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March 28 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • Analysts Frost & Sullivan expect the global market for micro-grids to accelerate rapidly from next year as a thirst for renewable energy – driven by solar PV – prompts greater demand for power in off-grid locations. [eco-business.com]

World:

  • Scotland generated a record 17,011 GWh of electricity in 2013, a rise of 16.4% on the previous year, according to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change. That means about 46.5% of Scotland’s energy needs came from sources such as wind or hydro power. [Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra]
  • The crisis in Ukraine has highlighted the fragility of the European Union’s energy security. Currently, the 28-country group imports around 30% of its gas from Russia – a level that has added urgency to the search for alternative sources of energy. [CNBC.com]
  • Residents of the English village that was the center of anti-fracking protests have formed their own renewable energy co-operative, REPOWERBalcombe. They plan to install £300,000 worth of solar panels on the rooftops of local buildings to meet 7.5% of local electric demand. [Energy Live News]
  • Wind energy could contribute an additional €5 billion per year to gross domestic product in the next decade if Ireland exports renewable power, according to a new report by global engineering firm Pöyry Management Consulting. [Irish Times]
  • The government of Guyana has partnered with Brazil to begin a pre-feasibility study of the Upper and Middle Mazaruni areas to determine the potential of hydropower development in the area. [Atlanta Black Star]
  • UK renewable power generation rose 28 per cent last year as more wind farms and solar plants came online, while the country’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped 1.9 per cent, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • Renewable energy consultancy Natural Power provided consent support to the 1.1GW Moray offshore wind farm off the Caithness coast in Scotland, the second largest offshore wind project consented in the UK. [reNews]

US:

  • The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, by a vote of 4-0, directed Xcel Energy to negotiate a power purchase agreement with Geronimo Energy, a renewable energy developer based in Edina, to build $250 million in solar arrays. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
  • The Iowa Senate, with bipartisan support, passed legislation designed to help expand renewable energy production in Iowa. Senators voted 46-0 to pass two separate bills that bolster state tax credits for solar and renewable energy. [Mason City Globe Gazette]
  • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s latest report on energy infrastructure says approximately 92% of the new installations for energy production during the first two months of the year were for solar, wind, biomass or thermal power generation. [Triple Pundit]
  • March 28 marks 35 years since the meltdown at Unit 2 of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Despite the long passage of time, myths and misinformation about the disaster still abound. Many questions may remain unanswered. [The Ecologist]

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