- “Ørsted Unveils 5-GW Energy Island Vision” • Ørsted plans to establish the island of Bornholm to deliver up to 5 GW of power. It will be Denmark’s first offshore wind cluster interconnecting with two to three neighbouring countries. The Danish company said the hub could potentially connect with Poland, Sweden and possibly Germany. [reNEWS]
- “Climate Change: Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Again Break Records” • Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases once again reached new highs in 2018. The World Meteorological Organization says the increase in CO₂ was just above the average rise recorded over the last decade, along with other greenhouse gases. [BBC]
- “Renewable Generation In US Is Set To Surpass Coal In 2021 For First Time” • It now seems likely that annual renewable energy generation in 2021 will surpass coal-fired output in the US for the first time. Coal has been rapidly declining, and renewables have been growing fast. It looks like they will be at least neck-and-neck for the year. [RenewEconomy]
- “Coal: Is This The Beginning Of The End?” • This year looks set to see the largest fall in electricity production from coal on record, according to a report in the online journal Carbon Brief. It is projected to drop by 3% – which is a fall of 300 TWh, based on energy sector data from around the world for the first seven to 10 months of the year. [BBC]
- “BMW Partners With Dairy Farms To Make Renewable Energy” • BMW and Straus Family Creamery are partnering to make electricity generated at the organic dairy farm available for BMW’s EV customers in California. The project was announced at an LA auto show. BMW claimed the project was the first of its kind in the auto industry. [MediaPost Communications]
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