- “College Formally Announces Plan To Divest From Fossil Fuels” • The Dartmouth College endowment will no longer be directly invested in fossil fuels, and the Dartmouth Investment Office intends to allow its remaining public holdings in the sector to expire, an announcement said. The investments will transition to renewables. [The Dartmouth]
- “World’s Shift To Renewable Energy Could Pay The Price For Fuel Crisis” • Prices of fossil fuels are rising sharply, and most of the world is responding by trying to get those prices back down again. Voters might end up bitterly opposed to ever seeing more expensive energy again. That poses a problem for the adoption of renewable energy. [Business Standard]
- “Silicon Anodes Muscle In On Battery Technology” • Silicon, the plentiful cheap material widely used in industry, is becoming a serious candidate for a big role in the growing battery business. It’s especially attractive because it’s able to hold 10 times as much energy in an important part of a battery, the anode, than widely used graphite. [CleanTechnica]
- “Hanover Unveils New Hampshire’s Largest Municipal Solar Array” • New solar arrays in Hanover are expected to generate enough electricity to meet nearly 100% of the town’s municipal electricity needs. The two arrays are adjacent, and Enfield-based ReVision Energy said the combined array is the largest municipal project at one site in New Hampshire. [WMUR]
- “Look Before You Leap On Nuclear” • Wyoming, the Cowboy State, is weighing plans to host a “demonstration” nuclear power plant worth billions of dollars – TerraPower’s Natrium reactor. The long history of similar nuclear reactors, dating back to 1951, indicates that Wyoming is likely to be left with a nuclear lemon on its hands. [Casper Star-Tribune]
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