- “Those Horrific Wildfires in Australia Destroyed a Fifth of The Continent’s Forests” • The bushfires in Australia were “globally unprecedented,” as they destroyed over a fifth of the country’s forests. The fires follow a years-long drought linked to climate change, researchers said. Australia’s annual average forest loss to wild fires is well below 2%. [ScienceAlert]
- “Solar And Wind Power Are Pushing Down Electricity Prices In New England” • Renewable energy is beginning to have an impact where it counts, in the cost of electricity, as companies that generate it pledge to sell power to the New England grid at prices that keep falling and will be down more than 70% over four years to 2023. [Press Herald]
- “Woodmac: Energy Storage To Accelerate Global Energy Transition In 2020s” • Global storage deployments are set to grow from about 4 GW in 2019 to more than 15 GW in 2024, according to Wood Mackenzie. Costs have fallen, incentives and clean energy targets are growing, and providers are starting to see the potential of energy storage. [EnerCom Inc]
- “This Oil Sands Project In Canada Has Been In The Works For A Decade. Now The Company Behind It Is Backing Out” • Teck Resources, a Canadian mining company, announced it will drop plans for its controversial Frontier oil sands project in Alberta. The project sparked a lengthy, heated debate about the economy and the environment. [CNN]
- “Michigan Utility DTE Is Ordered To Seek Out More Renewables” • Michigan’s two big investor-owned utilities, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy, have both committed to meeting state-mandated clean energy targets and retiring coal plants by 2040. But according to state regulators, DTE’s plan doesn’t pass muster. [Greentech Media]
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