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August 26 Green Energy News

World:

  • Nova Scotia, with its record-setting tides, could be a world leader in tidal technology. The epicentre of Nova Scotia’s attempts to stay in the tidal game is a stretch of ocean floor near the town of Parrsboro. [The Globe and Mail]
  • According to the latest Fuel Mix and CO2 Emissions report, from industry watchdog the Commission for Energy Regulation, the Vayu, a Dublin-based firm, is the first provider in Ireland to achieve a 100% renewable energy rating for its electricity supply.  [Irish Examiner]
  • The Norwegian government has given the green light to eight wind farms totalling around 1300 MW in a focused area of mid-Norway. Statkraft and Agder Energi Vind picked up nearly half of the total with permission granted to build a quartet of projects totalling 660 MW. [reNews]
  • In the week beginning August 11, wind farms supplied a record 290 GWh to the National Electricity Market, which serves the eastern states and much of South Australia. That tally smashed the previous record of 246 GWh set in the week starting June 30 by 18%. [The Canberra Times]

US:

  • A new study conducted by the US DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies, and including costs of integration and transmission. [Nanowerk]
  • Ever Cat Fuels plant in Isanti, Minnesota has been working for two years with a team of scientists and farmers to commercially grow two seed-bearing weeds as energy crops. [Farming UK]

 

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