- “Scientists Are Mapping Fungi To Combat Climate Change” • The Society for the Protection of Underground Networks, with scientists from six countries, is mapping underground networks of fungi to protect them from the threats of the climate crisis and improve their carbon-sink ability. It may be the first time such an effort has been undertaken. [NowThis News]
- “Shell Scraps Plans To Develop Cambo North Sea Oilfield” • Royal Dutch Shell announced that it had scrapped plans to develop the Cambo oilfield in the British North Sea. The oilfield had become a lightning rod for climate activists seeking to halt the development of new oil and gas resources. But Shell cited economic reasons to stop development. [CNN]
- “The Magic Math Of Solar Plus Storage” • “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” seems to be the perfect description for the magic math for storage plus solar. The effective load-carrying capability (ELCC) of solar with storage is actually higher than the ELCC of solar plus the ELCC of storage. But it’s not magic – it’s the way the numbers add up. [CleanTechnica]
- “Fossil Fuel Plant Outages Pose Main Threat To Summer Power Supply As Renewables Bolster Grid” • The addition of almost 5 GW of renewable energy capacity will improve the resilience of Australia’s main electricity grid this summer, with outages from fossil fuel plants the main threat to supplies, the Australian Energy Market Operator says. [The Guardian]
- “Landmark Demonstration Shows How Common Wind Turbine Can Provide Fundamental Grid Stability” • A milestone demonstration by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and partner General Electric showed that the popular type-3 turbine technology can supply fundamental stability to the bulk power grid. [CleanTechnica]
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