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This week's headlines
- Solar industry wants 50% of new
electricity to come from solar
- Telephone carrier signs record contract for
- U.S. coalition wants jobs
created from renewables
- State ballot to determine future
- Norway opens country’s largest windfarm
- Development of wind power can help economically-damaged
- Renewables and nuclear must be developed, says
global energy group
- Ireland lags EU in use of renewables
- U.S. student activists promote renewables as
top election issue
- UK creates task force to promote biomass
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INDUSTRY WANTS 50% OF NEW ELECTRICITY TO COME FROM SOLAR
SAN FRANCISCO, California, US, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] The
solar industry in the United States wants half of all new power
generation in that country to come from solar by 2025.
CARRIER SIGNS RECORD CONTRACT FOR GREEN POWER
LONDON, England, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] A British telephone
company will make the largest purchase of green power in the world.
COALITION WANTS JOBS CREATED FROM RENEWABLES
OAKLAND, California, US, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] Comprehensive
new policies on 'smart energy' would create 1.4 million new jobs
by 2025 while lowering energy bills by US$170 billion each year,
according to the Redefining Progress think tank.
BALLOT TO DETERMINE FUTURE OF RENEWABLES
DENVER, Colorado, US, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] The state
of Colorado will be the first in the U.S. to offer a ballot on
renewable energy on November 2.
OPENS COUNTRY'S LARGEST WINDFARM
OSLO, Norway, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] The largest windfarm
in Norway has been opened, 15 months after construction started.
OF WIND POWER CAN HELP ECONOMICALLY-DAMAGED REGIONS
WASHINGTON, DC, US, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] Production of
more wind turbines in the United States would create most jobs
in the 20 states where employment has dropped the most during
the past three years.
AND NUCLEAR MUST BE DEVELOPED, SAYS GLOBAL ENERGY GROUP
LONDON, England, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] Development of
more renewable energies and nuclear power will be required to
address the challenge of climate change around the world, according
to a working paper released by the World Energy Council.
LAGS EU IN USE OF RENEWABLES
DUBLIN, Ireland, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] The use of wind
energy and other renewables in Ireland has accelerated rapidly
since 2000, but it is still below the average of other countries
in the European Union.
STUDENT ACTIVISTS PROMOTE RENEWABLES AS TOP ELECTION ISSUE
RALEIGH, North Carolina, US, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] Students
across the United States are being asked to sign a 'Declaration
of Independence' that calls on political candidates to detail
their plan for a transition to renewable energies.
CREATES TASK FORCE TO PROMOTE BIOMASS
LONDON, England, 2004-10-20 [(Refocus Weekly)] The British government
has created a task force to promote the use of biomass.
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