NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, October 12: CLIMATE CHANGE VS. PARENTS’ LOVE; BILLIONS FOR MICHIGAN IN THE WIND; BREAKTHROUGH FOR ALGAE?

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    Monday, October 12, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, October 12: CLIMATE CHANGE VS. PARENTS’ LOVE; BILLIONS FOR MICHIGAN IN THE WIND; BREAKTHROUGH FOR ALGAE?

    CLIMATE CHANGE VS. PARENTS’ LOVE Parent coalition calls for 'bold action' on climate change

    Lydia Wheeler, October 12, 2015 (The Hill)

    "Climate-focused advocacy groups, made up of parents, grandparents and families, are joining forces in an international coalition aimed at pushing global leaders to cut carbon pollution…Our Kids’ Climate coalition, which includes groups like Climate Mama and DearTomorrow in the U.S. and the Norwegian Grandparents Climate Campaign and Canadian Parents for Climate Action, is circulating an international parent petition…[calling] for a commitment to keep global temperature rise at safe levels and create a world that’s powered by 100 percent clean energy with net zero greenhouse gas emissions…the group [says] it’s had enough of ‘political passivity and profit-motivated roadblocks to bold action on climate’…” click here for more

    BILLIONS FOR MICHIGAN IN THE WIND Report: More Michigan Wind Energy Could Save Locals Billions Of Dollars

    9 October 2015 (North American Windpower)

    “Michigan households and business owners can keep more money in their pockets - and rural Michigan landowners will receive millions of dollars more a year in land lease payments - by building new wind farms that tap into more of the state's wind energy resources…[according to A wind vision for new growth in Michigan from] the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF)…[Wind] can save Michigan homeowners and businesses over $3.59 billion dollars…[and] supply enough electricity for over 710,000 homes in Michigan…[E]conomic benefits for the Great Lakes State can grow to over $11.6 million dollars in added annual property tax revenue, and Michigan landowners would be paid by wind farm owners an additional $7.6 million in lease payments a year by 2030…[Some] 4,000 jobs are supported by wind power today in Michigan, including manufacturing jobs at 33 factories producing wind power parts and supplies…[The industry] has already attracted $2.9 billion in capital investment to Michigan…” click here for more

    BREAKTHROUGH FOR ALGAE? A novel technology to produce microalgae biomass as feedstock for biofuel, food, feed and more

    2 October 2015 (EurekAlert)

    “…[A novel] and scalable technology and production process combining algal biomass cultivation, harvesting and concentration as well as extraction and fractionation of fatty acids from the biomass…[offers a] high quality feedstock for various industries in a highly competitive price…UniVerve Ltd. (UniVerve), an Israeli company, has begun scaling-up its technological process, which is expected to change the feedstock market in various industries, such as food, feed and biofuel…[UniVerve’s Hanging Adjustable V-shaped Pond uses a suspended, modular and scalable triangular structure with transparent walls that allows light to penetrate from all sides, thus increasing photosynthetic activity and enhancing yield and] provides a scalable, cost effective and sustainable solution…The oil, which can be extracted with off-the-shelf wet extraction technologies and used as an excellent feedstock for all kinds of biofuel, is expected to be produced at up to 50 dollars per barrel (equal to the current market price of crude fossil oil)…” click here for more

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