‘Clexit’: New Fears for UK as Brexit Planners Push to Withdraw from COP21 — by Nadia Prupis on Common Dreams Org

Friends of the Earth warned vote would be ‘huge challenge to decades of progress on improving the environment and tackling climate change’ The post-Brexit development confirms what many climate advocates feared might happen. (Photo: David B Young/flickr/cc) The same architects of Britain’s exit from the European Union are now pushing for the United Kingdom to…

Vancouver invites the world to glimpse locally-driven, green economy solutions — New Europe eu.|First major city in North America, to set the goal of being 100% renewable by 2050

Canada – Vancouver : Cities pondering how to meaningfully contribute to global sustainability goals in a post COP21-world without sacrificing economic growth or a productive business environment need to look no further than Canada’s stunning west coast, green economy powerhouse – Vanc As the city’s economic development agency, the Vancouver Economic Commission’s (VEC) nimble and…

Video: ‘Die Pader – Urbane Wasserlandschaft’ – Deutschlands kürzester Fluss (The Pader, Germany’s most shortest river situated in Paderborn city which sources are under the Dom and the Abdinghof Church)

Die Pader – Urbane Wasserlandschaft Der Film entführt in die vielfältige und bezaubernde Wasserlandschaft der Pader. Quelle-(Source): PaderbornStadt Published on 30 Sep 2014 Den alten Germanen galten sie als Heiligtum, Karl der Große ließ die Sachsen in ihnen taufen und der Stadt gaben sie den Namen: die über 200 Quellen der Pader, die direkt in…

Germany produces half of energy with solar — The Local de

A worker at a solar farm in Frankfurt (Oder) Photo: DPA   Germany produced a record 50 percent of its electricity needs through solar panel at the start of June, breaking a huge milestone on its march to renewable energy. (…)   Analysis from the Fraunhofer ISE research institute showed solar panels in Germany generated…

‘Hot rocks are a core asset’ — Climate News Network article which says inject cold liquids into the hot rocks and bring it back to the surface to generate electricity

 New engineering techniques mean that hot rocks in the Earth’s crust are second only to hydroelectric schemes as the most productive source of renewable energy, with huge potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions   Bright future: a geothermal power plant near Iceland’s Krafla volcano Image: Asgeir Eggertsson via Wikimedia Commons By Paul Brown   LONDON,…

Germany: Towards the 2015 climate agreement — Federal Foreign Office

More than 250 representatives from the academic, political, diplomatic and civil society spheres came together at an international conference on climate protection at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 24 October. The event, which was jointly organised by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Environment Ministry and the German Climate Consortium (DKK), focused on…

AKPBS Nominated for 2012 Zayed Energy Prize – AKDN News

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 January 2012 – The Aga Khan Planning and Building Services’ (AKPBS) Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) is one the finalists of the 2012 Zayed Future Energy Prize. The prize, which will be announced later this month, recognizes and rewards outstanding work in renewable energy and sustainability. A prize of US$ 1.5…

Electric Vehicles Hold Promise of Bluer Skies for Manila – Asian Development Bank News release

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III in a new ADB-funded E-trike.   MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III today transferred 20 Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded electric tricycles (e-trikes) to the City of Mandaluyong, marking an important first step towards a sustainable, energy-efficient transport model for the country. Emissions from the transport sector…