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June 25 Green Energy News

Economics and Finance:

  • “How wind and solar broke the world’s electricity markets” The world’s energy markets do need to be redesigned, otherwise they cannot cope with the impact of wind and solar. [RenewEconomy]
  • “The Dirty Truth About Coal” Robert Rapier of Investing Daily provides data on coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable electric generating. [Investing Daily]

Science and Technology:

  • ENSO Plastics, a global leader of environmental plastics solutions, has introduced new biodegradable technologies for thermo polymers with a 75% lower carbon footprint than polyethylene. []


  • Communities across Scotland are now receiving £5 million a year from wind farm operators, industry leaders revealed. The amount paid out could become much higher as new green energy schemes get up and running. [ic]
  • For almost three decades the trees around Chernobyl have been absorbing  contamination. Now,climate change and lack of management present a troubling predicament: if they catch fire, that contamination would be spread in smoke. [Scientific American]
  • TEPCO said radioactive water may still be leaking into the sea from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after enhanced levels of radioactive tritium were detected in the port area in front of the facility. [Asahi Shimbun]


  • President Obama is preparing to announce new steps to combat climate change, including increased production of renewable energy on public lands and federally assisted housing, and work to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. []
  • The Supreme Court decided not to hear a challenge to higher ethanol blends of gasoline. The Supreme Court decision comes as fuelmakers struggle to meet federal renewable fuel standards. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that spent fuel pools like the one at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant can withstand severe earthquakes without breaching. [Barre Montpelier Times Argus]


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