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October 2011 News Archives
Belgium agrees on conditional nuclear exit plans - 2011-10-31
Belgium's political parties have reached a conditional agreement to shut down the country's two remaining nuclear power stations, owned by GDF Suez unit Electrabel, a government spokeswoman said Monday.
Wind energy Gamesa erects its first 4.5-MW wind turbines - 2011-10-27
Gamesa obtains type certification from GL for its G128-4.5 MW wind turbine, the most powerful device on the onshore wind power market.
U.S. installs over 1,200 MW of wind power in Q3 - 2011-10-26
The U.S. wind industry installed just over 1,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power in the third quarter, and about 3,360 MW on the year so far, the wind industry trade group said Tuesday.
'Too dirty to fail'? - 2011-10-25
House Republicans' assault on our environmental laws must be stopped.
Nissan says to launch plug-in hybrid in 2015 - 2011-10-24
Nissan Motor Co will launch a plug-in hybrid vehicle developed in-house in 2015 as part of its new five-year environmental plan, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Monday.
Don't fear free trade in solar - 2011-10-21
Solyndra fallout and fear-mongering have brought the U.S. to the brink of a trade conflict with China, which could threaten jobs in the fastest-growing industry in the U.S.
Italy solar capacity seen up to 12.5 GW end: 2011 - 2011-10-20
Italy's total installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity is expected to rise to 12.0-12.5 GW by the end of 2011, but the growth will slow next year, the chairman of industry body GIFI said on Thursday.
S.Africa to put emission caps on top polluters - 2011-10-18
South Africa plans to place limits for carbon emissions on top polluters who may face penalties if they do not conform to the new regulations, a climate policy paper showed on Tuesday.
California has 1 in 4 U.S. solar energy jobs, study says - 2011-10-17
The National Solar Jobs Census 2011 says job growth in the industry grew 6.8% in the one-year period ended in August, and a survey of solar employers suggests employment will rise by 24%, creating 24,000 jobs, during the next year.
China Targets GE Wind Turbines With $15.5 Billion War Chest - 2011-10-14
China has taken on General Electric Co. and Western peers that control the $70 billion wind-turbine market, striving to repeat its 2010 coup when the Asian nation sold more than half the world's solar panels for the first time.
GM expected to reveal all-electric car - 2011-10-12
Battery-powered offering likely to target city drivers
Italy EGP starts building 150 MW U.S. wind farm - 2011-10-11
Italy's biggest renewable energy company, Enel Green Power, has started construction of a 150-megawatt wind farm in Oklahoma in the United States in a $250 million project, the company said on Tuesday.
EU seeks powers to speed up energy pipes, grids - 2011-10-11
The European Union is seeking new powers to speed through major energy projects aimed at curbing dependence on imported oil and gas and ensuring sustainable, green supplies, according to draft legislation seen by Reuters.
GE investment puts Greenko's wind plans on track - 2011-10-10
London-listed clean energy producer Greenko said a $50 million investment by a unit of GE will put it on track to achieve 1 gigawatt (GW) of operational wind capacity by 2017.
ECOtality awarded $26.4 Million for advanced vehicle testing & evaluation by DOE - 2011-10-06
ECOtality, Inc. subsidiary ECOtality North America has been awarded a $26.4-million dollar contract by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct the DOE’s Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation (AVTE) project. The award is for a 5-year term to conduct vehicle evaluations with the Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA).
Vestas says several turbine orders on the way - 2011-10-06
Denmark's Vestas, the world's biggest maker of wind turbines, said on Thursday it had secured over 1 GW of orders of its V112-3.0 MW turbine launched about one year ago, and that several orders were in the pipeline.
Bipartisan study concludes American support solar 2 to 1 - 2011-10-05
A recent poll by two polling companies, one Democrat, one republican, found that twice as many U.S. citizens favor solar and clean energy than those who don’t. That’s despite the recent Solyndra bankruptcy filing, which could cost taxpayers up to $535 million through the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office.
EBRD considers funding Kazakh wind farms - 2011-10-05
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering financing wind farm projects in Kazakhstan as the oil-rich Central Asian state begins a push to develop renewable energy resources, a bank official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Tesla wannabe owners get a gander at Model S Sedan - 2011-10-03
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors threw open its factory doors to customers who have preordered its forthcoming Model S sedan on Saturday evening.
GE may lease vehicle batteries for electric cars - 2011-10-03
General Electric Co may lease costly vehicle batteries to electric-car buyers, joining other companies looking to get more people to buy alternative-energy automobiles.