- “Turbine Restrictions May Be ‘Fatal’ To Icebreaker” • Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation, the developers the 21-MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm on Lake Erie, said it is stunned by the regulator’s approval of the project on condition that the six turbines are switched off from dusk to dawn for the most of the year. It may be fatal to the project. [reNEWS]
- “Scientists Find Climate Change Tipping Point For Tropical Forests” • Tropical forests can still act as effective carbon sponges in a warmer world. A team of researchers coordinated by the University of Leeds found rainforests can continue to absorb huge volumes of carbon if global warming remains less than 2°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels. [The Irish News]
- “China’s Svolt Announces Cobalt-Free Battery Production Launch” • Svolt, a Chinese battery company founded in 2018, announced in 2019 that it would build a 24-GWh cobalt-free lithium-ion battery. It seems to have made good on its promise. Svolt says the technology will work in a car for 15 years or up to 1.2 million km (746,000 miles). [CleanTechnica]
- “School Focused On Climate And Sustainability Will Amplify Stanford’s Impact” • Stanford University’s president announced that it is designing a school focused on climate and sustainability. The school will draw on the considerable expertise that is in its academic units already, aligning those efforts around research, education, and impact. [Stanford University News]
- “Digital Crossroad Chooses Munters For Its Renewable Energy Data Center” • Digital Crossroad placed an order for Munters to cool its 105,000 square foot data center in Hammond, Indiana. The data center, which will run on 100% renewable energy by 2028, is a conversion of a former coal-fired power plant known as State Line. [ThomasNet News]
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