Friday, January 29, 2016

Clean energy attracted record $329bn global investment in 2015


Global clean energy investment 2004-15, $bn

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

2015 was also the highest ever for installation of renewable power capacity, with 64GW of wind and 57GW of solar PV commissioned during the year, an increase of nearly 30% over 2014.

Friday, January 22, 2016

China's climate adaptation strategy is discussed

A group of Chinese climate experts gathered to talk about China's experience and strategy for climate change adaptation. China has made strides to adapt to global climate change based on scientific research in a well-organized way since 2004, including adjusting the country's agricultural structure as well as controlling soil erosion and the problems of an encroaching desert.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Credit Suisse: poorest half of the global population own less than 1% of total wealth, the richest 1% have more wealth than the rest of the world

In its Global Wealth Databook 2015, Credit Suisse, a leading global financial services company, reveals staggering facts about world's wealth distribution. Global Wealth Databook is based on research undertaken by recognized authorities from the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

Monday, January 18, 2016

World Bank approved financing for the first phase of the Climate Resilience Program in Central Asia

WB's Board of Executive Directors recently approved an allocation of US$38 million from the International Development Association to finance the first phase of the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB). The program includes US$9 million for Tajikistan, US$14 million for Uzbekistan, and US$15 million for regional  activities.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Over 50,000 wind turbines run now in U.S.

Since 2008, wind power in the U.S. has grown from 16.7 gigawatts to about 70 gigawatts today. Now about 4.5 percent of U.S. electricity comes from wind turbines - enough renewable energy to power 19 million homes.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Release of the latest version of C-ROADS climate policy simulator

A new version of the C-ROADS enables the examination of the long-term impacts of national and regional greenhouse gas emissions reductions, including an assessment of the national contributions (INDCs) to the Paris climate talks, and more.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New U.S. building energy efficiency code will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about one gigaton

According to Department of Energy, this is the “largest energy-saving standard in history” and one that “will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date” — a standard governing commercial air conditioners and furnaces, devices seen as consuming a huge amount of energy across America.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Costa-Rica: 99 percent of consumed electricity in 2015 came from renewables

This information was released by Costa-Rica's state electricity agency. The wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass were major sources of electricity in the country last year.