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July 11 Green Energy News


  • Germany is to halt the subsidising of solar energy by 2018 at the latest, its Environment Minister said. He said the 52 GW limit would be reached by 2017 or 2018. The current solar capacity in Germany stands at 34 GW. [NewNet]
  • The North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany has begun daily operation of its first wind power electrolysis plant, which supplies the h2herten application center with renewable energy in the form of hydrogen for generating electricity. [Renewable Energy Focus]
  • From 2012 to 2018, wind generation is expected to more than double globally, from 519 TWh to 1220 TWh. Generation from solar PV will more than triple from 100 TWh to 358 TWh.[Greentech Media]
  • Australia’s electricity market shrank by $4 billion in four years, down 40%, sparking warnings of effects on the reliability and stability of power supplies. Lower wholesale prices were caused by an increased supply of renewable energy. [The Australian]
  • A joint venture including Mainstream Renewable Power will submit a planning application this month to erect 1,000 megawatts of wind turbines off the coast of Yorkshire. [Irish Independent]


  • Government spending on renewables and other green energy programs would be halved and incandescent light bulbs dropped from federal regulation under the Energy-Water Development appropriations bill passed today in the House. [Businessweek]
  • The U.S. now has more than 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar PV capacity, joining Germany, Italy, and China — and it’s just getting warmed up, according to new calculations from NPD SolarBuzz. []


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