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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Organizations come together to affect renewable energy policy

Two organizations team to engage policy makers around the world The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has teamed with the Clean Energy Solutions Center in order to tackle issues concerning energy policy. The two organizations will work together to champion the adoption of renewable energy throughout the world, but will have a strong focus on affecting government policy concerning this endeavor. Politics has come to play a major role in matters of energy and old government policies are becoming a hindrance to the adoption of clean energy in much of…

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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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Americans may be ready for renewable energy

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Renewable energy may be gaining more support in the US Renewable energy can often be a controversial subject. This is because much of the conversations on the topic relate to the concept of climate change in some fashion. Climate change itself is typically the crux of controversy as the phenomenon is often attributed as a doomsday scenario for the entire human species. In the U.S., the controversy surrounding climate change has served to curb support for renewable energy, with many Americans claiming that climate change is little more than a…

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