- “Canada Is Ready To Be a Global Environmental Leader Using Blockchain” • Blockchain technology could not have arrived at a better time. It can enable developing nations to leapfrog developed nations and with the recent quickly falling prices in solar and wind power, a future of renewable power grids is coming fast. [Coinsquare Discover]
- A call to action, signed by some of the world’s most prominent economists, urges wealth fund managers, professional financiers, and all investors to stop investing in businesses that extract, process, distribute, manufacture, and sell fossil fuel products, including any form of oil, gas, or coal, to generate power. [Sputnik International]
- Months after putting the project on hold, the backers of the Vermont Green Line have pulled the plug on their proposal for a power cable under Lake Champlain. The estimated $650 million project ran afoul of concerns that Vermont’s grid wasn’t prepared to handle the quantity of electricity the cable was slated to carry. [vtdigger.org]
- Construction on Australia’s first utility-scale wind, solar, and energy storage hybrid project to be connected to the national grid is about to start near the town of Hughenden, in northwest Queensland. The A$160 million ($120 million) park includes 43 MW of wind, 15 MW of solar on single-axis trackers, and two lithium-ion batteries. [PV-Tech]
- A unit of China Three Gorges Corp. is building a ¥1 billion (£113 million, $150 million) floating solar power plant, the world’s biggest, in the nation’s eastern province of Anhui. China Three Gorges New Energy started building the 150-MW project in July. The entire facility is expected to come online by May 2018. [The Independent]
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