32 Ways to Build a Sustainable House

 

Sustainable housing is one that makes efficient use of resources and energy with the minimal impacts in the environment. The overriding principle in sustainable housing is ensuring it promotes better quality of life and involves less waste, better reliability, lower life-cycle environmental impacts, less maintenance and more re-use. These are some of the ways that are used to make a home more sustainable.

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Russia Starts Largest Renewable Energy Auction in Bid for Jobs

 

Russia is pressing ahead with its biggest-ever auction for renewable energy, seeking to award contracts to purchase 1.9 gigawatts of clean electricity as well as attracting foreign investment to support jobs at home.

The government tender starting Monday has attracted the interest of Fortum Oyj, Finland’s largest energy company, which is prequalified to participate in the auction. Enel SpA of Italy may also participate.

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Solar Energy Pros and Cons

 

Solar energy is the energy from the sun. Solar panels use sunlight to produce electricity. These panels are normally mounted on the roof and angled to face the sun. Countries all around the world are using solar energy to reduce their dependance on fossil fuels and making it as a sizable share of their energy supply. Solar panels are used in large numbers by resident owners to reduce their monthly electricity bills that will lessen the need of electricity from utility companies and also result in extra savings.

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Wind Turbine for Your Home

 

Wind energy, a renewable energy source, has great potential to solve environmental concerns that we are facing today. It reduces your energy costs drastically, and it also makes your environment clean being a pollution free source of energy. A home turbine could prevent about 2 tons harmful pollutant from entering the atmosphere.

Residential wind turbines tap wind powers and turn it into the electric generator. These turbines are installed on a tower or high place.

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preference of clean energy by consumers

 

President Donald Trump's climate change executive order is intended to roll back government policies that allegedly are holding fossil fuels back. It's true that fossil fuels, and especially coal, are losing market share and investor confidence: The world's 40 largest coal companies saw their market capitalization decrease by a stunning 37 percent between 2010 and 2015. But what really holds fossil fuels back is that investors and consumers prefer clean energy.

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Biggest U.S. Companies Setting More Renewable-Energy Targets

 

Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund.

It’s not just the biggest U.S. companies -- 44 percent of the smallest 100 members of the Fortune 500 have also set goals, up from 25 percent in 2014, and 48 percent of the entire list.

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Electricity from Renewables Rose to 11% in 2016

 

As clean technology costs continue to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 percent lower than 2015, new UN-backed research shows.

As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School -- UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

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Clean-Energy Builders Selling Stakes in Finance Arms to Get Cash

 

Two years ago, solar and wind developers couldn’t get enough of a security that helped finance their clean-energy projects. Now, a growing number are considering cashing out.

The industry created publicly traded securities, known as yieldcos, to raise capital for new construction, which attracted shareholders eager for dividends from the sale of electricity. Fifteen U.S. and European companies raised $12 billion in public markets through mid-2015 as renewable energy grabbed an increasing share of the global power market, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Clean-Energy Builders Selling Stakes in Finance Arms to Get Cash

 

Two years ago, solar and wind developers couldn’t get enough of a security that helped finance their clean-energy projects. Now, a growing number are considering cashing out.

The industry created publicly traded securities, known as yieldcos, to raise capital for new construction, which attracted shareholders eager for dividends from the sale of electricity. Fifteen U.S. and European companies raised $12 billion in public markets through mid-2015 as renewable energy grabbed an increasing share of the global power market, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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