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November 13 Green Energy News

World:

  • The International Energy Agency says the world will likely need to have around 48% of total electricity generation produced by renewable energy sources by 2035, if it is to meet the stated climate change goals of international governments. [RenewEconomy]
  • World Energy Outlook 2013 expects renewables to represent 31% of the global electricity supply in 2035, and warns that the path which we are currently on will not come close to limiting warning to two degrees centigrade. [solarserver.com]
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) solar energy sector is gearing up for significant growth with the regional market for photovoltaics and solar thermal power plants expected to reach 3.5 gigawatts by 2015, an expert has said today. [Middle East Events]
  • The Australian federal government said it will cut funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by $435 million. A bill to defer a further $370 million to nearly a decade hence is also enacted in proposed new legislation. [RenewEconomy]
  • A Minesto “Deep Green” ocean energy generating unit is now producing power in the waters off Northern Ireland, marking the first time a system designed for low velocity currents has produced electricity at sea, the company said. [HydroWorld]
  • Gaelectric and Dresser-Rand will work together on a compressed air energy storage project near Larne, Northern Ireland. When completed the project will comprise a 268 MW twin power-train storage and electricity generation facility. [Electric Light & Power]
  • Japan’s lawmakers approved a first step to weakening the monopolies of regional power utilities by setting up an independent body to coordinate supply and demand across the nation’s electricity grids. [Businessweek]
  • Japanese officials have admitted for the first time that thousands of people evacuated from areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may never be able to return home. [The Guardian]

US:

  • GE has announced a contract with E.ON for GE’s PowerUp, is a customized software-enabled platform that increases a wind farm’s output by up to 5%. E.ON will enhance 469 of its North American GE wind turbines with PowerUp. [Your Renewable News]
  • An Associated Press has put the ethanol industry and the Obama administration on the defensive at a critical time for the government’s biofuels mandate, claiming that millions of acres of wildlife habitat has been converted to corn production for ethanol. [National Journal]
  • Green Mountain Energy Company announced today that its headquarters in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, is the city’s first commercial interior to be awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Business Council. [Newswire Today]
  • CleanWorld received the highly sought “International Bioenergy Project of the Year” award for its Sacramento BioDigester facility. The facility converts 25 tons of food waste per day into heat, electricity, and natural gas. [MRO]
  • Eon has hailed renewables as “a mainstay of our earnings” as it confirmed its outlook for the financial year. The German utility saw dips in earnings for the first nine months in a performance that “continues to be in line with its expectations”. [reNews]

 

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