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February 9 Green Energy News


  • “Biofuels Companies Rev Up While Oilcos Sputter” What’s going on – aren’t biofuels supposed to be dead, and fracking changing everything forever in oil & gas? Yet, public oil companies languish, while bellwether renewable fuel equities are on the rise. [Alternative Energy Stocks]


  • A company in New Zealand is selling turnkey solar systems. The homeowner pays $2000 installation costs for the 3 kW system, which includes batteries, and then a $70 monthly lease payment. Installation takes just a few hours. []
  • Support of the US Agency for International Development will bring a remote neighborhood in the Philippine province of Palawan a biomass gasifier, solar panels and wind turbines. It will also get an ice machine to help keep fish catches fresh. [Business Mirror]
  • Indonesia will open three geothermal power plants with a total capacity of 62 megawatts this year, as the country is seeking to better tap its renewable energy sources to promote a green economy. [Bernama]
  •  MAN Diesel & Turbo’s recent market introduction of its new generation of waste heat recovery systems is already notching up important milestones, with installations supporting both power production and maritime traffic. [The International News Magazine]


  • Mosaic is making progress with crowdfinanced a rooftop revolution. Working with the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority and Sungage Financial, Mosaic is enabling up to $5 million of crowdsourced solar loans. [CleanTechnica]
  • The US EPA has separated hype from fact and awarded gold, silver, and bronze to the three Fortune 500 companies using the most renewable energy. Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, and Kohl’s Corp. topped the list. [DailyFinance]
  • At a cost of $8 billion, a 3000 MW windfarm is being developed on a cattle ranch in Wyoming owned by Anschutz. Transmission lines will carry the power to southern California. Construction is expected to start in 2015. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash in 2011, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Organic materials like yard trimmings and food waste accounted for 28% of it. Instead of going to landfills, it could be made into fuel. [Crain’s Cleveland Business]


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