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February 21 Green Energy News


  • “The World’s Largest Solar Plant is Frying Birds — Should We Worry?” The world’s largest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, officially opened for business a few days ago, but not all environmentalists are happy about it. [inhabitat]
  • “Anti-Clean Energy Lobby Targets Ohio Renewables” The chair of the Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee has renewed efforts to roll back clean energy policies. It may not make it out of committee, but it offers a venue for fossil fuel interests. [EarthTechling]


  • China’s National Energy Administration announced it has set a 2014 goal of incentivizing 14 gigawatts of domestic solar capacity, 6 gigawatts aimed at utility-scale and 8 gigawatts aimed at distributed generation. [Energy Collective]
  • The world’s largest district heat pump is on show. Located in the city of Drammen in Norway, it harvests heat from the freezing waters of the fjord and boosts it to 90⁰C for heating the buildings of the city. [PR Web]
  • During a joint Vietnam-US workshop on wind power cooperation in Ho Chi Minh City, the US Consul General said the US is willing to provide technical assistance and share experience in developing renewable energy in Vietnam. []
  • Chile saw an explosion of solar capacity in January, largely due to connection of part of a large PV system. Chile had 6.7 MW of grid-connected solar in December of 2013. The following month, that figure had soared to more than 100 MW. [pv magazine]
  • Ontario officials have cleared NextEra Energy Canada’s 60MW Adelaide wind project. An Environmental Review Tribunal has dismissed an appeal of the renewable energy approval (REA) that was granted in August 2013. [reNews]


  • The US Department of the Interior has approved two solar power projects on public land in California and Nevada. The projects on the Nevada-California border are expected to have a power generation capacity of 550 MW combined. [PennEnergy]
  • By a 4-1 vote, the Vermont Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee approved S.201, a bill that would give communities hosting new energy projects more say in the Public Service Board’s review process. [Brattleboro Reformer]


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