- “Renewables Met Rise in Electricity Demand During First Half of 2022” • All of the increased electricity demand during the first half of 2022 was met by renewable energy, data released from the energy think tank Ember has shown. “Wind and solar are proving themselves during the energy crisis,” a senior electricity analyst wrote. [EcoWatch]
- “Biden Is Blamed For Downturn In New Oil Drilling, But Fossil Fuel Companies Are The Ones Hitting Pause” • With the OPEC+ decision to reduce oil production, Republican rhetoric went into familiar territory: President Joe Biden’s green policies have us pay more at the pump. But energy experts tell CNN that the oil companies are just not interested in drilling. [CNN]
- “Power Is Back At Europe’s Largest Nuclear Plant. IAEA Warns The Situation Can’t Last” • The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine has restored some power, UN nuclear watchdog officials announced. The director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, called the restoration of power “a temporary relief in a still untenable situation.” [WAMU]
- “Want Energy Resilience? Invest Locally In Community Solar, Rooftop Solar, Heat Pumps, EVs” • Fortunately for those of us who don’t live in Babcock Ranch, the resiliency created there is possible across the country. Communities looking to build resilience in the face of worsening climate disasters will be able to prepare themselves. [CleanTechnica]
- “Wave Power Generators Could Help To “Firm” Solar And Wind, Says Report” • Wave machines dotted along Australia’s coastlines could hold the key to filling generation gaps in solar and wind-powered grids and reduce the need for battery storage, cutting the cost of renewable energy in the future, Australian research and trial operations show. [Renew Economy]
- “Microgrids As A Service” • Microgrids are more and more popular every year. They offer tremendous benefits in terms of energy security, resilience, and energy independence. Here is an interview with Michael Stadler, co-founder and CTO of Xendee, about microgrids and about Xendee’s “microgrid as a service” offering. [CleanTechnica]
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