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November 19 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • US: The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend, embattled Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Republicans will be ready to try again, with much better odds of success, once they take control of the Senate next January. [CNN]
  • World: In the official communique that ended the G20 summit, the group of most powerful nations stated: “Increased collaboration on energy is a priority. Global energy markets are undergoing significant transformation.” The group of world leaders asserted that strong and resilient energy markets are critical to global economic growth. [CleanTechnica]
  • Opinion: “How To Profit From Solar & Storage” When there is a sudden surge in demand, the electric grid needs to deploy additional power immediately and ramp up and down to provide a stable power supply. Batteries are able to provide an instantaneous response (within 4 seconds or less), which is known as frequency regulation. [CleanTechnica]
  • Opinion: “Reclaim the power! Democratic energy must replace corporate capture” Democratising energy would not only save thousands of lives a year but would be a big step forward in saving the planet. Could Eigg in Scotland, an island owned collectively by its inhabitants and supplied by renewable electricity, be the model for a transformation of energy? [The Ecologist]

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