- “The US Just Smashed Its Record For Energy Storage” • The scale-up of storage has been steady, but slow over the last several years. But in the last three months, the US energy storage market has absolutely boomed, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest data, giving renewables a major boost in the fight to displace fossil fuels. [Quartz]
- “Major US Offshore Wind Farm Put On Hold” • Vineyard Wind will temporarily withdraw its application for federal approval to erect the first large offshore wind farm in the country. The move is an apparent attempt to pause the Trump administration’s review of the project days before it was scheduled to publish a final analysis. [E&E News]
- “We’re At A Turning Point On Climate Change. But Most Countries Are Still Choosing Fossil Fuels Over Clean Energy, Report Says” • To limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F), countries need to wind down their fossil fuel production by 6% every year between now and 2030, according to the 2020 Production Gap report. [CNN]
- “Sound Transit Light Rail Trains Are Now Running On Clean Energy” • Sound Transit’s Link light rail system is now running on 100% carbon-free electricity, making it the first major light rail system in the country to achieve this milestone. It came through an innovative agreement with Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program. [The Suburban Times]
- “Siemens Gamesa To Launch Wind-Hydrogen Pilot” • Siemens Gamesa is in the final stages of developing a pilot in Denmark to produce green hydrogen directly from wind. The scheme, which the turbine maker said will be up and running by January 2021, includes a 3-MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine and a 400-kW electrolyser. [reNEWS]
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