- On Wednesday new figures showing the “incredible strength” of Scotland’s renewable energy industry were announced by World Wildlife Fund Scotland. In January 2015, wind turbines alone produced enough average daily electricity to meet the needs of 146% of Scottish households, a 27% increase from 2014. [Blouin News Blogs]
- The governor of West Virginia has approved a law repealing the state’s controversial 2009 Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act, which required the state to generate 25% of its electricity from renewables or alternative energy sources (including some coal-based technologies) by 2025. [World Coal]
- An investment management firm, InfraRed, has announced its agreement to invest in the £1 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in Wales. The project is designed to generate around 500 GWh of electricity every year for 120 years, enough to provide nearly all of the domestic electricity for the Swansea region. [ITV News]
- In a breakthrough proposal, Dominion Virginia Power is planning to build solar power plants generating 400 MW of electricity in the state, with the energy coming online by 2020. The Richmond-based utility expects to invest $700 million in the large-scale solar photovoltaic projects in a number of locations. [Richmond.com]
- Washington state Senate Republicans want to revise the state’s renewable energy standard to encourage utilities to pay for carbon reductions in the transportation sector. Other proposed amendments for SB 7535 include tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles and small modular nuclear reactors. [Argus Media]
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