- “Natural Gas Becomes Important Battleground In Transition From Fossil Fuels ” • Last year saw natural gas bans as cities lead the way in phasing out gas from homes and buildings. Ithaca, NY became the first city to go further and lay out an ambitious policy to transition all buildings to electric by 2030. But some states are pushing back. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ørsted Signs MOUs To Develop Offshore Wind Farm In South Korea” • Danish energy company Ørsted signed memoranda of understanding with Korea Southern Power and Korea Midland Power to develop the Incheon offshore wind project in South Korea. The offshore wind facility will have a capacity of 1.6-GW, enough for 1.3 million households. [Power Technology]
- “Massive UK Battery Factory Receives $2.3 Billion In Funding” • UK-based battery manufacturing start-up Britishvolt has announced $2.3 billion (£1.7 billion) of funding for a proposed battery “gigafactory.” Britishvolt plans to produce 30 GWh of battery capacity per year from its 93-hectare site in Blyth, Northumberland. [Power Technology]
- “Austria, Luxembourg Eye Legal Steps In EU Nuclear Energy Row” • The EU remains deeply divided over the so-called taxonomy plans, which aim to direct investment toward sustainable energy sources. On Friday, Austria and Luxembourg signaled that they are ready to take the dispute over nuclear energy to court. [DW]
- “House Committee Schedules Second Hearing On Oil And Gas Industry’s Role In Climate Disinformation” • The oil and gas industry was issued a second round of appearance requests from the House Oversight Committee as it investigates its role in the spread of climate disinformation. BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Shell board members were asked to testify. [CNN]
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