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November 29 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Why COP19 Fell Woefully Short of the Urgent Action We Need” UN climate talks saw the unprecedented walk-out by 800 civil society groups and trade unions. NGOs blamed the lobbying from fossil fuel companies for impeding progress at the talks. [Huffington Post UK]

Renewable Gourmet:

  • RenewableUK, Energyshare and campaigning celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are hosting a roundtable discussion during a dinner featuring ingredients from farms and suppliers powered by wind energy. [reNews]

World:

  • LEGO Group has this week published a new set of environmental goals as it seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of its supply chain and move towards sourcing 100 per cent of its power from renewable sources. [Business Green]
  • Infinis Energy PLC, the renewable energy company that listed on the London Stock Exchange just nine days ago, reported higher operating profits and revenues for the first half of its fiscal year, driven by the construction or acquisition of new wind farms. [London South East]
  • Central America has launched a range of small clean energy projects to address climate change, high oil prices, and power for remote regions. Now, almost 65% of the electric power supplied to public utilities in the region is from renewable energy sources. [Reuters AlertNet]
  • Renewable energy helped some UK farmers stay afloat after their incomes were hit by bad weather and poor yields. The National Farmers’ Union credits green energy for a vital stream of income at a crucial time, with wind offering the highest rate of return. [Plymouth Herald]
  • More than one-fifth of Ireland’s daily electricity needs are now met from wind energy, new figures show. National grid operator EirGrid says Ireland was on track to meet a target by 2020 that 40% of its power comes from renewable resources. [Irish Independent]
  • An Irish renewable energy company hopes to secure permission to test a tidal energy device in Canada. DP Energy said it hoped to secure permission to use a testing site in the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, and will submit an application in the coming weeks. [Irish Independent]
  • The solar energy market in Northern Ireland appears to be taking off – the number of installations this year is three times what it was in 2012 according to figures from Ofgem. The popularity is driven by rising energy prices and falling costs for solar. [BBC News]

US:

  •  A grassroots Colorado coalition of government leaders, business and environmental organizations want to increase the production of solar power tenfold in the next 15 years, but face challenges, as Xcel Energy wants to pay lower prices for the power. [Summit County Citizens Voice]
  •  Entergy representatives and state officials will meet on Monday in Gov. Peter Shumlin’s office to negotiate a number of issues related to the shutdown of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. [Valley News]

 

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