- “Renewables Outproduced Coal Power In The US For The First Time Ever” • Last month, for the first time, renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydro outpaced coal generation, according to data from the Energy Information Administration and an analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. [Popular Mechanics]
- “ABB Electrifies The Niagara Falls’ Iconic Maid Of The Mist Ferries” • ABB announced that its zero emission technology will power the next generation fully electric ferries for the iconic Maid of the Mist tour. The two new vessels will go into service next year, powered completely by high-capacity battery packs, according to ABB. [CleanTechnica]
- “Rising Coal And Gas Costs Push Australia Electricity Prices To Record Highs” • Electricity prices across much of Australia’s main grid rose to record highs in the first quarter of 2019, the Australian Energy Market Operator said. It blames the record heatwave, rising coal and gas costs, and the rising cost of hydro power because of the drought. [RenewEconomy]
- “Arctic Permafrost Is Melting So Fast It’s Damaging The Equipment Scientists Use To Measure It” • Permafrost is the Arctic region’s bedrock. A study says it is melting so fast that it’s not just ripping up the landscape; it is wrecking the scientific equipment used to measure it. And it is making climate change even worse for all of us. [CNN]
- “Britain Goes Coal-Free For 100 Hours, Setting New Record For Energy Use” • Britain was powered by sources other than coal for over 100 hours at the weekend, setting a record. The National Grid says coal is less impartant as renewable energy sources are more reliable and the public is installing more solar panels. [Telegraph.co.uk]
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