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September 23 Green Energy News


  • “CCS or going renewable? The answer is now obvious” It could be simply the politics, by which people vote for ideas that are plainly renewable and politicians don’t fee able to support the CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) allied to fossil fuel. [The Earth Times]
  • “Six Myths About Renewable Energy” Many of the things we think we know about renewable energy go back to the earliest arguments. Many of the debating points we hear today are based on outdated facts and assumptions that don’t hold up anymore. [Wall Street Journal]

Science and Technology:

  • When it rains, it floods. This is the new normal, said Center for Clean and Renewable Energy Development managing director Catherine Paredes-Maceda, speaking before 120 Asia Pacific delegates at a conference on sustainable development. [InterAksyon]


  • In the German election, the FDP failed to clear 5% of the vote and will get no seats in the next Bundestag. With the FDP out, that leaves exactly zero parties in the Bundestag supporting the proposal of replacing the successful feed-in tariff with a renewable portfolio standard. [CleanTechnica]
  • GDF Suez, EDP Renewables and Neoen Marine are forming a consortium, actively seeking to contribute to the development of offshore wind energy in France and structure an industrial sector. The partners aim to develop projects in partnership with local stakeholders. [4-traders]
  • Finnish company Metso is to supply a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant for Oskarshamn Energi in Sweden. When the new plant is commissioned almost 99% of district heating at Oskarshamn will be produced with renewable biofuels. [reNews]
  • A solar-thermal power plant that Areva is building for India’s Reliance Power will start operating by the end of this year. Solar-thermal plants produce steam for turbines and can deliver electricity around the clock. Areva is the biggest producer of nuclear reactors. [Businessweek]


  • Results of a study by the University of Virginia examining a demonstration-scale algae operation in New Mexico owned by the company Sapphire Energy show that algae biofuel at the operation easily beat out corn ethanol for Energy Return on Investment. [CleanTechnica]
  • The case over the state’s decision to approve water rights for the proposed Green River Nuclear Power Plant starts this week. Opponents are appealing the state’s decision, claiming there is not enough water in the state as is and if a nuclear plant is built there will be even less. [ABC 4]



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