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North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

Three small hydropower plants developed by RusHydroare set to begin construction...

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

The Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than two dozen organizations, is...

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

By using supercritical steam, solar thermal power plants could produce enough en...

Nepal gets first wind-solar hybrid system

Nepal gets first wind-solar hybrid system

The Asian Development Bank has handed over the country’s very first wind-solar h...

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger...

Chile’s largest solar power project officially open

Chile’s largest solar power project officially open

The 100 megawatt Amanercer Solar CAP Power plant in Chile has been officially op...

Five gigantic things happening in sustainability

Five gigantic things happening in sustainability

Understanding this mainly becoming typical ‘S’ word has always been part of the ...

Business

The Bioplastics industry in Korea – Where to next?

The Bioplastics industry in Korea – Where to next?

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The global bioplastics market is booming – total production capacity is set to grow 400% by 2017, and the European Commission has designatedbioplastic...

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Technology

Politics

Living Green

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Thursday, 10 July 2014

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive values, the environment, and believe it or not, the periodic table of...

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Renewables

Siemens welcomes Crown Estate’s new seabed rights for wave and tidal power

Siemens welcomes Crown Estate’s new seabed rights for wave and tidal power

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Siemens welcomes The Crown Estate’s announcement of agreed seabed rights for new demonstration zones and project sites around the United Kingdom’s coa...

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Low-Carbon

Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Los Angeles residents want more renewables

A large chunk of Angelenos of want to have more locally produced solar and wind energy to power their city, according to a poll on the city's residents' attitudes toward renewable energy conducted for the Vote Solar Initiative.

Majority of the voters want the local utility, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, to use more electricity generated from renewable sources – 87 percent wanting solar and 79 percent wanting wind – while 76 percent said the utility should be doing more to expand the use of local rooftop solar in the city.

"Sunny Los Angeles has enormous potential to lead the state in solar energy, and in recent months city leaders have done a commendable job of putting L.A. in a position to harness that homegrown renewable resource," said Susannah Churchill, Southwestern Solar Advocate for Vote Solar.

"Our poll shows that this is the kind of solar progress that [the residents] overwhelmingly want to see in their community."

The poll, done by law firm Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, also indicates the residents' desire to add more solar power, with 81 percent of the voters saying they support the utility's local goal to 1,200 megawatts, 10 percent of California Governor Jerry Brown's goal for local clean power.

Governor Brown has set a statewide goal to generate 33 percent of its electricity from renewables, or about 12,000 MW by 2020.

"Local solar power puts our energy dollars to work building a healthier and more prosperous L.A. An expanded solar program would put more boots on roofs and create more jobs in areas that need them most," said Bill Gallegos, executive director of Communities for a Better Environment, a leading environmental justice organization.

"Poor communities often get the worst of the fossil fuel energy system. It is only fair that they enjoy the environmental, health, and economic benefits of the clean energy system," he added.

"In addition to proving hugely popular among L.A. residents, expanded use of local clean energy can reduce the city's dependence on out-of-state dirty coal power," said Evan Gillespie of Sierra Club, America's largest grassroots environmental organization. – EcoSeed Staff



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