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August 31 Green Energy News

World:

  • A Kenyan government delegation met with key European wind power developers, government departments, and others to increase the use of renewable energy in Kenyaand attract investment in wind power there. [Windpower Monthly]
  • The West Bengal government does not want nuclear plants and it is instead all set to introduce rooftop solar power schemes to increase its renewable energy supply, a minister said Friday. [Vancouver Desi]
  • In what experts call a novel and controversial solution, Japan is considering whether to install “a subterranean ring of ice” to contain the contaminated water leaking from Fukushima Daiichi. [Water Online]

US:

  • Clean energy and sustainable transportation projects launched this year created nearly 40,000 new green jobs in America during the second quarter of 2013. [CleanTechnica]
  • Duke Energy has agreed to retire five Indiana coal-fired power plants by June 2018 under a settlement with environmental and citizens groups that also calls for the company to increase its investments in renewable energy. [Huffington Post]
  • Construction of a five-megawatt solar installation on 43 acres in East Lyme, Connecticut has begun, the project developer Middletown-based Greenskies Renewable Energy announced on Friday. [Hartford Business]
  • Dominion Virginia Power updated its long-range energy plan, offering natural gas generation as its base plan but also wind and possibly nuclear options in anticipation of regulations to reduce greenhouse gases. [Washington Post]
  • The governor of New Hampshire has formed a working group in response to the planned closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. It will monitor plans for public safety and coordinate with other states to aid workers. [Concord Monitor]
  • Duke Energy Floridawants to raise the average customer’s bill by more than $8 a month to $124.30 starting Jan. 1 to pay for an increase in fuel and nuclear costs. [Tampabay.com]

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