08 May '11, 1pm

#EARTH TIMES UN Clean Development Mechanism Hits 3,000 Projects: Image: Rainbow at Eurus Wi... #uknews #environment

#EARTH TIMES UN Clean Development Mechanism Hits 3,000 Projects: Image: Rainbow at Eurus Wi... #uknews #environment

Image: Rainbow at Eurus Wind Farm, Mexico. The UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) which is designed to help reduce greenhouse gases from developing countries has reached 3000 projects: a wind farm in Inner Mongolia, which is a province of China. When completed, this clean energy facility will have 41 wind-powered turbines capable of producing up to 49.5 MW of electricity. It is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emitted by over 101,000 tonnes a year by reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned to produce electricity. The CDM was initiated as part of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change to deliver real and transparent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) while contributing to sustainable development. The CDM has been a notable success in both attracting projects and also bringing in private investment to the sector. A United Nations official concerned with Clima...

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