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Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

Bloomberg: The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back.

The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 gigawatts in new plants that burn fossil fuels, according to an analysis presented Tuesday at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance annual summit in New York. The shift will continue to accelerate, and by 2030 more than four times as much renewable capacity will be added.

More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-14/fossil-fuels-just-lost-the-race-against-renewables

Renewables Global Status Report

The findings in the 2012 GSR speak to the cumulating effect of steady growth in renewable energy markets, support policies and investment over the past years. In 2011,

Renewable sources supplied 16.7 % of global final energy consumption where the share of modern renewables increased while the share of traditional biomass slightly decline

118 countries implemented RE targets with more than half in developing countries. Investment in renewables increased 17% to a record $257 billion, despite a widening sovereign debt crisis in Europe and rapidly falling prices for renewable power equipment, Photovoltaic module prices dropped by 50% and onshore wind turbines by close to 10% bringing to price of the leading renewable power technologies closer to grid parity with fossil fuels such as coal and gas.

These are just a few of the trends found in the GSR 2012 that illustrate the significant and rapidly growing share of renewables in energy markets, industrial policy and investments, moving renewable beyond “niche” status.

Renewables Interactive Map

IPCC on Renewable Energy

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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 findings, from over 120 researchers working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), also indicate that the rising penetration of renewable energies could lead to cumulative greenhouse gas savings equivalent to 220 to 560 Gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (GtC02eq) between 2010 and 2050.

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IPCC: Close to 80 percent of the world energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century

The Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on May 9th in Abu Dhabi, assesses existing literature on the future potential of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy technologies, as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It also takes into consideration the environmental and social consequences associated with these technologies, the cost and strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion.

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Press Conference – 9 May 2011Launch of the Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN)Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (United Arab Emirates),


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Guardian: Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study

WWF: Groundbreaking report underscores advantages of renewable energy future

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – A major new report by the United Nations-supported Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched today underscores the incredible environmental and social advantages of a future powered by renewable energy over the next decades, WWF said.

The 900-page Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation compares 164 scenarios on renewable energy and is the most comprehensive analysis ever of trends and perspectives for renewable energy.

Shift fossil fuel subsidies to back clean tech

IEA releases first Clean Energy Progress Report

The International Energy Agency on Wednesday released its first Clean Energy Progress Report, which assesses global deployment of clean energy technologies and provides recommendations to countries on future action and spending.

In order to change this status quo, the IEA argues that more aggressive clean energy policies are required, including the removal of fossil fuel subsidies and the implementation of transparent, predictable and adaptive incentives for cleaner energy options.

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Global Clean Energy Investment Reached Record $243 Billion in 2010

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Explore Pew Environment Group’s interactive map.

Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30 percent increase from the previous year. China, Germany, Italy and India were among the nations that most successfully attracted private investments, according to new research released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way

A Plan for 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Energy consulting firm Ecofys produced a report detailing how we can meet nearly 100% of global energy needs with renewable sources by 2050. Approximately half of the goal is met through increased energy efficiency to first reduce energy demands, and the other half is achieved by switching to renewable energy sources for electricity production.

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Non-fossil energy technologies in 2050 and beyond

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The report is based on the latest research results from Risø DTU, together with available international literature and reports

This Risø Energy Report, the ninth in a series that began in 2002, analyses the long-term outlook for energy technologies in 2050 in a perspective where the dominating role of fossil fuels has been taken over by non-fossil fuels, and CO2 emissions have been reduced to a minimum.

Against this background, the report addresses issues like:

* How much will today’s non-fossil energy technologies have evolved up to 2050?

* Which non-fossil energy technologies can we bring into play in 2050, including emerging technologies?

* What are the implications for the energy system?

Further, Volume 9 analyses other central issues for the future energy supply:

* The role of non-fossil energy technologies in relation to security of supply and sustainability

* System aspects in 2050

* Examples of global and Danish energy scenarios in 2050

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Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe.

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Europe can switch to low carbon sources of energy without jeopardising reliability or forcing up energy bills to punitive levels, according to a major new study that claims to be the most comprehensive assessment to date of the viability of zero carbon power supplies.

Roadmap 2050: a practical guide to a prosperous, low-carbon Europe will be released later today and will demonstrate how transitioning to a low or zero carbon power supply based on high levels of renewable energy would have no impact on reliability, and would have little impact on the cost of producing electricity in the period up to 2050.

The report was developed by think tank the European Climate Foundation (ECF) in collaboration with a number of leading economists and energy industry experts, and includes contributions from McKinsey, KEMA, Imperial College London and Oxford Economics.

Its analysis argues that cost effective zero carbon power is not reliant on technology breakthroughs, although it warns that they would help to further reduce the cost of decarbonisation.



All renewables: How realistic is it?


by Stefan Nicola

Berlin (UPI) Mar 16, 2009

Europe can meet 100 percent of its power supply from renewable sources by 2050 if countries work together and massively invest in grids and storage, experts and politicians say


World Energy Outlook 2009 launched in London

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10 November 2009 London — “World leaders gathering in Copenhagen next month for the UN Climate summit have a historic opportunity to avert the worst effects of climate change. The World Energy Outlook 2009 seeks to add momentum to their negotiations at this crucial stage by detailing the practical steps needed for a sustainable energy future as part of a global climate deal,” said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency today in London at the launch of the new WEO – the annual flagship publication of the IEA.

“WEO-2009 provides both a caution and grounds for optimism. Caution, because a continuation of current trends in energy use puts the world on track for a rise in temperature of up to 6°C and poses serious threats to global energy security. Optimism, because there are cost-effective solutions to avoid severe climate change while also enhancing energy security – and these are within reach as the new Outlook shows,” added Mr. Tanaka.


Energy solutions for CO2 emission peak and subsequent decline

Risø International Conference takes place over three days every second year at Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy. The conference series focus on actual global energy issues and challenges, as well as how the scientific development in all aspects of energy research can meet these global challenges.

A number of prominent speakers are invited to address the conferences in keynote presentations, and the programme usually contains around 50 presentations selected on the basis of a previous call for papers.

Recent conferences have focused on how the world can meet the CO2 reduction requirements on a global, regional and local scale in a balanced, equal and fair manner.

The target group for the conference series is researchers, industry, policy makers, energy sector decision makers, funding organizations, as well as international organizations, e.g. the EU, IEA and UN.

Risø International Energy Conference 2009:

Energy solutions for CO2 emission peak and subsequent decline

Proceedings, Risø International Energy Conference 14 – 16 September 2009

Edited by Leif Sønderberg Petersen and Hans Larsen

Risø DTU, September 2009, ISBN 978-87-550-3783-0, 316 p.

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Deadlines loom for creating new economy to avoid climate catastrophe


The world has just five years to initiate a low carbon industrial revolution before runaway climate change becomes almost inevitable. But the good news is that it can be done and that the long term benefits will be immense, according to a new analysis from WWF.

Climate Solutions 2 (CS2) is the first analysis to put timetables to the industrial transformations needed to limit global carbon emissions to below the 2˚C level scientists identify as presenting unacceptable risks of runaway climate change. It was prepared for WWF by Climate Risk, a company known for its work on climate change for global insurers and infrastructure providers.

The report found that beyond 2014 the feasible upper limits of industrial growth rates will make it impossible for market economies to meet the carbon targets required to keep global warming below 2°C. The report also found that market measures alone will not be enough to deliver emissions reductions on the scale required and that delays will increase the levels of direct intervention needed in the economy.

“Climate Solutions 2 tells us that we need to start making the change to a low-carbon economy today,” said Kim Carstensen, who leads WWF’s Global Climate Initiative. “The transformation will require sustained growth in clean and efficient industry in excess of 20 per cent a year over a period of decades.


Negative CO2 emissions may be called for

Risø International Energy Conference takes place over three days every second year at Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy. The conference series focus on actual global energy issues and challenges, as well as how the scientific development in all aspects of energy research can meet these global challenges.

A number of prominent speakers are invited to address the conferences in keynote presentations, and the programme usually contains around 50 presentations selected on the basis of a previous call for papers.

Recent conferences have focused on how the world can meet the CO2 reduction requirements on a global, regional and local scale in a balanced, equal and fair manner.


Negative CO2 emissions may be called for

It may be necessary to physically remove CO2 from the atmosphere after 2050 in order to curb climate change. This was one of the conclusions of the Risø International Energy Conference 2009 which ended on September 16.


Working for the Climate Renewable Energy and the Green Job [R]evolution

The climate crisis and the financial crisis are not two competing issues that need to be addressed separately by the world community. The solution to one is, in fact, the answer to the other. Investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy helps the economy by increasing employment in the power sector, while reducing energy costs and easing the over-use of precious natural resources. By making the switch to renewable energy we can halt the carbon dioxide building up in the atmosphere and create a path away from irreversible climate change.


Future Climate – Engineering Solutions : We can curb global warming

Overcoming climate changes is the number one engineering challenge of the 21st century.

There is a strong need for a reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to a sustainable level. Engineers are involved in every energy systems and we hold critical knowledge of new sustainable technologies.

Consequently, 13 associations of engineers worldwide have joined efforts and are bringing their climate recommendations to the UN COP 15. It is still possible to be part of the project by participating in the conference on the 3rd and 4th of September 2009 in Copenhagen.


IDA: Verden kan stadig nå at tage trykket af den globale opvarmning inden 2050 og dermed holde stigningen i den globale temperatur under 2 grader, konkluderer ingeniører fra hele verden.

Energibesparelser er vejen frem

En af hovedpointerne i rapporten fra Future Climate projektet er, at en stor del af reduktionerne kan høstes gennem energibesparelser. Flere af organisationerne forventer således, at man på nationalt plan vil kunne reducere udledningen af drivhusgasser med op til 50 procent – alene gennem energieffektiviseringer inden for områder som industri, byggeri og transport.



Energisparebolig.dk er en udvidelse af Klima- og Energiministeriets klimakampagne “1 ton mindre”, hvor alle danskere opfordres til hver især at nedbringe deres CO2-udslip ved at vælge klimarigtige løsninger i dagligdagen.

Energisparebolig.dk går et skridt videre og opfordrer til besparelser i enfamilieshuse og andre boliger. Her kan der være store økonomiske gevinster at hente for dig som husejer ved at efterisolere, forbedre vinduer eller skifte til vedvarende energikilder som jordvarme eller solvarme.

Baggrunden for både “1 ton mindre” og Energisparebolig.dk er, at vi danskere har et af verdens højeste udslip af CO2 pr. indbygger. Dette udslip ønsker regeringen nedbragt, og her er det vigtigt, at vi hver især gør en indsats.

Her på sitet kan du som husejer teste dit hus på 2 minutter og få forslag til, hvordan du energiforbedrer dit hus, og du får oplyst, hvor meget du kan spare.

Desuden rummer Energisparebolig.dk en detaljeret gennemgang af 8 mulige løsninger til dit hus – heraf 6 løsninger med vedvarende energi.


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Abu Dhabi

Today IRENA accomplished a major stride. At the Agency’s second session of the Preparatory Commission in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the Signatories designated Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as the interim headquarters.

At the same time it was decided that Bonn will host IRENA’s center of technology and innovation and that in Vienna the Agency’s liaison office for cooperation with other organisations active in the field of renewables will be established. This reflects the spirit of cooperation that is needed for IRENA to grow into a strong and effective organisation.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was officially established in Bonn on 26 January 2009. Up-to-date, 136 States have signed the Statute of the Agency, amongst them 45 African, 36 European, 32 Asian, 14 American countries and 9 States from Ozeanien.

Mandated by these governments worldwide, IRENA aspires to become the main driving force for promoting a rapid transition towards the widespread and sustainable use of renewable energy on a global scale. As the global voice for renewable energies, IRENA envisages providing practical advice and support for both industrialised and developing countries, thereby helping to improve frameworks and build capacity. Moreover, the Agency intends to facilitate access to all relevant information, including reliable data on the potentials for renewable energy, best practices, effective financial mechanisms, and state-of-the-art technological expertise.

Lettere at få jordvarme i baghaven

Det bliver nu lettere at bruge jordens naturlige varme til opvarmning af boliger og vand. Miljøministeriet har lagt sidste hånd på en bekendtgørelse, der nu sendes i høring, og som betyder, at afstandskravene til vandforsyningsanlæg sættes ned.

“Med den kommende regelændring bliver det nemmere for almindelige borgere at få en tilladelse til jordvarme og dermed erstatte enten elvarme eller oliefyr. Det siger næsten sig selv, at en bedre udnyttelse af den energi, der er lagret i Jordens øverste jordlag, er et skridt i den rigtige retning. Jordvarme er energibesparende, og jeg håber, at mange vil gøre brug af, at det nu bliver lettere at benytte jordvarme. Det kan bidrage til at opfylde vores mål for reduktion af CO2, og i det lange løb vil jordvarme være billigere for forbrugerne end elvarme eller oliefyr”, siger miljøminister Troels Lund Poulsen (V).

Tidligere har der været usikkerhed om, hvorvidt et jordvarmeanlæg ved et eventuelt uheld ville forurene grundvandet. Miljøstyrelsen har gennemført en undersøgelse, der viser at risikoen er minimal. Derfor sættes afstandskravene mellem traditionelle jordvarmeanlæg og et alment vandforsyningsanlæg nu ned til 50 meter fra 300 meter.


Climate and Energy Guide / Klima- og Energiguiden

Welcome to the Climate and Energy Guide

Here you will find the greatest Danish collection of links to sites containing information on climate and energy issues. The guide is interactive and provides you with easy access to the information you may need on climate and energy issues.


Klima- og Energiministeriet har netop åbnet en ny webguide til klima og energi.
Guiden er en interaktiv og hurtig vej til de informationer, du søger

Klima- og Energimisteriet

EnergyMap.DK – Energy- and Cleantech i Denmark

Visit EnergyMap – your webguide to climate solutions in Denmark.
On EnergyMap.dk you can find information about the latest energy and climate related technologies, projects, solutions, cases and events. You can also read about and contact the Danish companies and organizations involved.

På EnergyMap.dk kan du finde oplysninger om de nyeste energi og klima relaterede teknologier, projekter og løsninger, sager og begivenheder.

Danske virksomheder og forskningsinstitutioner er blandt verdens førende i at udvikle og kommercialisere nye energieffektive og klimavenlige teknologier. EnergyMap.dk giver dig et overblik over disse organisationer samt præsentere et bredt udsnit af innovative projekter, løsninger og sager.
Brug EnergyMap at finde den løsning, du søger, eller at få et overblik over, hvad der sker inden for energi-og Cleantech sektorer i Danmark lige nu.


UNEP Risoe

The UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) supports the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in its aim to incorporate environmental aspects into energy planning and policy worldwide, with a special emphasis to assist developing countries.

URC is sponsored by UNEP, the Danish International Development Assistance (Danida) and Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy – Technical University of Denmark (Risoe DTU).

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Varmepumper – Teknologisk Institut

Pr. 1.november 2005 startede den nye “Kvalitetssikringsordningen for Varmepumpeanlæg” som er økonomisk støttet af Energistyrelsen og beliggende på Teknologisk Institut, Center for Køle- og Varmepumpeteknologi. Der er i den forbindelse etableret et sekretariat, som skal hjælpe producenter af varmepumpeanlæg med tekniske spørgsmål, råd omkring nationale og internationale godkendelser, deltagelse i nationalt og internationalt norm- og standardiseringsarbejde samt supportere Varmepumpeordningen

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