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October 3 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “From China to California, signs of a lower carbon future” Although it is easy to get caught up in the vastness of the volume of fossil fuels we continue to consume, we are increasingly being presented with positives as we move – albeit slowly – along a path toward a lower carbon-emitting future. [FuelFix]

World:

  • Ireland will see a total of €4.7 billion invested in onshore wind energy projects between now and 2020, and will more than double its production of clean indigenous and renewable energy, according to the Irish Wind Energy Association. [Agriland]
  • E.ON has it officially opened the Kårehamn offshore wind farm near the Swedish island of Öland in the Baltic Sea.  Kårehamn has a capacity of 48 MW and cost €120 million to build. Its 16 Vestas turbines, each with a capacity of three MW, will produce enough electricity to power some 28,000 homes. [Your Renewable News]
  • Global PV installations are forecast to rise at the fastest pace in three years in 2014, exceeding 40 GW for the first time and generating installation revenue of more than $86 billion, according to IHS Inc. Annual solar installations are predicted to expand at a rate of 18 per cent in 2014. [Renewable Energy Focus]
  • Stanwell Corp, the Queensland government-owned electricity generator, has failed to make any money in the past year from its 4,000 MW of coal and gas-fired generation because rooftop solar has taken away demand and pushed down wholesale electricity prices. [CleanTechnica]

US:

  • Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11%, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according to estimates from the US Energy Information Administration. [Treehugger]
  • Environmentalists and others have defended an Ohio law that imposes alternative-energy requirements on Ohio power companies. Ohio Senate Public Utilities Chairman Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, introduced a bill to reopen debate on thresholds for clean-energy use earlier this year. [The Republic]
  • The Washington DC Council has unanimously approved the Community Renewables Energy Act, which establishes a new program to help District families, schools and businesses to go solar for the first time. [solarserver.com]
  • The expansion of Colorado’s newest renewable energy facility is complete, with the Colorado Highlands Wind Project now capable of generating 91 MW for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. [The Advocate]
  • Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, citing concern about the growing need for nuclear waste storage, is urging the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission to preserve enough space for Vermont to store its nuclear waste. [Barre Montpelier Times Argus]

 

 

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