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Green Energy News for 04-12-2012

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Hurricane reinforces need for alternative energy solutions in region View Articles
Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .
California`s green energy transformation could push prices up for... View Articles
California`s aggressive plans to transition to a clean-energy economy could expose consumers and state government to higher than necessary prices, according to a report released Monday by the Little Hoover Commission.
State lacks strategy on alternative energy, report says View Articles
The 2020 deadline on using more renewable sources could mean high bills for electrical customers and damage to the environment, study finds. California`s push to add wind and solar energy to its existing power grid could saddle ratepayers with soaring electrical bills and despoil the state`s environmental resources unless officials act soon, according to a report released Monday by a government watchdog agency.
Solar plant `largest in Africa` View Articles
A UK firm announces plans to build what they claim is the biggest solar power plant in Africa, which aims to provide electricity to 100,000 homes.
Germany and Norway announce co-operation on undersea cable for renewable power distribution View Articles
Germany and Norway say they`ve concluded a deal to construct a high-voltage undersea cable between the two countries to help improve the distribution of renewable energy sources.
The missing element of the Renewable Energy study View Articles
Since San Francisco`s Local Agency Formation Commission is meeting Dec. 7 to talk about renewable energy, I went and read the 100-page report of the Mayor`s Task Force on Renewable Energy, which offers 39 different suggestions for meeting the goal of 100 renewable electricity in the city by 2020.
Renewables Account for 46% New US Electrical Generating Capacity Since January View Articles
The latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission`s Office of Energy Projects states that renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) accounted for 41.14% of new electrical generating capacity installed in October 2012 and 46.22% for the first ten months of 2012.
Remote Miners Investing in Renewables to Power Operations View Articles
The four wind turbines dug into northern Canada`s tundra that power Rio Tinto Group`s $5.2 billion Diavik diamond mine are the world`s first designed to work in gusts as cold as 40 degrees below zero.
WindMade Label to Expand to Other Renewables View Articles
In a press conference held December 4 during the COP18 climate change conference in Doha, the WindMade organization announced it`s no longer just concerned about promoting wind energy, but all renewables. A product label launched in 2011 with the aim of offering consumers an easy way to identify companies and products that use wind energy, WindMade`s success has enabled it to expand its focus to develop a new label that includes companies that also rely on solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass.
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