“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about renewable energy.
1.) U.S. military’s big plan for renewable energy projects. The U.S. Department of Defense plans to open up 16 million acres of its land for renewable energy development, which it hopes will create a boom of solar, wind and geothermal projects and provide clean power to military bases, the department announced Monday.
2.) US. to offer $2B in renewable energy loans to South Africa, boon for electricity-hungry nation. The U.S. will offer South Africa up to $2 billion in loans to fund renewable energy ventures involving American companies, a top official said Monday, a potential boon for both the electricity-hungry nation and U.S. business interests.
3.) Solar energy: Obama administration to expedite Inland projects. Obama fast-tracks a pair of large projects in Riverside County, but environmentalists denounce the action.
4.) Renewable energy under siege in the USA. Renewable energy faces opposition from cashed-up fossil fuel supporters in Australia; but it’s nothing compared to what is going on in the USA at the moment.
5.) Alternative energy finds support in the Philippines through feed-in tariff. Alternative energy is about to get a boost in the Philippines. Late last week, the Philippines Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) announced a new feed-in tariff (FiT) program that would help increase the adoption of four forms of alternative energy.
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