The Politics of Renewable Energy

In the past, clean energy had predominantly been an environmental issue. Environmentalist groups had advocated renewable energy as a way to preserve the world, citing global warming and the hazardous features of fossil-fuels as serious problems that would have to be dealt with sooner or later. As time went on, climate change has began to attract serious attention, especially from governments that are beginning to support clean energy. For these governments, energy has become a matter of politics, and political issues are beginning to direct the future of clean power.…

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The Politics of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy has captured the attention of the world. Many countries are looking for ways to break their reliance on fossil-fuels and reduce the harmful emissions that they produce every year. Clean energy has become a tool through which countries can establish energy independence and sustainability. The problem is, however, that the adoption of clean energy is slow and many prominent countries are not as eager to reduce their use of fossil-fuels as they claim to be. Politics is one of the reasons for this. In 2011, the Intergovernmental Panel…

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The politics of renewable energy

Politics is playing a major role in the future of clean energy For years, renewable energy has been considered an environmental issue. Embracing clean power, such as solar and wind energy, has become a priority for those that wish to fight climate change and other environmental issues. As clean power began to gain more traction in more parts of the world, politics began to play a bigger role in the matter. Now, politics and renewable energy go hand-in-hand, and politics may direct the course of clean energy progress for the…

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Carbon tax goes live in Australia

Wind Energy Tax Credit

Carbon tax causing a stir in Australian politics The Australian government recently enacted a carbon tax, joining other countries with similar initiatives that are aimed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions coming from businesses and organizations. The country’s carbon tax has been a subject of controversy for several years, causing division in the political world as well as the private sector. The tax went into effect this week, creating a great deal of tension in the country’s political structure. Despite the controversy associated with the carbon tax, however, it is…

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Alternative energy finds support during Rio+20

Alternative Energy News

Nations come together in support of alternative energy The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) has come to an end. Unlike past events that focus on promoting sustainability amongst the world’s governments, Rio+20 has produced promising results. This year, the conference aimed to bring world leaders together and have them agree on aggressive actions to take in the hopes of mitigating the effects of climate change. Economics was a prominent feature during the event, which seems to have hit a chord with many of the world’s governments. Sustainable Energy…

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World leaders meet in Maryland to discuss climate change mitigation

Alternative Energy Agreement

G8 agrees to take action on climate change Last week, G8 leaders met at Camp David, Maryland, to discuss various issues. Among these issues was climate change and what could be done to mitigate or prevent its impact. It is a rare event for world leaders to agree on any issue, particularly those concerning the environment and climate change. During last week’s meeting, however, G8 leaders agreed, for the first time, to take aggressive action on climate change and air pollution. The G8 also chose specific targets that they believe…

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