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February 5 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Why climate deniers target women” • Harassment is no stranger to the reporters, researchers and policymakers who work on climate change, but it is particularly severe for the women in those fields. Research into public understanding of climate change reveals an important link between sexism and climate denial. []
2017 Women’s March (Image: Ted Eytan, CC BY 2.0)

2017 Women’s March (Image: Ted Eytan, CC BY 2.0)

  • South Australia’s project to install solar power and batteries on 50,000 homes started with a call for proposals for innovation in renewables and storage. Tesla’s submission was a virtual power plant with 250 MW of solar PVs and 650 MWh of battery storage. The new project will be the largest virtual power plant in the world. [Interesting Engineering]
  • We have heatwaves more often and researchers are responding with practical climate strategies. Potential techniques for climate engineering include planting crop varieties bred to be lighter in color, use of more reflective mulch, leaving lighter stubble on cropped land, and use of no-till practices that have soil absorb less heat. [North Queensland Register]
  • Four famous Sikh shrines in Delhi will go green by employing solar energy to meet their daily power needs from April. They will be provided with 3,125 rooftop solar panels having a total of 1 MW capacity. The expectation is that they will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 30,000 tons over a period of 20 years. [Millennium Post]
  • As the coal industry continues to decline, many former fossil fuel workers across the US are training for new careers in renewable energy. In Casper, Wyoming, Goldwind Americas runs Goldwind Works as a wind energy technician training program that teaches former fossil fuel workers to operate and maintain wind technology. [CleanTechnica]

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