Net Zero | Sustainability | Renewable Energy

COP21 – good news for the planet

Paris Climate Accord

At COP21, commonly referred to as the Paris Climate Accord, nations sent representatives to pledge greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction targets (also known as Nationally Determined Contributions). At the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),...

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Europe’s greenest city district

A sustainable town, Vauban, Germany | leading the world in plus-energy green buildings [caption id="attachment_39526" align="alignleft" width="723"] homes in "the sunship", Vauban[/caption] Vauban, Germany is a sustainable town for every other city in the world to emulate. Vauban is a “zero-emission” district in Freiburg, Germany....

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Renewable Energy – Breakthroughs in Wind Energy

wind turbines

Latest trends in global wind turbine technology Onshore Wind Farms - Cheap and Clean Energy | Wind farms now provide the least expensive form of energy, renewable or non-renewable; once the wind farm is fully constructed and operational. Among energy sources used to power a...

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Shortfall in International GHG Reduction Pledges

International Shortfall in NDCs |  There is a substantial shortfall between GHG emission reduction pledges that almost 200 countries, both independently, and internationally all member-nations of the UNFCCC* have recommended targets. (The international pledges are known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs)  - and can be...

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Breakthroughs in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal Technology

Solar - the most abundant renewable energy on the planet | Recently there have been dramatic breakthroughs in solar energy that will help advance the mainstream use of photovoltaic (PV) technology, as well as solar thermal technologies (CSP towers, solar parabolics, solar water heaters). Breakthroughs...

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Economy vs. the Environment

Economic growth does not have to come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable technologies (such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable mass transit, electric vehicles) are also extremely beneficial to the economy. For example, the renewable energy industry employs over 500,000 people in the...

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