- “Georgia On My Mind: Senate Runoffs And Renewables” • In the US state of Georgia, voters are casting ballots in Senate runoff elections, because no candidate won a majority in November. If both Democratic candidates win, the Senate will come under the control of Democrats by the thinnest of margins. There could be an effect for renewable energy. [CleanTechnica]
- “In ‘Remarkable Shift,’ Four Out Of Five Texans Say Climate Change Is Real. Now What?” • A study published last month by the University of Houston found that 81% of Texans agree that climate change is happening. That result now matches the views expressed by the majority of Americans. But now we need to make everything electric. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
- “Net Zero Emissions Would Stabilize Climate Quickly Says UK Scientist” • Joeri Rogelj of Imperial College London is not some climate crackpot but lead author of the next major IPCC climate assessment. He said, “It is our best understanding that, if we bring down CO₂ to net zero, the warming will level off. The climate will stabilize within a decade or two.” [CleanTechnica]
- “UK Government Greenlights Hornsea Three Offshore Wind Farm” • The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has granted development consent to Ørsted for the 2.6-GW Hornsea Three offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea, about 121 km (75 mi) off the coast of Norfolk coast. [Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine]
- “Eos Wins California Storage Deal” • US-based energy storage player Eos Energy Enterprises has secured an order for its zinc batteries from developer EnerSmart for projects in California. The order is for between 90 and 180 MWh of capacity over the next 24 months. The projects will be based on Eos’ Znyth battery storage technology. [reNEWS]
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