- “Singapore Is Building A 42,000-Home Eco ‘Smart’ City” • Tengah will be the 24th new settlement built by the government of Singapore since World War II. But it’s the first with centralized cooling, automated trash collection, and a car-free town center. A 328-foot-wide corridor is safe passage area for wildlife, and some call the settlement a “forest town.” [CNN]
- “Largest Solar Project In US Underway In Texas” • Construction began recently on the Samson Solar Energy Center, the largest planned solar energy farm in the US. When completed, the solar farm will have 1,013 MW of generating capacity. The project is being developed by Invenergy, and it is expected to be compled in 2023. [Earth911.com]
- “Groundbreaking Biofuel Rocket Could Be ‘Uber For Space'” • Stardust was hauled to its launch site in Maine by a pick-up truck. When it lifted off, it was the first commercial launch of a rocket powered by bio-derived fuel. Sascha Deri, inventor of the biofuel and chief executive of bluShift Aerospace, says it can be sourced from farms around the world. [BBC]
- “European PV Players Launch 4-GW Solar Developer” • AGP Group, Hartree Partners, and NaGa Solar have formed a joint venture to develop at least 4 GW of solar projects in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. The complementary skills of the three businesses give the JV an ability to speed up the build-out of solar capacity. [reNEWS]
- “Using Offshore Wind To Farm Seaweed” • Shareholders in the Norther wind farm in Belgium have plans to use offshore wind turbines for ocean agriculture, known as aquaculture. They plan to automate the growth and harvest of seaweed and develop a system that other wind farms can use. Their first project would cover 2 hectares (4.9 acres). [Power Technology]
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