The sun rises in Java

©Nathalie Bertrams_Greenpeace Ciptagelar school now equipped with solar PV system

©Nathalie Bertrams_Greenpeace Ciptagelar school now equipped with solar PV system

Dirty industrialization or green electricity? Populous emerging countries are facing this important decision. In cooperation with Greenpeace, an indigenous community in the jungle of Indonesia demonstrates how sustainable modernisation is possible.

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July 30, 2015   No Comments

Momentum in Morocco for 100% Renewable Energy?

Morocco, the fifth largest economy in Africa, and the host of 2016 Marrakesh Climate Conference (COP 22), is clearly making a steady progress to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. In Morocco, as well as globally, the energy sector is one of the major drivers of climate change. Forecasts suggest that precipitation in the Northern Africa country is likely to decrease between 10 and 20%, while temperatures are likely to rise between 2 and 3 °C by 2050. Regardless of the climate change scenarios, Morocco will suffer from water scarcity by 2020-2030. [Read more →]

June 3, 2015   No Comments

San Diego to go 100% renewable by 2035

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The City of San Diego, California set in 2014 the clear target of achieving “100% renewable energy on the city-wide electrical grid by 2035.” The target is part of a more comprehensive Climate Action Plan launched by Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer last September, which includes other objectives such as an increase in water and energy efficiency in buildings, intensification of public transport, growth of the number of electric vehicles, promotion of walking and cycling routes, zero-waste strategies and climate adaptation measures.

But what policy could allow this 100% vision to become a reality?

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March 26, 2015   No Comments