- “Coal Is Literally Killing Us” • Taken together, the Clean Power Plan’s reductions in atmospheric pollutants associated with coal would reduce problems with heart disease, asthma, and other diseases enough save us of a whopping $38 billion a year in the US. [Natural Resources Defense Council]
- The North American Climate, Energy and Environment Partnership announced Wednesday in Ottawa has much to say about clean power generation, renewable energy and efficiency but barely a word about natural gas, save for methane emissions reduction goals. [Natural Gas Intelligence]
- Google has purchased 100% of the output of a 160-MW Norwegian wind power farm through a 12-year power purchase agreement. The deal will power Google’s European data centers. The permits have already been granted. The wind farm include 50 Siemens 3.2-MW units. [North American Windpower]
- Projections that coal utilization will decline faster than previously forecast have spurred Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises to shed 200 jobs and restructure its traditional power business that serves coal-fired power generation in a bid to reduce overhead and improve efficiency. [POWER magazine]
- Bringing off-shore wind energy to the US electric system for the first time took a major step forward this past weekend with the landing of a 20-mile undersea cable from Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island, to the wind project, and then to Crescent Beach on Block Island. [Digital Journal]
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