On the January 23, 2008 the European Commission agreed on a far-reaching package of proposals that will deliver the European Council's commitments to fight climate change and promote RE. With the publication of this Climate Action Plan and its several targets, the EU wants to show global leadership in this area.Read full article
Provided by the NRDC and Google Earth
Google Earth recently started a new service targeting renewable energy project developers in the U.S. It consists of maps showing restricted lands and wildlife areas in the western U.S. that have to be avoided. The service was developed in collaboration with the National Audubon Society and the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC).
On its website, the NRDC also provides other kinds of maps developed for the same target group. These include maps of the entire U.S. showing the potential for wind, solar, and biomass projects, as well as the existing and planned projects in those technologies.
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