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June 19 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • Samsung Heavy Industries’ next-generation 7 MW offshore wind turbine is to take a major step toward commercialisation with performance trials of its drive-train at the new high-capacity test bench at the UK’s National Renewable Energy Centre. [Recharge]

World:

  • According to the latest update from the US Energy Information Administration, many countries can meet 100% of their energy need through the use of renewable energy systems. Two countries that are doing so are Norway and Iceland. [Hydrogen Fuel News]
  • In Australia, a much-hyped anti-wind rally held outside Parliament House in Canberra could only rally 150 people to its cause. By comparison the pro-wind rally hastily organised to provide a counter picture managed between 600 to 700 people. [Business Spectator]
  • A £3 billion development to build an offshore wind farm in Scotland has won the backing of Highland Council. The 277-turbine development in the Outer Moray Firth could inject £125 million into the region’s economy and bring up to 950 jobs. [Ross-Shire Journal]
  • GE is supplying UK developer Clarke Energy with two of its Jenbacher J420 biogas engines for a new 2.8 MW agricultural biogas power project at a large vegetable farm near Lake Naivasha in Kenya, the first biogas project in Sub-Saharan Africa. [PennEnergy]

US:

  • House Republicans have proposed legislation to push the Government to provide surge protectors and grid-saving devices that would offer protection in case of a massive electromagnetic pulse from either a flare or nuclear weapon. [Daily Mail]

 

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