- “We’re Making Wine In Norway” • The fjords don’t freeze any more, and it rains when it used to snow. Norwegian winemaker Bjørn Bergum’s plants grow at 61° north of the equator, far outside the 30° to 50° degrees latitude traditionally considered optimum for wine production. But climate change is pushing vineyards farther from the equator. [BBC]
- “Le Pen Puts Fuel-Tax Cut, Wind Crackdown At Heart Of France Energy Plan” • French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is campaigning on promises to cut taxes on gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, and electricity. She would crack down on wind turbines, build twenty new nuclear reactors, and exit from Europe’s electricity market. [Autoblog]
- “‘Invisible Energy Highways’ Could Usher In A New Era Of Shared Power” • Undersea electricity cables could become more common as governments drive their energy strategies towards renewables. As countries develop wind and solar power, there will be a greater incentive to build undersea cables that can promote power-sharing across regions. [Oil Price]
- “More Than Half Of American Commercial Vehicles Could Be Electrified Today” • Research by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and RMI shows that vans and step vans in the US and Canada are 100% electrifiable today. The report says that electrifying vans and step vans would avoid about 43.5 million tons of CO₂e emissions annually. [CleanTechnica]
- “In A First, India Plans Standalone Renewable Battery Power Bank” • India is setting up its first standalone renewable battery bank, hoping for investments of ₹2,000 crore ($260 million) to make green energy available during peak demand, but high prices of lithium and disruptions due to Russian warmaking may weigh on response. [Times of India]
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