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December 11 Green Energy News

World:

  • Suzlon subsidiary Repower has signed contracts to deliver 103 wind turbines with a total capacity of over 266 MW to 24 community projects in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany. [reNews]
  • Evermore Renewable Energy has begun work on a 15.8 MWe biomass renewable power plant being built on a Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners site. The £81 million CHP plant will generate enough electricity to power 25,000 homes and businesses. [Energy Business Review]
  • Allowing farmers to use renewable energy technology on their land will help the nation meet its future food and energy needs, experts suggest. By generating on-farm electricity, farmers would be able to cut their costs of producing food. [BBC News]
  • The Chinese government said it was facing the difficult task of keeping its economy thriving while respecting the environment. With the IEA warning of an unstable future, the world’s climate outlook may hinge on the development of major Asian economies. [OilPrice.com]
  • In a welcome piece of good news for the Australian renewable energy industry, efforts to close the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation have been thwarted in the Senate, and the innovative green investment bank is set to continue at least until next July. [RenewEconomy]
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced that it will be introducing a new strategy to help countries switch from coal as a source of energy to cleaner, renewable technologies. [Blue & Green Tomorrow]

US:

  • Sapphire Energy, one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and Phillips 66, an integrated energy manufacturing and logistics company,  announced a strategic joint development agreement for algae crude oil commercialization. [Your Industry News]
  • The Ross Solar Group has completed New York City’s largest rooftop solar installation for Jetro Cash and Carry in the Bronx. The 1.56-megawatt system is also the first to integrate a supervisory control and data acquisition. [Your Renewable News]
  • Texas’ Competitive Renewable Energy Zone transmission build-out, representing nearly $7 billion in investment, is on track to completion. The final lines are expected to be energized by month’s end, eventually carrying 18.5 GW from wind farms to cities in eastern Texas. [North American Windpower]
  • Over the next two decades, natural gas and renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, will provide all new power generation for the primary electricity grid in Texas , a new study predicts. [Austin American-Statesman]

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