- “Solar Industry Poised To Lose 114,000+ Jobs From COVID-19 Through June” • The Solar Energy Industries Association is projecting the US solar industry will lose nearly 114,000 jobs through June, to have 38% fewer jobs than the pre-COVID-19 forecast, according to new analysis. This would negate five years of solar industry job growth. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change Is Turning Parts Of Antarctica Green, Say Scientists” • Scientists have mapped “the beginning of a new ecosystem” on the Antarctic peninsula as microscopic algae bloom across the surface of the melting snow. While the algae tint the surface green, they potentially creat a source of nutrition for other species. [The Guardian]
- “Coronavirus Crisis To Hit Renewable Energy Installations This Year, But IEA Praises Sector’s ‘Resilience’” • This year, renewable installations are set to fall due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the International Energy Agency said. The agency’s “Renewable Market Update” projects the first decline in the growth rate in 20 years. [CNBC]
- “Massive 1000-MW ‘Baseload’ Wind, Solar And Hydrogen Plant Pitched For NSW” • Infinite Blue Energy proposed a A$3.5 billion ($2.3 billion) concept called “Project NEO,” which would see combining up to 1,000 MW of wind, solar, and hydrogen fuel cell generation capacity to deliver continuous power, around the clock, in New South Wales. [RenewEconomy]
- “Top 10 Tips To Reduce Carbon Footprint Revealed” • Climate change can still be tackled, but only if people are willing to embrace major shifts in the way we live, a report says. The authors have put together a list of the best ways for people to reduce their carbon footprints. The list is based on an analysis of 7,000 other studies. [BBC]
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