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February 11 Green Energy News

Finance:

  • Clean Reach, the world’s first crowdfunding platform for the ocean energy industry launched today, debuting with five projects. One university professor estimates that just 0.1% of the ocean’s energy could support the needs of 15 billion people. [Crowdfund Insider]

Science and Technology:

  • There is a growing body of research supporting the idea that bicycling can be an effective means of managing one’s health (“preventive healthcare”).  It is an idea makes perfect sense to may who bike regularly, but others are often unaware. [CleanTechnica]

World:

  • Australia’s energy utilities have added a new element to their push for solar incentive schemes to be removed. Now they say rooftop solar threatens the gas networks as consumers consider other technologies. [CleanTechnica]
  • Borusan EnBW Enerji, an Istanbul-based renewable energy company, has signed a $346 million deal with the Danish company Vestas Wind Systems to supply turbines to power 5 separate new and existing wind farms in Turkey. [Balkans.com Business News]
  • Fukushima Prefecture has signed an agreement with the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia to work together to promote the use of renewable energy. The prefecture aims to realize a society not dependent on nuclear power. [GlobalPost]
  • BNRG Northern Power has announced it has received planning permission for the first utility-scale solar farm in Ireland. The 5.1 MW facility will be constructed on the outskirts of Downpatrick in Northern Ireland. [Energy Matters]

US:

  • Alstom signed a contract to supply 5 offshore wind turbines for Deepwater Wind’s 30-MW Block Island pilot Wind Farm located off the coast of Rhode Island. The 6 MW turbines are the largest available today. They will supply power for 17,000 homes. [Your Renewable News]
  • More than 20,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers now are signed up for the Dominion Green Power program. These residential and business customers are supporting renewable energy to match some or all of their energy needs. [CIOL]
  • Strata Solar has 300 MW of solar panels scheduled for completion in 2014 across more than 40 projects in North Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri. Its pipeline currently stands at more than 1 GW in seven states. [reNews]
  • Apple’s desire to have its Arizona sapphire plant run entirely on renewable energy from day one has spurred the construction of new solar and geothermal power projects in the region, a new report says. [Apple Insider]
  • The Louisiana Democratic Party is supporting lawsuits demanding that 97 oil and gas companies pay for damages to the state’s marshes that led to coastal wetlands loss and contributed to higher storm surges during hurricanes. [The INDsider]

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