- Noted campaigning organization Avaaz recently sent a petition with the signatures of 2.2 million people to the UN secretary general. It asked all levels of government worldwide to transition to 100% renewable energy. Avaaz is currently aiming to get at least 100 cities around the world to join its campaign. [CleanTechnica]
- A slaughterhouse in Kenya converts its waste to biogas it then uses to generate electricity, powering the meat cold room and processing equipment. It also pipes the gas to local hotels. Now the Maasai hope to take the project a step further by selling the alternative fuel in cylinders for half the price of natural gas. [Yahoo News]
- A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International won a €1.7 billion contract to build two solar power plants totalling 350 MW in the city of Ouarzazate, Morocco, the Moroccan solar energy agency says. The plants are part of a government plan to produce two GW of solar power by 2020. [Gulf Business News]
- An old golf course in Warren, Massachusetts is now home to 57,000 solar panels that are producing enough electricity to power 2,300 homes. It is owned by First Wind Holdings Inc, which now has two solar projects in the Worcester area, and 17 wind projects across the US, with two more under construction. [Worcester Telegram]
- California, a national leader in advancing energy storage, envisions this technology as a critical component in reducing global warming, improving air quality and promoting energy independence. The state currently has several pilot projects, and is working toward commercialization of energy storage. [Imperial Valley News]
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