- “Southwest Monsoons Getting More Frequent And Intense” • Scientists studying monsoon storms in the Southwest found that, compared to 1970, storms are now producing 6-11% more rain per storm, while the time the storms last hasn’t changed. This means each storm is not only dumping more water, but is more intense. [CleanTechnica]
- “Energy Storage To ‘Top 1 TW By 2040′” • Energy storage will grow to 1095 GW in 2040, compared with 9 GW last year, boosted by cheaper lithium-ion battery technology, according to new research by BloombergNEF. The 122-fold boom will require $662 billion of investment, said BNEF in the ‘Energy Storage Outlook 2019’ report. [reNEWS]
- “Second Wind For GE” • GE India is making a bold bet on wind power, disruptive technology, and a new business model. The company has patented a hybrid technology to make renewable power available to a grid 24×7 through different combinations of solar, wind, hydro, and storage, managed by intelligent control systems. [Fortune India]
- “Clean Energy Set To Provide 35% Of Australia’s Electricity Within Two Years” • Analysts say clean energy will be providing 35% of Australia’s total electricity needs within two years, as data provided by a report from consultants Green Energy Markets underlines the pace at which solar power is transforming the national energy market. [The Guardian]
- “Entergy Says It Plans To Invest Big In Renewable Energy Over The Next Decade” • Entergy Corp said Wednesday that it plans to add substantially to its renewable energy capacity over the next decade, riding a trend of technological advances and lower costs, as well as bowing to political pressure to move away from fossil fuels. [NOLA.com]
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