- “XLCC Completes Concept Design For New Cable-Lay Ship” • XLCC, in a collaboration with Salt Ship Design, has completed the concept design of a cable-lay vessel, which it says will be delivered in the first half of 2025. The planned delivery of the XLCC CLV will support the Morocco-UK Power Project, the cable manufacturer said. [reNews]
- “Germany Issues ‘Early Warning’ Of Possible Gas Shortages As Russia Threatens Supplies” • Germany issued an “early warning” of potential natural gas shortages as a payments dispute with Russia is developing. The German government said there are no supply shortages now, but it urged consumers to reduce their use as far as possible. [CNN]
- “Vermont Panel Hears Strategies To Store Nuclear Waste In Boreholes” • The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel’s Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee meets to review potential nuclear waste storage issues. This week the panel heard from a company that is proposing to use borehole technology to store such waste. [WAMC] (‽)
- “Renewables Provided 24% Of US Electricity In December” • In December 2021, renewable energy sources accounted for 23.8% of electricity generation across the US. Wind energy alone accounted for 11.9%, while grid-scale solar energy accounted for 2.7%. In December 2019, the US got 17.5% of its electricity from renewable capacity. [CleanTechnica]
- “Severe Drought And Mandatory Water Cuts Are Pitting Communities Against Each Other In Arizona” • As the climate crisis intensifies, battle lines are beginning to form over water amid a decades-long megadrought. Some Arizona communities are facing the very real possibility of losing access to the precious water that remains. [CNN]
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