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August 18 Green Energy News


  • The Indian government announced a $7.9 billion investment to double its transmission capacity to increase access to power from wind and solar projects. These clean energy projects increase India’s energy supply, and they also create much-needed jobs. [Energy Collective]
  • The president of Turkey has urged the creation of a low-carbon economy built on renewable energy resources, thereby reducing the share of fossil fuels, during the opening speech of the Solar Energy For World Peace Congress in Istanbul. [Hurriyet Daily News]
  • The largest self-consumption rooftop solar array in Europe has been completed, and it is of course located in Germany. It covers 11 hectares (27.2 acres), has 33,000 solar panels, and has a generation capacity of 8.1 MW (enough to power about 1,846 homes). [CleanTechnica]


  • Big Oil, in this case the American Petroleum Institute, is demanding that Congress repeal the law that requires ethanol to be blended with gasoline. The effects of such laws extend outside the US. [Globe and Mail]
  • Four years after raising customers’ bills to meet clean power mandates, Michigan’s biggest utilities are cutting or eliminating the fees. Green energy proponents say this shows the program is a success and should be extended. [Daily Mining Gazette]
  • St. Francis University, in Loretto, Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for its Renewable Energy Center’s anemometer loan program. The center recently purchased state of the art equipment to assist landowners with wind energy analysis. [The Tribune-Democrat]
  • King Arthur Flour’s Norwich campus, site of its bakery, school, cafe, and store now features a PV-powered charging station to serve the growing number of electric cars in Vermont.  The charging station was built in cooperation with Green Mountain Power. [Rutland Herald]



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