- “Renewables Became Second Most Prevalent US Electricity Source In 2020” • In 2020, renewable energy sources generated a record 834 TWh of electricity, or about 21% of all US electricity. Only natural gas (1,617 TWh) produced more. Renewable sources surpassed both nuclear (790 TWh) and coal (774 TWh) for the first time on record. [CleanTechnica]
- “Hywind Scotland To Trial Safe Fishing Around Floating Wind” • Equinor and Scottish Government Directorate Marine Scotland are working to better understand how fishers can safely operate around and within floating offshore wind farms. A survey to be taken at Hywind Scotland in 2022 will test three kinds of fishing gear: creels, fishtraps, and jigging lines. [reNEWS]
- “Why Is A Big Oil Company Investing Huge Amounts Of Money In Wyoming Wind?” • TransWest Express announced that it has almost all of the partnerships, permits, and permissions it needs to begin seeking customers for a 732-mile high voltage power line to carry 20,000 GWh per year of wind energy from Wyoming to southern California. [The Guardian]
- “Want A Tesla Megapack? Get In Line And Wait Your Turn” • During the Tesla conference call, Elon Musk made clear that the Megapack grid-scale battery storage system is sold out through the end of next year. If you are a utility company or a renewable energy company that wants to add a Tesla Powerpack or two (or a hundred), get in line. [CleanTechnica]
- “UK Already Undergoing Disruptive Climate Change” • The latest UK State of the Climate report says the country is already in disruptive climate change. Lead author Mike Kendon, climate information scientist at the UK Met Office, said, “A lot of people think climate change is in the future – but this proves the climate is already changing here in the UK.” [BBC]
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