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December 28 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Fossil Fuel Industry and Koch Brothers Align to Kill Extension of Wind Energy Tax Credits” Americans for Prosperity is targeting vulnerable Republican legislators with an estimated $75 million ad campaign to end windpower incentives. [Environmental Defense Fund]

World:

  • The Indian Government said it is willing to invest in Nepal’s potential hydropower sector and help the nation in developing its renewable energy resources, suggesting Nepal had great potential particularly for hydro, solar and biomass. [Energy Live News]
  • Enel Green Power has achieved full commercial operations at the 90-MW Valle de los Vientos wind farm in Chile. Total investment at the 45-turbine project in the Antofagasta region is $170 million, according to the Italian developer. [reNews]

US:

  • Dominion has begun operations at a fuel cell facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut and a solar center in Somers, Connecticut. Together, the two facilities produce about 20 MW of clean energy, enough power for about 20,000 homes. [AZoCleantech]
  • During 2013, 42 ethanol plants in Iowa produced 3.7 billion gallons matching 2011 and 2012, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. Iowa is estimated to account for nearly 28% of national ethanol production for the year. [Domestic Fuel]
  • Siemens Energy confirmed a 1,050-megawatt wind turbine order it recently received from MidAmerican Energy Company. The news was announced at a commemoration event at Siemens’ blade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa. [4-traders]
  • Invenergy has clinched project debt and tax equity financing for its 288.6 MW Miami wind farm, which is under construction in northern Texas. The project debt includes a construction loan and term loan commitment. [reNews]
  • Just two months ago, a large tract of land owned by Coastal Electric Cooperative was growing grass; now it is the largest solar farm in South Carolina, capable of producing 3 MW of electricity — enough energy to power an estimated 500 homes. [Collection Today]
  • The planning, construction and operation of wind turbines in Rhode Island does not depress nearby property values, according to a study conducted by a University of Rhode Island economist. [North American Windpower]

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