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July 22 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Energy companies are paying a heavy price for shunning renewables” The argument for green solutions is not just about climate change – traditional sources of power will soon cost more. [The Guardian]

Science and Technology:

  • The German experience shows that the more wind and solar PV installations one has across the country, the less the so-called intermittency is an issue and the daily electric power levels become more stable and more foreseeable as the number of installations increases nationwide. [CleanTechnica]

World:

  • Developing countries made 46% of the global investment in renewables in 2012, according to the UN Environment Program. Wind accounted for 39% of new renewable capacity, followed by hydropower and solar PVs, which each accounted for 26%. [Irish Times]
  • Hydro Tasmania says its King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project has achieved extended periods of 100% renewable energy for the island’s grid – the first time that a grid of this scale has been serviced by wind, solar and storage devices. [RenewEconomy]
  • China is working extensively to unlock its domestic solar potential by pushing small-scale distributed projects. The State Council’s guideline to facilitate development of the solar products’ industry, issued on July 15, is a major boost in this regard. [People’s Daily Online]
  • Wind integration studies suggest that grid operators could cope with more renewable power without adding big back-up plants, obviating the need for European governments to intervene in power markets. [Gulf Times]

US:

  • Vermont’s homegrown Green Mountain Power Cow Power program is paving the way for cleaner air, happier farm neighbors and more successful Vermont businesses. [Barre Montpelier Times Argus]

 

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