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December 22 Green Energy News


  • “Put some green in your portfolio” Renewable energy can be a good option for investors as subsidies wind down and fundraising cranks up. Wind turbines, solar farms, and tidal power – renewable energy is moving into the investment mainstream. [The Independent]
  • “We are all children of corn subsidies” There’s something in the ethanol mandate for almost everyone — but corn farmers — not to like. Supporters of the mandate meant well, but the law of unintended consequences has created an odd assortment of anti-ethanol bedfellows. [Jackson Sun]


  • Crowdfunding of renewable energy projects is growing fast in Europe. If this grassroots movement gets organized in time to access the big money available in the next round of cohesion funding, it could have far-reaching effects on the European energy sector. [Energy Post]
  • Nepal can reduce its trade deficit with India by selling surplus electricity, Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah has said. The minister said both sides will be in a “win-win situation” if they cooperate to harness Nepal’s “God-gifted” hydropower potential. [Business Standard]
  • India is well on her way with solar power, having grown from an installed solar capacity of only 30 MW in 2010 to 2,000 MW in 2013. The World Bank leadership foresees growth to 20,000 MW by 2020. [Energy Collective]
  • It was a historic moment for the village of Rukua in Beqa when it became the first village in Fiji to take ownership of a solar smart grid. Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said that the project will promote energy independence in Fiji. [Fijivillage]
  • For the first time, some 200 residents of Rumah Michael Jantan in Nanga Bekatan, Julau, could enjoy 24-hour electricity, powered by the new micro hydro. The 10-kW micro hydro is a community-based project and part of a Malaysian social development initiative. [The Borneo Post]


  • November was the second month this year in which renewables accounted for 100% of new power capacity. The same thing occurred in March. Actually, in March, solar power alone accounted for all new power capacity. [CleanTechnica]
  • The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant violated a federal security regulation earlier this year, the NRC announced. The NRC’s report said it involved “an armed responder” — a security guard, but practically no information is public under NRC security protocols. [Barre Montpelier Times Argus]

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