW in 2015. As of October 31, only 0.79 GW of new capacity has been added this year. Germany’s critics are once again hailing the imminent demise of this nation’s renewable revolution.  What happened to Energiewende?

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The Economic Case For Energy, Equity & Climate Leadership

the ECOreport reposts a public letter to Donald Trump, the  economic case for energy, equity & climate leadership

the Berkeley Blog via Berkeley News

by Daniel Kammen

The election of Donald Trump in the United States and the installation of a team at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy who are climate change skeptics stands in the face of not only established science, but also of an unambiguous record of data that clean energy projects simply generate more jobs than those in the fossil fuel sector. 1

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  1. Wei, M., Patadia, S. and Kammen, D. M. (2010) “Putting renewables and energy efficiency to work: How many jobs can the clean energy industry generate in the U. S.?” Energy Policy, 38, 919 – 931.

Two Videos Illustrate Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy

The ECOreport reposts more insight from British Columbia, two Videos Illustrate Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy

Originally Published on the City of Vancouver

Our city has what it takes to successfully get 100% of our energy from renewable sources before 2050.

  • We already have the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per person of any major North American city.
  • We are economically strong and diverse.
  • We are a city that innovates and already has abundant clean electricity.

Our goal: to get 100% of our energy from renewable sources before 2050

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Brits Prefer Renewables To LNG Or Nuclear

The ECOreport reposts findings from the latest Brits Prefer Renewables To LNG or Nuclear

Originally Published on Clean Technica

by Joshua S Hill

A new survey conducted by the UK Government has found that while support for renewable energy has remained high among the country’s public, support for nuclear and shale gas has recently plummeted.

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