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September 10 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “We’ll see energy revolution to the end” Thomas Grigoleit director of renewable energies at the government-backed development agency, Germany Trade and Invest, argues that the Energiewende has already had several successes and will make Germany even stronger. [The Local.de]

World:

  • In the UK, community owned energy could grow by 89 times its current size if the right national and local policies are put in place, according to a report by the think-tank ResPublica. It could reach a capacity of 550 MW by 2020. [Utility Week]
  • Using only one fifth of the wind energy available in the world, mankind can increase the amount of the consumed electricity seven-fold. Development of more efficient wind turbines and systems for accumulation and transfer of energy moves the world towards new electrification of the economy. [Pravda]
  • Neste Oil Oyj, the best-performing major European energy stock, jumped to its highest since July 2008 in Helsinki trading after saying full-year earnings will exceed analyst estimates as renewable-fuel sales gain. [Businessweek]
  • The 75 MW Kalkbult solar plant has become the first PV project under South Africa’s renewable energy programme to be connected to the grid. The project finished three months ahead of schedule, becoming the first of the 18 PV current projects to go online. [PV-Tech]

US:

  • National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp., along with Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange and the National Renewables Cooperative Organization launched a pilot program Sept. 5 to streamline solar energy project development in a cost-effective way. [Electric Co-op Today]
  • The National Farmers Union Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution indicating the obligation of Congress to provide continuing to support Country-of-Origin Labeling and the Renewable Fuel Standard. [ThePigSite.com]
  • Hawaii, which is currently generating nearly 14% of its electricity from renewable sources and well on its way to achieving 40% clean energy by 2030, is projecting to eclipse 40% and is looking to set a new goal. [Pacific Business News (Honolulu)]
  • The Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) has announced steps to enable more rooftop solar systems to connect to the grid. The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. commends HECO’s announcement and its path-charting model for renewable energy integration. [AltEnergyMag]

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