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Renewable energy industry news roundup: June 21-June 28, 2015

Renewable energy industry news roundup: June 21-June 28, 2015

This week in renewable energy news, California emerges as a leader in solar energy assets as researchers predict more investment and more jobs in both solar and wind energy sectors.

10 states leading the clean tech revolution

Nationwide index shows which states are doing the best in adopting alternative energy solutions such as wind and solar.

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World's second largest wind farm inaugurated in Wales

The farm is located eight miles offshore in Liverpool Bay in North Wales and has a total of 160 wind turbines, generating enough power to supply approximately 400,000 residential homes.

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Report finds that high levels of renewables can be part of the grid

A new report conducted by the Brattle Group for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI) finds that high penetration levels of renewable generation are not only technically feasible but are already being managed in Texas and Colorado.

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Renewables to beat fossil fuels with $3.7 trillion solar boom

Solar power will draw $3.7 trillion in investment through 2040, with a total of $8 trillion going toward clean energy. That's almost double the $4.1 trillion that will be spent on coal, natural gas and nuclear plants, according to a forecast from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Investment in renewable energy yields more jobs than fossil fuel sector

A new report has determined that investments in energy-efficient and renewable energy sources yield more jobs for a set amount of spending than investing in maintaining or expanding the fossil fuel industry.

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Wind power to continue moderate growth for next two years

The wind energy sector across the globe will see moderate growth over the next two years. Navigant Research has made the observation in its World Wind Energy Market Update 2015.

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California tops many nations in installed solar capacity

Today, California has more solar assets than such nations as the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia and Belgium, becoming the first state t o top 10,000 megawatts of installed solar capacity and cementing its place as America's solar leader.

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Wind and solar will soon become the "least-cost option"

On June 23, GreenTechMedia (GTM) Senior Editor Stephen Lacey published, "Wind and Solar Will Soon Become the ‘Least-Cost Option Almost Universally."

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