- “Greta Thunberg Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize” • Two members of the Swedish Parliament nominated 17-year-old Greta Thunberg for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Thunberg started just three years ago with lone climate protests on Fridays at the Swedish Parliament. Since then, she has emerged as a world leader. [CleanTechnica]
- “Coronavirus And Oil: Why Crude Has Been Hit Hard” • The world’s biggest oil producers could be about to reduce output as they grapple with the fallout of the coronavirus. As China has responded to the medical emergency, travel restrictions are in place factories, offices and shops remain shut. The result is a 20% reduction in demand for oil. [BBC]
- “Scientists Find Another Threat To Greenland’s Glaciers Lurking Beneath The Ice” • Warmer air is not the only threat to Greenland’s ice sheet. A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience found that the ice is being attacked from below: Warm ocean water moving underneath the vast glaciers is causing them to melt even more quickly. [CNN]
- “In Massachusetts, Activists Say Net-Zero Not Enough Without 100% Renewables” • Gov Charlie Baker and the state Senate are receiving widespread praise for their commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but some activists say the state needs to be more ambitious for a meaningful impact on climate change. [Energy News Network]
- “How ConEd And National Grid Are Experimenting With Energy Storage In New York” • New York has adopted an aggressive energy storage target to have at 3 GW by 2030. By the end of 2022, the state’s six investor-owned utilities are each to procure 10 MW of storage, except for Consolidated Edison, which must adopt at least 300 MW. [Utility Dive]
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