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Is Germany Abandoning The Fight Against Global Warming?

A disturbing report in Unearthed this morning suggests one of the world’s champions may joining the recalcitrant nations. Is Germany Abandoning The Fight Against Global Warming?

Originally Published in Unearthed.

By Zach Boren

The European Commission has reportedly given up on plans to raise the EU’s 2030 carbon emissions target — with critics blaming the German government for ‘torpedoing’ the move.
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IRENA Reports 5% Growth in Renewable Jobs

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1At a time when the Global economy is struggling with weak trade, investment and wage growth, especially in the energy sector, the International Energy Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) 2016 jobs Review points to an exception. The number of people working in renewables, World-wide,  grew from 7.5 million in 2014 to 8.1 million in 2015. IRENA reports 5% growth in renewable jobs.

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Germany’s Electricity Will Be 33% Renewable In 2015

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMOn July 25, 2015, Germany obtained 78% of its’ electricity from renewable sources. That was a new record, albeit for a single day.  Up until now, the European leader has not produced more than 27% green energy in a year. According to a joint press release from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden – Württemberg ( ZSW ) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries ( BDEW ), Germany’s electricity will be 33% Renewable in 2015.

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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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