Almost half of Germany’s energy currently comes from coal. By 2050, the country hopes to get 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources. This expertly shot short film from National Geographic offers a vision of Germany’s energy transition, and perhaps, the future of energy worldwide.
UAE says opening "does not represent any change in position" between the nations which do not have diplomatic relations.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday renewed his call to parliament to draft a new constitution that will grant his office greater executive powers, arguing it better suits affluent nations.
OBAMA SIGNS DEFENSE BILL DESPITE GITMO PROVISIONS: President Obama has quietly (and on the eve of Thanksgiving) signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which renews tight prohibitions against using any federal funds for the transfer of Gitmo detainees to the U.S. Obama has previously intimated that he would transfer Gitmo prisoners to the U.S. […]
LILLE, France -- Since late 2012, the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France has been part of a national push to establish a transition to clean and renewable energy -- and also to design a new model of development. This adventure is right in the footsteps of the process Jeremy Rifkin describes in his WorldPost series on the Third Industrial Revolution. Show More Summary
By Roberto Verzola Most national 100%-renewable electricity scenarios target the 2030-2050 period, which is still a long way off. More easily attainable today is a highly focused intermediate goal: 100%-renewables for new demand, that is, for future demand over and above what is already covered today by existing or committed power plan. Show More Summary
The Bridge to India Market Outlook report states this nation’s new installations of rooftop solar in India has grown by a factor of 66% over the last year. Earlier this month, India’s minister for new and renewable energy, Piyush Goyal, announced the country’s rooftop solar policy was ready to be placed before the union cabinet. Show More Summary
With the deadly attacks in Paris and the renewed focus on national security, Jeb Bush plainly thinks he can make a comeback. “Folks are a lot more interested in substance and leadership,” Bush told me in phone interview Thursday night from New Hampshire. He is blunt that neither Donald Trump not Ben Carson is ready to be […]
On Saturday, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will stake his claim as boxing's next box office king in a middleweight title match with veteran stalwart Miguel Cotto. HBO, Roc Nation and Golden Boy are giddy over the showdown, a renewal of the classic...Show More Summary
Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said that Russia has submitted a renewed draft UN Security Council resolution on the coordination of efforts in the fight against terrorism.
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a way to significantly increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells by reducing the amount of energy lost to heat. A paper on the...Show More Summary
A Status Report on Rising Commitments Among Corporations and Governments to Reach 100% Renewables November 2015 (CleanEdge) The Rise in Commitments The goal of powering one’s company, utility, city, state, or nation with 50%, 75%, or even 100% renewable electricity would have seemed preposterous not long ago. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The renewed debate over national security following the Paris terror attacks is once again putting the spotlight on Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul and his advocacy of less intervention abroad. A presidential...Show More Summary
The last such debate followed the 2013 disclosures of government surveillance by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. [...] tech companies seeking to reassure their users and protect their profits have adopted more...Show More Summary
Manufactured climate crisis fears and renewable energy schemes create gold mine for the rich Guest essay by Paul Driessen Renewable Portfolio Standard advocates recently held their 2015 National Summit. The draft RPS agenda suggests it was quite an event – populated by bureaucrats, scientists and consultants who have jumped on the climate and “green energy”…
The terrorist attacks in Paris, which included a suicide bomber attempting to enter France’s national soccer stadium, have renewed concerns regarding the security of NFL stadiums. In a statement issued on Saturday, the NFL addressed the issue of stadium security. “Following the events in Paris on Friday, we are closely monitoring events and have been…
The U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Alabama have settled a claim that state officials failed to provide voter registration opportunities for people signing up for new or renewed driver licenses, a violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, according to Alabama Media Group.
After the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan a few years ago, the nation has a renewed focus on ensuring its residents are prepared for emergencies. And design studio Nendo’s contribution is this non-descript metal tube pre-packed with vital supplies. Read more...
The G20 countries spend almost four times as much to prop up fossil fuel production as they do to subsidize renewable energy, calling into question their commitment to halting climate change, a think tank said on Thursday The G20 spent...Show More Summary
Zillow Group renewed its agreement with RE/MAX, one of the nation's largest real estate franchisors.