A 1950s-vintage coal fired power plant in Kosovo.
Read more about our project to provide an alternative path at http://rael.berkeley.edu/kosovoenergy
This is an update version (2014) for prior Green Jobs (2009). You can calculate the amount of jobs created from renewable energy industry. In the attachment:
- greenjobs data spreadsheet can provide the national jobs calculation via. input the RPS assumption.
- greenjobs memo describes the models and explain how to do the maths.
In addition, you can find the visual map for each state in here.
You can download each state calculator in the following link.
A recent study by Cheng Zheng and Prof. Dan Kammen, published in the journal Energy Policy, examines the status of innovation in the photovoltaic (PV) industry and developes a set of policy recommendations for building a sustainable global PV industry going forward. More information of this work can be found on the project webpage.
Limited energy access constrains the opportunities of up to 1.5 billion people worldwide. Most rural villages in East Malaysia are not grid connected, and rely heavily on high-cost diesel fuel for electricity and transportation. State plans for a series of mega-dams have dramatically raised the profile of these communities and the stakes in local energy services versus a larger development agenda. We examine village energy access in the Baram Basin, Malaysia using a hybrid energy resource optimization framework. We find least cost options for energy services come from a mixture of locally managed small-scale hydroelectricity, biogas generators and accompanying batteries.
In order to enable low-carbon, sustainable energy development in line with EU requirements, Kosovo should promote the use of renewable energy resources, officials said.
Coal is currently used to generate about 90 percent of the electricity consumed in Kosovo, and is a key contributor to high carbon dioxide levels and pollution.
With the adoption of the Energy Secretariat Ministerial Council's decision on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources in December 2012, Kosovo committed to making 25 percent of its energy from renewable resources by 2020.
"It would be unrealistic to envisage complete electricity production from coal thermo power plants with renewables. And we have to take into account that all renewable resources, except big hydro power plants, still need a subsidy scheme. Subsidies have to be bigger if the price of electricity is going to be below the production costs," Janez Kopac, director of the Energy Community Secretariat, told SETimes.