In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets


In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

Renewable Energy World
Renewable Energy Gets Brief Mention During 2012 Presidential Debate
Wednesday night was a dry one for those playing renewable energy-themed drinking games during the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. In the course of the entire 90-minute debate, which focused specifically on domestic issues with the economy and health care taking front and center, not a single mention was made of global warming or climate change by either candidate.

IrishTimes.com
Wind energy could provide 30,000 news jobs by 2020, claims lobby group
Wind energy could create 30,000 new jobs by 2020, according to an industry lobby group, which yesterday called on State agencies to establish units to promote the sector.  

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) published a report arguing that the Republic could export 6,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity – to Britain by the end of the decade.

Clean Technica
Vestas to Supply 68 MW of New Wind Turbines for Keadby Wind Farm in UK
Wind power giant Vestas has recently been contracted to supply 68 MW of wind turbines, consisting of 34 units of the V90.2.0 MW turbine, for the Keadby Wind Farm near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, UK.

The Globe and Mail
Japan stokes renewable energy plan
First it was Europe and then it was China, but as the world absorbs the impact of Tokyo’s decision to phased out nuclear power over the next three decades, some are starting to ask whether the next big centre of renewable energy growth will be Japan.

Bloomberg
U.K. to Include Solar in Renewable-Power Strategy for First Time
The U.K. will include solar power in its renewable-energy strategy this year for the first time, according to a government official.

Solar will appear in the so-called renewables road map, Alasdair Grainger, in charge of feed-in tariffs at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, said today in Birmingham. The government will also unveil a detailed strategy for photovoltaics for the next few months, he said.

Mother Earth News
Windmill Street Art Raises Alternative Energy Awareness
Visitors to downtown Ann Arbor have been treated to a striking display of night time colored lights this summer, as wind-powered Whirlydoodles have appeared on light poles, and in parks and parking structures around the city.


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