- “Climate Change: Report Warns of Growing Impact on US Life” • The US government’s 4th National Climate Assessment says climate change is “presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.” The warning is at odds with the Trump administration’s fossil fuels agenda. [BBC]
- “California Set to Build the World’s Largest Battery System” • The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a proposal from Pacific Gas & Electric to build a battery system that will be the world’s largest when it is completed. The system’s four separate energy storage projects will replace plants powered by natural gas. [Interesting Engineering]
- “Salisbury to Roll Out Community Choice Electricity Program” • A new green energy program in Salisbury, Massachusetts, could save residents an average of 19% on their electric bills this winter. The Salisbury Community Choice Power Supply Program will buy the power from renewable sources. [The Daily News of Newburyport]
- “Victoria Votes for Solar Power: Labor’s Election Win Unlocks New Rebates for Solar Panels and Batteries” • Labor’s Victorian State Election win is good news for Victorian citizens looking to install rooftop solar panels and home batteries. The Victorian election result means that the Victorian Solar Homes scheme will expand. [Energy Matters]
- “Germany Greenlights 8 GW of Additional Onshore Wind and Solar Capacity” • Under an agreement reached by Germany’s Cabinet in early November, the federal government will hold auctions to procure 1 GW each for onshore wind and solar in 2019, increasing to 1.4 GW for each in 2020 and 1.6 GW for each in 2021. [Greentech Media]
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