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Joanna Schroeder

  • Clean Energy Powers Local Job Growth in India, an analysis released during the RE-Invest conference that took place in New Delhi, India shows that achieving Prime Minister Modi’s recently announced 100 gigawatt (GW) solar energy goal by 2022 could create as many as one million jobs, while greatly improving energy access for Indian citizens and fighting climate change. Achieving India’s proposed target of 60 GW of wind energy by 2022 would also generate at least 180,000 additional jobs. The analysis finds that the project planning, construction, and installation and operations required to meet this solar goal could generate as many as 1,000,000 jobs in less than a decade.
  • The World Energy Council has welcomed Abengoa as the newest member of its Global Partner program. Abengoa will contribute its experience as a leading player in both renewable energy and efficient conventional generation, as well as power transmission and distribution. The company will join the Council’s partner organizations who support the Council’s work programs in addressing essential issues such as the energy trilemma, scenarios and resources.
  • Clariant’s sunliquid technology, which converts agricultural residue such as wheat straw into economic and sustainable cellulosic ethanol, has been nominated for the GreenTec Awards 2015 in the category of car mobility. The GreenTec Award is an European environmental and business award that honors innovative projects that lead the way to a sustainable future. On May 29, 2015 the award ceremony will take place in Berlin where the winners will be announced.
  • EDF Renewable Services has announced that Kansas City Power & Light Company has extended an operations and maintenance agreement for the Spearville Wind Project (100.5 MW) and Spearville II Wind Project (48 MW) located in Kansas totaling 148.5 megawatts (MW) of General Electric turbines.
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