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As we ease out of a serious recession it is becoming apparent that ifwe are to afford the costs of managing climate change the globaleconomy must grow. The estimates of the cost of a global deal onclimate change varies from less than $200 billion a year to over half atrillion dollars. In September the WWF [...]
Al Gore, who barely lost (or won) the US Presidential election inNovember 2000, and vowed never to return to US political life, appearsto have come out a winner for not doing so. The former Vice Presidentfor 8 years under the Clinton Administration decided to devote his time afterwards to teaching as well as making the world [...]
Global Solar Energy announced that Jeffrey Britts has been appointed its new CEO. He is replacing the retiring Michael Gering. Gering, 73, will remain on the board of directors and serve as chairman, the Tucson company said Thursday. Global Solar develops copper-indium-gallium-diselenide thin films, and has increasingly focused its resources on marketing its products to [...]
The global PV industry has been continuously growing at a rapid paceover the recent years. In 2008, the annual global installed PV capacityreached around 5.6 GW, taking the total installed capacity to around 15GW by the end of 2008. Various factors including governmentincentives for solar energy, narrowing cost differentials between solarand conventional sources of energy, [...]
Companies at every step of the solar photovoltaic value chain mustprepare for saturation in key markets by 2013, according to the latestresearch report Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse from PHOTONConsulting. While PHOTON’s near-term outlook for sector growthis very positive, PHOTON’s team of analysts, researchers andconsultants believe saturation of a key large PV market within the [...]
The percentage of Americans who believe global temperatures arerising fell sharply over the past year, according to the latestnational survey by the Pew Center for People and the Press. Still more troubling, fewer Americans say that global warming is a veryserious problem than they did a year ago – 35% say that today, downfrom 44% in [...]
Takepart in this important developing process and discover how the keyfindings from this survey may affect transformative industrycollaboration. Speaker: Bettina Weiss, Senior Director, Photovoltaics, SEMI PV Group Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:30 am PST/ 11:30am EST REGISTER NOW! Following the first PV Group PV Technology Roadmap Workshop in July2009, co-hosted by the US Department of [...]
We wanted to get this press release out to the masses: Local leaders join national companies in speaking out against the Chamber’s stance on climate TAKOMA PARK—Business leaders in Maryland today spoke out againstthe U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of its obstruction of climatelegislation. A number of major companies, including Apple and LeviStrauss & Co., [...]
Europe plans to triple annual funding for energy research to $11.7billion in an effort to compete with Japan and the United States, whichhave both invested vast sums for new energy and technology research,according to the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) by the European Commission reported by Reutersyesterday. Ultimately, the EU will add more than 50 billion eurosof new funding for research over the next 10 years to ensure a [...]
Prologis,a global provider of distribution facilities, has formed a globalrenewable energy group to procure new business, manage installationsand provide development management services for renewable energyprojects. "Even through the challenges of the global recession,we are finding more ways to create additional value from existingassets," says Walt Rakowich, CEO of ProLogis. "We are excited toannounce the formation [...]
Thefinancial and climate change crises are spurring unprecedented levelsof global cooperation. In less than one week leaders of the G20 will bemeeting in Pittsburgh. At next weeks meeting, G20 financeministers are expected to report on climate financing issues. The G8has already set ambitious targets for climate protection and pledgedbillions of dollars in aid for developing [...]
Global Solar Energywants you to know two things today: Itscopper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) cells could covert as much as15.45 percent of the sunlight that falls on them into electricity; and,it’s pursuing sales in the so-called building integrated photovoltaic(BIPV) market, where solar cells are embedded into building componentsinstead of encased in glass panels and parked on a rooftop. [...]
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