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January 13 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • Researchers at the Juelich Research Center and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Germany studied major electrical grids, and came up with surprising findings. The frequency and voltage variations caused by wind and solar power turn out not to be as great as those caused by the power trading system. [CleanTechnica]
Frequency fluctuations on the European power grid showing regular variation every fifteen minutes due to the market trading system (Credit: Benjamin Schäfer, Max Planck Institute)

Frequency fluctuations on the European power grid show regular variation every fifteen minutes due to the market trading system. An implication of the study is that the variability of solar and wind power may be less than that of normal market operations. (Credit: Benjamin Schäfer, Max Planck Institute)

  • A target for English soil to be managed sustainably by 2030 was welcomed by the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, which said AD can help achieve this objective with support from government. AD plants recycling biological waste can potentially meet 30% of the UK’s domestic gas or electricity demand. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
  • Earlier this month, Delaware announced it intends to sue the EPA over its lack of action to help curb emissions at power plants in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which it says are responsible for 90% of the ozone in Delaware. Now it is reducing its own emissions by introducing electric and propane-powered buses into its transportation fleet. [Delaware First Media]
  • A report published by the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis said that with the US pulling out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, China has solidified its position as the dominant global clean energy powerhouse. China is set to lead the way in global power capacity additions for at least the next two decades. [CleanTechnica]
  • Citing several concerns, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F Kilmartin today announced his opposition to construction of the gas-fired Invenergy power plant in Burrillville. He said that he intends to seek permission from the Court to file an amicus brief in Rhode Island Superior Court challenging the plant’s water-supply plan. [STL.News]

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