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November 23 Green Energy News


  • “Avoidable Problem of the Wrong Answer for Climate Change” A recent article claiming that nuclear power is necessary to avoid climate change is a sad example of the faulty conclusions being reached by people consider themselves environmentalists. [Dissident Voice]


  • A new survey shows Australians love having their household own solar power, but the government has a bill to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which has already passed in the house, going to the country’s senate. [PV-Tech]
  • A survey of British farmers, conducted in association with energy company E.ON, showed that 67% of respondents planned to make operations more efficient in the coming 12 months, with 48% saying rising energy costs were a key priority. [FarmersWeekly]
  • Construction of three wind power plants with a total capacity of 135.3 megawatts in Azerbaijan will be completed in 2015, according to the State Agency for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources. [Eurasia Review]
  • International banks provide 75% of their energy project support for  fossil fuel projects in 12 high emitting developing nations. Rich countries spend seven times more supporting coal, oil and gas than they do helping poorer nations fight climate change. [The Progress Report]
  • TEPCO, owner of the damaged Japanese nuclear plant, and three Mitsubishi group companies plan to construct two cutting-edge coal power plants in Fukushima. The new facilities are expected to open as early as 2020, and should be about 20% more efficient than conventional coal-fired plants. [Channel News Asia]


  • Duke Energy has agreed to pay $1 million over the deaths of more than a dozen protected eagles and other birds at its wind farms. The 14 eagles are not of an endangered species, but are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. [The Hill]
  • Duke Energy, together with SCE&G, joined Clemson University in South Carolina on November 21 to dedicate what is claimed to be the world’s most-advanced energy systems testing and research center. [Renewable Energy Focus]
  • Dominion dedicated the Somers Solar Center – capable of producing enough electricity to power more than 1,500 homes – marking a major milestone in the development of renewable energy in Connecticut. [Sacramento Bee]
  • When Facebook settled on Altoona, Iowa as the location for their fourth data center, one of the deciding factors was the opportunity to help develop a new wind project in the state. [Environmental Defense Fund]


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