- “Australia’s Main Grid Reaches 50% Renewables For First Time” • On National Electricity Market, the combined output of rooftop solar, large-scale wind, and large-scale solar reached 50.2% of the near 25 GW being produced during one trading period. The NEM supplies Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. [RenewEconomy]
- “Trouble Ahead for Natural Gas?” • FERC’s figures for proposed new capacity indicates a decrease of about 20% per year during August 2017 to August 2019. Extrapolating the data suggests that proposed new additions could drop to the point that they no longer exceed retirements by 2025. And market pressure could make this happen. [Green Energy Times]
- “Last Month Was The Warmest October On Record Globally. Here’s What It Means For Climate Change” • The Copernicus Climate Change Service, which analyzes temperature data from around the planet, said October 2019 was 0.69°C (1.24°F) warmer globally than the average of all the Octobers in the 30-year span from 1981-2010. [CNN]
- “11,000 Scientists Warn Of ‘Untold Suffering’ Caused By Climate Change” • More than 11,000 researchers from around the world issued a grim warning of the “untold suffering” that will be caused by climate change if humanity doesn’t change its ways. The group said that as scientists, they have the “moral obligation to tell it like it is.” [CNN]
- “GE To supply 715-MW Chinese Mega-Farm” • GE Renewable Energy and China Huaneng Group are to build a 715-MW wind farm at Puyang in Henan province, China. The deal, which is GE’s largest-ever wind order in Asia, is for 286 of the company’s 2.5-132 turbines with 130-meter soft steel towers. The developer is China Huaneng. [reNEWS]
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