- Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal. The scientists said that in September 2015 the hole was around 4 million square kilometers smaller than it was in the year 2000 – an area roughly the size of India. [BBC]
- Opinion: “North American energy deal places focus on Mexico” • Although Canada already far exceeds its own goals for the trilateral pledge to generate half of North America’s electricity from carbon free sources by 2025, and the United States has a clear path forward, Mexico faces a number of major hurdles. [Science Magazine]
- Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator announced it will offer 936 long-term contracts for 241.43 MW of small-scale renewable electric power generation, including solar, wind, hydroelectric and bioenergy projects. The grid operator says it had received a total of 1,702 FIT applications. [Solar Industry]
- Alaska Power and Telephone announced it would build a 1.8 MW wind farm with help from a $3 million High Energy Cost Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The 7-Mile Wind, would reduce the power costs for about 1,500 residents in Tok, Tetlin, Dot Lake, and Tanacross. [Fairbanks Daily News-Miner]
- After receiving numerous endorsements and commitments over recent weeks, the Grain Belt Express Clean Line took a step for final approval, filing an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission. A number of large companies operating in Missouri are expected to endorse the project. [The Missouri Times]
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