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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

June 28 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • The old top-down utility infrastructure model will increasingly come under pressure as new technologies become a disruptive force in electricity infrastructure. Renewable energy, microgrids, and distributed generation will change the way we manage our electricity. [energybiz]

World:

  • The UK government has confirmed the levels of support it intends to provide renewable technologies including onshore and offshore wind and wave and tidal. Publication of draft renewable energy strike prices is welcomed as a step in building industry confidence. Insider Media]
  • The promise, which is especially meaningful for the Scottish Islands, is described as “a major victory for Scotland”. [Herald Scotland]
  • The government has released the strike price that large-scale solar will receive under the new Contracts for Difference mechanism. [Solar Power Portal]

US:

  • Los Angeles officials inaugurated the nation’s largest rooftop solar Feed-in Tariff program, enabling hundreds of building owners to create solar power plants on their rooftops and sell solar power to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for grid distribution. [Your Renewable News]
  • A recent poll of small business owners across the United States says a majority oppose public subsidies for oil, coal, and gas companies; support renewable energy; are concerned about carbon dioxide impacts; and support disclosure of chemicals used in “fracking.” [Sacramento Bee]
  • There is an abundance of smaller dams all over the country on quiet rivers or reservoirs that haven’t ravaged the landscape and don’t generate electricity. These “non-powered” dams are a huge untapped source of clean power and, possibly, profits. [Xconomy]

 

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