- “NYSERDA Selects Boralex Solar Projects Under Request For Proposal” • Four solar projects of Canadian renewable energy company Boralex were selected by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority under a solicitation of 2019. One project is Greens Corners, at 120 MW; the others are 19.99 MW each. [Power Technology]
- “US Solar Installations Shot Up Last Year, But Coronavirus Could Have An Impact Going Forward” • A report by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables says almost 40% of US generating capacity added last year was solar. The SEIA is monitoring changes to the industry that COVID-19 pandemic could cause. [CNBC]
- “The People Cleaning Up The Oil Spills Of The Amazon” • For decades, pits of waste crude have dotted the Amazon rainforest in northern Ecuador. Now people are using resilient plants, fungi and bacteria to try to clean them up. Bioremediation uses living organisms like plants, fungi, and microbes to break down several pollutants, including crude oil. [BBC]
- “US Federal Court Requires EPA To Protect Communities Against Worst-Case Chemical Spills” • A federal district court approved a negotiated consent decree between the EPA and a coalition of organizations. This requires the EPA to issue long-overdue protections against worst-case scenario spills of hazardous materials. [CleanTechnica]
- “Donald Trump Aims To Weaken Ocean Protections” • Earlier this year, the Administration started weakening a key environmental statute, the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA requires federal agencies to analyze the environmental impacts of major federal actions and ways to mitigate the most harmful effects of those actions. [CleanTechnica]
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