An AUD$100 (USD$ 76) million fund to support cutting-edge renewable energy technology development has been officially launched by Australia's Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane.
The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) welcomed the release of a new report on the integration of wind energy in New Zealand which suggests that wind could generate 20 percent of New Zealand's total electricity needs.
The Reagan Middle School, located in the town where the late President grew up, is home to a new 51.2 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system, the largest ground-mounted system for an elementary-middle school in the State of Illinois.
Joining the ranks of other European nations, The Czech Republic's Parliament adopted a new feed-in law for renewable energy that will provide a 15-year guarantee for renewable energy projects. With some amendments and clarifications, the predominantly European policy approach for supporting renewable energy is likely to usher in a new phase of renewable energy development in the Czech Republic, particularly with wind power and solar photovoltaics.
Long term financing options for renewable energy projects are soon to be expanded through a multi-national plan between member countries of the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Massachusetts-based Spire has commissioned a 110 kW photovoltaic (PV) system for the new Domestic Violence Courthouse in Cook County Illinois. The courthouse will be the County’s first flagship Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified “green” building, and the PV system is designed to supply over five percent of the building’s electricity demand....
The Renewable Energy Working Group of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) has welcomed the introduction of new measures to support renewable energy in Northern Ireland, and urged the Irish government to take similar steps.