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June 12 Green Energy News

World:

  • According to the Center for Science and Environment in Delhi, solar energy has finally “arrived.” Today, solar energy is positioned to become a new source of power to lead the world to a low-carbon future. [DAWN.com]
  • A report by Renewable UK says the UK will need to build around 32 factories if the country is to meet its targets for offshore wind farm development. Additionally, tens of thousands of jobs can be created. [Power Engineering International]
  • Brazil has some of the largest offshore oil reserves in the word. However, rather than relying on that oil to fuel its economic growth it has decided to focus on renewable energies and biofuel. [Stockhouse]
  • The European economy lost five million working days in 2010 because of illnesses, such as asthma and heart attacks, linked to pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to a new report by Stuttgart University. [Business Green]

US:

  • A federal appeals court found it unconstitutional for Michigan to discriminate against out-of-state renewable electricity. The decision is said to give a major edge to clean power in the legal fight over the future of the U.S. grid. [Environment & Energy Publishing]
  • Shareholders representing nearly a quarter of the shares in Dominion Resources, a major utility in Virginia, voted to require reports to investors on the financial risks that climate change poses to its business. [Businessweek]
  • The Jubitz Family Foundation, which built its wealth partly on a group of truck stops in Oregon, has sold off its fossil fuel stock holdings. Its investment advisor, found the action would have an insignificant impact on its return. [Portland Tribune]

 

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