- “High-Renewables Systems Are Scalable, Resilient, And Secure With Communication-Less Controls” • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory says transitioning to renewables is achievable. It showed that relatively simple controls can enable power grids to operate with 100% wind, solar, and storage, without dedicated device-to-device communications. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change: UN Emissions Gap Report A ‘Thundering Wake-Up Call'” • National plans to cut carbon fall far short of what’s needed to avert dangerous climate change, according to the UN Environment Programme. Their Emissions Gap report suggests the world is on course to warm around 2.7°C with hugely destructive impacts. [BBC]
- “Renewable Hydrogen ‘Cheaper Than Conventional’ By 2030: Australia CEFC Executive” • By 2030, the cost of green hydrogen will fall below that of conventional hydrogen produced by fossil fuels with carbon capture, on the back of economies of scale and consumer choice, according to the head of the Australian Clean Energy Finance Corporation. [S&P Global]
- “Islanders Sue Australia For Inaction On Climate Change” • A group of Torres Strait Islanders living off Australia’s north coast filed a court claim against the Australian government, alleging it has failed to protect them from climate change which threatens their homes. The case is the first climate class action brought by Australia’s First Nations people, its backers said. [CNN]
- “UK Energy Sector Makes Net Zero Commitment” • In the publication,“Towards Net Zero emissions: the energy industry’s commitment to the climate, customers and jobs,” Energy UK’s members commit to continuing the transformation towards a system powered by clean energy, while keeping bills down for customers and maintaining security of supply. [reNews]
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