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RAEL Holds First Experts Workshop on the Peace Renewable Energy Credit
IDP camp in Malakal, South Sudan, following February 2016 violence

May 1, 2017, San Fran­cisco — The Pro­gram on Con­flict, Cli­mate Change and Green Devel­op­ment, part of UC Berkeley’s Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory, con­vened on April 28, 2017, the first of two expert work­shops on the Peace Renew­able Energy Credit (PREC). A newly devel­oped financ­ing mech­a­nism, the PREC is designed to encour­age renew­able energy investment […]

Kosovo must do more for renewables, European Union says
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April 27, 2017, PV News. Kosovo must do more for renew­ables, Euro­pean Union says Cit­ing a RAEL study, authored by Noah Kit­tner and Daniel Kam­men along with col­leagues from KOSID in Kosovo, the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has said that Kosovo’s gov­ern­ment needs to increase efforts to improve its energy sys­tem, and to pro­vide more sup­port for renew­ables, although […]

Despite Its Oil-​​Industry Past, Energy Transitions Commission Foresees A Full-​​Renewables Future
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Despite Its Oil-​​​​Industry Past, Energy Tran­si­tions Com­mis­sion Fore­sees A Full-​​​​Renewables Future by Jeff McMa­hon, based in Chicago. Fol­low Jeff McMa­hon on Face­book, Google Plus, Twit­ter, or email him here. Renew­ables could pro­vide nearly all the power in some regions in less than 20 years, reli­ably, and at a cost com­pet­i­tive with fos­sil fuels, accord­ing to a report released today […]

From Alaska to Georgia, Why 6 Scientists Will March on Washington
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From Alaska to Geor­gia, Why 6 Sci­en­tists Will March on Wash­ing­ton By Lind­say McKen­zie APRIL 21, 2017 Thou­sands of sci­en­tists and their sup­port­ers are prepar­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the March for Sci­ence on Sat­ur­day, but the run-​​​​up to the event hasn’t been with­out con­tro­versy. Some sci­en­tists have charged that plan­ning for the march con­tra­dicted larger goals […]

UC Berkeley, LBL, IRENA, RAEL team publish paper on renewable energy resources and utility planning in Africa
Ngong Hills Windfarm

Renew­able energy has robust future in much of Africa by Robert Sanders, UC Berke­ley Media Rela­tions As Africa gears up for a tripling of elec­tric­ity demand by 2030, a new Berke­ley study maps out a viable strat­egy for devel­op­ing wind and solar power while simul­ta­ne­ously reduc­ing the continent’s reliance on fos­sil fuels and low­er­ing power […]

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