- “Massive Wind Turbine Blade Arrives In Massachusetts For Testing” • A 107-meter-long wind turbine blade was moved to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center for testing. The blade, designed to be used on GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine, is to be subjected to a series of fatigue tests. [CNBC]
- “Natural Gas Fracking Boom Turns Bust For Big Fracker” • Chesapeake Energy was among the first to take advantage of the natural gas fracking free-for-all sparked last year, when the Trump* administration opened up more public lands for drilling. Now Chesapeake is blaming the supply glut for its current predicament, which is pretty bad. [CleanTechnica]
- “Investors Are Dumping Oil. So Why Would Anyone Buy Saudi Aramco?” • Demand growth for crude is slowing, which is an inconvenient truth for bankers pitching the Saudi Aramco IPO at a valuation of up to $2 trillion. Institutional investors are under growing pressure to ditch the oil assets they already own, and the investment case for Aramco seems weak. [CNN]
- “Another Energy Tech Breakthrough Involving Jellyfish” • Jellyfish may very well have the power to save the planet. The marine creatures have long been studied for their potential to help combat major diseases from cancer to Alzheimer’s, but now they can help us with something that affects everyone on the planet: energy. [OilPrice.com]
- “Italy To Become First Country To Make Learning About Climate Change Compulsory For School Students” • From next year, Italian school students in every grade will be required to study climate change and sustainability. The lessons will be built into existing civics classes. Italy would like to make itself a world leader in environmental education. [CNN]
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