NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, July 11: The Rump Alone Denies The Climate Deal; Florida Solar Boom In Action; New, Huge Turbines Contracted For North Sea


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    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    QUICK NEWS, July 11: The Rump Alone Denies The Climate Deal; Florida Solar Boom In Action; New, Huge Turbines Contracted For North Sea

    The Rump Alone Denies The Climate Deal US stands alone at G-20 summit with position on climate change

    Kevin Dolak, July 8, 2017 (ABC News)

    “…[The lone outlier on climate change at the G-20 Summit was the U.S. President] who pulled out of the Paris climate agreement earlier this year…A footnote to the Group of 20's official document summarizing the collective plan of action on climate issues states the U.S. continues to reserve its position…The document’s plan is built around the terms laid out in the Paris climate agreement…The Paris accord, agreed to in 2015, sets guidelines for each participating country to mitigate global warming. Sponsored by the United Nations, it aims to slow the rise in global temperatures…Under former President Barack Obama, the United States committed to cutting its carbon emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels, by 2025…[The Rump decided the U.S. would negotiate the Paris Accord or renegotiate a new transaction though] world leaders and even Pope Francis had implored [the president] to remain a party to the Paris accord…” click here for more

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    Florida Solar Boom In Action Orlando's new solar plant takes shape as Florida's solar energy erupts

    Kevin Spear, July 5, 2017 (Orlando Sentinel)

    “…[Amid an unprecedented burst of solar power at sites across Florida, Gulf Power, the municipal utility of Tallahassee, and Florida Power & Light will have megawatts flowing from new and enormous solar plants by the end of the year…[Utilities are choosing big solar because the cost of solar is now competitive, residents want clean energy, and it increases utilities’] energy diversity…[But solar energy has provided utilities with only] a tiny fraction of their electricity…By the end of the year, Orlando Utilities Commission will have a combined 18.9 megawatts of solar capability…Among Florida’s utilities owned by investors, Duke Energy is limping behind…[with] 17.8 megawatts of solar…Gulf Power this year will fire up three solar plants on Panhandle military bases, producing 120 megawatts…[Florida Power & Light] expects to install another 300 megawatts next year and then that much annually through 2023…” click here for more

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    New, Huge Turbines Contracted For North Sea Siemens Gamesa to supply DONG Energy with 94 8-megawatt wind turbines

    Anmar Frangoul. 6 July 2017 (CNBC)

    “…[Siemens Gamesa] has signed an agreement with DONG Energy to supply 94 8-MW wind turbines – amounting to 752 megawatts – for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant…[To be commissioned in 2020 in Dutch North Sea waters, it will be able to power] one million homes…[At the end of 2016 almost 88 percent of all offshore wind installations were off the coasts of ten European countries…[The U.K. is] the world's largest offshore wind market, followed by Germany.” click here for more

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