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by Bernard (bernard) on Wed Dec 1st, 2021 at 07:26:40 PM EST
Renewable energy has 'another record year of growth', says IEA
About 290GW of new renewable energy generation capacity, mostly in the form of wind turbines and solar panels, has been installed around the world this year, beating the previous record last year. On current trends, renewable energy generating capacity will exceed that of fossil fuels and nuclear energy combined by 2026.... However, this level of growth is still only about half that required to meet net zero carbon emissions by mid-century.
IEA | Renewables 2021, exec summary, illustrated
We forecast that China will reach this target four years early thaFatih Birol, executive director of the IEA, said: "This year's record renewable energy additions are yet another sign that a new global energy economy is emerging. The high commodity and energy prices we are seeing today pose new challenges for the renewable industry, but elevated fossil fuel prices also make renewables even more competitive."

According to the IEA report, published on Wednesday (1 December), renewables will account for about 95% of the increase in global power-generation capacity from now to the end of 2026, with solar power alone providing about half of the increase.nks to the availability of long-term contracts, improved grid integration, and the cost competitiveness of onshore wind and solar PV compared with coal generation in many provinces. The trajectory of renewable capacity growth over the 2021-26 period indicates that renewable power growth in the European Union as a whole is set to outpace what the current National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) envision for 2030. This trend supports the ambition of reaching the stronger targets being finalised under the "Fit for 55" programme. Rapid deployment is being driven by member countries implementing larger auction volumes, corporations contracting for more renewable electricity, and consumers continuing to install large amounts of solar panels.

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by Cat on Thu Dec 2nd, 2021 at 12:12:42 AM EST
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Biden signs [executive] order for federal government to achieve net-zero by 2050
Delaware senator[Tom Carper] went on to say cooperation from states [!] will be necessary to achieve the goals outlined in the [executive] order.

"States [!] should follow the federal government's lead and implement their own emissions reduction plans," he said, adding that passing the Democratic spending package would enable the federal government to provide support to states toward those goals.

Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability, "whole-of-government approach" 2008 level
by Cat on Wed Dec 8th, 2021 at 11:26:05 PM EST
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by asdf on Sun Dec 12th, 2021 at 03:51:07 AM EST
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Kentuckians will understand ...

One thing we have to remember is that the world is fallen. The Bible says that when man fell into sin, all of nature was cursed. In other words, it was impossible for a sinful man to live in a perfect environment of paradise, so all of nature is cursed.

Hurricane Katrina could lead to a spiritual rebirth of a sinful New Orleans, adding, however, that he doesn't believe the devastating storm was a punishment from God for what he sees as the city's ties to satanic worship and sexual perversion.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 12th, 2021 at 07:38:59 AM EST
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Lx Palmx volcano: Fresh lockdowns amid record-breaking 85 days of activity
On Monday, a third of the island's residents were once again ordered to stay at home due to "extremely adverse" air quality.

Around 24,500 citizens in Lxs Llanxs de Aridane, Iel Pasx, and Tazacorte were told to shut their windows and turn off air conditioning units to avoid inhaling toxic fumes. Schoolchildren were also told to remain inside as all outdoor activities were suspended.

Death and Devastation: US Midwest Recovers After Nightmarish Tornadoes RAVAGE American Cities

archived ppm safety story developing ...

by Cat on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 07:15:58 PM EST
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Michigan, study shows
Like the rest of the country, over the last 40 years Michigan has seen rising water costs. Other than health care, the cost of water service in the U.S. has, on average, increased at a faster rate than other essential goods and services, the report notes. Since 1980, the average cost of water service -- drinking water, sewage, and storm water costs -- in Michigan increased 188% when adjusted for inflation, compared to increases of 285% in Detroit and 320% in Flint, researchers found.

by Cat on Wed Dec 15th, 2021 at 07:29:02 PM EST
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by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Dec 23rd, 2021 at 11:52:49 AM EST
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