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Coverage of renewable energy since September 5, 2023.

LETTER: Time to end oil and gas industry's influence on government

"...Scientists tell us extreme weather is becoming more frequent and more intense because of climate change. Global warming is caused by greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), mostly carbon dioxide and methane, trapped in Earth’s atmosphere. These emissions come primarily from the burning of fossil fuels..."

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Tories concerned bill gives politicians power to kill offshore oil drilling in protected areas

"...Labour and Seniors Minister Seamus O’Regan arrives to a Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Atlantic Liberal caucus is slamming the Conservative Party for opposing new legislation that would extend the Atlantic accords to include renewable energy and not fossil fuels..."

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The Ocean Can Play a Bigger Role in Fighting Climate Change than Previously Thought

"...New research commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) shows that ocean-based climate solutions can deliver up to 35% of the annual greenhouse gas emission cuts needed in 2050 to limit global temperature rise to 1. 5 degrees C (2. 7 degrees F) — the threshold scientists say is necessary to avert the worst outcomes from climate change..."

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Scientists Eye Offshore Wind’s Effects on the Atlantic’s Crucial Cold Pool Hakai Magazine

"...Every year, as the surface water temperature off the United States’ mid-Atlantic coast rises steadily from late spring through the summer, a pocket of uncharacteristically cool and crisp water gets trapped at the bottom of the ocean. Packed with nutrients, this thick band of cold water, known as the mid-Atlantic cold pool, is a vital home for shellfish species like surf clams and sea scallops. Extending at its seasonal peak from Nantucket, Massachusetts, to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the cold pool fosters a diverse ecosystem ranging from small algae to migratory fish—and some of the most valuable shellfish fisheries in the United States..."

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Cropped 13 September 2023: G20 meeting; Cargill deforestation investigation; Invasive species report

"...INDIA MEET: The Group of 20 (G20) nations met in New Delhi, India on 9-10 September to discuss major global issues, including those surrounding climate, energy, food production and nature. The Associated Press reported that leaders agreed to “triple renewable energy” capacity and “increase funds for climate change-related disasters, but maintained the status quo with regards to phasing out carbon-spewing coal”. Indonesian president Joko Widodo said climate-finance commitments put forward by countries were simply “rhetoric” and asked for just energy transition partnerships (JETPs) to be “expanded and enlarged”, according to the country’s state-run news agency Antara..."

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National Farmers Union regional coordinator says climate change goals still attainable Globalnews.ca

"...He said many politicians are now aligning themselves with people who are climate change skeptics or deniers. “We were perplexed, partly because the best world research scientists tell us that we're on track as a planet to be increasing the temperature by 2. 6 degrees centigrade by the end of the century, but here in Saskatchewan we are likely to see double that..."

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Uzelman: Provinces fumble renewable energy opportunities

"...Alberta has attracted clean energy investment due to natural advantages. Winds swoop down from the Rocky Mountains to the plains below, and sunshine it seems is perpetually present. The competitive advantage for renewable energy producers in Alberta is clear..."

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Incentive imbalance? Alberta municipalities differ on solar panel installation rewards Globalnews.ca

"...Calgarian Noel Keough purchased solar panels back in February and estimates the new system will pay for itself in less than a decade. “Through the summer we’ll be getting rebates,” explained Keough. “Every month of the year we’ll be saving money..."

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Enbridge, Divert break ground on renewable fuel facility in Washington Globalnews.ca

"...Enbridge, which bought a 10 per cent stake in Divert earlier this year for US$80 million, is one of a number of traditional fossil fuel companies that have been investing in RNG as concerns about climate change intensify. According to the World Biogas Association, organic waste from food production, food waste, farming, landfill and wastewater treatment are responsible for about 25 per cent of human-caused global emissions of methane, a harmful greenhouse gas..."

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New questions for wind, solar in Alberta create more confusion for industry: advocate Globalnews.ca

"...A renewable energy group says new requirements for wind and solar projects create further problems for a booming industry that government policy has already slowed..."

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“Agrivoltaics” could launch the solar revolution that Conservatives love

"...This particular land-use conflict between solar and agriculture has been a concern for solar researchers like myself for some time. However, our research in the United States has shown that agrivoltaics provide higher economic productivity, energy and food yields. So much so that the U..."

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Jobs in renewable energy

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Solar Panel and Racking Installer - miEnergy - Summerside, PE

"...Should you require accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please contact us at hr@mienergy and we will work with you to meet your needs..."

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District Energy Infrastructure and Planning Lead - City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

"...(TERM: Up to 18 months)As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward..."

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Climate Change Specialist - Municipality of North Cowichan (Duncan, BC)

"...Ability to use tact, discretion, persuasion, diplomacy, respect and courtesy to gain the cooperation and commitment of others; facilitate groups; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships and rapport with departments, officials, the media, representatives of other groups, agencies, entities or businesses, and diverse members of the public.  ..."

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District Energy Infrastructure and Planning Lead - City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

"...City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city— and their careers—forward..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention renewable energy.

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Deborah Greaves on wave power and offshore renewable energy

Duration: 28:29

"...If you’ve ever seen the ocean during a storm, you’ll understand the extraordinary power contained in waves..."

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The renewable energy revolution happening in Ukraine | Maxim Timchenko

Duration: 05:17

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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E097: Is Green Hydrogen the Answer to net Zero

Duration: 46:18

"...In today's episode, James Hamilton shared his renewable energy journey, especially his views on our path to net zero..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about renewable energy.

The FUTURE of Energy is Here And It's 136,000 Miles Long!!

"...We discovered that this isn't just about carrying electricity from where it's generated to where it's consumed in homes, businesses or industry, but rather a much more sophisticated balancing act that can allow strategic exchanges of clean, renewable energy across massive geographies and timezones..."

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Completing the Picture: Designing a food system that’s positive for nature and our climate

"...The transition to renewable energy is critical in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s only half the story..."

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Leveraging Houston's Financial and Human Capital for Sustainable Energy Transitions 3

"...Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute ..."

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Why This Accidental Battery Breakthrough Matters

"...Lithium sulfur batteries may be the holy grail of energy storage..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about renewable energy relevant to the latest news.

An Overview of Biodiesel Produced from 2nd Generation Feedstock: Mustard Seed Types

"...In biodiesel production, edible vegetable oils may cause many problems, such as jeopardizing biodiversity, depletion of food supply, economic imbalance, and high pricing..."

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Integrated hesitant fuzzy-based decision-making framework for evaluating sustainable and renewable energy

"...According to the achieved results, landfill gas and biogas have the highest rank among the alternatives to renewable energy..."

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Another look at the nexus between economic growth trajectory and emission within the context of developing country: fresh insig

"...Using quarterly frequency data for the case of Russia from 1992 to 2018, the present study explores the interaction between disaggregated energy consumption (renewable energy and non-renewable energy), trade flow and economic growth on a broader measure for environmental degradation (ecological footprint)..."

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An econometric evaluation of the effects of economic growth, energy use, and agricultural value added on carbon dioxide emissio

"...The empirical findings indicated that economic growth and energy use trigger environmental degradation by increasing CO2 emissions, whereas enhancing agricultural added value improves Vietnam?s environmental quality by reducing CO2 emissions in both the long-run and short-run..."

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Assessing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in Cretan vineyards for the development of a crop-specific decision support t

"...The aim of this study was to assess the environmental impact, in terms of energy consumption and GHG emissions in thirty vineyards located on Crete, Greece, and deliver a digital, decision support tool (DST)..."

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Comparative Study of Solar and Geothermal Renewable Energy Resources for Desalination of Seawater with Latest Case Studies

"...While 71% of the earth is covered by water, just 1% of surface water is reasonable for homegrown and modern purposes, and undeniably less can be utilized economically..."

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Wind speed and global radiation forecasting based on differential, deep and stochastic machine learning of patterns in 2-level

"...Accurate forecasting of wind speed and solar radiation can help operators of wind farms and Photo-Voltaic (PV) plants prepare efficient and practicable production plans to balance the supply with demand in the generation and consumption of Renewable Energy (RE)..."

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Performance investigation of novel semitransparent buildings with integrated photovoltaic windows based on fluid-thermal-electr

"...The integration of solar panels with semitransparent windows is used for electricity generation and sunlight penetration, leading to better energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption..."

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Environmental impact assessment and efficiency of cotton: the case of Northeast Iran

"..., respiratory effects resulting from winter smog caused by emissions of dust, sulfur, and nitrogen oxides to air) posed the greatest environmental burden in cotton production, followed by non-renewable energy, carcinogens, and global warming..."

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