- “UK Set For First Cryogenic Storage” • Highview Power is to construct the UK’s first commercial cryogenic energy storage facility at the site of a decommissioned thermal power station in England. The 50-MW plant uses liquid air as the storage medium and will be the first of a portfolio of projects that the company is planning in the UK. [reNEWS]
- “PG&E Head Says To Expect Rolling Blackouts For The Next 10 Years” • Pacific Gas & Electric is shutting parts of the California grid down to prevent wildfires during periods of dry, windy weather. The CEO of PG&E told the California Public Utilities Commission that the state will likely see blackouts for another 10 years, NPR reported. [CleanTechnica]
- “New York Advances 316-MW Battery Charge” • The New York Public Service Commission has given approval to LS Power’s 316-MW Ravenswood energy storage project proposed for New York City. A Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity has been awarded to the project for the plant, which will be built at Long Island City. [reNEWS]
- “Fossil Fuel Execs Lied To The Public About Climate Science For Years” • just days before ExxonMobil goes on trial in New York state for allegedly lying to its investors about the risks of climate change, a team of academic researchers released a report detailing the company’s decades-long campaign to mislead the wider public about climate crisis. [VICE]
- “Renewable Energy Is Booming. But It’s Not Growing Fast Enough To Fight Climate Change” • Renewable power capacity is expected to surge by 50% globally in the next five years, the International Energy Agency says. But the growth of renewables will still be “well short” of what is required to meet aggressive climate change goals. [CNN]
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