- “Climate Change Will Make A Walk In The Woods A Much Rarer Pleasure” • Fires and drought exacerbated by climate change make new growth difficult for some species, especially in low-elevation forests, a research study says. Some forests in the western US have crossed “a critical climate threshold for post-fire tree generation.” [CNN]
- “Renewables Made Up Almost 65% Of Net Power Production In Germany Last Week” • Renewable energy had a 64.8% share of electricity generation, according to solar research institute Fraunhofer ISE. The achievement was mainly due to strong production from wind facilities. Windpower supplied 48.8% of the electricity. [pv magazine International]
- “Largest Community Solar + Storage Installation In Massachusetts Is Now Open For Business” • The largest community solar + storage farm in Massachusetts is in operation. The 7.1-MW Happy Hollow Community Solar + Storage Farm was built at a former gravel pit in Winchendon. It includes 3.3 MWh of battery storage. [CleanTechnica]
- “Air Carbon Capture’s Scale Problem: 11 Astrodomes For A Ton Of CO₂” • Air carbon capture continues to get written about as if it is an interesting technology that will play a significant role in reducing global warming. The trouble is, with 100% effective technology you would need to filter 11 Houston Astrodomes of air just to get a single ton of CO₂. [CleanTechnica]
- “Bills Filed To Commit Florida To Transition To Renewable Energy” • A pair of bills have been filed in the Florida legislature that would mandate the state transition to renewable energy in the next thirty years. They would have Florida 100% renewably powered by 2050. This is the first time such a requirement has come before state lawmakers. [WUSF]
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