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Sun Nov 29, 2015, 09:55 AM

World at tipping point for renewable energy

World at tipping point for renewable energy
Adnan Z. Amin is director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Fatih Birol is executive director of the International Energy Agency. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors.


The world has reached a tipping point: Energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are now the solutions of choice, with other options taking second place.

At least 164 countries have set renewable energy targets. And countries representing more than 90% of the global economy have taken the remarkable step of submitting pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the COP21 climate summit in Paris next week.

Since the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009, renewable electricity generation has increased more than 40%. Renewables contributed almost half of the world's new power generation capacity in 2014 and have already become the second-largest source of electricity.

Deployment also continues to shift toward energy-hungry emerging markets. China and India have upped their renewable ambitions significantly.

Much of this has to do with cost...

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/24/news/economy/renewable-energy-iea-cop21/

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kristopher Nov 2015 OP
cantbeserious Nov 2015 #1
Buzz Clik Nov 2015 #2
cantbeserious Nov 2015 #3
Buzz Clik Nov 2015 #4
cantbeserious Nov 2015 #5
Buzz Clik Nov 2015 #6
cantbeserious Nov 2015 #7
kristopher Nov 2015 #9
flamingdem Nov 2015 #8

Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 09:58 AM

1. COP 21 Is Doomed To Failure

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 10:39 AM

2. Great insights.

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 01:23 PM

3. Climate Change - The Harsh Realities

Kevin Anderson - 2012


Listen To David Wasdell at Radio Ecoshock.

https://soundcloud.com/radioecoshock/facing-the-harsh-realities

Watch His Presentation Here - The Harsh Realities

https://onsync.digitalsamba.com/play/wasdell/23178-climate-dynamics-harsh-realities-of-now

Linked From His Website Here

http://www.apollo-gaia.org/harsh-realities-of-now.html

PDF of Presentation Linked Here

http://www.apollo-gaia.org/Harsh%20Realities.pdf

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 01:57 PM

4. There's a lot more to these links than "COP 21 is doomed to fail."

 

I'm not certain he even says that.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 02:03 PM

5. Since Posting - One Did Not Have The Time To Digest The Information

This Citizen has spent 8 hours digesting this information since Thanksgiving.

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 02:06 PM

6. Just trying to prompt you to get in a discussion.

 

I can have the current conversation with Siri.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 02:08 PM

7. No Discussion Required - The 2 Degree Target Is A Hopeless Fallacy - Climate Change Doom Is Baked In

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 06:01 PM

9. cantbeserious isn't.

A better handle might be posturinglowinformationattentionseeker.

IEA (International Energy Agency) is a fossil/nuclear centric organization charged with ensuring energy supply for the advanced economies.They have traditionally produced lowball estimates on the progress and prospects of renewable energy sources. That trend is based on analysis weighted towards the past performance of the energy sources and reflects a conservative interpretation of the data.

IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) was formed to look at the same issue from a different perspective. To wit, how can the shift to a new paradigm - renewable energy - best be measured and encouraged?

We've seen a lot of other highly credible sources take the same general position - the declining cost of renewables have changed the economic playing field and shifted the balance towards a market dominated by renewable energy sources.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 02:26 PM

8. k and r

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