- The winter storm moved out from the Northeast, and the winter cold moved in. A combination of winds, high tide, and a super moon produced the highest tide the area around Boston has ever seen. But the Boston area wasn’t alone in the misery. Up and down the East Coast, tens of thousands spent a frigid night without power. [CBS News]
- Germany crossed a symbolic milestone in its energy transition by briefly covering about 100% of electricity use with renewable energy sources for the first time ever on 1 January. In the whole of last year, the world’s fourth largest economy produced a record 36.1% of its total power needs with renewable energy sources. [Clean Energy Wire]
- “3 Questions Worth Answering in the Wake of Winter Storm Grayson” • My colleagues and I think about coastal flooding a lot, but the footage from yesterday had our brains buzzing with new unknowns and threats never considered. It is not simply how do we prepare for storms like this. It’s how do we prepare for a future. [Union of Concerned Scientists]
- CleanTechnica has published a couple of articles recently on Shenzhen’s 16,000 electric buses. But those stories should not be taken to imply that this is an isolated case of Chinese electric bus leadership. To do so would miss the much bigger and broader story. Here is a roundup of two months of electric bus stories from China. [CleanTechnica]
- If President Donald Trump is actually serious about bringing coal back, he has his work cut out for him. The President’s first year in office was marked by a slew of coal power plant closings, and his second year is already off to a bad start. Mepco Inc announced that it will close a Pennsylvania mine, eliminating 370 coal jobs. [Triple Pundit]
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