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January 10 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “60 Minutes Ignores The Facts In Clean Energy Segment” Clean technology is booming by every key indicator — but you would never know that from Sunday’s absurd 60 Minutes piece touting an imaginary “Cleantech Crash.” [CleanTechnica]

World:

  • India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is planning to set up a National Offshore Wind Energy Agency to explore wind generation potential in the offshore areas, according to a Ministry’s press release. [IT Business Net]
  • Members of the European Parliament on the energy and industry, and environment committees backed plans for binding 2030 renewable energy targets in a 66 to 50 vote on  a trio of targets covering renewables, emissions reduction and energy efficiency. [Recharge]
  • Abengoa has been selected by the Ministry of Energy of the Chilean Government to develop a 110 MW solar plant using tower technology with 17.5 hours of thermal energy storage using molten salts. It will be the first such project for South America. [Your Renewable News]

US:

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued an unprecedented safety alert on the transport of hydraulically fractured oil from North Dakota’s booming Bakken oil fields that could also cool Canada’s unconventional oil rush. [Resilience]
  • A total of 311 U.S. and international environmental and clean energy groups said today that, while they respect the climate change work of Dr. James Hansen and three of his academic colleagues, they take strong exception to their advocating nuclear. [InvestorIdeas.com]
  • Honda will begin operating two wind turbines next week at a transmission manufacturing plant in Ohio. The plant will be the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the US to get a use wind for a substantial amount of its electricity. [IT Business Net]
  • Chapel Hill, NC could not take advantage of state or federal tax credits for new solar development projects, so officials are gauging community investors, who could use them, to help pay the initial $350,000 cost of a 100-kW solar array on a town building. [RenewablesBiz]
  • New York agenda for renewables for 2014 includes plans to launch a biomass heating initiative in the state. In its first year, the program will aim to develop the larger-scale anchor customers and suppliers for the transition from oil to bulk biomass. [Biomass Magazine]
  • EDP Renewables signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Kansas City Power & Light Company to sell power from its 200 MW Waverly wind farm project. The project will be installed in Kansas and is expected to start selling electricity in 2016. [4-traders]

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