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January 12 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Renewables account for most new US electricity generating capacity in 2021” • The US Energy Information Administration’s latest data shows developers and power plant owners plan for 39.7 GW of new capacity to start commercial operation in 2021. Of that, 39% will be solar, 31% wind, 16% natural gas, 11% batteries, and 3% will be nuclear. [US EIA]

Expected new generating capacity (US EIA image)

  • “Coal Power Plant Site In Australia Could Host 700-MW, 2,800-MWh Battery Energy Storage Project” • The integrated energy company Origin Energy Limited issued a call for qualified firms to supply and install a battery storage system of up to 700-MW, 2,800-MWh. It will be built at the site of a retiring coal-burner in New South Wales. [Energy Storage News]
  • “Climate Change Has Cost The US Billions Of Dollars In Flood Damage, Study Finds” • Intensifying rainfall fueled by climate change has caused nearly $75 billion in flood damage in the US in the past three decades, Stanford University researchers confirmed in a study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [CNBC]
  • “UN Chief Calls For ‘Urgent Transition’ From Fossil Fuels To Renewable Energy” • UN Secretary-General António Guterres, addressed the virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition on Monday. He told the conference that building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN’s “central objective.” [indiablooms]
  • “Register Today for ‘Resilient Home 411’ – The Next Solar Decathlon Virtual Session” • Since 2002, the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® has inspired more than 450 collegiate teams and 23,000 students worldwide. Now, the Solar Decathlon is being shown in a new series of virtual sessions, so it can be visited online. [CleanTechnica]

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