NewEnergyNews: AN ARAB YOUTH MOVEMENT TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE

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  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: President Obama’s clean energy revolution
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  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
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  • Friday, January 11, 2013

    AN ARAB YOUTH MOVEMENT TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE

    Arab Spring Spawns Middle East Youth Climate Change Movement

    January 9, 2013 (Sustainable Business)

    “…Like the rest of the world, the Middle East is experiencing its share of impacts from climate change. Dry regions are becoming drier and flash floods are more frequent…During the [recent] United Nations [climate talks in Doha, Qatar], hundreds of youth activists from more than 10 Arab countries marched - chanting "It's Time To Lead," and "We Want Change." They are part of a group called the Arab Youth Climate Movement, which emerged as part of the Arab Spring.

    “This was the first public demonstration in Qatar's history…By the end of the UN climate change conference… Lebanon committed to reduce emissions 12% – the only Arab country to end the conference with a formal pledge…The particular challenge, of course, is that the Middle East is home to OPEC oil producing nations, where establishing the need to address climate change on a regional and global basis is a thorny political challenge.”

    “Given this conflict, there's has been notable progress in recent months…Saudi Arabia is aiming for 100% renewable energy, after adopting a target of 41 gigawatts of solar by 2032. Its first utility-scale solar plant is under construction, as is a solar polysilicon manufacturing facility.

    “Qatar announced a solar target of 1.8 gigawatts by 2014 and Iraq announced it will invest in 400 megawatts of solar and wind over the next three years to the tune of $1.6 billion. Rather than consuming all their oil and gas resources, they see renewables as a way to supply domestic demand, leaving fossil fuels for export.”

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