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Please scroll down for lots of useful information. There are links to industry and environmental journals, relevant dates in the environmental and renewable energy calendar, current debates, a solar PV Feed-in Tariff calculator, green products websites, campaign groups and more. Some of this might be a bit outdated given time considerations and the fact that I don't get paid for doing this, but I do try and keep it as fresh and new as I can so it's still worth checking out.

Friday, 4 September 2015

German online tool aims to help fleet managers decide when to buy EVs

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/german-online-tool-aims-to-help-fleet-20150904


Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have developed an online tool to help fleet operators calculate the conditions under which the use of electric vehicles will be worthwhile.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Renewable Energy: The Australian Experience

https://solarthermalmagazine.com/2015/09/03/renewable-energy-the-australian-experience/


“The RET was working brilliantly until Tony Abbott realised renewables were undermining the profits of the coal-fired generators and that’s why he decided to smash it. He’s removed all certainty from the renewable energy sector and handed it over to his mates in the fossil fuel sector.”
- Australian Green Party Leader, Senator Christine Milne

Advancing the Solar Revolution: An interview with Assaad Razzouk

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/advancing-the-solar-revolution-an-interview-with-20150903

In an article for Eco-Business this week, the Group Chief Executive for Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, Assaad Razzouk, argued that the recent proposed cuts in solar energy subsidies announced by the UK government would in fact speed up the clean energy revolution, rather than destroying it. In an invigorating and very thought-provoking interview, Renewable Energy Magazine (REM) talked to Mr Razzouk via Skype to hear what he had to say. 



Assaad Razzouk is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources     . He is also an award-winning developer, owner and operator of clean energy projects worldwide and a producer of sustainable resources from natural products and waste. Mr Razzouk additionally founded the Sana Gallery in Singapore, the first Middle Eastern contemporary art gallery in South East Asia, is affiliated with the Middle East Institute in Washington DC as an Expert at the Middle East-Asia Project, serves on the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong-based Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), is a Board Member of the Climate Markets & Investment Association and is an independent Board Member of Cedrus Invest Bank s.a.l.

Mr Razzouk was also an investment banker at Nomura International PLC in London from 1993 to 2002, where he was successively Head of the Middle East Group (1993-1997), Head of Corporate Finance – Emerging Markets (1997-1999), Head of Corporate Finance – Financial Institutions, Communications and Technology (1999-2001) and Deputy Head, Global Corporate Finance (2001-2002)

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The Climate Change Movement Has Failed - Assaad Razzouk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkIV8PcAyr0


In his captivating talk Assaad, a clean energy entrepreneur, evaluates climate change as a movement, and suggests why risks associated with climate change needs to be incorporated into asset pricing.

Assaad is the Chief Executive of a global sustainable resource developer and operator, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources and a leading international voice on climate change policy. Believing the current climate change movement to have failed, he has become a leading campaigner for decarbonisation and international responsibility for the environment, proposing new ways to tackle the critical issues we face.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Marine Energy: Harnessing the power of the sea

http://interestingengineering.com/marine-energy-harnessing-the-power-of-the-sea/






Alongside wind, marine energy is one of the renewable energy markets currently dominated by the UK with around 10MW of wave and tidal energy being tested in waters around the country.

Friday, 28 August 2015

UK Feed-in Tariff cuts will kill off the majority of FiT projects says Fisher German consultancy

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/uk-feedin-tariff-cuts-will-kill-off-20150828


If implemented, the UK governments proposed cost control measures on FiTS threaten to trigger an immediate ‘lights out’ for the majority of UK renewable energy projects warns the consultancy company.

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