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June 14 Green Energy News


  • Two big announcements show wind and energy efficiency are financeable and attractive, and new small nuclear reactors are not.  MidAmerican Energy is adding wind capacity, while turning down nuclear and natural gas. [RenewEconomy]


  • The IEA once voiced doubt about Germany’s decision to end its use of nuclear power. Now it says though major work remains, Germany is exceeding even its own ambitious targets without damage to its economy. [Bloomberg]
  • New figures indicate that renewable energy projects in Cornwall now generate about £11.5 million worth of electricity per year. Along with big businesses, there are 85 large independent projects involved. [This is Cornwall]
  • China Ming Yang Wind Power will form a joint venture with a subsidiary of China National Nuclear to develop wind and solar power projects in China. The first project will be 300 MW of wind in Henan province. [EcoSeed]


  • Proponents of Renewable Portfolio Standards that drive adoption of wind energy can be heartened by results so far of the 2013 legislative session. Bills to weaken state renewable energy policies had little success in 20 states. [AltEnergyMag]
  • As a result of a lawsuit brought by Earthjustice on behalf of environmental groups, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection updated and strengthened air quality permits for coal plants across the state. []


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