Momentum in Morocco for 100% Renewable Energy?

Morocco, the fifth largest economy in Africa, and the host of 2016 Marrakesh Climate Conference (COP 22), is clearly making a steady progress to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. In Morocco, as well as globally, the energy sector is one of the major drivers of climate change. Forecasts suggest that precipitation in the Northern Africa country is likely to decrease between 10 and 20%, while temperatures are likely to rise between 2 and 3 °C by 2050. Regardless of the climate change scenarios, Morocco will suffer from water scarcity by 2020-2030. [Read more →]

June 3, 2015   Comments Off on Momentum in Morocco for 100% Renewable Energy?

We are still waiting for 100% Renewable Energy

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While delegates are negotiating until late hours in Lima, we already know that the past two weeks signal an important shift in fighting climate change: For the first time in 20 years of climate negotiations, governments at the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru seriously discussed the need to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The phase out of fossil fuel emissions by mid-century was an idea that gained support from over 100 countries. [Read more →]

December 13, 2014   Comments Off on We are still waiting for 100% Renewable Energy

Renewable Cities: the place for energy innovation

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Cities are taking a major leadership position on climate via their actions on local energy. They’re also managing energy demand and powering up wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass for a plethora of other reasons too: economic development, job creation, environmental quality, energy security, and safety. What’s more, there’s a movement afoot in leading cities for 100% renewable energy and energy efficiency, a movement that you can play a role in.

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November 21, 2014   Comments Off on Renewable Cities: the place for energy innovation