- “January 2020 Warmest On Record: EU Climate Service” • Last month was the warmest January on record globally, while in Europe temperatures were a balmy three degrees Celsius above the average January from 1981 to 2010. New temperature highs have become commonplace, mainly due to the impact of climate change, scientists say. [eNCA]
- “Tri-State Will Replace Coal Plants With A Gigawatt Of New Wind And Solar” • Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will close its coal plants in Colorado and New Mexico and build renewable projects. Tri-State announced 304 MW of new wind projects and 715 MW of new solar projects in Colorado and New Mexico. [Energy and Policy Institute]
- “Sydney Rains: Record Rainfall Brings Flooding But Puts Out Mega-Blaze” • Sydney has been hit by its heaviest rain in 30 years, bringing widespread flooding but also putting out two massive bushfires in New South Wales. Australia’s weather agency said 391.6 mm (15.4 inches) of rain had fallen in the past four days in Sydney. [BBC]
- “Cheap Solar And Wind Send Power Prices To Three-Year Low, As Coal Output Falls” • Australia’s record renewables growth in 2019 has helped to deliver a dramatic decline in wholesale electricity prices in the year’s final quarter – despite and possibly even because of a marked fall in output from the nation’s coal-fired generator fleet. [RenewEconomy]
- “Democratic Party Quietly Launches National Climate Platform Planning Effort In NH” • Leaders of the Democratic Party voted unanimously to form a climate change council last summer, after criticism for declining to hold a climate-focused presidential debate. The council met in New Hampshire just ahead of the primary. [New Hampshire Public Radio]
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