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December 2 Green Energy News

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“Climate Change: COP25 Talks Open As ‘Point Of No Return’ In Sight” • Political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis. Speaking ahead of the meeting, UN Secretary General António Guterres said, “the point of no return is no longer over […]

December 1 Green Energy News

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“Germany Is Closing All Its Nuclear Power Plants. Now It Must Find A Place To Bury The Deadly Waste For 1 Million Years” • Where do you safely bury more than 28,000 cubic meters of deadly radioactive waste for the next million years? This is the “wicked problem” facing Germany as it closes […]

November 30 Green Energy News

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“Indianapolis Building Gets Highest ‘Green’ Building Certification Possible” • Indiana often falls behind in sustainable construction, but a new Indianapolis building just completed a $2.6 million effort toward certification as a top-tier “green” office space with LEED v4 Platinum certification. It is Guidon Designs’ redesign of an existing building. [Indianapolis Star]

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November 29 Green Energy News

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“Ellen, World’s Largest Electric Ferry, Has Battery Equivalent To 50 Tesla Model S Batteries” • The 750-ton Ellen is the most powerful 100% electric ferry in the world. She can carry 30 vehicles and 250 passengers. She can charge at up to 4.4 MW, and battery size is 4.3 MWh, which is equivalent […]

November 28 Green Energy News

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“How Old Cell Phones Are Spying On Illegal Loggers” • Through his non-profit Rainforest Connection, Topher White puts old Android smartphones in recycled plastic boxes fitted with extra microphones, battery packs, and solar panels. The devices, fastened to trees high up in the canopy, automatically alert rangers when they hear loggers. [CNN]

November 27 Green Energy News

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“Volkswagen Motorsport Says Auf Wiedersehen To Internal Combustion Engines” • Volkswagen Motorsport, the arm of the company that coordinates all factory racing programs, says it will no longer use internal combustion engines in factory-sponsored automotive competitions. From now on, if a race car has a VW badge on it, it will be electric. […]

November 26 Green Energy News

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“Solar farm helps balance UK grid – at night” • Lightsource BP said that a trial using one of its solar plants had successfully provided night-time reactive power voltage support services to the electricity network – a first for a solar asset in the UK. An “inexpensive tweak” to inverters can send the […]

November 25 Green Energy News

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“Ørsted Unveils 5-GW Energy Island Vision” • Ørsted plans to establish the island of Bornholm to deliver up to 5 GW of power. It will be Denmark’s first offshore wind cluster interconnecting with two to three neighbouring countries. The Danish company said the hub could potentially connect with Poland, Sweden and possibly Germany. […]

November 24 Green Energy News

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“Public Private Partnership Building Net Zero Homes For Low Income Families In Rhode Island” • In Rhode Island, a public private partnership is building five new homes for low income buyers that are designed to have no utility bills at all. The design was a project of the Rhode Island School of Design […]

November 23 Green Energy News

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“Sunrise Movement Goes Viral Without Twitter Ads, Yet Still Influences National Narrative” • Climate action momentum is building around the US and world, in good part due to Sunrise advocacy. The word has spread without such things as insidious Twitter ads. The Sunrise Movement is accomplishing a lot with little more than people […]