Solar Power Provided 10 Percent of Germany’s Electricity Needs
According to the data by a German water and energy trade association, solar power generated from solar photovoltaic systems last May, produced 10 percent of Germany’s total electricity consumption for the month. When you compare that from May of 2011, that’s a 40 percent increase. This increase can be attributed to the fact that currently, there are more than one million solar systems installed all over Germany.
Jammu & Kashmir Government in Hydroelectric Expansion
The government of Jammu & Kashmir in India will be adding about 8,000 MW of hydropower capacity within the next ten years. According to the J&K Minister of State for Power Shabir Ahmad Khan, this development could make them energy independent but also an exporter of power which could result to a turnaround in the state’s economy and power situation. Other hydroelectric power plants such as The Baglihar II, Uri II, Nimo Bazgo, Chutak and Kishan Ganga, which have a total combined capacity of 1,959 MW, are already under construction.
Native Americans Endorse FiT for Oregon
The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians has called on Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber to include feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in his 10-year energy plan. The tribes has passed a resolution calling for statewide feed-in-tariffs. But it seems that the governor has not heard them. In his released energy plan, the governor did not include feed-in-tariffs in his agenda. Currently, Oregon has a Volumetric Incentive Rate for solar photovoltaics but this has yet to fill out the capacity available.
Herts Italy and Italo Partners To Provide Electric Rental Cars
The Hertz Corporation together with Italo-NTV will be offering its customers the smart fortwo electric drives. Customers can rent the electric cars from the Hertz locations at the Rome Tiburtina and Rome Ostiense train stations for just 8 euros per hour. The electric cars will be powered at charging units provided by Enel, Italy’s largest electric utility. This new offering of electric rental cars is an important step in the Manifesto di Roma Capitale, which aims to increase the number of electric vehicles and other sustainability initiatives in Rome, Italy.