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October 31 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Green Tech Can Soon Meet 100% Of Global Energy Needs” We don’t need fossil fuels anymore. Many would argue that the reason we can’t stop burning fossil fuels and address climate change is that our modern civilization can’t continue without them. This is a myth that must be busted soon, given the rapid advance of climate change. [Huffington Post]

World:

  • Solar energy is a must for Saudi Arabia if the kingdom wants to maintain its high standard of living, according to the Executive Director of the Saudi Electricity Company. He said if Saudi Arabia continued on its present consumption rate without developing solar power, a great opportunity to develop renewable energy would be lost. [Chinatopix]
  • Northern Power Systems of Barre, Vermont has commissioned four of its NPS 100 wind turbines as part of a South Korean island hybrid energy project. The 100 kW turbines are in a hybrid system with solar, storage, and diesel to provide power at $.25 per kWh, a substantial saving for customers. [AltEnergyMag]
  • Earlier this year, the Denmark’s leadership announced that it planned to phase out coal by 2030 and run its economy entirely on renewable power by 2050. Soon after, the Danish government reported that wind was becoming far cheaper than fossil fuels. Now, it says it wants to kill coal in ten years, not fifteen. [Motherboard]
  • Siemens’ Wind Power and Renewables Division has received two new orders for onshore wind projects in Ontario, Canada. The contracts include the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 137 wind turbines rated at 2.3 MW. Pattern Development will receive 91 turbines and Suncor Energy will take 47. [AltEnergyMag]
  • GDF Suez has struck a deal with a community wind farm on the Isle of Lewis, off the coast of Scotland, to buy all the electricity generated from it. The Power Purchase Agreement with Beinn Ghrideag windfarm is the first such agreement of its kind with a community owned renewable generator. [Energy Voice]
  • Preparatory works for the installation of the 7-MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port, Fukushima, are almost completed, and delivery of the floater from Nagasaki to Onahama started on Thursday as part of the second term of the project. [The Maritime Executive]
  • The UK Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, the chairman of Iberdrola, and the energy executive vice president of Dong opened West of Duddon Sands offshore windfarm. The €2 billion wind facility, developed Iberdrola subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, was commissioned over two months ahead of schedule. [Your Renewable News]
  • Renewable energy projects reached an installed capacity of 4,725 MW in Romania. Wind parks totaled 2,805 MW, along with 1,245 MW of solar, 574 of micro-hydropower, and 101 MW of biogas. New projects have added some 400 MW of installed capacity in the first nine months of the year. [Romania-Insider.com]

US:

  • To make the Model S more affordable, Tesla made a new deal with US Bank to offer more favorable lease terms, lowering the lease cost by as much as 25%. The new lease now comes with a “happiness guarantee” that lets customers return the car after three months if they’re not totally satisfied. [CleanTechnica]
  • During the eight-month period from January through August, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert generated 254,263 MWh of electricity, according to US Energy Information Administration data. That’s roughly 38% of the power output that had been anticipated. [RenewablesBiz]
  • New Hampshire has approved Palmer Capital’s 14.25-MW Jericho Mountain wind project in Coos County. The state executive committee voted in favor of a $4 million bond to help finance the fully-permitted project, which will employ 5 GE 2.85-MW turbines. Jericho Mountain is expected to come online in 2015. [reNews]
  • The next step in a years-long drive for North Myrtle Beach to become the offshore wind energy capital of South Carolina will begin next month, when Coastal Carolina University, the University of South Carolina, and others begin assessing the quality of areas in off the coast of South Carolina for the development of wind farms. [SCNow]

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