- “Donald Trump Said Wind Turbines Cause Cancer. Chuck Grassley Called That ‘Idiotic.'” • Iowa Sen Chuck Grassley (R), a champion of wind energy, said President Donald Trump’s comments that wind turbines cause cancer were “idiotic,” in a call with reporters. There is no evidence that wind turbine sounds cause cancer. [DesMoinesRegister.com]
- “Global Wind Turbine Order Capacity Increased 31% In 2018, Finds WoodMac” • According to Wood Mackenzie, Global wind turbine orders increased by 31% in 2018 thanks in part to a 20% fourth-quarter increase which saw 18 GW of new capacity added. The US bucked this trend, however, seeing a decline in capacity orders. [CleanTechnica]
- “Swiss Startup Innolith Claims 1000 Wh/kg Battery Breakthrough” • Swiss startup Innolith says it developed a lithium-ion battery with an energy density of 1,000 Wh/kg. This is four times the 250 Wh/kg rating of the latest battery from Tesla. It already has one of its batteries installed to back up the grid in Hagerstown, Maryland.” [CleanTechnica]
- “2018 Smashed Renewables Records Across The Board, CEC Finds” • Australian investment in large-scale renewables grew from $10 billion in 2017 to $20 billion in 2018 and the amount of renewable energy capacity financially committed increased from 5.6 GW in 2017 to 14.8 GW in 2018, Clean Energy Council data show. [pv magazine Australia]
- “Disbanded By Trump, Defiant Climate Committee Moves To Aid Cities, States” • An advisory committee on climate change that was dissolved under US President Donald Trump has launched anew as an independent entity, Science for Climate Action Network. It plans to work with governments nationwide to speed up climate action. [Sight Magazine]
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