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December 25 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Renewable Energy: From Pipe Dream To Mainstream” More and more ordinary businesses and institutions are aiming for 100% renewable energy, challenging conventional thinking that such targets are just pipe dreams. [TFM]
  • “The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead” 2013 has been the nuclear power industry’s annus horribilis and the nuclear renaissance can now be pronounced stone cold dead. Dr Jim Green reveals the global unravelling of the nuclear dream … [The Ecologist]

World:

  • Hydrotec Renewables Inc. says it plans to build hydro power plants on the Philippine island of Leyte. The renewable energy company is currently scouting for potential sites where it can put up mini and micro hydro facilities. [Business Mirror]
  • The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank, has offered to support the Indian state of Odisha in formulation of a renewable energy policy with focus on solar and small hydro power. [Economic Times]
  • Renewable Energy Generation Limited, the UK renewable energy group, announced that it has entered into a turbine supply agreement with Vestas Celtic Wind Technology Limited covering the supply of nine turbines for sites in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire. [4-traders]

US:

  • Napa County may soon be taking another step in joining a Marin County-based energy program that could offer residents of the unincorporated area access to 50% to 100% renewable energy for their domestic use. [Napa Valley Register]
  • Solar panels have been installed on the rooftops and in the parking lot of the Desert Research Institute in Reno. The solar array will save the facility $80,000 a year in electrical costs and create seven full-time jobs. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
  • Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park, one of Hawaii’s largest solar energy generation facilities at 5 MW, has opened and will begin generating electricity for Hawaiian Electric customers on Oahu, following testing in November. [Solar Industry]
  • The US Army has successfully flown the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Gevo’s ATJ-8 (alcohol-to-jet). Gevo hopes isobutanol will be used as a blendstock for the Farm-to-Fleet program that aims to produce renewable fuels in the US. [Hydrocarbon Processing]
  • An initial funding of $210 million is being put into renewables financing by the New York Green Bank. Gov. Cuomo says the funding represents a new market-oriented approach to accelerate clean energy deployment and create jobs. [Solar Industry]

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