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September 20 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • A current analysis of proposals to reform the Energiewende shows that all of current ideas floated by politicians would hinder the country’s energy transition at the grass-roots level while making institutional investors the real beneficiaries. [pv magazine]

World:

  • Ireland’s first renewable biomass electricity plant is set to convert straw into electricity starting 2015. Irish renewable company Biotricity Ltd. is set to begin construction on their 16 megawatt Rhode, Co. Offaly biomass plant in the Irish midlands. [EcoSeed]
  • The UK government’s energy policy is under attack from one of its biggest political donors, who accuses it of squandering an opportunity to create thousands of jobs and billions in revenue by scaring off potential investors in the UK wind energy industry. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
  • Naftna Industrija Srbije has kicked off construction on the 102 MW Plandiste wind farm in Serbia. The 34-turbine project some 70 km north-east of Belgrade is being developed by NIS in a joint venture with private investors and is expected to cost €160 million. [reNews]
  • European Union regulators are considering doubling the bloc’s target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and setting a tougher binding goal for renewable energy use, EU sources said. A firm legislative proposal is expected around the end of the year. [eco-business.com]

US:

  • Solar Thin Films has signed a contract to design, supply and build three solar plants totaling up to 40 MW in West Virginia. The deal with Tri-State Solar covers schemes of 8 MW to 10 MW in Crawley and Fayetteville, plus a project of 15 MW to 20 MW in Alderson. [reNews]
  • Five Washington DC Council members, led by Chairman Phil Mendelson, have introduced legislation requiring DC retirement and life insurance funds to pull their money from corporations that are sitting on fountains of fossil fuel reserves. [Washington Business Journal]

 

 

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