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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

August 17 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “EPA’s State-by-State Carbon Limits Indicate Smart Policy, Not Arbitrary Rulemaking” Since this announcement, the usual suspects have attacked the CPP, calling its proposed state-by-state reduction standards arbitrary. Their claims couldn’t be further from reality. [Energy Collective]

World:

  • Renewable electricity sources generated 38% of the electricity consumed in Spain last month. Almost 30% of the total electricity consumed last month was generated by wind energy projects, while about 4% each was generated by solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power projects. [CleanTechnica]
  • Samsung SDI, the battery-making affiliate of Samsung, said Sunday that it has agreed with China’s Sungrow Power Supply to establish a joint venture to produce energy storage systems in China. Sungrow is China’s biggest manufacturer in energy equipment. [Korea Times]
  • It could soon be mandatory in Gurgaon, India to install rooftop solar panels in all new homes, housing societies and commercial buildings. A new proposal would require all new houses and office buildings in the city to include a solar system as part of the permitting process. [Times of India]
  • Kuwait is embarking a number of ambitious projects to expand use of alternative energy sources to meet the growing demand for electricity and secure sustainable development. The efforts are spearheaded by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. [MENAFN.COM]
  • A tender for the generation of 496 MW of electricity by solar power was recently issued by the Russian government. Russia’s allocation for power generation by alternative energy sources is still small, but growing. [RIA Novosti]
  • The current Japanese central government considers nuclear power an important baseload power source and pins hopes on it. Nevertheless, at the local level things look very different. Many communities have begun adding renewable power to their energy supplies. [The Japan Times]

US:

  • The US Department of Agriculture’s road map details the benefits installing 11,000 new anaerobic digestion plants across the US. They could be used to produce energy or transport fuels and also have major positive effects in the fight to reduce carbon emissions. [Energy Digital]
  • The EPA has now formally proposed to limit certain super-potent greenhouse gases from use in air conditioners, refrigerators, aerosols and foams in favor of safer, more climate-friendly alternatives. [Energy Collective]
  • Tesla has announced what they call the “Infinite Mile Warranty.” The infinite mile warranty is for the drive units of 85 kWh Model S’s, and it isn’t just for the first owner, but for anyone a Model S might be sold to. It also applies retroactively. [CleanTechnica]
  • Good solar policies in California helped triple solar energy nationwide between 2011 and 2013. Last year, solar capacity in California grew an impressive 48%, bringing total installed capacity in the state to 5661 MW. [Energy Collective]

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