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March 13 Green Energy News

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“Floating Solar Trampoline By Ocean Sun Tested By Statkraft” • Statkraft’s Albania unit bought a uniquely designed floating solar trampoline manufactured by Norwegian startup Ocean Sun for deployment at the Banja reservoir in Albania. The 2-MW array consists of four floating units of 0.5 MW each, at a total cost of €2.3 million […]

March 12 Green Energy News

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“Climate Change Will Make A Walk In The Woods A Much Rarer Pleasure” • Fires and drought exacerbated by climate change make new growth difficult for some species, especially in low-elevation forests, a research study says. Some forests in the western US have crossed “a critical climate threshold for post-fire tree generation.” [CNN] […]

March 11 Green Energy News

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“The 100% Renewables Moonshot: We’re Closer Than You Think” • Advocates for 100% renewable energy compare the effort needed to meet that goal to putting a person on the moon. But we are closer to 100% renewable energy today than we were to the moon in 1961, when President Kennedy made his famous […]

March 10 Green Energy News

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“Haiti: The University Planning A Green Revolution” • North Haiti Christian University is a place where students learn about sustainable agriculture. In a country where deforestation earns as many superlatives as poverty, it has had a generations-long ban on tree felling on its 19-acre campus. This produced a haven for rare, endemic birds. […]

March 9 Green Energy News

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“How One Small City Sowed The Seeds For Its Own Green New Deal” • How the little city of Holyoke, with just 40,000 people, went from having the last coal-powered plant in Massachusetts to laying claim to its largest solar farm might prove a valuable blueprint as more cities and states set goals […]

March 8 Green Energy News

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“Wood Mackenzie Sees Utility Scale Battery Storage Doubling In 2019 And Tripling In 2020” • Wood Mackenzie’s latest report on utility scale battery storage forecasts strong growth this year followed by even stronger growth in 2020. One thing that is especially interesting is that the growth is based on simple economic considerations. [CleanTechnica] […]

March 7 Green Energy News

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“Minnesota And Wisconsin Join Movement To Shift To A 100% Carbon-Free Grid” • Governors of the two states are pushing goals to have 100% of electricity be carbon free by 2050. A 2007 law required Minnesota’s electricity to reach 25% renewably sourced by 2025, but the state had already achieved that target by […]

March 6 Green Energy News

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“More Utilities Make Big Commitments To Climate Action” • MidAmerican Energy will sell electricity generated from 100% renewable energy by 2020. The Platte River Power Authority pledged to provide 100% carbon-free energy by 2030. And Xcel Energy committed to eliminating 100% of its carbon emissions by 2050. [Natural Resources Defense Council]

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March 5 Green Energy News

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“California On Fire: System Controlling State’s Wildfires Has Been Overridden, And That’s Bad News” • Findings of a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that a system normally dampening wildfire seasons no longer has the same impact. This shift, scientists say, appears to be here to stay. [Newsweek] […]

March 4 Green Energy News

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“A Short History Of Tesla Critics’ Claims” • It can be pretty interesting to go back in time and compare Tesla critics’ forecasts and predictions, the important claims Tesla critics have made, to what actually happened. There is a lot more that could be added to the list, but here is a short […]