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August 20 Green Energy News


  • Just weeks after President Obama announced an end to US taxpayer support for overseas coal plants, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank, followed suit. Now the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is considering similar action. [Energy Collective]
  • The Australian Capital Territory government plans to bring another 650 MW of solar and wind energy generation to its region following the successful completion of the second round of its solar auction, to become the green capital. [RenewEconomy]
  • A new poll by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations finds that 82% of the German public support the phase-out of nuclear energy and the expansion of renewable energy, but that only 40% support the current implementation. []
  • South Australian power demand was 339.51 GWh over the course of a period of nine days, and total SA wind generation was 157.07 GWh – meaning wind supplied 46.26% of total energy in South Australia. [RenewEconomy]


  • Chevy cut the Volt’s price. Nissan cut the leaf’s price. And now the electric version of the Smart Fortwo (Fortwo — kind of romantic) is available for less, as well. The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive is now available for $139 per month on a three-year, 30,000-mile lease. [CleanTechnica]
  • Aiming to expand the market for Southeast Alaska’s vast renewable hydro resource, Soule Hydro has applied for a Presidential permit for the first electric transmission line delivering Alaska-based renewable electric energy into Canada. [Financial Post]
  • A naval architect and engineer from Glosten Associates, the company behind a floating offshore wind turbine demonstrator due to be deployed off the south coast of England in 2015, has said that a field of wind turbines floating on Lake Michigan isn’t that far off. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
  • Eolian Renewable Energy has been given the green light to install meteorological towers in northern Vermont. The state Public Service Board granted a ‘certificate of public good’ authorizing the installation of four stations in the towns of Brighton, Ferdinand and Newark. [reNews]


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