- “Thousands Of Emperor Penguin Chicks Wiped Out” • When the sea-ice on which they were being raised was destroyed in severe weather in 2016, thousands of emperor penguin chicks drowned. The colony’s 14,000 to 25,000 breeding pairs made no attempt to reestablish it, and it disappeared from satellite images altogether. [BBC]
- “Brayton Point Coal-Fired Generating Station Will Be Repurposed To Support Offshore Wind” • The Brayton Point plant in Massachusetts was so dirty that a Harvard University study blamed it for 106 premature deaths each year. It closed in 2017 because of economics. Now its site will be repurposed to support offshore windpower. [CleanTechnica]
- “Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Rejects Vectren’s Power Plant Proposal” • A proposal to build an 850-MW power plant fueled by natural gas to replace an old coal-burning plant was rejected by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. It said the owner, Vectren, had not adequately considered less expensive alternatives. [Evansville Courier & Press]
- “Ford Drops $500 Million Into Rivian In Bid To Electrify Its F‑Series Trucks” • Ford announced a $500 million equity investment into electric truck and SUV builder Rivian. Ford seems to hope to get a foot in the door at Rivian so it can develop a line of electric trucks and SUVs built on top of Rivian’s electric vehicle skateboard platform. [CleanTechnica]
- “$13.6 Billion Record-Breaking Solar Park Rises From Dubai Desert” • Under the Arabian sun, a monumental construction effort is making headway. Located deep within Dubai’s desert interior, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park continues to grow. It has just passed another milestone, with groundbreaking of phase four. [CNN]
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