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March 21 Green Energy News

World:

  • EU heads of state and government will discuss their 2030 climate agenda with a renewed sense of urgency amid calls to reduce the EU’s dependency on Russian gas imports following the annexation of Crimea and looming trade sanctions on Moscow. [EurActiv]
  • A $150 million geothermal energy facility will be built near Malta, thanks to positive results from months of complex drilling. Aguacaliente found that three wells all proved suitable, and the project can go ahead. It will create 800 jobs. [Twin Falls Times-News]
  • Tidal lagoon power plants placed off Britain’s shores could provide renewable energy significantly cheaper than energy sourced from offshore wind farms, according to a new study. [Blue & Green Tomorrow]
  • In a report published by the UN on the eve of World Water Day, it said the cravings for clean water and electricity were intertwined and could badly strain Earth’s limited resources. [MSN Malaysia News]
  • The Town of Cochrane has recently approved a unique pilot project in the Tamani Communities’ development of Riviera in Riversong, Cochrane, Alberta. Two residential wind-powered turbines have been erected as a part the environmental initiative plan. [Canada NewsWire]

US:

  • Regulated utility National Grid US has agreed to take over construction of transmission cables and substations for Deepwater Wind’s 30 MW Block Island wind project off the coast of Rhode Island. [reNews]
  • SunEdison, a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services announced that it has completed construction of a 24 MW DC solar power plant located in the California Desert. [Your Industry News]
  • The Kansas Senate Utilities Committee approved a bill that would repeal the state’s renewable portfolio standards. The standards, mandate that electricity suppliers get 20% of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. [Kansas.com]
  • New evidence says one of the best tools for dealing with climate change is within reach. The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report showing that the United States can cut more carbon pollution from power plants, at less cost, than previously thought. [LiveScience.com]
  • The South Shore Vocational Technical High School (SSVT) will be sharing the economic benefits of the renewable energy produced by the Scituate solar array. The solar array will supply power equal to all of the town’s electric needs. [Wicked Local Scituate]
  • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a 10-year license to Snohomish County Public Utility District to install a 600-kW tidal-power system. The Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project will evaluate viability of such systems in Puget Sound. [Bloomberg]
  • An NRC official said in a statement that Entergy staff did not follow proper procedures when they “detonated a suspicious item” that resembled a pipe bomb inside the nuclear power plant compound. [Brattleboro Reformer]

 

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