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June 4 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Fossil fuels wouldn’t last one day in a free market” If everybody had to pay the true cost of bringing their product to market, wind and solar would demolish the incumbents. [Business Green]

World:

  • Scotland needs to embrace more wave and tidal energy projects to cut dependence on imported forms of fossil fuels, according to the Scottish Energy Minister. He said a $27.3 million renewable energy fund would be dedicated to marine energy projects. [iStockAnalyst]

US:

  • Demand for solar PVs in the US is forecast to grow significantly during 2013 and post another record high of 4.3 gigawatts (GW), an increase of almost 20% compared to 2012. The US PV market is now over 12% of global demand, up from just 5% three years ago. [Albany Times Union]
  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, whose subsidiary MidAmerican Energy is already a huge wind power player and owner of big solar projects, is making a $10 billion acquisition in Nevada. [EarthTechling]
  • The United States could have a hard time meetings its biofuels goals if the earth’s climate continues to evolve as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. A hotter planet will mean less corn needing more irrigation. [DesMoinesRegister.com]
  • The Department of Interior announced the approval of three renewable energy projects Monday, including two in Nevada. Combined, the projects will deliver up to 520 megawatts. Two of the projects are solar, and one is geothermal. [Reno Gazette Journal]
  • FEMA announced that a public briefing will be held on June 7, 2013, to present initial observa­tions of participant actions taken during a full-scale exercise at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant located in Vernon, VT. [vtdigger.org]

 

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