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January 20 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Five Ways to Play the End of the Natural Gas Renaissance: Interview with Bill Powers” Bill Powers is an independent analyst, private investor and author of the book “Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth.” [Energy Collective]

World:

  • Sweden has just ordered electrical systems for 36 “next-generation” high-speed trains from ABB. “The first retrofitted train will be delivered in 2015. After successful testing and evaluation, the remainder of the trains will be built through 2019. [CleanTechnica]
  • Kenya’s burgeoning solar power industry could potentially power more than half of the country’s energy needs by 2016, according to local experts. Nine sites have been identified, and a pot of $1.2 billion has been made available. [pv magazine]
  • The MENA region could see more than $50 billion worth investments made in its solar power sector by 2020 as regional governments increasingly push for the adoption of clean energy, new research has found.[Gulf Business News]
  • European Greens are considering a challenge to the UK’s tax breaks and incentives for shale gas under state aid rules, as the government holds out against a new renewable energy target for the EU. [The Guardian]
  • Maria Damanaki and Günther Oettinger, the European commissioners for maritime affairs and energy respectively, today (20 January) presented an action plan to spur faster development of renewable Ocean Energy. [European Voice]

US:

  • Booming levels of shale oil production will not affect the country’s commitment to cutting its carbon footprint, US energy secretary Ernest Moniz has said. Efficiency, alternative fuel use and electrification were the “three prongs” the USA would use to get off oil. [Responding to Climate Change]
  • The owner of SenecaMountain is vowing to build a wind project on the NortheastKingdom ridgeline over the objections of area property owners who rejected a proposal to build 20 industrial turbines. The site is to have 20 large turbines. [Valley News]
  • An environmental group, two wind power company representatives and a state legislator will conduct a conference call with New Hampshire reporters on Tuesday, as the state House considers a bill for a moratorium on new wind projects. [The Union Leader]
  • BearRepublic, a brewery, can expect to get an annual return on investment of more than 25% by switching from conventional wastewater treatment to the EcoVolt system, which will turn brewery waste into power and heat. [CleanTechnica]

 

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