- “Slow And Steady Won’t Win the Climate Race” • Climate-related emergencies over the last two years have made it clear: the time for ambitious climate action in the US and abroad is now. NRDC’s Eighth Annual Energy Report digs into US energy trends over the last two years to understand what it all means for the worsening climate crisis. [CleanTechnica]
- “Giant New GE Wind Turbine Can Power A Home For A Day In Just 7 Seconds” • The developers of the Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts announced that they’ll be using GE Haliade-X wind turbines. That turbine recently got a capacity upgrade, from a world-leading 12 MW to a world-leading-by-even-more 13 MW. [CleanTechnica]
- “Norway In November: EV Market Share At 80%, Fossils Disappearing” • Norway saw its plugin vehicle market share standing at 80% in November 2020, up from 60% in November 2019. Old school non-hybrid fossil vehicles saw their share fall to just 10.5%, from 27.1% a year ago. The overall auto market volume was up 25% year-on-year. [CleanTechnica]
- “UK aims to cut emissions by 68% by end of 2030” • The UK will aim to cut its carbon emissions by at least 68% from 1990 levels by the end of 2030, Boris Johnson announced. He said the target would see the UK cutting emissions faster than any major economy so far. But scientists say it doesn’t guarantee dangerous climate change will be avoided. [BBC News]
- “Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected” • A generator-level model described in the December 4 issue of the journal Science suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035 because so many of the facilities are nearing the ends of their operational lives. [EurekAlert]
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