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June 6 Green Energy News


  • “New Technologies and Approaches Will Change the Electric Grid Forever” The old top-down utility infrastructure model will increasingly come under pressure… Renewable energy, microgrids, and distributed generation will change the way we manage our electricity forever. [energybiz]


  • Royal Dutch Shell CEO Peter Voser said Europe needs to extend its targets for curbing greenhouse gases and promoting renewable energy by a decade through 2030. Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, is working on carbon capture and storage and biofuel projects in Europe. [Businessweek]
  • Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy, has been made a member of the Order of the British Empire. She was presented with the accolade by the Queen at Windsor Castle in recognition of her services to renewable electricity supplies. [The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald]
  • Oil-rich Kazakhstan will spend 1 per cent of annual output every year until 2050 to increase power generation from greener sources, a senior official said, cutting its dependence on coal far faster than some of the world’s big polluters.[Business Spectator]


  • After talking of vetoing the bill, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill providing sales tax exemptions for the purchase of wind turbines, towers and other wind farm components. [North American Windpower]
  • The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory released its assessment of leading utility green power programs. Under these voluntary programs, consumers can choose to help support additional electricity production from renewable resources — such as wind and solar energy. [Power Engineering Magazine]
  • The governor of Colorado has signed a controversial bill doubling the renewable-energy target for rural electric cooperatives. At the same time, he issued an executive order to review its most contentious issues: the compliance deadline and the cost. [Denver Post]
  • Animals are spreading radioactive materials around at the Hanford vitrification plant in Washington state. Work stopped Wednesday morning at parts of the plant after radioactive contamination was detected under a bird’s nest, according to Bechtel National. [Mid Columbia Tri City Herald]


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