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December 8 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “What we owe our kids on climate” Science has brought us incredible gifts: life-saving vaccines and clean water, air travel and instant communication. We have our ancestors to thank. But will our descendants thank us? [CNN]
  • “1 Huge Sign That Fossil Fuels Are in Trouble” How do you know when a fringe financial idea has become mainstream? When Bloomberg starts including it on its terminals and some of the biggest companies in the world start pricing it into their models. [DailyFinance]

World:

  • Chinese state news has announced that the country’s on-grid solar power capacity will reach 10 GW by the end of 2013, a 200% increase from a year ago, based on figures forecast by the National Energy Administration. [CleanTechnica]
  • Australia has passed through another significant solar milestone, reaching 3 GW of solar PV this month, as Queensland nudged the 1 GW mark and states such as South Australia reached household penetration rates of 25 per cent. [RenewEconomy]
  • The Energy and Resources Institute, a global independent research organisation with its headquarters in Delhi, India, has inaugurated a biomass-based village electrification and cold storage project in the Indian district of Sitapur. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
  • Electric power rates in the Philippines are among the highest in Asia, and the country remains dependent on imported coal, which makes it vulnerable to the volatility of international fuel markets. Renewable energy is a solution to these problems and others. [Business Mirror]
  • Renewable energy from solar and wind turbine is not only an excellent power alternative for the future but it can also revolutionize electricity generation in Malaysian state of Sabah, says Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin. [Bernama]

US:

  • The average price for a new car in November 2013 (in the US) was $32,769, according to Kelley Blue Book. After the federal tax rebate of $7,500 (yes, it makes complete sense to include this), almost every plug-in electric car on the market is actually cheaper than that. [CleanTechnica]
  • The Public Service Company of New Mexico has completed a solar project near La Luz. Located down the road from an elementary school, the project, which will supply sufficient power for about 2450 homes, is one of several in New Mexico that can be objects of education. [Alamogordo Daily News]
  • Enel Green Power’s Cove Fort geothermal power plant has begun operations. The 25 MW binary cycle plant is expected to produce about 160 gigawatt-hours of energy per year, which will go to the Salt River Project – a public utility serving parts of central Arizona. [EarthTechling]

 

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