- “NextEra Looks To Add Batteries To Its Existing Solar Fleet” • NextEra Energy is combing through its base of existing solar facilities with an eye to retroactively adding batteries, as it adopts a more “aggressive” view of energy storage because of its falling costs. The company is expanding after experience it had with a system built in 2018. [Greentech Media]
- “50Hertz To Turn Wind Into Heat In Rostock” • Some wind energy generated in northern Germany can’t be consumed or transported south. 50Hertz Transmission is working with Stadtwerke Rostock to turn it into heat to be used by a utility. The two companies are building a 20-MW power-to-heat plant in Rostock’s Marienehe district. [reNEWS]
- “Spain Closes 2019 With Nearly Half Renewable Energy Mix” • According to data furnished by the Red Eléctrica de España, the operator of the Spanish electricity grid, installed non-polluting power capacity in Spain grew by 10% during 2019. Renewable energy now represents 49.3% of the total installed generation capacity in the country. [Saurenergy]
- “Davos Ends With Disagreement On Climate And Greta Thunberg On The March” • The annual meeting at Davos of business and political leaders wrapped up with two of the world’s most powerful people disagreeing over the climate crisis and youth activists excoriating the international elite for failing to do enough about global warming. [CNN]
- “UAlbany Research Says NY Goal Of 100% Renewable Energy By 2040 Possible” • Despite the challenges New York will face trying to meet the state’s move toward 100% renewable energy, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center researchers of the University at Albany say it’s possible. NY took the goal on as part of its Green New Deal. [NEWS10 ABC]
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