PlanetSolar prepares for a new campaign and diversifies its activity! fies its activity!

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After hibernating for the winter at the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly (Lorient, France), the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar will soon cast off for new unexplored solar expeditions. In parallel, the Swiss company PlanetSolar S.A. will expand its sphere of activities into the renewable energy and clean mobility sector. On the heels of success of […]

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Campaign Grows to Defend Developing World from Corporate Land Grabs

As the Spring meetings of the World Bank get underway in Washington, DC, 180 organizations, including NGOs, unions, farmer and consumer groups from over 80 countries demand that the World Bank end its Doing Business rankings and its support of the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people — […]

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Wind, solar power growing; investments aren’t

Once a booming industry, U.S. wind power saw its growth plummet 92% last year as it wrestled with tax uncertainties and cheap natural gas. The industry is still growing but not nearly as fast, says a report Thursday by the American Wind Energy Association. It added a record 13,131 megawatts of power in 2012 but […]

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UK solar strategy favours commercial rooftop at expense of solar farms Read more:

peaking at SunSolarEnergy’s new solar assembly line in Birmingham, U.K. energy and climate change minister Greg Barker said: “We want to move the emphasis for growth away from large solar farms and instead focus on opening up the solar market for the U.K.’s estimated 250,000 hectares of south-facing commercial rooftops.” The Department of Energy and […]

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Ukraine solar energy in jeopardy as political turmoil ensues, developer warns

Austria-based solar developer, Activ Solar, accounting for most of Ukraine’s installed solar capacity, has warned the continuing political situation in Ukraine is jeopardising its current and future energy investments. Activ Solar told PV Tech: “Distracting investors for short-term political wins could have a boomerang effect with massively negative consequences for the country, its economy and […]

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WindMW GmbH completes construction of Meerwind Süd Ost

The company has now installed its 80th and final offshore wind turbine in the German North Sea and also completed the construction of Meerwind’s 3,500-tonne offshore converter substation. Work began on the facility in 2012 and has now been completed on schedule within 18 months. Meerwind will generate enough energy to power approximately 360,000 households […]

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White House Targets Methane Emissions

On March 28, the White House released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is an outgrowth of the President’s Climate Action Plan announced last year. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, about 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The federal government will target […]

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UN Climate Change Secretariat to Showcase Worldwide Climate Action: Momentum for Change Call for Applications Now Open

Starting today, communities, cities, businesses and governments that are taking the lead on tackling climate change can apply to have their game-changing initiatives recognized by the UN Climate Change secretariat. The secretariat officially opened the call for applications for its 2014 Lighthouse Activities today as part of wider efforts to mobilize action and ambition as […]

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UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres: latest IPCC Findings Point to Extreme Climate Risk, Plethora of Opportunities for Climate Action

The UN’s climate chief Christiana Figueres today said the latest government-approved science more clearly than ever points to the extreme risks posed by climate change, as well as the many opportunities to put the world on a safer and more resilient path. On Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second […]

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