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August 19 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • Amory Lovins: “Separating fact from fiction in Germany’s renewables revolution” Germany’s Energiewende is a bold, challenging, and complex experiment. On the whole, it has been highly successful so far and is on track for its seemingly ambitious goals. [RenewEconomy]

World:

  • Danish manufacturer Vestas has fired up a 20 MW test bench at its global testing center in Aarhus and has begun putting the full nacelle of its 8 MW V164 offshore wind turbine through its paces. [reNews]
  • About $4 billion in private funding would be sucked away from Australia’s solar power and renewable energy industries over the next three years if the Coalition wins government, confidential data obtained from banks and financial analysts shows. [The Canberra Times]
  • Environmentalists in the Czech Republic say a law will approved by the Chamber of Deputies Friday end support to environmentally friendly production of electricity while maintaining subsidies to burning coal, gas and waste. [Prague Daily Monitor]
  • Investing in nuclear energy is down because of costs and waste disposal. The World Nuclear Industry Status Report for this year shows that global reliance on nuclear plants to generate power has fallen to a 10% share of total energy produced down from 17%. [MENAFN.COM]

US:

  • The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently installed a 132-panel solar electric system at its Bald Hill Fish Culture Station in Newark. The system will supply 75% of current electric demand and will save $200,000 over the life of the panels. [Barre Montpelier Times Argus]
  • Bay City, Michigan is looking to buy a chunk of its electric power from a Gratiot County wind-turbine farm. The Bay City Commission on Monday is hearing a proposal to buy $18 million in electricity generated by the wind farm during the next 20 years. [Bay City Times]
  • University researchers in South Dakota and North Dakota have been awarded $6 million to research using the molecular building blocks of grass, trees and other organic material to replace petroleum and producing chemicals for detergents, plastics and other items. [The Republic]

 

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