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May 28 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • The Solar Impulse is flying from Arizona to Texas on the second leg of a cross-country trip, attempting to be the first solar-powered plane capable of flying day and night to cross the US. The plane took off from Phoenix early on Wednesday and is scheduled to arrive in Dallas early Thursday morning. [Las Vegas Sun]

World:

  • Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has explained the UK’s opposition to the proposed EU standard on carbon emissions for 2030. He says they want to use a goal of 50% as a bargaining chip to get the US, China, and India to join in higher goals. [Liberal Democrat Voice]
  • Green campaigners and industry experts have hit out at the UK government’s plans to block new EU-wide renewable energy targets, which they say are essential to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and creating a green economy. [Business Green]
  • Germany led a majority of EU members on Monday to oppose punitive duties on imported Chinese solar panels, undermining an aggressive attempt by the bloc’s trade commissioner to combat allegedly unfair competition from China. [CNN]
  • The Philippines’ Department of Energy has finally given the go ahead for three proposed wind farms, with a generating capacity totaling 208.5-MW, as the country looks to escalate the development of its wind power potential, estimated to be 76-GW. [eco-business.com]

US:

  • General Electric Co. is opening a new laboratory in Oklahoma, buying up related companies, and placing a big bet that cutting-edge science will improve profits for clients and reduce the environmental and health effects of the boom in fracking. [Huffington Post]
  • The Army’s second largest installation, Fort Bliss, Texas, will soon have the Department of Defense’s largest renewable power project. The 20 MW solar power plant will be built in collaboration with El Paso Solar. [Discovery News]

 

 

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