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June 8 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • A zinc-air battery developed by researchers and Stanford University may provide an economical alternative to lithium-ion batteries for use in renewable energy plants. [iTech Post]

World:

  • The World Wildlife Fund has initiated a new international campaign calling for investment in renewable energy to increase by at least $40 billion over the next 12 months. [Renew Grid]
  • An Indian company has finalised the 1 kilowatt roof-top solar panel scheme, which will  allow even small individual households to sell the excess electricity generated, thus contributing to the energy pool and making some profit. [Deccan Chronicle]
  • Irish-based Mainstream Renewable Power has announced it is to partner in a $1.4 billion renewable energy project in Chile which will be operational by 2016. The project will deliver 600 MW across both solar and wind power. [Irish Examine]

US:

  • The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant on Friday won the state approval it was seeking for a new emergency diesel generator at the plant, and said it was dropping a lawsuit in which it accused state regulators of foot-dragging on the issue. [BurlingtonFreePress.com]
  • Both the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon and the Seabrook Station on the Seacoast are under orders to enhance systems for venting accumulated pressure from containment structures during an emergency. [The Keene Sentinel]
  • In a jolt to the nation’s nuclear power industry, Southern California’s San Onofre plant was shut down Friday for good after its owners surrendered in a costly and drawn-out fight over whether it was too damaged to operate safely. [Huffington Post]

 

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