Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year’s 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide, according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
With their low-carbon profile, rich natural assets and promising policy initiatives, the world’s 48 least developed countries are well-positioned to jump start the transition to a green economy, according to a new UN report released today at the start of the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV).
Close to 80 percent of the world‘s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized six landfill methane capture projects and partners for their innovation in generating renewable energy and protecting the climate and people’s health by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Vattenfall officially opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, off England’s south east coast on September 23, 2010. The wind farm has 100 turbines and will generate electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 200,000 British households.
Waves crashing on to Australia's southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over, scientists said on Tuesday, August 20, 2010, in a study that underscores the scale of Australia's green energy.
At the world’s first Clean Energy Ministerial, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the United States is helping launch more than 10 international clean energy initiatives.
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host the first-ever Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC, bringing together ministers and stakeholders from more than 20 countries to launch or join new initiatives that will accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy technologies.
In 2009, for the second year in a row, both the US and Europe added more power capacity from renewable sources such as wind and solar than conventional sources like coal, gas and nuclear.