Posts Tagged ‘pledge’

US, Canada and Mexico pledge 50% of power from clean energy by 2025

Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto to announce new ‘aggressive but achievable’ goal at ‘Three Amigos’ summit in Ottawa Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto will commit to a new regional clean power goal at a summit this week in Ottawa, the White House has said. The leaders of the US, […]

Mars’ 100% renewables pledge: a cause for celebrations?

The switch to renewables by Mars and other companies is welcome, but building clean power facilities on-site should be the ultimate goal On a beautiful barren stretch of the Scottish Highlands, just south of Inverness, spin 20 brand new 3,300-kilowatt wind turbines. The second these industrial-scale turbines came on stream last month, all Mars UK’s […]

Climate talks: Why Bill Gates expects to pledge $1 billion for ‘clean energy’

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is expected to announce $1 billion, and perhaps more, in support of clean-energy technologies while in Paris for the global climate summit. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gestures as he meets with China’s Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, November 12, 2015. View full post on Wind Power News

Corporate giants pledge $140bn to help fight climate change

When IKEA made a climate pledge deemed “bigger than Sweden’s,” I got pretty excited. But the Swedish furniture giant isn’t the only major corporation that is making big-nay, gigantic-financial pledges in the effort to slow climate change. View full post on Wind Power News

Abbott government’s windfarm commissioner pledge ‘a new low’

‘Why not appoint a coal commissioner?’ asks wind and renewables industry, reacting with dismay to leaked promise made to crossbenchers The Abbott government’s proposed “wind commissioner” represents a “new low in its relentless anti-renewables campaign”, the wind industry says, suggesting the Coalition might do better to appoint a “coal commissioner”. Related: Abbott government pledges to […]

Tory pledge to end wind subsidies risks green economy, say industry leaders

Conservatives’ manifesto promise to halt wind subsidies is at odds with their emissions goals and threatens green energy jobs and new projects, says renewable industry The Conservatives must not undermine the so-called green economy and cause job losses through their manifesto pledge to end subsidies for onshore windfarms, figures in the renewable energy industry have […]

China climate pledge needs 1,000 nuclear plant effort

Steam rises from cooling towers at the Junliangcheng power station in Tianjin, China. In his agreement last week with President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping committed to cap carbon emissions by 2030 and turn to renewable sources for 20 perce China, which does nothing in small doses, will need about 1,000 nuclear reactors, 500,000 […]

Ed Davey attacks coalition partners over pledge to end wind subsidies

Energy secretary says the party that takes wind off the table is reckless in an attack quickly dismissed by Tory minister Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, has accused his coalition government partners of reckless behaviour for their manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore wind. The Lib Dem MP said Britain needed […]