- “US Lawmakers Urge Change To Icebreaker Shutdown Rules” • A bipartisan group of 32 US legislators, from across north-east Ohio, sent a letter to state authorities requesting reconsideration of operating restrictions placed on the Icebreaker offshore wind project. Last minute conditions imposed by the authorities had made the project unfeasible. [reNEWS]
- “Flooding From Sea Level Rise Could Cost Our Planet $14.2 Trillion, Study Says” • If the world does nothing to mitigate rising sea levels, it could cost the global economy $14.2 trillion in lost or damaged assets by the end of the century, as larger areas of land, home to millions of people, are inundated, a study in the journal Science Reports says. [CNN]
- “UK Wind Output Hits Record 64 TWh In 2019” • Total wind generation in the UK rose by 13% in 2019 to a record 64 TWh, the Government’s Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics said. Wind speeds in 2019 were down on 2018, by 0.31 knots on average, but this was more than offset by additional capacity coming online, the government said. [reNEWS]
- “Australia’s Trilemma Of Providing Good, Fast And Cheap Energy Finally Has A Clear Solution” • Good, fast, cheap. Pick only two” is a maxim that applies to almost any endeavor. The Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan has put paid to that trilemma, at least for energy in Australia with its vast renewable energy resources. [The Guardian]
- “It’s Time! A Majority Of People In The US Say The Federal Gov’t Should Do More About Climate” • A Pew Research Center study found a majority of US adults want the government to do more about climate change. And not just Democrats. Of those the center calls “Republican leaders,” 83% say climate change is impacting their local community. [CleanTechnica]
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