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June 2 Renewable Energy News

World:

  • Brazil, which has been a wind energy leader for a long time, has started to get going in the solar energy arena. In one recent week, it saw a tremendous surge of applications for solar power projects that totaled 392.4 MW. [Energy Collective]
  • Analysts at Deutsche Bank suggest that Japan will become the biggest market for solar within two years, while industry consultant IHS suggested that in revenue terms, Japan will overtake Germany in 2013 with sales of $20 billion of solar modules. [RenewEconomy]
  • On the invitation of the German Environment Minister, high-level representatives from 10 countries have gathered in Berlin to establish the Renewables Club on June 1st, 2013. Their common goal is to scale up the deployment of renewable energy worldwide. [CleanTechnica]
  • The UK Energy Secretary urged lawmakers to back away from immediately imposing targets for carbon emission from U.K. power plants, saying legislation being considered now will make a “massive” reduction. Not everyone agrees.[Businessweek]
  • Germany’s power companies are closing power plants and scrapping plans for new ones. By decentralizing power generation, the renewables boom could do to the power industry what the internet did to the media: put power in the hands of the little guy. [Off-Grid]
  • A Japanese project called Forward will install floating wind turbines for deep-water areas. The pilot project will start with three floating wind turbines and one floating power substation off the coast of Fukushima. [High Performance Composites]

US:

  • The Energy Information Administration recently released a report outlining its revised projections for wind production over the next few years. It projects a 34% wind-power production increase in the next three years. [DailyFinance]
  • Wastewater from natural gas fracking has naturally occurring radioactive material in it. While the quantities are small, they do set off radiation monitors in landfills. Government bodies from local level to the NRC have different things to say about what to do. [Wheeling Intelligencer]

 

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