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June 7 Green Energy News

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Universities in the US, Germany and elsewhere are testing the Xcel Energy Colorado unveiled a power plan that it estimates could save customers $215 million, cut carbon emissions by half, and increase its renewable energy sources to 55% of its electricity portfolio by 2026, according to a filing the utility submitted to the […]

June 6 Green Energy News

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Microsoft has sunk a data centre in the sea off Orkney to see whether it can boost energy efficiency. The data centre, a white cylinder containing computers, could sit on the sea floor for up to five years. An undersea cable brings the data centre power and takes its data to the shore […]

June 5 Green Energy News

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“Carbon ‘bubble’ could cost global economy trillions” • A rapid reduction in demand for fossil fuels could see global economic losses of $1 trillion to $4 trillion by 2035 according to a report. Energy efficiency and low carbon technology could cause the downturn, even if governments fail to take new steps to meet […]

June 4 Green Energy News

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Multiple scientific studies indicate that concern about climate change is having impacts on values of real estate that may be exposed to flooding. This is especially evidenced by beachfront real estate markets. Not surprisingly, property owners who see increased coastal flooding due to slowly rising sea levels are moving to higher ground. [CNN] […]

June 3 Green Energy News

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“Trump’s Coal Rescue Plan Will Force Taxpayers To Bail Out A Dying Industry” • The Trump administration is considering a plan to order utilities to buy power from coal-burning plants. It is a plant that would force you to buy more expensive, dirtier electricity that is more likely to cause you health problems […]

June 2 Green Energy News

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“Breaking Down the Opposition to DOE’s Emergency Coal and Nuclear Bailout Plan” • It is hard to overstate how negative the reactions have been to news that the Trump Administration is directing the US DOE to find ways to force Americans to buy power from uncompetitive coal and nuclear plants in the name […]

June 1 Green Energy News

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Trump administration officials are making plans to order grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal and nuclear plants in an effort to extend their life. The DOE would exercise federal emergency authority for the unprecedented intervention into US energy markets, according to a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. [Bloomberg]

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May 31 Green Energy News

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The energy efficiency of vertical farms could soon be boosted by as much as 20%. A new system developed by a student from Brunel University London. vFarm, by design student Jonny Reader, uses OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes) and smart automation to reduce the amount of power used in vertical farming. [Renewable Energy Magazine] […]

May 30 Green Energy News

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Cape Light Compact announced a substantial decrease in electricity prices for its green aggregation power supply program for the next six-month term, beginning on customers’ June 2018 meter read dates and ending on December 2018 meter read dates. The Compact’s new pricing for residential customers will be 10.6¢/kWh. [Cape Cod Today]

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1st Q.’18 – Wind Outpaces Hydropower; Solar Doubles Oil-Generated Electricity

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Brief News Update

1st Quarter 2018:

RENEWABLES REACH 19.2% OF U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATION

AS NON-HYDRO RENEWABLES INCREASE BY 13.4%

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