- “Wind Powers Heerema Crane Vessels” • Heerema is involved in a project in the Dutch port of Rotterdam to use electricity generated by wind turbines in place of diesel generators for the power needs of its moored crane vessels. The aim of the project is to establish the feasibility of supplying shore-based clean electricity to large seagoing vessels. [reNEWS]
- “Penn State Researchers Say A 10-Minute EV Recharge Is Possible With New Battery Technology” • Researchers at Penn State claim they found a way to recharge an EV in ten minutes and are targeting five minute recharging times in the near future. The trick is to heat the battery rapidly and then cool it back down quickly. [CleanTechnica]
- “Great Lakes Offshore Wind: Possibility Or Pipe Dream?” • The end of a regulatory odyssey to get approval for what would be the first US freshwater offshore wind farm is now within sight for developers. Final approval is needed from the Ohio Power Siting Board for the 20.7-MW Icebreaker project, about 8 miles from downtown Cleveland in Lake Erie. [E&E News]
- “Nervous And Scared: Coal Workers Fear For Pensions After Murray Energy Bankruptcy” • Murray Energy’s bankruptcy puts an exclamation point on the stunning downfall of America’s coal industry. The last major company making contributions to the United Mine Workers of America’s pension plan, the company says pensions have to be dialed back. [CNN]
- “Solar, Energy Efficiency To Drive Drops In Load And Peak Demand Over Next Ten Years, ISO-NE Says” • ISO New England expects declining annual load and summer peak demand through 2028, largely due to solar and energy efficiency additions, its ten year system outlook says. But grid modernization efforts will be necessary, as well. [Utility Dive]
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