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August 16 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Go Green without Sacrificing Lifestyle” Renewable energy technology allows homeowners to maintain the quality of life they expect from their high-end homes while pulling away or unplugging entirely from the power grid. [EcoSeed]
  • “Workers cut as Entergy redesigns” If Entergy is genuinely interested in the welfare of its employees and in the communities in which they reside, it will begin an open discussion now of the eventuality of transitioning from a power producing plant to decommissioning. [Barre Montpelier Times Argus]

Finance:

  • Renewable resources are continually gaining traction both in labs and within investors’ portfolios. Which renewable source emerges the victor has yet to be seen. Taylor Muckerman, of The Motley Fool argues in favor of geothermal. [The Motley Fool] (I happen to think he is wrong, but oh, well. – GHH)

World:

  • In the past two weeks, companies such as RWE. E.ON, and EnBW have canvassed the closure of tens of thousands of megawatts of fossil fuel capacity as coal and fired plants get squeezed out of the market by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. [RenewEconomy]
  • Peter Sennekamp, media officer for the European Wind Energy Association announced in mid-June that wind energy will surpass the threshold of 300 GW, or 300,000 MW at some point before the end of the calendar year. [RenewablesBiz]
  • EnBW has mobilised the jack-up Goliath to the site of its 288 MW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm in Germany to start foundation installation. Foundations for a total of 80 3.6 MW Siemens turbines will be installed. Each foundation will take up to five days. [reNews]

US:

  • Three years after it was first announced, the White House is finally getting its new solar panels. According to the Washington Post, a White House official confirmed on Thursday that the White House began installing solar panels this week. [EcoSeed]
  • The Navy’s use of advanced biofuels could help spur private-sector investment, said Dennis McGinn, President Obama’s newly confirmed assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and environment. [National Journal]
  • The bad news? Georgia is in the middle of the pack among states in developing solar energy. The good news? The Peach State is poised to become a solar leader thanks to recent action by the Georgia Public Service Commission. [Atlanta Business Chronicle]
  • Two new reports from the US DOE sound an alert to American utilities. First, wind energy has become the number one source of new electricity generation (43%). Second, two thirds of all wind turbines installed between 2003-2012 were distributed rather than in wind farms. [Smart Grid News]

 

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