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September 9 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • Dr. David MacKay, Professor of Physics at Cambridge University, has published a book called Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air, in which he gives a thorough and critical analysis of the feasibility of a post-fossil fuel world. (It will not be easy, but we can and need to.) [ENGINEERING.com]

World:

  • An Asian Center of Excellence for Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Management has been opened by the DNV KEMA Clean Technology Centre in Singapore to provide advisory services on the technical and business aspects of smart grids. [Metering International]
  • Alstom signed a €25 million contract with Enerplan, a Brazilian power company, to supply wind turbines to the Pontal wind project in the South of Brazil. The equipment will be installed in a new wind farm located in Viamão, city of Rio Grande do Sul State. [Your Renewable News]
  • The annual rate of China’s idled wind capacity may fall to 12% this year from 17% in 2012, as investments in new wind farms slowed and developments shifted to areas with better grid access, aiding operators such as China Longyuan Power Group Corp. [Businessweek]
  • According to Meed Insight’s Mena Renewables Status Report 2013, more than 100 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and biomass are currently under development in the Middle East-North Africa region, which has had 40% year-on-year growth. [MENAFN.COM]
  • The wind energy sector is probably the biggest and most immediate loser from the Australian election bringing Tony Abbott to power. It has been at a virtual standstill for months because utilities and bankers were mindful of a likely Coalition win. [RenewEconomy]
  • China used subsidies and $47.5 billion of credit to wrest supremacy in manufacture of PVs from Germany, Japan, and the US. The result is that the industry has been saddled with losses for at least two years. Most of the businesses that started up have been closed. [Bloomberg]

US:

  • A pilot project that converts methane, carbon dioxide and other trace elements from an Ohio landfill into burnable natural gas that can be sold to customers is helping Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. inch closer to its state-mandated renewable energy goals. [Crain’s Detroit Business]
  • The clean energy and clean transportation sectors created 38,600 jobs during the second quarter of this year, according to a recent report published by Environmental Entrepreneurs. This includes jobs in energy, transportation, the power grid, and energy efficiency. [Earth911.com]

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