Tata Solar and the Chennai-based Regen Powertech are among the over-25 companies that have confirmed participation in the World Future Energy Summit that is scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi between January 15 and 17, 2013.
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With so much attention going on large-scale projects such as multi-million dollar solar plants or wind farms, it is easy to forget the importance of more modest technologies in the drive towards sustainable development.
Take, for instance, the humble light bulb.
Innovations in lighting technology are having a huge impact on the ability of a variety of [...]
There is no doubt that climate change poses a grave danger, if there are any questions to be raised, they should be on our level of preparedness to face this challenge head on. We need to identify innovative ways of coming up with the most effective solutions in renewable energy and sustainability.
One of the most [...]
The 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 17, ended two days past its deadline but ultimately on a positive note late Sunday night.
The conference was able to make headway on some of the key issues – extending the Kyoto Protocol, realizing a process to agree emissions [...]
At the European Future Energy Forum (EFEF) held in October this year, we were reminded once again about the need for collaboration, innovation and knowledge transfer between countries, companies and governments, in shaping the future of renewable energy in the world.
Renewable energy technology safeguards our environment, bolsters our energy security and drives our economic development [...]
My country, the Maldives, is just 1.5 metres above the sea. For us, climate change is no abstract or future threat, but a clear and present danger to our survival.
But climate change not only threatens the Maldives, it threatens us all. If you can’t save the Maldives today, you can’t save other countries tomorrow.
That’s why [...]
The global energy market is currently undertaking the transition of its energy infrastructure to include more renewable and low-carbon energy.
The 2011 UNDP’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report says that global investments in renewable energy stood at $US211 billion for 2010, an increase of 30 percent year-on-year – with investment by developing countries outstripping [...]
Installed wind power capacity worldwide reached 200 gigawatts (GW) in 2010, a modest 2.5 percent of net global electricity demand.
But these numbers don’t reveal the full picture.
The World Wind Energy Association says the rate of new development in wind could see as much as 600GW of global capacity installed by 2015, and 1,500GW by 2020.
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, global investments in the clean-tech industry last year stood at US$243bn, a 30 percent increase on 2009.
As the need for new energy sources rises, more and more companies as well as governments are taking clean technologies seriously.
Speaking at a recent Harvard Business School Energy conference, Tommy Iglesby, a principal [...]
‘Powering Sustainable Innovation’ will be the overarching theme of the fifth World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, to be held from January 16-19.
Held under the patronage of H.H General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and hosted by Masdar, the summit will [...]