- “U.S. Shipments of Solar Photovoltaic Modules Increase as Prices Continue to Fall” • In 2019, US shipments of solar PV modules, or solar panels, reached a record-high 16.4 million kW, 2.9 million kW more than the previous record of 13.5 million kW set in 2016. Solar PV module shipments include imports, exports, and product for US consumption. [CleanTechnica]
- “Distributed And Large-Scale Renewables Improve Reliability Outlook For Australia’s Main Grid” • The reliability of Australia’s power supply has actually improved with the addition of new solar and wind capacity, making summer blackouts less likely, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator in its latest report. [pv magazine Australia]
- “California Takes A Big First Step Toward Climate Change Adaptation” • California’s Public Utilities Commission became the nation’s first regulator to require utilities to account better for the impact of climate change on energy infrastructure and services. The PUC ordered them to prioritize it in their planning and operations. [CleanTechnica]
- “Laura Rapidly Intensified Over a Super-Warm Gulf. Only the Storm Surge Faltered” • Laura will likely cause billions of dollars in damage, but the season’s fourth hurricane avoided major population centers by making landfall between New Orleans and Houston. A last-minute wobble to the east reduced storm surge and flooding where it did hit. [InsideClimate News]
- “Hurricanes, Fires, Floods And Locusts: Science Says Climate Change Is Here But The RNC Refuses To Believe” • The US military warned about climate change in 1990, predicting death, desperation, and tension in distant lands. Now the Hurricanes, fires, and floods are here in the US. But watching the Republican National Convention, you’d never know. [CNN]
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