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December 23 Green Energy News

World:

  • Vestas has clinched an order to supply hardware for the 117-MW Al Tafila wind farm in Jordan. The turnkey contract with Jordan Wind Project Company covers installation and commissioning of 38 of the Danish manufacturer’s V112 3-MW turbines. [reNews]
  • Vietnam and the World Bank’s Carbon Partnership Facility (CPF) have entered into an agreement on  carbon credits. The CPF will buy the first three million metric tonnes of carbon credits generated through new small hydropower in Vietnam. [VietNamNet Bridge]
  • The 86,000 residents of the Isle of Man could see thousands of wind turbines installed around their coasts in the next decade, as the Irish Sea becomes the center of a burgeoning industry aiming to help the UK meet its renewable energy targets. [Business Green]
  • Blackouts in Philippine areas devastated by Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ could have been mitigated if renewable energy sources were in place, according to proponents of these alternatives to fossil-fuel power plants. [InterAksyon]
  • Farming is to deliver one quarter of Britain’s green energy needs this decade, the National Farmers Union said. One in three businesses within the agriculture industry is already diversifying into renewables. [Farming UK]

US:

  • The US DOE and the bioenergy community are using cellulosic ethanol R&D successes to accelerate cellulosic and algal “drop-in” biofuel technologies that can be used to displace petroleum-based gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. [Oil & Gas Journal]
  • Duke Energy has a subsidiary business solely focused on developing and selling renewable energy across the country. WFAE’s Ben Bradford spoke to the president of Duke Energy Renewables for a businessman’s perspective on the green revolution. [WFAE]
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today joined a bipartisan group of 16 senators to meet with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to urge changes to the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 rule. [MENAFN.COM]
  • A new report from UBS, a Swiss financial services company, finds that renewable energy and energy storage are together presenting a “perfect storm” for big utilities because of the declining cost of solar, energy efficiency, and EV technology. [OilPrice.com]
  • In recent months, construction has been booming on several large renewable energy projects in the Imperial Valley just east of San Diego. The result is economic growth and the creation of many thousands of jobs in the area. [U-T San Diego]
  • Senators Markey and Warren, and Representatives Tierney, McGovern, Lynch, Keating, Tsongas, and Kennedy sent a letter to the NRC saying that they believed the  Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant should not be relicensed, because of concrete issues. [MENAFN.COM]

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