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September 29 Green Energy News

World:

  • The UAE has provided a $100 million package of support to finance renewable energy projects in Morocco. The money will be used to provide solar electricity generation equipment and wind energy stations in villages in remote areas. [Utilities-ME.com]
  • Firms from Thailand and China are studying the feasibility of wind power in Myanmar, where 70% of the population has no access to electricity. Gunkul Engineering will conduct feasibility studies with a target of producing 2,930 megawatts of electricity, [Bangkok Post]
  • Members of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative convened in Singapore to launch a new report and toolkit that will encourage the rest of the international shipping industry to operate with minimal environmental impact by 2040. [eco-business.com]
  • The Russian Federation currently has relatively stringent legislation on GMOs (only the EU has stricter legislation, with the United States and Canada being the most liberal in this regard). Now, a ban on importing products containing GMOs is being considered. [Pravda]
  • India and the US have reached the first commercial agreement on civilian nuclear power. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and US firm Westinghouse have signed an agreement that will pave the way for setting up an atomic plant in India. [INDOlink]

US:

  • A defunct Indianapolis mall that was saved from demolition in 2008 to house a data center will soon become a solar farm. New Generation Power of Chicago plans to start work this fall on a 4-megawatt array. The solar panels will offer shaded parking resembling carports. [The Tribune]
  • The trial to decide whether the Utah state engineer appropriately gave water rights to the Blue Castle Group for a new nuclear power plant wound down yesterday. Now the case awaits a decision from Judge George Harmond within the next 60 days. [Dixie Press Online]

 

 

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