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August 20 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Rain Fell At The Summit Station In Greenland For The First Time On Record” • For the first time on record, precipitation at the National Science Foundation’s Summit Station was rain and not snow. Summit Station is at Greenland’s highest point. It has been staffed since 1989, and it has been under observation by satellite since the 1970s. [CNN]

Ice formed from rain on snow in Greenland (Alicia Bradley, NSF)

  • “MingYang Unveils 16-MW Offshore Giant” • The Chinese turbine manufacturer MingYang has launched a 16-MW offshore machine with a 242-meter rotor. The MySE 16.0-242 is designed for high-wind sites including typhoon-class IEC TC, and features 118-meter long blades. MingYang said it will be tailored for North Sea deployment. [reNEWS]
  • “Automated Energy Transfer Vessel Would Expand Wind Farms Opportunities” • PowerX, a Japanese start-up company is developing a unique vessel, the Power ARK 100. It is a trimaran designed for transferring renewable energy in Japan’s coastal water. It would carry electricity from wind turbines to shore in a massive battery array. [The Maritime Executive]
  • “Oil Firms Made False Claims On Blue Hydrogen Costs, Says Ex-Lobby Boss” • Oil companies have used false claims over the cost of producing fossil fuel hydrogen to win over the Treasury and access billions in UK taxpayer subsidies, according to the outgoing hydrogen lobby boss. He quit because the schemes “make no sense at all.” [The Guardian]
  • “Stanley Black & Decker Bets On Foam “Superbattery” Energy Storage Revolution” • Stanley Black & Decker got a jump on the rest of the world for solid state battery technology. It took a plunge into the field through the little known Colorado startup Prieto Battery back in 2016. Now it looks like all that hard work is about to pay off. [CleanTechnica]

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