- “Solar farm helps balance UK grid – at night” • Lightsource BP said that a trial using one of its solar plants had successfully provided night-time reactive power voltage support services to the electricity network – a first for a solar asset in the UK. An “inexpensive tweak” to inverters can send the grid power back at a slightly different voltage. [RenewEconomy]
- “Putting New York City’s Waterfront At The Heart Of A Renewable Energy Revolution” • Today, the East Coast looks to a pipeline of offshore wind energy projects, or ocean-based wind farms, that could generate more than 20 GW of power within 10 years. Offshore wind energy could power up to a million homes in New York within five years. [Next City]
- “WindEurope Plots 450-GW EU Offshore Goal” • To achieve the European Commission’s target of 450 GW of offshore wind by 2050 requires annual installation rates to rise from 3 GW today to over 20 GW in 2030, a report from WindEurope says. The study suggests that the bulk, 212 GW, should be deployed in the North Sea. [reNEWS]
- “‘Bleak’ Outlook As Carbon Emissions Gap Grows” • Countries will have to increase their carbon-cutting ambitions five-fold if the world is to avoid warming by more than 1.5°C, the UN says. The annual emissions gap report shows that even if all current promises are met, the world will warm by more than double that amount by 2100. [BBC]
- “Why Slowing Down Ships Could Help Save The Planet” • Shipping is one of the world’s dirtiest industries. Emissions from ships account for 3% of global emissions. But a study shows that putting speed limits on ships could have broad environmental benefits. Cutting ship speeds by 20% could reduce CO₂ emissions from ships by 24%. [CNN]
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