Archive for December 27, 2009
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By DAN LEWIS
As much of northwestern Europe basks in a cold and unusually white Christmas, the continent’s failure to confront its urgent energy-security concerns is a disgrace.
The old continent continues to be squeezed from two directions— internally by the inefficacy and high costs of its own policies and externally by its increasing energy imports from countries where it has little and declining influence, due principally to its waning economic strength. European nations must act quickly to secure the big impact of clean and secure energy investments, increase competition by fully unbundling their gas-and-electricity networks and face down the challenge of Russian More >
By JOE McDONALD Associated Press 2009-12-27 12:44 PM
China’s utilities will be required to buy all the power produced by wind farms and other renewable sources under a new law meant to promote the industry and reduce heavy reliance on coal.
Legislators approved the measure Saturday as an amendment to China’s 2006 renewable energy law, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Beijing has set ambitious goals for wind, solar and other renewable energy in an effort to clean up its environment and curb surging demand for imported oil and gas, which communist leaders see as a strategic weakness.
The measure also could help Beijing More >
China Requires Utilities to Buy All the Electricity Generated By Renewable Energy Companies : CleanTechnica
on December 26th, 2009 in alternative energy, policy
This weekend the main Chinese legislature adopted an amendment to the renewable energy law, requiring that utilities must buy all the electricity produced by renewable energy generators. Utilities refusing would be fined up to an amount double that of the economic loss of the renewable energy company.