- “The Save Our Future Act Offers Blueprint For Supporting Coal Workers And Communities” • Two US Senators introduced a solutions-oriented bill that would put a price on emissions of greenhouse gases and use the revenues to mitigate impacts of the policy on consumers, workers, and communities. The bill would help coal miners and their communities. [CleanTechnica]
- “Environment Minister Rules Huge Renewable Energy Hub In WA ‘Clearly Unacceptable’” • A 26-GW renewable energy export development in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has been declared “clearly unacceptable” by the federal environment minister due to its impact on threatened migratory species and internationally recognized wetlands. [The Guardian]
- “Prysmian Swoops For 2.1-GW US Green Link” • Prysmian Group was selected as preferred supplier of high-voltage direct current cable systems for the 2100-MW SOO Green HVDC Link. The project will connect two of the largest energy markets in the US, the Midwest Independent System serving the central US to the eastern PJM Interconnection. [reNEWS]
- “Greenest Power Source: Retrofitting Hydropower Onto Existing Dams” • A good part of the water supply dams in Africa and Asia are used for soil irrigation, drinking water, and flood control, but not to produce electricity. In some areas, only 10% to 15% of them are used for hydropower. Many could be retrofitted to do so. [The Maritime Executive]
- “A Look At Tesla’s Conflict Minerals Report” • Tesla released its Conflict Mineral Report for the year ending December 31, 2019. One common myth about Tesla and mining is that Tesla is using child or slave labor. Tesla ensured that it obtains the minerals in its products humanely and that it doesn’t use child labor, slavery, or human trafficking. [CleanTechnica]
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