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September 30 Green Energy News

World:

  • NRG Energy of Princeton, New Jersey,  Digicel of Kingston, Jamaica announced a partnership to acquire, construct and operate renewable energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under development in the Caribbean region. [solarserver.com]
  • A new 55 MW Western Australian based wind farm project has been officially opened and is now fully operational. The $200 million Mumbida Wind Farm project is being heralded as one of the most advanced wind farms in Australia. [RenewEconomy]

US:

  • A new study from the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that obtaining 25% of electricity in the Western US from renewable energy will reduce carbon dioxide pollution by up to 34% and save $7 billion annually in fossil fuel costs. [CleanTechnica]
  • Tax credits for the production of wind power and other renewable energy sources face expiration at year’s end amid few signs Congress will decide to continue them. Neither of the tax-writing committees in the House and Senate has marked up a legislative package to extend the provisions yet. [Businessweek]
  • Solar Grid Storage has a unique approach to storing solar power: leasing a storage system, similar to a Power Purchase Agreement where the installer provides the equipment at no cost to the customer and the customer pays for the electricity that the system generates. [ENGINEERING.com]
  • US-Icelandic geothermal development company, Reykjavik Geothermal, has agreed to build a 1000 MW geothermal plant in Ethiopia to help the East African nation harness its energy potential. The geothermal plant will be one of the world’s largest geothermal power plants. [Ventures Africa]

 

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