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Thursday, 21 March 2013

British retailers exceed green targets



http://www.energylivenews.com/2013/03/15/retailers-trumpet-beaten-green-goals/
A report released today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) shows retailers exceeded targets in energy efficiency, water use and cutting down emissions from transport, while they are “on track” to getting their customers to do the same.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Suntech files for bankruptcy



http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/suntech-on-the-brink-as-bankruptcy-declared-18142
One-time poster child for the Chinese solar industry, Suntech Power Holdings, has filed for bankruptcy after defaulting on $US541 million bond that matured last week, prompting eight Chinese banks to ask a court in the company’s home town to start bankruptcy proceedings on its main manufacturing unit.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Anti-wind farm claims spread by scaremongers says new study



http://theconversation.edu.au/new-study-wind-turbine-syndrome-is-spread-by-scaremongers-12834
A new study says that concerns about low-level noise from wind turbines could cause others to actually get those symptoms, in other words, the product of scaremongering

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Peruvian president claims the country is top solar energy producing country in the region



http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-3724-peru-is-top-solar-energy-producing-country-in-the-region-president-says/
On Monday President Ollanta Humala inaugurated new photovoltaic power plants in southern Peru, state news agency Andina reported. According to Humala, the new power plants mean that energy produced by Peru’s solar panels now exceed 100 megawatts, making it the top solar producing country in South America.

Monday, 11 March 2013

The coolest tidal energy proposal ever?



http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/03/the-most-beautiful-tidal-energy-proposal-ever/
The Royal Society of London’s Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, a journal that has been published for more than 350 years, recently devoted an entire issue to tidal energy. This is what a giant topic this renewable energy source, rarely heard much about in the United States, is becoming in the United Kingdom. There’s a big reason: the U.K., particularly on its western flank, is home to an extraordinary tidal range that gives it perhaps half of Europe’s entire tidal energy resource.

US government wind subsidies may help to kill off American nuclear



http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-11/nuclear-industry-withers-in-u-s-as-wind-pummels-prices-energy.html
A glut of government-subsidized wind power may help accomplish a goal some environmentalists have sought for decades: kill off U.S. nuclear power plants while reducing reliance on electricity from burning coal.

Energy giants push UK Chancellor to back decarbonisation



http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2253698/energy-giants-again-urge-chancellor-to-back-decarbonisation-target?wt.mc_ev=click&WT.tsrc=Email&utm_term=&utm_content=Siemens%20turbines%20at%20RWE%20npower%27s%20Farr%20wind%20farm&utm_campaign=BusinessGreen%20Policy%20News%20110313&utm_source=BusinessGreen%20Policy&utm_medium=Email
Six major energy companies have once again urged the UK government to back a target to decarbonise the electricity sector by 2030, warning a failure to do so now could see the UK lose out on investment to France and Germany.

Offshore wind a step closer to becoming reality in Maryland, USA



http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/03/offshore-wind-advances-in-maryland-will-feds-help/
Offshore wind energy is a step closer to becoming a reality in Maryland, and climate change activists there couldn’t be happier – unless Congress passed newly proposed federal legislation that would help the cause grow beyond the state.

ABB and HVDC systems



http://www.marinelink.com/news/integration-offshore352369.aspx
HVDC is a key enabler for the efficient and reliable integration of offshore wind energy, explains HVDC busness manager.

Gujarat to develop offshore wind policy



http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Gujarat-to-come-up-with-offshore-wind-power-policy/articleshow/18899656.cms
Having successfully established a solar power generation park in north Gujarat and a series of wind power plants with private companies, Gujarat government is now focusing on tapping offshore wind power generation potential along its coastline.

Energy & Environment Dates 2012