- “More Jobs In Renewable-Led Covid-19 Economic Recovery, EY Report Finds” • In Australia, a renewables-led economic recovery will create almost three times as many jobs as a fossil-fuel-led recovery, a report by Ernst and Young says. The federal government has been favoring a gas-fired approach to Covid-19 recovery. [ABC News]
- “Windy Enough In Dust Bowl Land” • Windpower developers have tried to build wind farms in southeastern Colorado in the past. They were unable to get the transmission lines they need to tie to the grid. Now they are trying again. Baca County, one of the least populated counties in the state, has a potential for 15 GW ov capacity. [Mountain Town News]
- “Net-Metered Renewable Power Costs Less” • The New Hampshire House of Representatives is about to get back to work. One bill is House Bill 1218, which would spur investment in low-cost renewable power by net-metering electric ratepayers. It will save money because the “fuel” is free and “delivery” requires only local distribution wires. [The Keene Sentinel]
- “Covid-19 Locks Kenya’s Future In Green Energy” • A rare joint statement by the International Energy Agency, World Health Organization, World Bank, and the International Agency for Renewable Energy said with Covid-19, investments in renewable energy are still profitable, while those in fossil fuels tanked. This has implications for Kenya. [Daily Nation]
- “Student Movement Leads To 100% Renewable Energy Policy For Salt Lake City Schools” • A movement started by Salt Lake City high school students led to the local school board adopting a 100% renewable energy policy. It set a goal for the school district of 100% clean electricity by 2030 and no fossil fuels for heating and transportation by 2040. [CleanTechnica]
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