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February 12 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “A 10-Year Oil Supply Retrospective Shows Unwarranted Optimism” Ten years ago the Oil & Gas Journal published a story from CERAWeek, an annual oil industry conference put on by Cambridge Energy Research Associates, that bears revisiting. [Resilience]
  • “Renewables’ Disruption Of The Utility Business Model Is A Good Thing” Renewables were 69% of new capacity added in 2012 in Europe and 49% in the United States. Not surprisingly, this threatens outmoded business models and fossil-fuel generation. [CleanTechnica]

Science and Technology:

  • The UN has issued its climate change report, which concludes that global warming is unequivocal, human influence on the system is clear, and limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. [Energy Collective]
  • HyperSolar, Inc., a developer of technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today announced that its artificial photosynthesis technology is now capable of producing 1.2 volts for use in hydrogen production. [RenewablesBiz]

World:

  • An imposing concrete flak tower in Hamburg that has sat dormant for decades is now used to generate enough heat for 3,000 homes and enough electricity for another 1,000 via several renewable energy technologies. [Mother Nature Network]
  • UK air traffic provider NATS has signed a radar mitigation deal with SSE and Vattenfall that could if widely adopted unlock up to 2.2 GW of new wind energy across Scotland and England. [reNews]
  • Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has announced plans for €3.1 billion of new green energy projects in four countries. The planned projects in Canada, Chile, Scotland and South Africa will have a combined output of more than 1,000 MW. [Irish Independent]
  • Lockheed Martin has signed a $230 million agreement with a unit of US-based Ocean Power Technologies to harness the motion of ocean waves to generate electricity off the coast of Australia. [Business Spectator]
  • In his latest action to prevent a windfarm from being built off the coast of Aberdeen, within sight of his Scottish golf resort, Donald Trump has been once more rebuffed by a Scottish court. He claimed his human rights were being violated. It did not work. [EarthTechling]
  • As always, big money is attempting to have its say in renewable energy, and such is happening in Australia, where coal and gas power producers are blaming solar power for their financial woes. [The Green Optimistic]
  • The Indian government is aiming to swap out 26 million fossil-fuel-powered groundwater pumps for solar-powered ones, Bloomberg reports. The pumps are used by farmers and currently rely on diesel generators or electric power from the grid. [CleanTechnica]

US:

  • Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc. today announced the completion of two solar projects that will generate renewable energy for Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. and Corcoran Unified School District in Corcoran, California. [AZoCleantech]
  • Connecticut’s electric utilities are kicking off the second round of the state’s small Zero-emissions Renewable Energy Credit program on February 14. Installations of less than 100 KW get a chance to receive 15-year contracts for their renewable credits. [Hartford Business]
  • New York has officially launched its Green Bank, confirming plans to boost investment in environmental technologies and renewable energy, such as wind farms and solar panels. [Business Green]

 

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