Energy

Guest Article #46: IRENA: Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Developing Renewable Energies [viewed]

Several approaches have been launched to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. One of them is to promote renewable energies and accelerate their deployment. Initiating a paradigm shift and securing the energy transition towards renewable energy were the reasons why 75 countries met in Bonn on January 26th 2009. On that day, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) was created as the result of decades of lobbying from researchers, politicians and economists.

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UNEP Climate Neutral Network Hosts Green Project [viewed]

13 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network hosted a one-day visit from the Greek conservation group, Green Project, on 13 August 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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IEA Workshop Discusses the Need for Energy Storage [viewed]

July 2010: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Energy Conservation through Energy Storage (ECES) Implementing Agreement (IA) held its second workshop titled "Energy Storage – Matching the supply and demand in future" to coordinate research and development activities.

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IEA Demand Side Management Programme Report Highlights Energy Conservation Efforts [viewed]

July 2010: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Demand Side Management Programme (DSM) has released a synopsis of the final report of its Competitive Energy Services (i.e. energy-contracting) project.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Climate Change and Business Conference [viewed]

10 August 2010: Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, addressed, via video link, the sixth Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference, which convened in Sydney, Australia, from 10-12 August 2010.

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Greening the Blue Launches Resources Tab [viewed]

10 August 2010: UN's Greening the Blue launched a resources section on its website that includes background information needed to move a UN organization towards greater sustainability.

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IEA Releases July Edition of OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin [viewed]

21 July 2010: The Committee on Energy Research and Technology of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the 70th issue of its OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin.

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UNECE Holds Round Table on Climate Change and Transport [viewed]

June 2010: Under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the 151st Session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) held a Round Table on Climate Change and Transport in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 June 2010.

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Event: UNECE Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 [viewed]

This meeting will be held in the framework of the project Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation, which seeks to promote the formation of a market for energy efficiency in 12 Eastern European, South-eastern European and Central Asian countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  

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Event: IEA Energy Efficiency and Clean Coal Technologies Workshop [viewed]

This workshop will discuss clean coal technologies and policy to improve the efficiency of coal-fired electricity generation and carbon capture and storage (CCS), concentrating on the particular circumstances of the Russian Federation. Taking place in multiple venues, including the Skochinsky Institute of Mining and the All-Russian Thermal Engineering Institute, key Russian stakeholders and international actors will participate to review methods to maximize the utility of coal use and reduce the environmental impact of coal energy generation.  

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