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This is the week that was in Smart Energy News.
Past week has been full of activity in smart energy business. We are also back to original format in Publisher's Note.
Arctic Drilling: Huffman Introduces Bill to end Permanent Oil Drilling in the Arctic.
"Oil drilling in the harsh and dangerous Arctic Ocean carries unacceptable risks. An oil spill in the Arctic would be an environmental catastrophe that would pollute and cripple the ocean ecosystem, harming wildlife and damaging fragile shores for decades to come,” said Huffman: (Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill to stop Arctic Drilling –Oil and Gas)
Development and Production Plan (DPP) from Hilcorp Alaska relating to oil and gas development on the Liberty Prospect was submitted to BOEM: This area covers two leases that were issued in 1991 and 1996 under previous Administrations.
Drilling application in Beaufort Sea received by BOEM: (Hilcorp Applies for Drilling in the Beufort Sea: Oil and Gas)
Global and National Leaders Agree on Action Plan at NY City Meeting: There was recognition that a successful deal at COP 21 required concerted action by national governments, international institutions, subnational bodies and business.
I believe Paris will be a success. We need to keep it simple. We must ensure annual reviews so there is no backsliding. India is committed to building a green economic future because this will help poverty eradication, said Prakash Javadekar, India’s Environment Minister: (Confidence Builds up for COP21 Success- Spotlight)
The Netherlands, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom endorsed the Under 2 MOU: 41 jurisdictions representing 19 countries and five continents have signed or endorsed the Under 2 MOU
Under 2 MOU is picking up momentum going into COP-21: (European Nations Join Partnership to Fight Climate Change-Renewable)
California order for Ideal Power: Received an order for 1.5 MW of its 30kW Battery Converters and Grid Resilient Power Conversion Systems
Ideal Power Receives Order for 1.5 MW of Its 30kW Power Conversion Systems-Renewable
Water Flows on Mars: New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water -- albeit briny -- is flowing today on the surface of Mars”: (NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars- Spotlight)
White House Promotes Offshore Wind: By 2030, offshore wind is projected to supply 22,000 megawatts of clean and abundant energy to cities and communities in America enough to power 4.5 million homes.
The US Department of Energy’s State Energy Program has awarded $592, 683 in competitive funds to New York State Energy and Research Authority (NYSERDA), state organizations in three other Northeast states (the Maine Governor’s Office, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources), and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) to advance offshore wind market development through multi-state cooperation: (White House Promotes Offshore Wind- Renewable)