- “The Atlantic Hurricane Season Typically Brings About A Dozen Storms. This Year It Was 30” • A record-setting Atlantic hurricane season was fueled by warmer than normal ocean and Gulf waters that scientists say were, at least in part, caused by climate change. In all, there were 30 named storms, the greatest number on record. [InsideClimate News]
- “GE’S Newest Renewable Energy Project Is A Giant Turbine That Powers A Home For Two Days With Just One Turn!” • GE’s Haliade-X prototype is the first wind turbine to generate 288 MWh of electricity in just 24 hour. Towering above Rotterdam, the 12-MW prototype was able to power 30,000 homes. Now, a 14-MW version is coming. [Yanko Design]
- “Trump’s Threat To Veto $900 Billion Covid Relief Bill Puts Major Climate Legislation At Risk” • President Donald Trump’s opposition to a $900 billion coronavirus aid package passed overwhelmingly by US lawmakers late Monday jeopardizes the first significant climate change legislation to win congressional approval in about a decade. [CNBC]
- “Lone Star State Looks To Become A Leader In Renewables” • Texas is already the biggest producer of electricity from wind farms in the US. Now it is on track to become the biggest US producer of solar power, too. A private company, Invenergy, is building a 1.31-GW solar farm in Texas that is going to be the largest in the country. [OilPrice.com]
- “States Racing To Set Goals Toward Net-Zero Emission, 100% Renewable Electricity” • The governors of Louisiana, Michigan, Connecticut, and New Jersey announced putting their states on paths toward 100% renewables or carbon-free emissions. Now, twelve states have done so. The recent stimulus package could be a major driver for the transition. [S&P Global]
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