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July 28 Green Energy News

World:

  • In the view of the Indian Credit Ratings Agency, fundamental long-term demand outlook for wind energy in India is expected to remain strong. Demand will be supported by large wind energy requirements to meet the renewable purchase obligation requirements in the country. [Economic Times]
  • In Canada, hundreds of people came to Vancouver’s waterfront today for a sun-baked demonstration against the fossil fuel industry, and its projects in the Northwest. The climate change advocates 350.org  organized a national day of action around a broad range of fossil fuels. [OPB News]

US:

  • US President Barack Obama called into question the number of jobs that would be created from the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in an interview with the New York Times released on Saturday. [Huffington Post]
  • U.S. capacity to generate solar energy has tripled since 2010 and increased tenfold since 2007, according to a new report from the nonprofit advocacy group Environment America. [The Coloradoan]
  • According to the Energy Information Administration, rooftop solar electricity accounts for less than a quarter of 1 percent of the nation’s power generation. And yet, to hear executives tell it, such power sources could ultimately threaten traditional utilities’ ability to maintain the nation’s grid. [Boston Globe]
  • In a dramatic but symbolic statement, hundreds of demonstrators converged on the Columbia River on Saturday to protest fossil fuel exports. Their message: proposed oil, coal and natural gas facilities in the Northwest won’t go through without a fight.  [The Columbian]
  • JPMorgan Chase is exploring shedding its stakes in power plants, oil tank farms and warehouses as well as the trading desks that buy and sell oil, natural gas and coal. But the bank said it would continue its activities in the commodity markets, including financial derivatives and precious metals. [gulfnews.com]
  • First, there were two high radiation alarms at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. Then, the plant claimed they were false alarms. Now, Entergy spokesman Robert Williams says, “To be perfectly clear, the monitors did not fail. They did not fail; they were generating false signals.” [Rutland Herald]

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