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I hate to say I told you so but … I did.  Well, actually Adam Workman, partner at 350 Investment Partners, told me and I told you in the latest issue of Renewable Energy Focus magazine: investment decisions relating to the UK renewables market now face a two-year wait until after the ele ...
Posted 18 October 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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It’s been some year since I took on the role of Managing Editor for Renewable Energy Focus. The highlight? When Faith Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency, declared fossil fuel subsidies “public enemy number one”. He was speaking at the European Wind Energy As ...
Posted 10 September 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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ONE OF the things I really love about my job is seeing the amazing work taking place around the world to make other people’s lives better - in the May/June 2013 issue of Renewable Energy Focus I’m delighted to share that with you in all its glory. The UN wants sustainable energy su ...
Posted 10 June 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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AND WOW, there are certainly plenty of new markets for the renewable energy industry – and they are finally coming out into the light. Deployment of renewables is an “idea whose time has come”. These are the words of Adnan Amin, director general of the International Renewable ...
Posted 09 April 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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So cumulative solar PV power installations worldwide shot past the 100GW mark in 2012, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) announced this month. In fact, the figure by end 2012 was just over 101GW. A major milestone indeed.  While the global industry still grapples with some ...
Posted 20 February 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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The global growth of renewable energy over the last few years cannot be disputed, but can it really play a major role in the world of large-scale electricity generation? Some would say it already is. Wind power is the obvious example. “If anybody had said we would be here talking about w ...
Posted 23 January 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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By John Peters, Managing Director, Engage Consulting The global renewable energy market is evolving rapidly. John Peters from Engage Consulting looks into his crystal ball and discusses some of the changes that would enable the market to grow in 2013. 1) One thing I would like to see in 2013 ...
Posted 17 December 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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By Elizabeth Block The UK government appears to have given up on being “the greenest government ever”. No one saw much comfort for renewables in the recent Energy Bill or in the Autumn Statement that followed. Why, I wonder, instead of a “dash for gas”, can’t we h ...
Posted 10 December 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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HURRAH! THE UK’s Energy Bill has finally landed – following months of delays and turbulence caused by conflicting interests within Government departments. And so now, the hard work begins.  The Bill’s announcement should finally “help to draw a line under the recent pol ...
Posted 10 December 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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By Barry Johnston Given the increasing 6 degrees threat of global warming, and its appalling consequences, should there now be a global patent amnesty? Might it accelerate the worldwide rollout of clean and renewable energy technologies, along the lines of the medical patent amnesties granted to de ...
Posted 21 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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The solar power market in South Africa has ramped up a gear, with a stream of project news emanating from the country in recent days. Covering project financial close, contract awards and construction starts, the news covers both solar PV and concentrated solar power (CSP). Why this news flurry? W ...
Posted 15 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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By Mathias Aarre Maehlum, EnergyInformative.org Electrical power is probably the most important factor for development and growth. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), there are almost 1.5 billion people in the world that lack access to electricity. The IEA has stated that half of those ...
Posted 12 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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Who doesn’t dream of a few weeks escape to a tropical island paradise like the Maldives? I know I certainly do. So I couldn’t wait to watch Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve on BBC Two last weekend. It was the fourth installment of what has so far proved to be an excellent six-part series (I ...
Posted 07 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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By Comly Wilson, CleanEdison Are you going to Green Build 2012? If so, you’ll be in good company. The 11th annual gathering of all those involved in ‘building green’ into the national fabric looks set to be the biggest yet – with 35,000 architects, facility managers, educato ...
Posted 07 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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Despite the billions of investment being ploughed into renewable energy and low carbon technologies across the globe, the world is failing dramatically in its battle to stem the tide of global warming, according to research published yesterday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). “Governments ...
Posted 06 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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The green blogosphere has been ablaze with posts, tweets, and comments about the second US presidential debate in which the two candidates squared off on their respective energy approaches.  President Obama offered strong support for continued government-funded development in renewables, ...
Posted 05 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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In the last week, a British company (Air Fuel Synthesis) introduced us to a potential breakthrough piece of technology which can create petrol using just air and electricity. One major benefit of this generated fuel is that it can be used in many of our transport options with no adaptation required. ...
Posted 29 October 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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As energy demand rises and consumer electricity bills increase, more and more attention is turning to renewables. Sometimes this is for the wrong reasons: Support for renewable energy is often unjustly blamed for energy price hikes – however analysis from the UK-based Renewable Energy As ...
Posted 26 October 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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CLIFF EDGE or bright future? That’s the question on everyone’s mind right now, with fortunes at the mercy of election outcomes, as in the US, or long-term policy decisions facing yet further consultation, as in the UK. There’s no getting away from the fact that the renewables ...
Posted 16 October 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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For the decade 2002 to 2011 there were some 4130 natural disasters globally, resulting in more than a million deaths and an economic loss of at least $1.195 trillion. The figures come in a new report out today. The key message from that report is that environmental degradation increases the risk of ...
Posted 11 October 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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Did you know it takes 100,000 gallons of water to produce a single megawatt hour of electricity? Well according to a new report out today, it does – unless you’re using wind or solar power that is. So maybe, with much of the world battling more regular bouts of drought and water shortage ...
Posted 19 September 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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When David passed on the editorial metaphorical torch to me for Renewable Energy Focus, I knew it was going to be a whirlwind first month or two. That was certainly the case, kicking off with a marathon trip to Germany – taking in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Munich in an action-packed eight ...
Posted 30 August 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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