Global Renewables Rise, China Winning the Clean Energy Race

Global Renewables Rise, China Winning the Clean Energy Race says a UNEP report, even as investment drops, writes Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change. Renewable energy grew to produce 8.5% of total electricity in 2013, including 44% of new installations.

As it is, global clean energy investment reached $254 billion in 2013 – no small potatoes. And for the second straight year, China has outpaced the US in annual clean energy investment, according to a new report from Pew Charitable Trust. Anyone in Congress listening?

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OO One Million Solar Lamps Now Shining Across Africa – and the main company aims to replace all of Africa’s kerosene lamps by 2020.

***** Headline Choice of the Week: Where Would You Rather Live?

A. Pennsylvania: Drilling Company Could Force Landowners To Allow Fracking Under Their Land

B. California To Start Giving Millions Of Dollars Of Climate Credits To Electricity Users

Don’t think too hard on this one…

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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