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  • Biomass
  • Sunlight absorbed by the oceans and land masses keeps the surface at an average temperature of 14 °C. By photosynthesis , green plants convert solar energy into chemically stored energy, which produces food, wood and the biomass from which fossil fuels are derived. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 80 per cent of Nepal's population is still reliant on biomass for energy, this important goal affects far more people than the price of gasoline in Kathmandu. (nepalitimes.com)
  • fossil
  • Solar energy is a viable alternative to fossil fuels that are also contributing to environmental pollution. (slideshare.net)
  • It will increase countries' energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability , reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating global warming , and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise. (wikipedia.org)
  • Now more than ever, Vermonters need elected officials who are willing to take bold action towards reducing our dependence on dirty energy and fossil fuels. (vpirg.org)
  • Furthermore, ratepayer's money spent importing fossil fuels from other states causes unforeseen negative economic impacts when local renewable energy systems could provide economic benefits. (altenergymag.com)
  • climate
  • If we want cleaner air and a more stable climate, we need to harness energy from the sun. (environmentamerica.org)
  • Part II , which I don't reprint, answered by Iceland's Thorsteinn Sigfusson, covered the relationship between large-hydro and climate change, and why solar conversion isn't used more extensively. (bravenewclimate.com)
  • A group of 34 U.S. Nobel Laureates called on President Obama to urge Congress to include the president's proposed $150 billion Clean Energy Technology Fund in the climate legislation it is considering. (cccclimateleaders.org)
  • Without further research and development funding, the group fears that the US will not reach its energy and climate goals for the future. (cccclimateleaders.org)
  • costs of solar
  • For example, CleanTechnica contributor John Farrell has produced a chart showing by how much the various costs of solar vary in the two countries , as part of his report on the matter, " Cut The Price Of Solar In Half By Cutting Red Tape . (cleantechnica.com)
  • tariffs
  • In Germany and Spain, premium solar energy wholesale prices through feed-in tariffs are guaranteed for decades. (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • The Commerce Department yesterday concluded that Chinese solar panel companies are "dumping" product - selling below the cost of production - into the U.S. market, and imposed stiff tariffs. (midatlanticlabor.com)
  • In the case of solar-panel tariffs, we were losing companies and jobs and facing losing the possibility of losing the entire industry to China. (midatlanticlabor.com)
  • wind
  • The polder and its citizens have become a beacon to others worldwide who want to develop wind and solar energy for their own benefit. (wind-works.org)
  • With CSP, there's no complicated silicon manufacturing processes (as with solar PV), no deep holes to drill (as with geothermal) and no high-altitude turbine housings to keep greased (as with wind). (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • What are the "Real Energy Payback Periods" for Solar PV and Wind Energy Systems? (bravenewclimate.com)
  • However, I wonder what wind energy developers and investors would do if there was one day no hope of subsidies ever coming back. (cleantechnica.com)
  • subsidies
  • noted that solar subsidies in the US are manipulated by investors in order to get a higher return on investment. (cleantechnica.com)
  • Jigar noted that "solar is now cost-effective without subsidies for ideal customers in 300 utilities in 30 US states. (cleantechnica.com)
  • Thus, he advises that we cut the subsidies and watch the price of solar fall. (cleantechnica.com)
  • When planning this budget, Minister Mahat must look beyond revenue from petroleum and vehicle sales taxes, for example, and offer incentives and subsidies for renewable energy. (nepalitimes.com)
  • Growth
  • Switching to a green economy would help mitigate some of the corrosive side-effects of growth that only looks at GDP per capita or income poverty. (nepalitimes.com)
  • leaders
  • Israel, Cyprus and Greece are the per capita leaders in the use of solar water heating systems supporting 30%-40% of homes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Regional leaders for per capita solar capacity include Honolulu in the Pacific region, Albuquerque in the Mountain region, Indianapolis in the North Central region, New Orleans in the South Central region, Wilmington, Delaware, in the South Atlantic region and Burlington, Vermont, in the Northeast region. (environmentcalifornia.org)
  • Nevada
  • In so doing, the 64MW Nevada Solar One is showing that the lightning in the bottle represented by the 1980s Luz plants was no one-off fluke, and that the technology is replicable. (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • Israeli
  • Levi Yissar built the first prototype Israeli solar water heater and in 1953 he launched the NerYah Company, Israel's first commercial manufacturer of solar water heating. (wikipedia.org)
  • global
  • This is a major driving force escalating the global solar energy market. (slideshare.net)
  • Energy is ultimately the basis for a large part of the global competitiveness, and more of it will be required to raise living standards in the developing world. (google.com)
  • The traditional solutions and approaches may not solve the global energy problem. (google.com)
  • Late last year, Tom Blees, I and a few other people from the International Award Committee of the Global Energy Prize answered reader's energy questions on The Guardian' s Facebook page. (bravenewclimate.com)
  • And when accounting for the global warming impact from different energy sources in the next section, even lifecycle analyses, solar is a clear winner compared to coal and natural gas. (altenergymag.com)
  • coal
  • 39.9 percent of energy is generated with the help of coal, which contributes to environmental pollution. (slideshare.net)
  • Are we consuming more of 'Dirty Coal' to produce these so-called 'Clean' energies? (bravenewclimate.com)
  • Not only would they pay the tax directly through their purchase of gasoline and most electricity (which often is produced by coal or natural gas), they'd also be taxed indirectly on the carbon context of everything else they buy (think about the energy used by the factories that produce the goods we consume). (csmonitor.com)
  • Progress will retire the two oldest coal-fired units at its Crystal River Energy Complex in Citrus County after the new, advanced-design nuclear units are built in Levy County. (greencarcongress.com)
  • environmentally friendly
  • Therefore, there is an increasing demand for energy sources that are non-depleting and environmentally friendly. (slideshare.net)
  • They had other uses in mind for the money, including investment in environmentally-friendly energy sources, more regulation, and aid for low-income communities. (csmonitor.com)
  • adoption
  • This report provides information about the current market trends and adoption level of solar energy technologies as well as discusses potential opportunities in this market. (slideshare.net)
  • A funding opportunity for up to $10.5 million is available to increase the ability of local governments to accelerate solar energy adoption and workforce development. (cccclimateleaders.org)
  • grid
  • Good interconnection policies reduce the time and hassle required for individuals and companies to connect solar energy systems to the grid. (environmentamerica.org)
  • This data is forecasted for a uniform spatial grid (16 9) centered on Figure 2: The weather data is known at the GEFS sites (blue), while the solar prediction needs to be done at the Mesonet sites (black). (docplayer.net)
  • Sustainability
  • New knowledge, new technology, and new living habits and expectations must be developed to address both, the quantity of energy needed to increase the standard of living world-wide and to preserve sustainability and enhance the quality of our environment. (google.com)
  • governments
  • City governments can and already are making it easier for residents and small businesses to go solar. (environmentamerica.org)
  • So, as to the specific question, it would make sense for governments to invest in large-scale desert-based solar plants if, on the basis of a rational analysis using these criteria, it was shown to be a superior option compared to alternatives. (bravenewclimate.com)
  • local
  • Colombia developed a local solar water heating industry thanks to the designs of Las Gaviotas , directed by Paolo Lugari. (wikipedia.org)
  • Texas has benefited from local solar energy policies in cities such as Austin and San Antonio, despite poor policy support at the state level. (environmentamerica.org)
  • The entire problem of energy infrastructure is one that absolutely must be solved, and the solution cannot be local. (realclimate.org)
  • The program started with the local Solar Energy Task Force and has become a huge success, one which will continue into the future. (cccclimateleaders.org)
  • convert
  • Producers convert energy from the environment into carbon bonds, such as those found in the sugar glucose. (docplayer.net)
  • plants take energy from sunlight and use it to convert carbon dioxide into glucose (or other sugars). (docplayer.net)
  • patterns
  • Taking in to account the energy consumed during manufacture of components, balance of systems, transportation, installation, servicing and variations in availability of energy and usage patterns, actual life expectancy (not theoretical). (bravenewclimate.com)
  • The above studies were based on observations of solar patterns, for which models were developed to interpret the data and project it out. (wattsupwiththat.com)
  • investment
  • All energy technology options have their pros and cons, and so investment decisions should ideally be based on a set of logical, consistent and unbiased criteria. (bravenewclimate.com)