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September 3 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • Five nuclear reactors have been shuttered in the United Statesin recent months, signaling a “rapid-fire” industry retreat that will only get worse, as alternate energy sources and efficiency are competing increasingly effectively. [Fox News]

Science and Technology:

  • Neste Oil and Raisioagro have launched a research project to investigate the potential of waste straw as a raw material for producing renewable diesel. Large quantities of waste straw are produced but little is currently used. [WebWire]

World:

  • The EU Energy Commissioner warned Germanyabout cutting renewable energy subsidies. The Commissioner suggests that such actions could cause damage to investor confidence and reduce of renewable energy development. [Hydrogen Fuel News]
  • Greek construction firm Ellaktor has posted a 26.4 per cent rise in its wind farm revenues for the first half of 2013, despite an overall drop of four per cent for the company. [NewNet]

US:

  • Figures from industry experts Wiki-Solar show total installed capacity in the nation is now 3051 MW from 98 facilities, with 25 new sites totalling 1488 MW added so far in 2013. [reNews]
  • More wind and solar energy users in Michiganare getting billing credit for excess power they generate. A state report shows net metering production increased by 55% from 2011 to 2012. [Iron Mountain Daily News]
  • Both members of Vermont’s MiddleburyCollegecommunity and environmentalists are dismayed over the institution’s decision not to divest its nearly $1 billion endowment from the fossil fuel industry. [Addison County Independent]

 

 

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