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June 15 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Sea Change: Counting the ways Maine gains from renewable power” Maine has a well-earned reputation for Yankee thrift and self-reliance – except when it comes to energy. Maine residents pay $4000 on fossil fuels each year.[Press Herald]

World:

  • The Philippine Department of Energy will be helping Metro Manila schools reduce their dependence on the Manila Electric Co. through the installation of solar power systems on various campuses. [Inquirer.net]
  • Technological developments making it possible to derive energy from wind at lower speeds are especially relevant for the UAE, which typically lacks the gales that drive the largest of existing wind farms in Europe and North America. This is causing a change in thinking. [The National]
  • US company Consilio Group, specialising in electricity generation from solar power, is planning to establish several projects in Egypt with capital of up to $100 million. Egypt has been suffering in recent years from power outages caused by shortages of gas and oil. [Daily News Egypt]
  • As France rushes to make expensive upgrades to its aging nuclear plants in view of the Fukushima Disaster, a report from Greenpeace shows that maintaining the nation’s dependence on atomic energy will cost more than generating power with solar and wind. [Mintpress News]
  • Alstom will be supplying a wind project in Brazil with 19 of the French conglomerate’s wind turbines. Under the contract signed with CPFL Renovaveis, Alstom will deliver, erect, and commission 19 ECO 122 wind turbines. [EcoSeed]

US:

  • A new report conducted by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection shows that the state has made progress with greenhouse gas emissions. It was 5.4% below 1990 levels in the most recent test period, 2010, which is better than hoped. [The Daily Voice]
  • As the use of solar energy has grown exponentially over the past decade, Massachusetts has become a national leader in the field. Massachusetts currently has 496 MW of solar energy capacity, up from less than 1 MW 10 years ago.[Wicked Local Wilmington]
  • Air Force Academy experts say Smart Grids could shave nearly 20% off power companies’ peak load as they gain popularity. The academy’s Smart Grid Energy Research Group is working on security for smart grids. [U.S. Air Force Academy]

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