- “Most New Wind And Solar Projects Will Be Cheaper Than Coal, Report Finds” • Globally, 62% of wind and solar projects built last year are able to generate cheaper electricity than even the world’s cheapest new coal plants, an International Renewable Energy Agency report says. Renewables could undercut the price of energy from 800 GW of coal plants. [The Guardian]
- “Volvo Announces Plan To Develop Fossil-Free Steel” • No matter how progressive a car maker gets, no matter how seriously it takes recycling or examines its supply chain, modern cars need steel, and manufacturing steel without the use of fossil fuels is a challenge. Luckily, it’s a challenge that Volvo, at least, seems to be willing to take on. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Scandinavian Way To Zero-Carbon Construction” • The words quiet, clean, and green are not what you would typically use to describe a construction site. But the site at Olav Vs gate, one of the busiest streets in the heart of Oslo, was special. In a first of its kind, all the machines used there – excavators, diggers, and loaders – were electric. [BBC]
- “Hanover, Lebanon Eye ‘Community Power’ To Offer Control Over Energy Sourcing” • Voters will decide next month whether to bring “community power” to Hanover, New Hampshire, so more environmentally friendly sources of energy are available to users. And Lebanon is also working on a proposal for ratepayers to switch to community power. [Valley News]
- “California’s Historic Drought Is Causing Drinking Water To Taste Like Dirt” • Up and down California, rivers, streams and reservoirs are drying up. In Sacramento, that caused an increase in the concentration of geosmin in its drinking water, one of two organic compounds that give soil its characteristic smell. City officials say it’s still safe to drink. [CNN]
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