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Electric car chargers arrive in South Dakota

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/electric-car-chargers-arrive-in-rapid-city/article_204485e9-6749-5949-9458-26ca950f9dd1.html

A fully electric car is about as rare in South Dakota as an 85-degree forecast in January, so the installation of an electric car charging station in the Rushmore Mall parking lot has raised a few eyebrows.

Rapid City Journal

The Tangled Knot: UK government wind policy

Stuart Nathan's take on this morning's announcement by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) concerning changes to renewable energy subsidies.

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/opinion/comment/untangling-the-knots-of-wind-policy/1017627.article?cmpid=tenews_62235

If you’re confused by the messages around the government’s announcements on renewables funding, you’re in good company.

EU and China approve pact on solar dumping

http://www.newenergyworldnetwork.com/investor-news/renewable-energy-news/by-technology/solar/eu-and-china-approve-pact-on-solar-dumping.html

European Union countries have approved a deal with China to reduce imports of Chinese solar panels which had previously crashed Europe’s solar manufacturing market – bringing an end to the EU’s biggest trade dispute of its kind.

New Energy World Network

Venomous rant against renewables by Australian economist

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/the-dark-forces-lined-up-against-renewables-in-australia-20629

The Australian renewables industry is under no illusion about the extent of the forces lined up against it following the election of a highly conservative Coalition government in Canberra.
The antipathy to renewables in large sections of the Coalition is deep set, as it is among some of the highly influential and ultra-conservative think tanks such as the Institute of Public Affairs, and various industry lobby groups.
But even battle-weary supporters of solar and wind energy – and those firmly in the middle of the road –  were taken aback by an extraordinary tirade against renewable energy delivered in Sydney on Wednesday by Burchell Wilson, a senior economist at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
ACCI is one of the most visible and influential lobby groups in Canberra, and its opposition to climate policy, carbon pricing, and renewables incentives, is well known.…