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July 7 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • The experimental Solar Impulse plane, powered by the sun, has completed a transcontinental trip across the United States, touching down in New York despite a rip in the fabric of one wing. [Courier Mail]


  • The world’s largest biomass plant is being built in Pakistan. It will convert 4,200 tons of cattle waste and 700 tons of food waste per day to bio-gas, which will be used for power generation at a facility with an installed capacity of up to 30 MW. [The Express Tribune]
  • In India, Ahuja Engineering Services has come up with green energy technology solutions to help the poultry and food processing industry deal with waste management and renewable energy generation. The technology is High Rate Biomethanation. [Postnoon]
  • In the face of an understanding that nuclear power plants will be turned on again in Japan, renewable power projects are being cut back. In some cases, grid operators will not allow the new projects to be connected to the grid. [Asahi Shimbun]


  • The federal government will auction leases for wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts on July 31, marking the first time it has sold competitive leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf, the U.S. Department of Interior said. [Foster’s Daily Democrat]
  • In a recent interview, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder expressed his support for increasing Michigan’s renewable energy standard and praised the benefits of energy efficiency. Clean energy is creating jobs and building new businesses across the state. [Southgate News Herald]
  • A 110 MW concentrating solar project is being built in Nevada. It may change the way people think about solar power, as it delivers power to the grid 12 hours each day. [CleanTechnica]
  • Before they adjourned this week, Rhode Island legislators passed a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bill that aims to bolster investment in renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. [The Providence Journal]

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