- “All Eyes On New York State’s First-Of-Its-Kind Opt-Out Community Solar Deal” • A new kind of community solar project is brewing in New York State, and if all goes as planned it will lead to more PV installations. Instead of forcing ratepayers to jump through hoops for solar power, the it will automatically put solar credits onto their utility bills. [CleanTechnica]
- “Dogger Bank Wind Farm Places Record-Breaking Turbine Order” • Dogger Bank Wind Farm and GE Renewable Energy announced contracts confirming the 13-MW Haliade-X turbine for two phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The order is for 190 Haliade-X 13-MW turbines to be installed off the north-east coast of England. [Sea News]
- “Tropical Storm Beta Makes Landfall In Texas Late Monday Night” • Tropical Storm Beta made landfall near the southern end of the Matagorda Peninsula around 10 pm CDT Monday, according to a special update from the National Hurricane Center. Beta’s slow-moving approach is expected to produce rain over a long period, causing flooding. [CNN]
- “Hawaiian Electric To Quit Coal Power And Add Solar And Battery Storage” • Hawaiian Electric, the primary provider of electricity to the Hawaiian Islands, has submitted contracts for new solar and storage projects that will end the use of coal on the Islands and represent 300 MW of solar energy and nearly 2 GWh of energy storage. [RenewEconomy]
- “The Arctic Sea Ice Has Shrunk To The Second Lowest Number Ever Recorded, And Scientists Say It Will Get Worse” • Scientists believe the Arctic sea ice, or the floating ice cover of the Arctic Ocean, has reached its minimum extent for the year, after shrinking to the second lowest extent since record-keeping began in 1978. [CNN]
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