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November 19 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Green Energy Is Grassroots Energy In Germany” One of the most misunderstood aspects of Germany’s energy transition is the assumption that this is top-down mandate to adopt green energy. Nothing could be further from the truth. [CleanTechnica]

Science and Technology:

  • Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices. [Science Daily]
  • NEC Corporation has developed the world’s first technology that enables direct remote control of a large number of consumer’s stationary batteries, thereby enabling coordinated control of the charge and discharge of individual units. [DigitalJournal.com]

World:

  • First Solar Inc. announced that it will invest approximately $100 MM in Japan to develop solar power plants. Japan is expected to become one of the key solar markets due to its significant energy demand. [CIOL]
  • Days after the Abbott government confirmed it would slash funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, ARENA has revealed it will be providing financial backing for a strategy to build up Australia’s community renewable energy sector. [RenewEconomy]
  • One of the largest wind farms in Australia’s state of Victoria has started producing electrical power. The Mt Mercer wind farm, 30 km south of Ballarat, features 64 turbines with a capacity of 131 megawatts. [Weekly Times Now]

US:

  • A carbon tax of $25 per ton of emissions would cut the deficit by $1 trillion over a decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Of 103 cost-cutting ways detailed, the carbon tax was far and away the biggest deficit reducer of any option listed. [CleanTechnica]
  • After much debate and speculation, Colorado regulators proposed new air quality rules for the state’s booming oil and gas industry on Monday, including the nation’s first statewide standards for methane emissions from drilling. [Huffington Post]
  • General Motors and Detroit Renewable Energy (DRE) today announced a renewable energy project to turn solid municipal waste from Metro Detroit into process steam that will be used to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. [Your Renewable News]
  • The Department of Interior has approved the 900-mile Gateway West Transmission Line project, to stretch from southern Wyoming to southern Idaho and will carry 1,500 gigawatts of energy, mostly generated by wind farms. [International Business Times]

 

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