- “Puget Sound Energy Launches Green Direct to Support 100% Renewable Goals” • Washington State energy provider Puget Sound Energy announced that the second round of its Green Direct program has been fully subscribed. It allows local councils and businesses to buy 100% of their energy from local renewable sources. [CleanTechnica]
- “Trump Administration Opens California Coast to Wind Power Projects” • For the first time, the federal government is opening the door to offshore wind energy development on the California coast. The Trump administration is soliciting proposals for wind power projects in three areas totaling more than 1,000 square miles in federal waters. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- “Supreme Court Stalls Youth Climate Change Case” • The US Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit that 21 young activists brought against the federal government. The order freezes trial proceedings in US District Court in Oregon until lawyers for the young people provide a response. [New Jersey Herald]
- “New England Power Line Opposition Brings Together Unusual Alliance” • Groups that are more often on opposite sides of energy debates are making cases against the proposed $950 million, 1,200-MW transmission line, which would carry Canadian hydropower through northern and western Maine on its way to Massachusetts. [Energy News Network]
- “Chinese Dominate the Wind Dharts” • Chinese companies were responsible for almost two-thirds of the total wind power capacity added in 2017, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. “Global Wind Power Asset Ownership 2018,” found that 63% of capacity additions last year were made by 11 Chinese companies. [reNEWS]
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