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October 26 Green Energy News


  • “Solar expert tells Cameron – UK solar can build Hinkley Point C in two years” A leading UK solar energy generator has written an open letter to David Cameron, urging the government toward immediate deployment of sustainable energy technologies. [Energy and Environmental Management Magazine]


  • Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has orders for 4.2 GW, including overseas orders of 151.75 MW, with a further 3.62GW of deals waiting to be inked. The company has also had a marked increase in profits. [reNews]
  • Senior officials of the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change are seeking to exploit a loophole that will allow the UK Government to extend the legally binding renewable energy targets for 2020 by a further two years. [Click Green]
  • Poland could halve its demand for coal by 2030 with a shift to renewable energies that would end its image as a laggard in European Union efforts to slow climate change, according to a study by researchers in Germany and Poland and environmental groups. [Reuters]


  • The Energy Information Administration issued a report that shows continued declines in America’s carbon intensity. It says US cut carbon dioxide emissions by 3.8% last year – a decline that came even as population and economic productivity increased. [theenergycollective]
  • The US DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has a new program aiming to accelerate widespread EV adoption by improving driving range and reliability. Some research will be done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. [Today’s Energy Solutions]
  • In California, Imperial County officials have approved a deal that aims to restore the declining Salton Sea. The deal hinges on generating $3 billion in revenue from selling renewable geothermal energy. This may have risks of causing earthquakes. [Neon Tommy]
  • Carrying colorful signs, chanting songs and faking their own deaths, dozens of members of the University’s Student Climate Culture club and other participants rallied for divestment at the board of trustees’ October meeting this afternoon. [Vermont Cynic]
  • In the race for commercial solar power, Wal-Mart is way out ahead. The company now has almost twice as much capacity as second-place Costco. A better comparison: Wal-Mart is converting more sun into energy than 38 U.S. states. [Bloomberg]
  • In Vermont, the Shumlin administration is recommending that Vermont Yankee be allowed to continue operating through the end of next year, but with conditions that include setting aside at least $60 million for a site restoration fund. []



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