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August 14 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Look Over There! Jason Kenney’s Phoney Nuclear Power Distraction” • When Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says small nuclear reactors “could be a game changer in providing safe, zero-emitting, baseload power in many areas of the province,” as he did this week in a tweet, he’s pulling your leg. These nuclear reactors make no economic sense. [TheTyee.ca]

“Small” modular nuclear reactor on the road (NuScale Power image)

  • “In A Move That Could Be Catastrophic For The Climate, Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Methane Regulations” • The US EPA announced a long-anticipated rollback of methane emission regulations for the oil and gas industry, marking the latest in a long series of attacks on federal climate policy by the Trump administration. [InsideClimate News]
  • “US utility goes to market for 1.3 GW of new renewables” • CenterPoint Energy has opened a request for proposals for wind, solar and solar-storage projects in Indiana. Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, a CenterPoint Energy subsidiary, put the RFP out, for up to 1000 MW of solar and solar-storage as well as 300 MW of wind. [reNEWS]
  • “Tesla Begins Construction Of World’s Largest Energy Storage Facility” • Tesla and PG&E recently broke ground on a record-setting energy storage system in Moss Landing, California that will be the largest such installation in the world, when it is complete. The battery park will be able to dispatch up to 182.5 MW for four hours. [Forbes]
  • “Green Practices Can Negate Climate Emissions On NY Farms” • In New York, agriculture can mitigate its own greenhouse gas emissions, two Cornell researchers say in a report commissioned by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The 65-page report addresses carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. [Cornell Chronicle]

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