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October 4 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “In 5 Charts, Here’s Why Nuclear Energy Is Going Nowhere” But here are five more charts, via a Citi team led by Jason Channell, showing that nuclear is not only on the wane in America, but also around the world. [Business Insider Australia]

Science and Technology:

  • A promising, possible alternative to LED lighting has just emerged, thanks to research from the University of California–Santa Barbara. Bright, energy-efficient, high-power white light can be created via the utilization of a laser diode in combination with inorganic phosphors. [CleanTechnica]

World:

  • The government of China is now offering a 50% tax rebate to photovoltaic solar panel manufacturers, effective since October 1, 2013. This is a value added tax (VAT) PV rebate which will end on December 31, 2015. [CleanTechnica]
  • Japan has added 3,666 MW of capacity powered by renewable sources since the beginning of July 2012 in an incentive program to diversify its energy mix, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. [Bloomberg]
  • The renewable energy supplier Good Energy has launched a ‘Good Energy Bond’ to fund its future investments in wind and solar power. The firm is aiming to raise £5 million but will sell as much as £15 million of bonds if they prove popular. [Energy Live News]
  • Iceland is quickly recovering from financial crisis because of renewable power. Many companies with high energy demands have chosen to base their production in Iceland because the energy costs are so much lower than elsewhere in Europe or in the US. [Worldcrunch]

US:

  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it will distribute a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and sewage plants directly to fleets around the country and at the 35 public Clean Energy stations throughout California. [NACS Online]
  • Duke University researchers recently discovered elevated levels of radioactivity, salts and metals in the western Pennsylvanian Blacklick Creek that the Josephine Brine Treatment Facility uses to discharge treated wastewater from oil and gas fracking operations. [inhabitat]
  • Harvard University president Drew Faust announced Thursday that the institution will not divest from the fossil fuel industry despite pressure from some students and faculty to do so. [Boston Globe]
  • The chairman of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission says the organization is going to honor a 20-year-old agreement that guarantees space for radioactive waste from Vermont in its Texas disposal facility. [Your Houston News]

 

 

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