- “Airbus SeaWing Kite Sails To Cut Fuel Costs For Cargo Ships 20%” • Last year, some Airbus engineers formed a company called AirSeas to develop wind power technology for ocean-going cargo ships. Airbus will use prototype kite sails on cargo ships that move parts for aircraft between its locations in Europe and the US. [CleanTechnica]
- “Fossil Fuel Demand Set To Peak In The 2020s” • The rapid growth of clean technologies is expected to cause fossil fuel demand to peak in the 2020s, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker, serving to put at risk trillions for investors ignorant of or unwilling to participate in the transition to a low-carbon economy. [CleanTechnica]
- “Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Release Methane Into Air” • The Trump administration is about to take its third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change. It is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. [New York Times]
- “US Energy Efficiency Industry Employs 2.25 Million People” • The US energy efficiency industry added more new jobs than any other industry in the country’s entire energy sector in 2017. Energy efficiency now employs nearly 2.25 million people, according to new figures from E4TheFuture and Environmental Entrepreneurs. [CleanTechnica]
- “Xcel Resource Planning Executive: We Can Buy New Renewables Cheaper Than Existing Fossil Fuels” • Xcel Energy has long been a leader in renewable energy, investing in wind and solar even when they were not the cheapest alternatives. But today, new wind and solar are often cheaper than existing coal generation. [Greentech Media]
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