- “Renewables Are Winning The Economics Battle Against New Coal And Gas, Stunning Study Shows” • Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that renewables are now the cheapest form of new electricity generation across two thirds of the world. Five years ago, they were cheapest in only 1% of the world, according to BNEF. [ThinkProgress]
- “Extreme Temperatures Are Melting The Arctic” • If you live in the US or Canada, you may have noticed cool weather lately. Climate scientists say that this is because the mass of cold air usually over the Arctic has been displaced southward by warm that is as much as 40°F higher than normal. There is a cause of this, but the effects are just starting. [CleanTechnica]
- “The US Solar Power Is Booming This Year Despite Trump’s Tariffs” • A report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables found that the first quarter of 2019 was the strongest in the US solar industry’s history, with 2.7 GW of solar capacity added to the grid. The growth is expected to continue. [Gizmodo]
- “Canada Approves $5.5 Billion Oil Pipeline Project” • Canada approved the Trans Mountain expansion project after a federal court sent it back for review last summer. PM Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberals had taken the rare step last year of buying the pipeline for C$4.5 billion ($3.4 billion, £2.6 billion) to help ensure the project’s survival. [BBC]
- “New York Set To Adopt Aggressive Emission Reduction Goals” • New York would adopt the nation’s most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal endorsed by the state Senate. New York would generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040 and reduce or offset all of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. [MyTwinTiers.com]
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