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  • 12/22/2005 -- France considers major wind energy programme
    France will have to install up to 6000 new wind turbines over the next decade if it is to have any chance of meeting its emissions commitments, according to a new report published by a government agency.
  • 12/20/2005 -- IFC Grants $3m for fuel cell project in South Africa
    The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has awarded a $3m grant to IST Holdings (PTY) Ltd and Plug Power Inc., who will install 400 fuel cells in remote locations and cities of South Africa over the next three years.
  • 12/13/2005 -- Atlantic City uses renewable energy for wastewater plant
    Atlantic County's wastewater treatment plant will be the first in the United States to be powered by a system that combines solar energy arrays with a wind farm.
  • 12/13/2005 -- UK considers promoting micro generation
    The UK could push the development of mini wind turbines, solar panels and other small-scale technologies after the government's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) backed the findings of a new report.
  • 12/12/2005 -- Microgeneration stakes claim in UK energy mix
    Mini wind turbines, solar panels and other small scale technologies could provide a substantial portion of the UK's energy needs by 2050, according to a new report from the Energy Saving Trust, that is published today.
  • 12/09/2005 -- UK consortium wins government funding for network research project to support renewables
    A consortium led by Tyneside consulting engineers PB Power has been awarded £900 000 ($1.57m) by the UK Department of Trade and Industry to research the capacity limitations of high-voltage electricity networks to accept intermittent generators such as wind turbines.
  • 12/02/2005 -- WADE appoints new chairman
    Jaakko Eskola, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for the Power Plants Business of Wärtsilä Corporation has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) with effect from 1 January 2006.
  • 12/01/2005 -- REEEP opens South Asian Secretariat
    The Renewable Energy and Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has opened its South Asia Regional Secretariat, a move that will help it provide energy to rural communities within the region.
  • 11/30/2005 -- Energy review must not sideline renewables
    The announcement yesterday that the UK government will conduct an energy review reporting next summer and "specifically" addressing the possibility of new nuclear plants being built, has prompted the renewables lobby to warn of the dangers of ignoring these technologies.
  • 11/25/2005 -- EU wide Biomass Action Plan will be implemented, says EC officer
    The European Union will have a Biomass Action Plan in place in the near future despite it not being adopted as hoped on Wednesday, said an EC representative at a conference in London yesterday.

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