- “Volkswagen Motorsport Says Auf Wiedersehen To Internal Combustion Engines” • Volkswagen Motorsport, the arm of the company that coordinates all factory racing programs, says it will no longer use internal combustion engines in factory-sponsored automotive competitions. From now on, if a race car has a VW badge on it, it will be electric. [CleanTechnica]
- “Siemens Gamesa 11-MW Giants Lined Up For HKZ” • Vattenfall will use Siemens Gamesa’s newly upgraded 11-MW DD-193 turbine for the 750-MW Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm off the Dutch coast. Vattenfall said the Hollandse Kust Zuid zone is now planned to be fitted with approximately 140 machines. [reNEWS]
- “Nuclear Watchdog Approves Restart Of Onagawa Reactor In Miyagi Hit By 3/11 Tsunami” • The No 2 unit of Tohoku Electric Power Co’s Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture received the green light after the addition of disaster prevention measures, including a 29 meter, ¥340 billion ($3.1 billion) seawall that is nearing completion. [The Japan Times]
- “Gov Mills Orders State Agencies To Step Up Maine’s Fight Against Climate Change” • Gov Janet Mills took another step to make Maine a leader in combating climate change. She signed an executive order directing agencies to develop and implement by February 2021 a sustainability plan to meet or exceed the state’s carbon reduction goals. [Press Herald]
- “Massachusetts Bill Would Block Logging, Let State Forests Keep Their Carbon” • Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed novel legislation that would enlist all state forest lands in the fight against climate change by protecting them from commercial logging. The law would affect roughly 600,000 acres of forest in the state. [Ars Technica]
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