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Implementing the Paris Accords: A Progress Report

Carl Pope | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

At the heart of the Paris Agreement are 195 voluntary national pledges to reduce climate pollution. These pledges broke through decades of gridlock, but if fulfilled, get us only halfway to climate rescue.

Israel's Diplomatic Overture to the UAE

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.

Whatever Happens in Paris: Four Reasons Why the Future Will Be Fueled by Renewable Energy

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

More than 60 ministers gathered in Paris over the last three days to help shape the outcome of climate negotiations this December. Regardless of what appears in the final agreement, however, it is already clear that a low carbon future will be fueled by renewable energy.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I

Stacy Clark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

With such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power?

An 'Enlightened' Kuwait Boycotts Israel at International Energy Event in Abu Dhabi

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

In another "interesting" move for the planet, Kuwait decided to boycott an international energy event in Abu Dhabi because Israelis would be there. Th...

Energy Security Is Fundamental to Global Security

Bill Richardson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Bill Richardson

In the midst of this year's "Arab Spring," approximately 149 countries formalized the creation of the International Renewable Energy Agency called IRENA, a relatively new entity designed to accelerate renewable energy adoption.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

Hans Jørgen Koch Explains Why IRENA Is "50 times More Than the IEA"

Lily Riahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lily Riahi

Lily Riahi speaks with Hans Jørgen Koch about why we need the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) especially given the existence of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Promise of New Renewable Energy Agency in Peril?

Lily Riahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lily Riahi

After three decades of resistance, the first and only intergovernmental agency to focus solely on renewable energy development is finally ready to launch on July 1st.

Why Irena Should Find Her Home in Abu Dhabi

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

If the UN expects the developing world to take its noble mission seriously, including ensuring social progress and equality, it must start to practice what it preaches and encourage capable emerging countries to take a leading role in development.