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June 11 Green Energy News

Notable:

You know the times are changing when the wife of a Japanese Prime Minister says he is wrong:
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie Abe, said in a speech she is opposed to nuclear power. She described herself as “an opposition party within the family.” Speaking of her husband, she said, “He had better hear something he does not want to hear.” She proposed exporting renewable energy instead of nuclear. [Asahi Shimbun]

World:

Solar developer Canadian Solar has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction contract with Grand Renewable Solar, a project developed by Samsung Renewable Energy, for the construction of a 130 MW utility-scale solar plant. [NewNet]

Cuba is developing renewable energy in an effort to stop dependence on fossil fuels. Wind farms, solar energy facilities, biomass and biogas plants as well as a large number of windmills are part of the Cuban renewable energy strategy. [Cuba News]

US:

Biofuels developed from plant biomass and purpose-grown crops can substantially move California toward its ambitious energy goals, a new report says, provided there are wise allocations of feedstocks and successful energy efficiency strategies are in place. [Phys.Org]

By a vote of 66 to 27 on Monday evening, the full Senate passed its version of a 2013 Farm Bill which includes mandatory funding for renewable energy programs. [Valley News Live]

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