- “The Epitome Of Stupidity: Oil Companies Chill The Ground In Alaska So They Can Keep Drilling” • The Guardian reports that ConocoPhillips and other oil companies operating on the North Slope in Alaska are facing a new challenge. As permafrost melts, their trucks can’t cross the land and rigs can destabilize. They are considering freezing Alaskan land. [CleanTechnica]
- “Wildfires Force Closure Of National Forests In Five Colorado Counties” • Due to “unprecedented and historic fire conditions,” National forest land in five Colorado counties will temporarily close, federal officials said. As of October 20, 442,000 acres of land were affected by wildfires in north central Colorado and southern Wyoming. [CNN]
- “All New US Electricity Generation Capacity Came From Renewables This Summer” • A SUN DAY Campaign review of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission data shows renewable energy sources dominated additions of US electrical generating capacity in the first eight months of 2020. In fact, all capacity added last summer was renewable. [Solar Power World]
- “America Has Reached A ‘Tipping Point’ For Corporate Renewables Demand: Study” • US corporates and industrials will contract 4.4 GW to 7.2 GW of new solar and wind capacity each year through to 2030, according to a report from IHS Markit. This follows a national record of almost 8 GW this year, despite Covid-19 impacts. [Recharge]
- “Report: US Corporate Sector Emerges As Source Of Rapid Demand Growth For Renewables” • The United States, more than any other country, has a growing portion of new renewable energy projects being built to meet demand coming directly from corporations. That’s according to a new report published by IHS Markit. [Environment + Energy Leader]
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