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August 10 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Solar-For-Coal Swaps Could Turbocharge Clean Energy Revolution” • US coal power plants have been retiring at an average of 10 GW per year. That is not nearly quick enough to avoid trouble. Energy Innovation has identified 179 GW of coal plants that can’t compete on cost with solar, and focused on 22.5 GW of these. [CleanTechnica]

Solar panels (Image: US DOE, EERE)

  • “How Fish Stocks Will Change In Warming Seas” • A study conducted in the UK highlights the future effects of climate change on important fish stocks for south-west UK fisheries.The study suggests changes that could have important implications for fisheries management, and for the future fish diets of the British public. [Science Codex]
  • “Trump Pledged To Bring Back Coal. He Didn’t” • Trump first promised to bring the coal industry back in 2016. But coal has not come back under Trump. It’s continued to decline. In 2016, the US had 48,900 coal-mining jobs, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, the same agency says there only about 43,800 coal-mining jobs left. [Roanoke Times]
  • “Citi Announces $250 Billion Environmental Finance Goal” • Citi announced its five-year 2025 Sustainable Progress Strategy to help transition to a low-carbon economy. It includes a $250 billion goal to finance climate solutions globally. This builds on Citi’s 2015 goal of $100 billion, completed last year over four years ahead of schedule. [Smart Energy]
  • “Apple Plans To Go 100% Carbon Neutral – Including Supply Chain – By 2030” • Apple announced on its website that it’s already carbon neutral for corporate emissions globally and that it wants to bring its entire carbon footprint to “net zero.” If it succeeds in doing this by or before 2030, it will be 20 years earlier than the IPCC goals of 2050. [CleanTechnica]

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