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How Corporates are Taking the Lead in Renewable Energy

November 15, 2016 - Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the voluntary demand for renewable energy sourced by large corporations to supply their own operations and supply chains. [ more ]

Business and Policy Leaders Commit to Further Action on Global Energy Transition for a Just Climate Future for All

November 11, 2016 -With the Paris Climate Agreement having just come into force, leaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech to demonstrate action on global efforts to decarbonise our energy system. [ more ]

Paris Agreement Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

November 4, 2016 - Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on inevitable climate disaster and set off with determination towards a sustainable future. [ more ]

Providence's Deepwater Wind Leads the Way in U.S. Offshore Power

October 28, 2016 - Not so long ago, a race was on to build the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Rewind five or six years and developers up and down the East Coast were competing against each other to reach a milestone known in their industry as "steel in the water." [ more ]

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Documentary

October 25, 2016 - By now, you have probably heard that Leonardo DiCaprio has a new documentary about climate change. So how can you watch it? [ more ]

The Theme of the 71st Year Session of the United Nations General Assembly is "The Sustainable Development Goals: a Universal Push to Transform our World"

October 24, 2016 - In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world. [ more ]

Boosting Renewables in Cities is Vital to Achieve Climate and Development Goals

October 18, 2016 – Cities now have an unprecedented opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy supply and use, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency. [ more ]

From Risk to Reward: Accelerating Business Engagement Globally in Pursuit of the SDGs

October 6, 2016 - Achieving the SDGs will require up to $4 trillion in additional investment per year in developing countries. Panelists from the Business and Sustainable Development Commission will discuss bridging this deficit and adopting long-term, sustainable objectives. [ more ]

From Billions to Trillions: Combining Commercial Capital with Development Needs

October 5, 2016 - What platforms are most efficient to mobilize third party capital for development? What are the most attractive opportunities for investors? Join a thought-provoking conversation on innovative ways to convert billions to trillions. [ more ]

Join Us for Climate Week, September 19-25, 2016, New York City

September 16, 2016 - The eighth edition of Climate Week NYC will kick-off on September 19 with The Climate Group’s Opening Ceremony, featuring a series of high-profile climate leaders from the US government, the United Nations and world leading businesses. [ more ]

GGCI Event with IRENA's Presentation - "Unlocking Renewable Energy Investment: the Role of Risk Mitigation and Structured Finance"

September 6, 2016 - The Global Green Growth Institute organized the Global Green Growth Week, from September 5-9, on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. GGGW serves to identify practical, innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and strengthen partnerships that deliver growth that is pro-poor, inclusive, and environmentally sustainable. [ more ]

Climate Funding Neglects Small-Scale, Decentralised Energy, Report Says

August 26, 2016 - International pubic climate funds are too focused on large-scale grid extension, to the detriment of small-scale off-grid and mini-grid services. [ more ]

In Dominica, No Business Is an Island

UVA Today | August 9, 2016 - In May, the University of Virginia’s Batten Global Policy Center and the Social Entrepreneurship at UVA program sponsored the University’s first study-abroad course in the Caribbean country of Dominica, giving students hands-on social entrepreneurship experience in a small, developing island-state where start-ups are crucial to the economy. [ more ]

The Shift To Solar, Wind, & Electric Vehicles Is Too Monumental To Overstate

August 2, 2016 - Covering solar power, wind power, and electric vehicles obsessively for ~7 years, I have run across some fascinating observations regarding these technologies and the transitions we are going through [ more ]

New York Approves Renewable Energy Standard

August 1, 2016 - New York officials approved a clean energy standard on Monday that requires half of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. [ more ]

Clean Energy Investments in 2016 Undershoots Last Year's Record

July 14, 2016 - Investment slowdowns in China and Japan, as well as further reduction in the cost of solar, mean 2016 investment will fall well short of 2015’s upwardly revised $348.5bn. [ more ]

GCF Board Approves Projects Worth $250M and Prepares for Leadership Transition

July 1, 2016 - The thirteenth meeting of the Board (B.13) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved its first funding proposals for 2016 totalling USD 256.6 million in GCF funding. [ more ]

US, Canada, and Mexico Pledge 50% of Power from Clean Energy by 2025

June 27, 2016 - 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. [ more ]

Renewables 2016 Global Status Report

June 15, 2016 - The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report is now available via a microsite where the full GSR can be read online; all references are available and linked. [ more ]

Sustainable Energy Finance: MDBs Prioritize Clean, Efficient Energy, Invest in Infrastructure to Expand Electricity Access

June 1, 2016 - During the month of May, many multilateral development banks hosted their annual meetings, at which sustainable energy was often a central theme. [ more ]

Taking Action on Climate

May 31, 2016 - The world is facing an unprecedented challenge. Climate change has the potential to intensify food shortages, increase the incidence of natural disasters, and trigger shifts in rain patterns that could hinder power generation and agriculture in parts of the world. [ more ]

A Wave of Geothermal in the Caribbean – or Just Another Ripple?

May 17, 2016 - If we are to believe everything we read in the papers, we’re on the cusp of a wave of geothermal development across the Caribbean. But from Nevis to Dominica, we’ve seen the headlines before. [ more ]

Report: Renewables Will be No. 1 in Global Power Generation in 24 Years

May 11, 2016 - By 2040, renewables will overtake coal to become the leading source of power generation worldwide, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. [ more ]

Stark Warning on Climate

May 5, 2016 - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim today warned inaction on climate change would result in global temperatures soaring above 2 degrees Celsius, spelling disaster for people and the planet. [ more ]

IRENA issues April 2016 Quarterly Report

April 30, 2016 - IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity. [ more ]

Senate Approves Wide-Ranging Energy Bill

April 20, 2016 - The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia. [ more ]

World Bank and the Foundation Team Up to Improve Financial Data Collection | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

April 17, 2016 - The World Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched a new effort to better understand how the world’s poor save, borrow and make payments. [ more ]

Global Infrastructure Forum 2016

April 16, 2016 - Bridging the infrastructure gap is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. At the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, 193 nations agreed to establish a forum on infrastructure to build and enhance multilateral collaborative mechanisms. [ more ]

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016, IRENA Report

April 7, 2016 - Renewable generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts or 8.3% during 2015, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency. [ more ]

When Companies Track Their Climate Emissions

March 29, 2016 - Voluntary greenhouse gas accounting has become common in the private sector, but is it helping? [ more ]

MIDC’s Client - Rosalie Bay a Caribbean Resort, Brings Home the Gold

March 2016 | ROSALIE, Dominica - MIDC is pleased to report that its client Rosalie Bay Resort, an eco-boutique and wellness resort on the Atlantic coast, has received golden honors to begin 2016. [ more ]

How the World Has Changed Since Paris Climate Pact

March 16, 2016 - National leaders have yet to sign a new United Nations climate pact, but developments during the three months since the Paris Agreement was finalized have been feverish. [ more ]

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting - Exploring Ways of Greening US$90 Trillion of Investments

February 27, 2016 - Finance ministers and central banks governors of the G20 major economies committed today to exploring ways of greening the US$90 trillion of investments required over the next 15 years to achieve global sustainable development and climate objectives. [ more ]

January 2016 Sustainable Energy Finance Update

February 2, 2016 - During the month of January, the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Nordic Development Fund, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation and World Bank announced sustainable energy project funding and initiatives. [ more ]

Increasing Renewables Would Boost Global GDP, Report Says

January 21, 2016 - Increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix to 36% by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by as much as 1.1%, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). [ more ]

Solar To Be Used in Trial to Find ‘Desalination Plant of the Future’

January 19, 2016 - A French engineering company will use solar panels to power an innovative desalination demonstration project in Abu Dhabi operated by clean energy group Masdar. [ more ]

Eaton to Demonstrate Energy-Saving, Advanced Solutions for Smart, Reliable and Safe Homes at 2016 International Builders Show

January 18, 2016 - Power management company Eaton will showcase innovative lighting, power management, wiring devices and residential solutions for the building and construction industry at the 2016 National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show. [ more ]

Renewable Energy Post-COP21: Seizing the Opportunity at IRENA Assembly

January 6, 2016 - The Paris Agreement was a watershed for the global energy transition. Nearly 190 countries outlined their current plans and strategies to reduce emissions and adapt to rising temperatures. [ more ]

Renewable Energy On Islands: A Pathway To Prosperity

December 17, 2015 - Islands from the Caribbean to the South China Sea are perhaps best known for their beautiful beaches, azure waters and rich sea life, but they are rich in something else as well: renewable energy. [ more ]

The World’s Largest Power Generation Event – POWER-GEN International

December 8-10, 2015 - The world’s largest power generation event – POWER-GEN International – is in Las Vegas, Nevada Dec. 8 through 10. [ more ]

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