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April 2 Green Energy News

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“Power Ledger To Give French Customers Their Choice Of Energy” • Power Ledger, a peer-to-peer energy trading pioneer from Western Australia, unveiled a project that will allow French customers to customize their energy mix. Green energy retailer eKWateur is partnering with Power Ledger on the project, which is the largest of its type. […]

April 1 Green Energy News

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“Warming Clips The Nightingale’s Wings” • One of the world’s favorite songbirds may be undergoing some profound physical impacts as temperatures rise. Researchers in Spain found that over a 20-year period, nightingales had been growing to have smaller wingspans. The scientists say this is linked to a changing climate in the region. [BBC] […]

March 31 Green Energy News

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“GCL Plans To Invest $2.5 Billion In World’s Largest Solar Panel Factory” • A report published by Power Technology says China’s GCL Systems Integration Technology plans to invest more than $2.5 billion to build the world’s largest solar panel factory. It will reportedly be able to produce enough solar panels to meet half […]

March 30 Green Energy News

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“BYD Unveils New Fire-Resistant And Explosion-Resistant Blade Battery” • BYD announced its new Blade Battery. The company says it can withstand all sorts of punishments that cause ordinary lithium battery cells to burn or explode. These are things like being punctured by a nail, crushed, bent, heated to 300°C, or overcharged by 260%. […]

March 29 Green Energy News

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“US Coal Exports Declined In 2019” • In 2019, US coal exports fell to 93 million short tons, down 20% from the previous year, the Energy Information Administration’s Annual Coal Report says. Steam coal exports were affected by the downturn in global coal demand, dropping 30% in 2019 from 2018. Metallurgical coal was […]

March 28 Green Energy News

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“Volvo Moves To Rail Transport To Reduce Carbon Emissions” • Volvo is just one of the many companies switching from over-the-road trucks to rail transport to move cars from its factories to storage depots across Europe, China, and the US. The switch to rail reduced CO₂ emissions by nearly 75% (!) on one […]

March 27 Green Energy News

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“Federal Judge Rules Permits For Dakota Access Pipeline Are Invalid” • Even though the Dakota Access pipeline has been completed and placed in service, a federal judge ruled this week that all the environmental permits for it were granted without adequate review or input from the Indigenous communities impacted by it. [CleanTechnica]

BRIEF NEWS UPDATE: EIA’s Year-End 2019 Data

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EIA’s 2019 YEAR-END ENERGY REPORT:

DRIVEN BY STRONG SOLAR AND WIND GROWTH, U.S. PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY INCREASE SLIGHTLY IN 2019

CO2 EMISSIONS FROM ENERGY USE DIP AND FALL BACK TO 2017’s LEVEL

The production of domestic […]

March 26 Green Energy News

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“Wind Capacity Grows By Over 60 GW In 2019” • Global wind energy capacity increased by over 60GW in 2019, making it the second highest year for new installations, according to a report from the Global Wind Energy Council. The 15th edition of the “Global Wind Report” said year-on-year growth in 2019 was […]

March 25 Green Energy News

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“Musk Delivers On Promise Of Providing Ventilators To Los Angeles” • Elon Musk has made good on his promise to help get more medical ventilators to hospitals in California to treat patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms. The ventilators help people breathe when they cannot do it for themselves, and the machines are in […]