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January 29 Green Energy News

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“Renewables Overtake Coal In Key European Markets” • Coal-based power generation was overtaken by wind and solar for the first time in five key European markets last year, according to research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The five markets are Germany, France, Italy, Iberia (Spain & Portugal), and the UK. [ETEnergyworld.com]

January 28 Green Energy News

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“How Pakistan Should Meet Clean Energy Challenges” • Both wind and solar technologies produce electricity in ways that are intermittent with the former having a capacity factor in the range of 30% and the later 20%. Through installing wind/solar hybrid plants, however, the cumulative capacity factor can be increased up to 50%. [DAWN.com] […]

January 27 Green Energy News

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“Germany To Close All 84 Of Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Will Rely Primarily On Renewable Energy” • Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a […]

January 26 Green Energy News

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“Maryland Sea Level To Increase Dramatically, Report Says” • A report by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science warns that if emissions continue to rise, sea level in Maryland would likely increase 2.0 to 4.2 feet by 2100. There is also an outside chance the rise could exceed 5.2 feet, the […]

January 25 Green Energy News

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“Ski Resorts Turn To Renewable Energy To Cut Carbon Emissions And Costs” • The ski industry is increasingly embracing new innovations in energy-efficient technology, combined with existing technologies such as wind and solar energy and LED lighting, to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its bottom line. [Axios]

Bolton Valley Ski Resort […]

January 24 Green Energy News

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“Landmark Offshore Wind Agreement Protects Right Whales” • Under an unprecedented agreement with three environmental groups, Vineyard Wind is to protect the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale during the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm it will build 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. [Natural Resources Defense Council]

Jan 23 Green Energy News

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“Agrivoltaics: Solar Panels On Farms Could Be A Win-Win” • A dual-use solar installation is sometimes called agrivoltaics. The system uses a PV array raised far enough off the ground and spaced in such a way that some crops can still grow around and beneath the panels. It enables farmers diversify their income […]

January 22 Green Energy News

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“Massachusetts Bill Would Set New Emissions Requirements” • A bill filed at the Massachusetts Statehouse seeks to help speed the state’s transition to renewable forms of energy. The bill would update state emissions requirements: 50% below 1990 emissions levels by 2030, 75% below by 2040, and net zero emissions by 2050. [Electric Light […]

January 21 Green Energy News

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“SF moves toward public power and a ‘local version of a green new deal’” • San Francisco’s push to move to a public power system after PG&E said it will file for bankruptcy is not the only big energy plan in the making. Supporters of the city’s renewable energy program are calling for […]

January 20 Green Energy News

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“Iran To Construct 3000 New Small-Scale Solar Plants In Rural Areas” • Iran’s Deputy Energy Minister said 3000 new small-scale solar plants are going to be constructed in the country’s underprivileged and rural areas by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019). He said this adds to 2000 plants […]