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December 28 Green Energy News


  • “World’s Tallest Wooden Wind Turbine Starts Turning” • A Swedish start-up called Modvion says it has just built the world’s tallest wooden turbine tower. The 2-MW generator on top has just started supplying electricity to the Swedish grid, providing power for about 400 homes. Modvion claims that using wood for wind power is the future. [BBC]

Construction work for wooden wind turbine (Modvion image)

  • “Developers Hope A Balloon-Like Battery Will Aid Wisconsin Renewable Energy Efforts” • When Wisconsin’s largest coal plant, the Columbia Energy Center, closes in a few years, a carbon dioxide-filled “battery” developed by the Italian company Energy Dome will take its place. The facility will use carbon dioxide for energy storage. [Wisconsin Watch]
  • “Clean, Renewable Energy: It’s Not Just A ‘Blue State’ Thing” • So-called “red” and “blue” states may seem as divided from each other as ever, but all fifty states have one important thing in common: Renewable energy is on the rise in all of them. While California moves to support a change to clean energy, so do Texas and Florida. [Environment America]
  • “Memphis Says No To New Gas In Favor Of Solar Power” • In a win for West Tennessee communities, Memphis Gas Light and Water scrapped a proposal to build new dirty gas plants and says it will instead invest in solar power and battery storage. This came after the local utility got serious public pushback over the proposal. [Southern Environmental Law Center]
  • “Cummins Fined $1.67 Billion Over Diesel Defeat Devices In Ram Pickup Trucks” • It doesn’t seem that long ago that VW was sued for the “Diesel Gate” scandal in which VW diesel vehicles were found to be using emissions cheat devices. Now, Cummins is accused of using defeat devices for almost one million diesel engines in Ram pickup trucks. [CleanTechnica]

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