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May 21 News

World:

  • The Philippines has approved three wind energy projects that will produce 208 MW of power, enough for more than 40,000 middle-class households. [EcoSeed]
  • The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has granted power producer Eskom a licence for its Sere wind farm in the Western Cape, paving the way for the company to start construction of its $254.3 million, 100 MW project. [Malaysia Sun]

US:

  • Northern Power Systems, headquartered in Barre, Vermont, announced its fleet of gearless wind turbines that experience hurricane-speed winds has achieved 1 million run time hours, all without incident. [InvestorIdeas.com]
  • The governor of Florida has vetoed funding of millions of dollars for Florida Gulf Coast University’s unfinished Renewable Energy Research Institute. [WGCU News]
  • A Colorado bill to raise the goal for renewable energy in rural areas from 10% to 20% by 2020 has been passed, but many are calling for a veto. Opposition to the bill is being pushed by the state’s largest coal-burning energy company. [Cortez Journal]
  • The Energy Alternatives Division of Cupertino Electric announced the completion of the first phase of a parking lot canopy and playground shade structure-based solar system for Clovis Unified School District spanning 21 sites and totaling 5.86 MW. [RenewablesBiz]
  • Ninety-five percent of U.S. energy executives expect continued research and development investment in alternative energy projects this year, according to a new survey conducted by the KPMG Global Energy Institute. [Alternative Energy Retailer magazine]
  • A hearing officer for the Vermont Public Service Board has recommended that Entergy receive a state certificate of public good for a new backup diesel generator for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, to provide emergency backup power. [Barre Montpelier Times Argus]

 

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