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October 22 Green Energy News

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“Renewables Are Proven To Be A Smarter, More Efficient Investment Worldwide” • Recent analysis of the renewables landscape by BloombergNEF has determined that solar and wind power are on the verge of a tipping point: in five years, it will be more expensive to operate existing coal or natural gas plants than to […]

October 21 Green Energy News

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“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 […]

October 20 Green Energy News

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“This Company Thinks Its Plastic Alternative Can Help Solve Climate Change” • Such global brands as Amazon, McDonald’s, Ikea and General Motors plan to eliminate single-use plastics, reduce CO₂ emissions, and otherwise shrink their environmental footprint. Newlight Technologies hopes to speed up that process with a biodegradable plastic-like material. [CNN]

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October 19 Green Energy News

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“Penn State Now Purchasing Renewable Electricity From Solar Farms” • Penn State has recently begun purchasing renewable energy from three recently built solar farms in Franklin County, according to a university release. The purchase is part of a larger goal the university has to be more sustainable and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. […]

October 18 Green Energy News

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“My Personal History With Global Warming” • I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia from 1964–1966. While I was there, I tested my skills at the highest ski resort in the world, on the impressive glacier at Mount Chacaltaya, five feet of fresh snow on top of ten feet of glacier. […]

October 17 Green Energy News

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“Sweden’s New Car Carrier Is The World’s Largest Wind-Powered Vessel” • Oceanbird is a wind-powered transatlantic car carrier is being designed by a Swedish shipbuilder, Wallenius Marine, with support from the Swedish government and several research institutions. The 35,000 ton ship will be powered by five telescoping rigid sails. [CNN]

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October 16 Green Energy News

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“SpaceX To Launch Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite On November 10” • The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will be launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on November 10. Sentinel 6 will be capable of monitoring the level of 90% of the oceans with millimeter accuracy. It will also get data on atmospheric temperature […]

October 15 Green Energy News

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“‘Staggering’ Rise In The Number Of Natural Disasters” • A report from the UN Office on Disaster Risk Reduction says there were 7,348 disaster events recorded worldwide in 2000 to 2019, with 1.23 million fatalities and $2.97 trillion in losses. There were 4,212 reported disasters 1.19 million deaths and losses of $1.63 […]

October 14 Green Energy News

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“Hydropower Pushes For Greater Access To Green Finance” • Hydropower, the largest source of renewable electricity, could begin using environmental, social, and corporate governance measures to bolster project financing from the end of this year. Investors are increasingly scrutizing environmental, social, and ethical standards. [Greentech Media]

Hydropower dam in Norway (Photo: Statkraft)

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October 13 Green Energy News

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“Stop CO₂ Emissions Bouncing Back After Covid Plunge, Says IEA” • CO₂ emissions from energy use are expected to fall to 33.4 gigatonnes in 2020, to the lowest level since 2011, and the biggest year on year fall since 1900, the International Energy Agency said in its annual world energy outlook. But governments […]