- “Some Antarctic Penguin Colonies Have Declined By More Than 75% Over 50 Years” • Penguin colonies in some parts of the Antarctic have declined by more than 75% over the past half century, largely as a result of climate change, researchers say. The colonies of chinstrap penguins were last surveyed almost 50 years ago. [CNN]
- “Red Rock Lights 1-GW Rocket At Inch Cape” • Red Rock Power has applied to boost capacity at its Inch Cape offshore wind farm off east Scotland to up to 1 GW from 700 MW. The capacity increase can be achieved without raising turbine numbers thanks to “technological advances,” the Chinese-owned company told Scottish authorities. [reNEWS]
- “Arctic Permafrost Thawing Will Double Previous Carbon Emissions Estimates” • A study by the Colorado University Boulder shows that the abrupt thawing of the Arctic permafrost will double previous estimates of potential carbon emissions. In fact, it is already changing the landscape and ecology of the circumpolar north. [CleanTechnica]
- “GE Renewable Energy To Support The Clean Energy Growth In The Philippines” • GE Renewable Energy booked a contract with Angat Hydropower Corporation to rehabilitate the 218-MW Angat hydropower plant located in the Philippines. This 53-year-old Angat hydropower facility also supplies water for Metro Manila and for irrigation. [REVE]
- “All Unilever Operations Now Run On 100% Renewable Electricity” • British-Dutch manufacturing giant Unilever made the switch to 100% renewable grid electricity for its entire value chain. It will now turn its attention to sourcing the entirety of its energy needs from renewable sources. It has a goal of carbon-neutrality by 2030. [CSO Magazine]
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