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The Horse Racing Industry Is Very Environmentally Conscious

The ECOreport interviews an Irish consultant, who explained how the Horse Racing Industry Is Very Environmentally Conscious

By Roy L Hales

A lot of images come to mind when you hear that someone is an environmental consultant, but horse racing isn’t one of them. Stephen Griffin told me about another side to this industry, when we met at Manson’s Landing Friday Market. When it comes to their animals, the horse racing industry is very environmentally conscious.

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The World’s Mosts Sustainable Country

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By James Ayre

The World’s Mosts Sustainable Country is Sweden, according to  last summer’s study/ranking from the investment company RobecoSAM.

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Wind to Supply 12% of The EU’s Electricity

A new report from the European Commission Joint Research Centre says wind supplied 8% of demand last year & their goal for 2020 is Wind to Supply 12% of The EU’s Electricity

Originally Published on Click Green

The cumulative capacity of wind energy connected to the EU grid reached 129GW last year, matching 8% of European electricity demand, the equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland.

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Ireland’s First Combined Ultracapacitor & Battery Energy Storage Facility

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMIreland intends to achieve 40% renewable energy by 2020. This is an ambitious goal, considering most of this electricity comes from large scale wind farms. “The challenge is that it is an island grid, with only limited connection to the UK,” said Klaus Harder, Business Development Manager at FREQCON GmbH. Some winter nights the Irish grid will have to take 75% of its electricity from renewable sources. This calls for additional services and FREQCON deployed Ireland’s first ­combined ultracapacitor & battery energy storage facility for the Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed in South Dublin County.

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Attorney Presents Evidence to suggest Wind Industry claims are Overblown

Originally Published in East County Magazine

By Miriam Raftery

“How do you beat the national average with below average wind speeds?” Attorney Bill Pate posed that intriguing question at a forum hosted in San Diego recently by Activist San Diego.
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