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February 26 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “How to save business billions, without cutting renewable jobs” Instead of trying to reduce power bills by undercutting investment and jobs in renewables, businesses can cut their power bills with the cost savings available from using energy more efficiently. [SBS]

Science and Technology:

  • Hydrogenics Corporation, based in Ontario, believes it has come up with a solution for storing renewable power—such as wind or solar—and converting it into fuel, power or heat. Their power-to-gas technology improves conversion of renewable energy to hydrogen. [Canadian Manufacturing]

World:

  • Yingli Solar has  announced that it will supply 54 MW of solar modules to seven projects in the UK that are developed by Grid Essence UK. The modules will be installed in ground-mounted solar projects in the south of England and Wales. [Your Industry News]
  • After years of predictions that China would begin investing more in a smart grid than the US, Bloomberg New Energy Finance has reported that China invested $4.3 billion on smart grid in 2013, far outpacing U.S. spending of $3.6 billion in the same period. [Energy Collective]
  • Australia’s largest renewables company, Infigen Energy, is confident the fixed renewable energy target of 41,000 GWh will remain in place, citing the emergence of sovereign risk among financiers, and soaring domestic gas prices as key arguments for its retention. [RenewEconomy]
  • GDF SUEZ Canada has announced that the 10 MW Beckwith Solar Project in Ontario has entered commercial operation under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority. [RenewablesBiz]

 

US:

  • The 300 MW Utah Solar 1 project by Energy Capital Group has been awarded its conditional use permit by Millard County. The $600m project is sited on 1754 acres leased from the Utah School and Institutional Trust Land Administration. [reNews]
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that $3 million has been awarded to 18 research institutions, technology developers and biomass-fuel businesses to encourage the growth of high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment. [Evening Observer]
  • First Wind announced it has obtained $206 million in financing for its Route 66 Wind project in Texas. The Route 66 Wind project is expected to deliver power to the ERCOT power markets, and will have a capacity of 150 MW. [Windpower Engineering]
  • The US DOE is offering up to $3 million dollars in research and development funding to groups that research combining low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal resources with extraction rare earth elements from geothermal brines they can capture. [CleanTechnica]
  • Sol Systems announced financial closing of a 940 kW solar system in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The project was the second deal that Sol Systems financed on behalf of New Mexico-based developer, Affordable Solar. [Your Renewable News]
  • Dynamic Energy has announce the completion of an 860 kW solar project for Napoli Foods, Inc. (Napoli) in Cheshire, Connecticut. The solar project is one of the largest roof-mounted solar arrays in Connecticut. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Senate energy efficiency legislation likely to be reintroduced will include a Republican-backed measure to block a requirement that federal buildings phase out fossil fuel use, according those monitoring the bill. [Bloomberg BNA]

 

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