- New analysis from The Nature Conservancy, WRI and others estimates that stopping deforestation, restoring forests and improving forestry practices could cost-effectively remove 7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, or as much as eliminating 1.5 billion cars – more than all of the cars in the world today! [CleanTechnica]
- Empire State Connector Corp started an open solicitation process for interested parties to reserve space on a new 265-mile, 1-GW transmission line, which will carry power from upstate New York renewable generators to New York City. The electricity will be transmitted through two submarine cables in the Erie Canal and the Hudson River. [reNews]
- West Africa’s biggest solar power plant is going online as Burkina Faso, one of the world’s poorest countries, inaugurates a novel scheme to boost renewables and cut energy dependence. The 135-acre plant near of the capital Ouagadougou will be able to churn out 33 MW, enough to power tens of thousands of homes. [ETEnergyworld.com]
- In Australia, the Northern Territory’s energy market will undergo a massive transformation as the Gunner Government tries to reach a 50% renewable energy target by 2030. The target was a key election promise by the Labor Government. This year only 4% of the territory’s energy generation came from solar power. [ABC Online]
- Results of a poll conducted by the Yale Program On Climate Change Communication and the Center For Climate Change Communication at George Mason University showed increased awareness of climate change and an elevated level of concern for the future among Americans. They are quickly growing more concerned with the issue. [CleanTechnica]
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