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December 30 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Vestas Prototype Turbine Produces First Power” • Vestas’ prototype V236-15MW turbine has successfully produced its first electricity at the Osterild National test center in Western Jutland, Denmark. The 15-MW prototype will undergo an extensive test and verification program to ensure reliability before certification and the beginning of serial production. [reNews]

Vestas turbines (Image courtesy of Vestas)

  • “Waste Heat From Data Centers Can Bolster District Heat Systems” • Globally, data centers are estimated to account for 1% to 2% of electricity. In Europe, they consumed about 3% of all the electricity. Those data centers create a lot of waste heat. Some of it could be repurposed to help heat buildings, and high gas prices now make that economical. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Britain Generates Record Volume Of Renewable Electricity” • Renewable power sources generated 40% of the UK’s electricity in 2022, up from 35% in 2021, helping to cut CO₂ emissions from the power sector by 2.7 million metric tons from the previous year. Generation from renewables has more than quadrupled over the last decade. [Biomass Magazine]
  • “DOE To Propose Efficient Transformer Rules” • The national average for energy lost in US grid transmissions is about 6%. New rules proposed by the DOE would reduce that amount, bolster the resiliency of America’s power grid, lower utility bills, and significantly decrease domestic CO₂ emissions by by diversifying transformer core technology. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Developer Sues To Build Biomass Power Plant In Springfield” • After nearly 15 years battling to build a wood-burning power plant in Springfield, Massachusetts, the owner of a proposed biomass facility is suing the state’s Department of Environmental Protection for revoking its air quality permit. The suit is asking a judge to reinstate the license. [WBUR]

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