IRENA report says tripling renewables investment required to reach 2050 climate goal

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Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at US$351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Global landscape of renewable energy finance in 2017-2018.

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BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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Despite the spike in coal-fired generation, the pace of new coal capacity added to grids in developing nations is slowing, according to Climatescope. The Climatescope results come just ahead of next month’s United Nations-supported climate negotiations in Madrid.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Renewables account for approximately 10-15% of the global energy infrastructure investment and according to New Energy Finance renewables have been hit hard by the global recession with a 47% in Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2008 ($13.3 Will climate legislation provide funds? ”.

Bank of America joins Stanford’s Global Climate & Energy Project

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Bank of America has joined Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP), a collaboration of academic and business experts that identifies and supports new avenues of research to make environmentally sustainable, low-cost energy available to everyone. The GCEP collaboration expects to benefit from the bank’s expertise in financing sustainable businesses dedicated to addressing climate change and advancing low-carbon solutions.

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Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change. The plan also calls for accelerating the permitting for renewable power generation on public lands and upgrading the grid. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change.

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How Smart Energy Management for EV Charging Is Connected to the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference


We found ourselves thinking about how Smart Energy Management for EV charging is connected to the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference; Countries from around the world continue to focus on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a key strategy for reducing the rate of global warming.

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. Unfortunately, this conference focused primarily on setting a cap on carbon emissions and providing financial aid to developing countries to build capacities to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. International Finance Corporation; and.

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BNEF: net-zero road transport by 2050 still possible, but big push needed

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The report also found that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology can play a role in driving down power sector emissions and generating value for consumers.

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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As the climate change crisis goes from bad to worse (while the deniers get nuttier and more cult-like with each passing day) and Australia gives Californians an advanced sneak preview at what is without a doubt headed our way sooner than you expect , your Creative Greenius has only gotten more Fired Up, Ready to Go! I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to work with both GRID Alternatives and Habitat for Humanity and even happier to be contributing to a deserving family’s better future.

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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To help California mitigate its ever-growing wildfires, this year CalSEED has included companies that are innovating in technologies that will build wildfire resiliency into the grid. Five of the 28 innovations will help protect the grid from wildfires/PSPSs, four of these five will provide climate and weather risk prediction to electric infrastructure and services, and one is a hard tech innovation to reinforce transmission lines.

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CARB approves $1.5B investment in clean cars, trucks, mobility options for FY 2021-22

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This includes funding for demonstration and pilot projects, vouchers for advanced clean trucks, financing for small truck fleets transitioning to cleaner technologies, and funds for drayage trucks, and transit and school buses, all of which are primed to rapidly transition to zero-emission technologies. $30

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AlphaStruxure and Montgomery County, Maryland, announce integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project; EaaS

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AlphaStruxure will design, build, finance, own and operate the project to enable Ride On’s growing electric bus fleet.

Siemens presents three-point plan for implementing cost-efficient energy transition in Germany

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This scenario would ensure that Germany meets its climate targets, Siemens said. The climate goal can be reached by 2030 with fewer renewable energy sources at substantially lower costs. This would create an energy market in which only the amount of electricity actually in demand is fed into the grid. A fourth measure relates to the fixed costs of the electricity system, such as the grid or EEG levy. Climate Change Europe Policy Power Generation

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Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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By switching from diesel-fueled propulsion to fully electrically powered transport, an important step can be taken towards realizing the Paris Climate Agreement goals. To make it easier for barge operators to sign-on to the concept, a ‘pay-per-use’ financing model has been developed.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Cleantech Blog, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment. Ontological Shock An Open Letter to Fred Krupp Report from GridEcon Conference SGS Climate Change Head on the First Carbon Credit. People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space.

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Munich Re insuring battery performance; stationary first, EVs in second phase

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It will also become easier to obtain project financing, because the maximum costs for any warranties are capped by the insurance cover. The insurance cover is primarily aimed at major projects, such as those to ensure grid stability or to cover peak demand periods. Munich Re is a leader in the development of new insurance solutions for climate-friendly technologies. Munich Re is the world’s first insurer to offer a product that covers battery performance.

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Power Companies Driving Drunk With Power – If Only PG&E and SCE Didn’t Hate Rooftop Solar So Much We Might Meet Our AB 32 Emission Reductions.

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The cap has to do with what percent of rooftop solar customers get to participate in the “net metering&# program that actually gives them credit for the solar power they produce and feed back into the grid. Everyone who generates solar and feeds it back into the grid should have not only net metering available to them but they should also be getting hefty feed-in tariffs too. It’s great that Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 510 on Monday.

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2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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Finance. in addition to Opus 12, they are: WILDCOAST (Imperial Beach, California) is working to secure a resilient coastline to help protect communities, economies and ecosystems from climate change impacts in the Gulf of California. Solar Sister (Great Falls, Virginia) invests in women’s enterprises in off-grid communities in Africa. is using pay-as-you-save financing to help transportation companies switch to electric buses.

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Clean Energy Ventures leads investment battery startups Nth Cycle and Volexion; upstream, downstream

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Clean Energy Ventures , a $110-million venture capital firm investing in early-stage climate tech startups, is leading the investments in two battery startups: one in the upstream ( N th Cycle ) and one in the downstream ( Volexion ).

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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As our climate change crisis worsens and spins out of control with each passing day there’s no time to spare for those of us whose job it is to educate and motivate our fellow citizens to actions that cut our greenhouse gas emissions. And when you hear the questions folks ask at events like these you instantly realize just how little people know and understand about what’s happening to our climate and their world.

2009 163

Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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Creative Greenius talks AB 811 Financing to the Green Task Force / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani. And so it was that I found myself in the Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers addressing the Green Task Force audience you cannot see in this photo as I presented my Finding The Green To Green The Grid House By House PowerPoint. I bring a passion that’s driven by my sense of urgency over our climate change crisis.

2009 163

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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It not only solves our air quality and climate challenges by producing pollution-free hydrogen. It can also provide lowest-cost long-term storage for electrical grids relying on renewable energy.

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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.

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Is Europe’s Nuclear Phaseout Starting to Phase Out?

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Some of these anti-nuclear forces have recently found a sparring ground with France in drafting the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy , which delineates particular energy sources as “green.” says Darragh Conway , a climate policy expert at Climate Focus in Amsterdam.

BNEF: Oil price plunge to have only moderate impact on low-carbon electricity development, but likely to slow EV growth

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The collapse in world oil prices in the second half of 2014 will have only a moderate impact on the fast-developing low-carbon transition in the world electricity system, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Earlier Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysis showed that, with gasoline at $2.09 Oil at $60/barrel could mean a natural gas price as much as $0.90/MMBtu higher than if oil was at $100/barrel, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance research.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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These owner-builders had no problem adding a climate-changing mini-mansion that sticks out like a sore thumb into our previously harmonious neighborhood, but they would have faced a big battle with the city if they had wanted solar panels because our city government and city staff don’t know much about solar and they haven’t proven to be too interested in helping people who want to change to clean, renewable energy – like me. That’s pretty mean to the rest of the grid.

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UCLA/UC Berkeley law schools release policy paper on actions required to stimulate long-term, mass-adoption of electric vehicles; leveraging California

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Heightened public awareness, easy access to financing, reduced barriers to purchase, and a well-planned and maintained charging infrastructure will help the state become a leader in electric vehicle deployment by 2025. Elkind, Bank of America Climate Policy Associate for UCLA School of Law’s Environmental Law Center & Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment and UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE).

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Union College Partners with EV Connect to Provide EV Charging for Faculty, Staff, and Students

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The Challenge As part of their climate action plan, Union College laid out different sustainable initiatives and objectives, which included installing a 2 dual port electric charging stations on campus in 2016.

A Well Earned, Guilt Free #YearOfJoe

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Did I mention that we are also as doomed as doomed can be when it comes to a livable climate and none of what I’ve been working on is going to stop that or even slow it down? Having seen “Inconvenient Truth” the year before I was driven to work on climate change and related environmental issues. I began writing my Creative Greenius blog and soon earned press credentials for topics like electric vehicles and financing of renewable energy projects.

2017 239

How to Hasten India’s Transition Away From Coal

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The generating station injects the electricity onto the grid, and the same amount is immediately delivered, or wheeled in, to the customer, using the utility’s existing transmission and distribution network. Should the local power grid fail, the complex has backup diesel generators.

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DOE releases five-year strategic plan, 2014-2018; supporting “all of the above” energy strategy

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The overarching goal for Science and Energy is: “Advance foundational science, innovate energy technologies, and inform data driven policies that enhance US economic growth and job creation, energy security, and environmental quality, with emphasis on implementation of the President’s Climate Action Plan to mitigate the risks of and enhance resilience against climate change.” Leverage increased private sector financing for deployment of “all of the above” energy technologies.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Enable smart charging and vehicle grid integration through solutions such as demand response, and other energy storage and load management strategies. National Grid. NextGen Climate America. Charging infrastructure financing: Unlocking Up $4.5 ChargePoint commits to work with utilities to make data available to help improve vehicle grid integration and better understand driver behavior.

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Audi unveils e-gas project: synthetic methane from the methanation of green hydrogen; series production of CNG models in 2013 powered by e-gas

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The e-gas project consists of two main components: Audi is contributing to the construction of offshore North Sea wind turbines which will generate clean power,that is then fed into the public power grid. This source of energy, generated in a climate-friendly manner, can be used to power fuel-cell vehicles in the medium-term. If necessary, this energy can flow from the gas network back to the power grid at any time. Audi A3 TCNG for e-gas project. Click to enlarge.

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World Economic Forum Report: US$515 Billion Per Year Needed in Green Investments

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The report, Green Investing: Towards a Clean Energy Infrastructure , published in collaboration with New Energy Finance, identifies eight significant, emerging, large-scale clean energy sectors: onshore wind, offshore wind, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal electricity generation, municipal solar waste-to-energy, sugar-based ethanol, cellulosic and next generation biofuels, and geothermal power.

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Proterra and LG Chem co-develop new battery cell for heavy-duty market; Proterra sets electric distance record

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Features such as liquid cooling and proprietary state of charge algorithms enable long life, rapid charge times and operation in virtually any climate. According to Lux Research, batteries for transportation and grid storage are expected to surpass consumer electronics by next year and electric buses are cited as a primary market driver for this growing battery segment.

2017 163

How To Make Sure EV Infrastructure Is Energy Efficient

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Even among those who support urgent action to fight climate change, there are some who raise questions about the trade-offs that electric vehicles present. Public policy and manufacturing initiatives are rapidly shifting toward electric vehicles (EV).

Deutsche Bank CCA report highlights Chinese global leadership toward a low-carbon economy; 12th Five-Year Plan

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The many new and expanded strong policy initiatives and green targets in China’s 12 th Five year Plan, released on 5 March 2011, provide “ clear evidence ” that China’s low-carbon policies remain global best-in-class, according to a new report from DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA). DBCCA is the brand name for the institutional climate change investment division of Deutsche Asset Management, the asset management arm of Deutsche Bank AG.

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President’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9B for DOE; 9% boost over FY 2015 enacted; $793M (2.7%) for sustainable transportation

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270 million, $123 million above the FY 2015 Enacted level, for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability grid modernization activities to support a smart, resilient electric grid for the 21 st century and fund critical emergency response and grid security capabilities, including grant programs to update energy assurance plans and a new effort to support state and multi-state electricity reliability. President Barack Obama’s 2016 Budget requests $29.9

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Cash for Volts?

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The “cash for volts&# approach was touted Monday by the Electrification Coalition, a 13-member group that sees electric plug-ins as the answer to a host of problems, from dependence on foreign oil to tailpipe emissions that some believe is contributing to global climate change. Updated to attribute projection on “smart-grid&# earnings to FERC Chairman.).

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Report for IPCC finds renewables could supply up to 77% of global energy by 2050 under most optimistic scenario; need for enabling public policies and investments

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Up to 77% of the world’s energy supply could be met by six key renewables by mid-century under the most optimistic scenario if backed by the right enabling public policies, according to a new report by more than 120 researchers working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This could contribute towards a goal of holding the increase in global temperature below 2 °C—an aim recognized in the United Nations Climate Convention’s Cancun Agreements.

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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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That is, owners will not start using new fuels if infrastructure is not available, and energy providers will not finance expensive infrastructure without first securing customers. Electricity from the grid will most likely be used more and more to charge batteries for ship operations in ports, but also for propulsion. For example, shifting from AC to on board DC grids would allow engines to operate at variable speeds, helping to reduce energy losses.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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Which scheme wins may depend (in addition to financing hurdles) as much on our driving habits and patience as on advances in technology. Analysts Say No First Up for Google Ventures: Silver Spring’s Smart Grid » Comments & Trackbacks I don’t want to wait for my car to charge. … Phone Companies Heart Smart Grid: SmartSynch, AT&T Sign Up Texas Utility Energy Aware’s PowerTab recognized by GigaOM | New Ventures BC : [.]

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One? Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car?

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