Monday, November 05, 2012

November 5th Green News

Green economy is on the rise – but remains to be fully exploited | Environment | The Guardian
There are now nearly 1 million people employed in green jobs, from biofuels and electric car manufacturing to wind turbine installation, with more than 25,000 jobs created last year. The green sector is now bigger than car manufacturing, aerospace or telecoms, but gets far less of the political attention these established sectors enjoy.
Going Green: SUNY ESF generating most of its own heat, power - YNN, Your News Now
At the current price of heat and power, the college will save about $400,000 a year, which means the system, will be paid for in five years.
Scotland generating £200m a year of indie green energy
According to figures compiled by SmartestEnergy, there are now around 280 independent, commercial-scale renewable energy projects across the country with a total capacity of 750 megawatts – equivalent to a small conventional power station and enough to power more than 500,000 households.

Green campaigners furious with UK's 'dash for gas' revelation
The coalition is divided over energy policy, with Osborne favouring a major increase in gas use, promising generous tax subsidies to the shale gas industry at last month’s Tory party conference. The Liberal Democrats want greater emphasis on renewable energy.
Land acquired for biomass power plant project | News | Materials Recycling Week
The EnergyPark is claimed to be Europe’s most sustainable biomass-from-waste power station, using a mix of the technologies to divert of waste from landfill at below landfill cost at the same time as creating renewable energy and recycled products.

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