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World Is Not on Track to Meet UN’s 2030 Sustainable Energy Goals

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The world's poorest countries are making progress toward the United Nations' sustainable energy goals, but not as quickly as development agencies had hoped, according to a new report from the UN, the World Health Organization and three other international agencies.

Of the 1 billion people who lack access to electricity, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, only about a third will get it by 2030, they found, and more than 2 billion will still be cooking with unhealthy, polluting fuels. ... Read more about World Is Not on Track to Meet UN’s 2030 Sustainable Energy Goals

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Could wind power ever meet the world’s energy needs?

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At the moment, wind power supplies about 4.1 percent of electric power in the United States. Still a bit player. Yet there's a whole lot of untapped wind left in the world. Wind whipping through the Great Plains. Wind gusting off the shores. Wind circulating high up in the sky. So what would happen if we tried to harvest all of that wind?

 

Horns Rev 2, the world's largest wind farm, 30 km (19 miles) off the west coast of Denmark (Reuters). ... Read more about Could wind power ever meet the world’s energy needs?

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Opinion | Congo's Never-Ending War

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LAST month, as I was driving down a backbreaking road between Goma, a provincial capital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kibumba, a little market town about 20 miles away, I came upon the body of a Congolese soldier. He was on his back, half hidden in the bushes, his legs crumpled beneath him, his fly-covered face looking up at the sun.

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Geodesign Session 4 Enery and Water Sustainable Practices

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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 4 Enery and Water Sustainable Practices

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Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil

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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil

Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

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Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

Robb Anderson
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San Diego Gas and Electric Co.

Key future opportunities for utilities and customers

•Use technology and improved business processes to reduce energy costs•Increase customer engagement through innovative programs and services, including an online energy marketplae
•Advocate for a more streamlined regulatory process to provide greater flexibility and transparency
•Use programs and technology to optimize use of the grid

 

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