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November 18 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “The UK Needs to Take a More Serious Look at Importing Renewable Electricity” Imports of renewables may have a significant role to play in diversifying supply and limiting the total costs of providing low-carbon power. [Energy Collective]

Science and Technology:

  • West-facing rooftop solar panels produced 49% more electricity during peak demand compared to south-facing panels, according to a new study from Pecan Street Research Institute. The research is the first of its kind to evaluate orientation of PV panels. [Energy Collective]

World:

  • Premier Solar has partnered with Chicago-based New Generation Power to set up solar farms in Andhra Pradesh. The Indo-American consortium has a project underway for 70 MW capacity. It hopes to finalize another 245 MW soon, and foresees 1,000 MW. [DealCurry]
  • Dong Energy has committed to build out the 330 MW Gode Wind 1 and 252 Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farms in the North Sea 45 km off the German coast. The €2.2 billion project will feature a total 97 Siemens turbines of 6 MW each. [reNews]
  • A private company is proposing to build a renewable energy station in Perth that would add power to the south-west energy grid using recycled waste. Gas produced from waste material will be burnt to produce electricity for the grid. [ABC Online]
  • Political squabbling about the UK energy sector is leaving renewables investors, particularly those involved in offshore wind, in “a state of heightened uncertainty”, according to Ernst and Young’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices. [reNews]
  • Poland, host of the climate change negotiations, is going to extreme lengths to protect its coal-fired electricity industry, even going so far as erecting a form of electronic barrier to keep renewable energy from neighboring Germany out of its grid. [RenewEconomy]

US:

  • Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), has introduced the American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act. It would require electric utilities to get at least 25% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025, starting at 6% in 2015 and rising gradually. [Grist]
  • Renewable Energy Group® formally opened the latest in a series of major enhancements to its biodiesel operations Friday with a ribbon cutting at the new barge loading facility at the company’s Seneca, Illinois biorefinery. [Your Renewable News]

 

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