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February 4 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • Audi has just completed a series of tests that take it a step closer to its goal of developing synthetic e-fuels as an alternative to gasoline and diesel. The company says e-fuels burn more efficiently than fossil fuels and produce fewer emissions. [Autonet.ca]

World:

  • One of the most senior Liberal Democrats in the UK cabinet says that shale gas will not be a reality in the UK for at least a decade, and that energy policies should focus on renewable energy. [Business Green]
  • Neste Oil produced enough renewable fuel from waste and residues last year to power over 1 million cars. Neste Oil used more waste and residues than vegetable oil to produce renewable fuel for the first time in 2013. [MarketWatch]
  • Faced with a plunge in profits, Germany’s power utilities are having to bend to the will of the government and join the renewable energy revolution, while smartening up on the retail front with new customer-friendly energy saving products. [Business Recorder]
  • Hutton’s Group – the UK’s leading ship supplier – is expanding its Renewables Division to better service the growing offshore oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. [BYM News]
  • Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Renewable Energy approved the transfer of a sizable chunk of renewable energy quotas to the photovoltaic industry, as well as provisions for the state to underwrite solar facilities in the West Bank. [Jerusalem Post]
  • Vestas has notched revenue, EBIT and free cash flow figures “above expectations” for 2013 as it reaches the end of its ‘two-year turnaround’. Figures reveal revenue for the Danish wind turbine manufacturer stood at €6084 million. [reNews]
  • The Isle of Man Government has gone further towards exploring the opportunities for generation of offshore wind and tidal energy and is now seeking parties seeking to develop offshore energy production in Isle of Man territorial seas. [Click Green]

US:

  • The military historically has been at the forefront of developing new power sources, and now the U.S. military is at the tip of the spear for clean energy, too, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. [RenewablesBiz]
  • Arkansas utilities are increasing their reliance on wind energy as the states surrounding Arkansas produce more electricity from wind. Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp and Southwest Power Pool are two examples. [THV 11]
  • Constellation has signed a deal to build a biogas cogeneration plant in Los Angeles. The 27 MW renewable energy power plant will fuel Hyperion Treatment sewage facility with both steam and electricity. [Renewable Energy Focus]

 

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