- “Solar+Battery Project Has Victorian Town On Target For 100% Renewables” • Yackandandah, a small town in northeast Victoria, is one step closer to being powered by 100% renewable energy with the state’s first behind-the-meter, community-owned solar PV and battery energy storage system added to the community’s power generating strategy. [pv magazine Australia]
- “US-Canada Heatwave ‘Virtually Impossible’ Without Global Warming” • The searing heat that built up western Canada and the US in June was “virtually impossible” without climate change, say scientists. An international team of 27 climate researchers who are part of the World Weather Attribution network did the study, which has not been peer reviewed yet. [BBC]
- “Ørsted Announces Bid To Expand Skipjack Wind Farm” • Ørsted announced it had submitted a bid to the Maryland Public Service Commission to develop Skipjack Wind 2, a proposal that would include 760 MW of energy. The Danish multinational green energy company is already developing 12 General Electric Haliade-X 12-megawatt turbines off the coast of Ocean City, Md. [Delaware Business Times]
- “UCLA Researchers Pinpoint Onset Of Human Influence On Climate” • A UCLA study published in Nature Communications shows that abnormally heavy rain and snowfall events since as early as the 1980s are intensifying globally due to human-driven climate change. The study shows the human influence across a variety of water issues. [Patch]
- “The Growing Gulf Rivalry That’s Pushing Up Oil Prices” • A bitter public rift between the UAE and Saudi Arabia over oil production quotas caused talks between the world’s biggest oil-producing nations to be abandoned and left energy markets in limbo, pushing oil prices to a six-year high. The problem arose because the UAE wants to pump more oil. [BBC]
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