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August 30 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “SWEL Promises Cleanest, Cheapest Energy Ever” • Sea Wave Energy Ltd spent the better part of the last decade developing a floating, wave-riding generator that the company claims will produce a whole lot of tidal energy for not a whole lot of money. They claim its electricity will have an LCOE (levelized cost of energy) of 1¢/kWh. [CleanTechnica]

SWEL generator (SWEL, via New Atlas)

  • “Greenland Ice Losses Set To Raise Global Sea Levels By Nearly A Foot, New Research Shows” • Widespread ice losses from Greenland have locked in nearly a foot of global sea level rise that’s set to come in the near future – and new research suggests there is no way to stop it, even if the world stopped releasing planet-heating emissions today. [CNN]
  • “China’s Clean Energy Investments Growing Rapidly In Africa” • Chinese investments in renewable energy are increasing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, with major projects set to help light vast areas of the continent while contributing to tackling climate change. Support has gone to hundreds of African clean energy development projects. [China Daily]
  • “California Plans To Add Solar Panels Over Irrigation Canals” • California has 4,000 miles of irrigation canals that distribute water to the state’s farmers. If all of them were covered with solar panels, they could produce 13 GW of renewable energy. Turlock Water & Power is planning to start Project Nexus, a pilot program putting PVs over the canals. [CleanTechnica]
  • “California’s Advanced Clean Cars II Regulations Supported By Ford” • The California Advanced Clean Cars II plan for model years of 2026 through 2035 requires that by 2035, all new passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles. Ford released a statement in support of California’s new rules. [CleanTechnica]

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