- “Virginia Gives Nod to 12-MW Wind Demo off Virginia Beach” • The State Corporation Commission, Virginia’s regulatory agency, approved a 12-MW offshore wind demonstration project. The wind farm is being developed by Ørsted A/S and Dominion Energy. Its two 6-MW turbines will be about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. [Renewables Now]
- “Five Midterm Votes that Could Have an Outsize Impact on Climate Change” • This is the era of deregulation in the nation’s capital, as Trump is rolling back climate change regulations and withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement. At the state level, though, advocates and lawmakers around the country are fighting back. [Las Vegas Sun]
- “Large Hydropower Dams ‘Not Sustainable’ in the Developing World” • A study says large-scale hydropower projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment. The authors fear that the unsustainable nature of these projects has not been recognised in the developing world, where thousands of dams are being built. [BBC]
- “Canada, New England Talk Trade, Politics and Clean Energy” • Energy made up $130 billion of the $750 billion that changed hands last year between Canada and the US, the largest bilateral trading relationship in the world. On both sides of the border many question why the Trump administration would risk that relationship with tariffs. [RTO Insider]
- “Climate Change may Increase Heat Waves, Coastal Damage, and Wildfires in California” • The California Natural Resources Agency recently released a statewide climate change assessment. The report says climate change impacts will get worse. With more heat waves, there might be 11,000 heat-related deaths each year by 2050. [CleanTechnica]
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