- “As Coal Dwindles, Southwest Tribal Solar Farms Pump Out Power” • New, large-scale solar farms are bringing jobs to reservations and the first electricity to many families living on tribal lands in remote areas of the Southwest. The Navajo Tribal Utilities Authority brought online two solar projects with a total 55 MW capacity over the past year. [UPI.com]
- “US Shale Oil Boom May Be Winding Down. What Does That Mean For America And The World?” • A cloud has appeared over fracking, as the world price of oil trends downward. The fracking industry grew in 2018, but did not grow in 2019, Halliburton laid off 3,000 workers, and dozens of fracking companies have filed for bankruptcy. [CleanTechnica]
- “Anbaric Proposes 16-GW New England Grid Link” • US transmission developer Anbaric has applied to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to develop the Southern New England OceanGrid, an offshore grid system off southern New England. It is designed to connect up to 16 GW of offshore wind capacity to the mainland. [reNEWS]
- “Stanford Study Says Renewable Power Eliminates Argument For Using Carbon Capture With Fossil Fuels” • New research from Stanford University professor Mark Z Jacobson questions the climate and health benefits of carbon capture technology against simply switching to renewable energy sources like wind and solar. [DeSmog]
- “Renewables Are Not Making Electricity Any More Expensive” • A report from the DOE suggests that renewables were actually lowering the price of electricity in the US. The report focused on wholesale costs in the period of 2008 to 2017, and does not detail the amount that costs of solar and wind power have continued to fall since the end of that time. [Ars Technica]
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