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Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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billion in 2014, nearly 17% higher than the previous year, according to the latest edition of an annual report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economic (DTIE) in cooperation with Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance and produced in collaboration with Bloomberg New Energy Finance. billion of final investment decisions on offshore wind projects in Europe.

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Study details viable pathway to develop sustainable aviation biofuels industry in Pacific Northwest; hydroprocessing of natural oils seen as the most immediate opportunity

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Biomass resources of the US, with the Northwest circled. The Pacific Northwest has the diverse feedstocks, fuel-delivery infrastructure and political will needed to create a viable biofuels industry capable of reducing greenhouse gases and meeting the future fuel demands of the aviation industry, according to a newly-released study by Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest (SAFN). Established hydroprocessing technologies to produce aviation fuels from natural oils.

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. The International Energy Agency (IEA) last week launched the 2011 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), the current edition of its annual flagship publication assessing the threats and opportunities facing the global energy system out to 2035. While there is still time to act, the window of opportunity is closing. billion, around 20% of the world’s population.

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DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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While LNG is expected to be an early success, the picture becomes more diversified over time, as more than 20% of shipping could adopt hybrid propulsion solutions featuring batteries or other energy storage technologies, according to the paper. The global merchant fleet currently consumes around 330 million tonnes of fuel annually, 80-85 per cent of which is residual fuel with high sulfur content. LNG engines currently being produced cover a broad range of power outputs.

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Hawaii opts for EVs and renewable energy

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It’s located close to the town of Hilo on the island’s east side and on the flank of Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. This is the entire control room of the 30 megawatt facility. Two affable men explained how the whole plant worked inside of ten minutes. There is no pollution to speak of with these plants. This 30 MW represents around 20% of the island’s demand for power. Here’s a shot of the facility.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. A Perfect Storm for Water Counting Calories and Counting Carbon: The Role of. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re.

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