NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 24: INDIA PLANS WORLD’S BIGGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT; WIND SOUND IS HEARTBEAT QUIET; COAL FADING TO BLACK

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    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, September 24: INDIA PLANS WORLD’S BIGGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT; WIND SOUND IS HEARTBEAT QUIET; COAL FADING TO BLACK

    INDIA PLANS WORLD’S BIGGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT India To Build World’s Largest Solar Power Plant In Rajasthan

    Sreeja VN, September 21, 2013 (International Business Times)

    “The Indian government will set up the world’s largest solar power plant in its northwestern state of Rajasthan…and the venture is expected to significantly reduce solar power taxes in the country…The project, known as the ‘Ultra-Mega Green Solar Power Project,’ will have a total power generation capacity of 4,000 megawatts, which is more than double the total solar power generation capacity in India…The first phase of the project, which will be for 1,000 megawatt capacity, is expected to be completed in three years and will be run by a joint venture of five state-run utilities, including BHEL, Power Grid Corporation of India and Solar Energy Corporation of India…” click here for more

    WIND SOUND IS HEARTBEAT QUIET Acoustics group says wind turbine infrasound less than a heart-beat

    Emma Fitzpatrick, 16 September 2013 (Renew Economy)

    [T]he Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants (AAAC) stated that the current levels of infrasound emitted by wind turbines…are already in abundance in our natural environment from sources such as wind, waves and earthquakes. People also generate infrasound through breathing and heartbeats…Mechanical sources of infrasound originate from sources like aircrafts, traffic, and fossil fuel generation …. and wind turbines. Infrasound emissions from wind turbines have previously been thought to cause adverse health effects such as breathing problems, digestive issues, headaches and nausea…[T]he AAAC concluded that infrasound levels around wind farms are no higher than the levels around where people live, work and sleep…” click here for more

    COAL FADING TO BLACK Guest column: Yes, actually, King Coal is dying

    Leslie Glustrom, August 25, 2013 (Boulder Daily Camera)

    “…‘King Coal’ isn't dead yet, but there is abundant reason to believe the U.S. coal industry is dying…[C]oal deposits that are being mined now are buried deeper and are more expensive to mine. Coal company profit margins are narrowing or even turning negative and the major U.S. coal companies are reporting billions of dollars of losses. The major U.S. coal companies have lost over 80 percent of their stock value since 2008 and are borrowing money at interest rates of 8-10 percent in order to pay off their staggering debts. Patriot Coal filed for bankruptcy in mid-2012 and other large U.S. coal companies have been put on bankruptcy watch…” click here for more

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