- “Powerhouses: Nanotechnology Turns Bricks Into Batteries” • A new technology exploits the porous nature of fired red bricks by filling the pores with tiny nanofibres of a conducting plastic that can store charge. The first bricks store enough electricity to power small lights. The bricks are supercapacitors, operating without chemical change. [The Guardian]
- “Renewables in 2020 Will be Fastest Growing Source of Electricity in the US: EIA” • In 2020, the fastest-growing US source of electric generation will be renewables, the US Energy Information Administration has forcast. It expects the power sector to add 23.2 GW of new wind capacity and 12.9 GW of utility-scale solar capacity this year. [Saurenergy]
- “Corporate Clean Power Demand Outstripping Supply” • The demand among corporates worldwide for renewable electricity is exceeding the supply, according to analysis by BloombergNEF. The shortfall in RE100 clean electricity demand is now projected to reach 224 TWh in 2030, up from BNEF’s previous estimate of 210 TWh. [reNEWS]
- “New Guidebook For Zero-Emission Bus Deployment” • The Center for Transportation and the Environment has released a Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses. It is the first comprehensive document that highlights key considerations for zero-emission bus deployments and infrastructure, according to the CTE. [CleanTechnica]
- “House Panel Asks Watchdogs To Investigate Army Corps Of Engineers’ Review Of Alaskan Mine Project” • The House Oversight Committee called for two inspector general offices to investigate the Army Corps of Engineers’ recent environmental review of the controversial Pebble Mine project proposed for Bristol Bay, Alaska. [CNN]
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