- “PPL To Work On Transmitting Renewable Power From Offshore To New England Mainland” • PPL Corp has reached an agreement with Elia Group to develop methods to transmit power generated by offshore “wind farms” to customers in New England. That can help customers and advance the utility’s environmental goals, according to PPL. [WFMZ]
- “Hemp For Victory! Researchers Make Better And Cheaper Batteries From Plant Waste” • Texas-based Bemp Research says it developed a lithium-sulfur battery based on use hemp to make a boron-carbide material. It says its battery would overcome lithium-ion battery challenges on cost, scalability, performance, weight, and recyclability. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Ships Full Of Gas Waiting Off Europe’s Coast” • Dozens of giant ships packed full of liquefied natural gas lie off the coasts of Spain, Portugal, the UK, and other European nations. Europe has about 95% of the gas it needs for winter in storage, so the ships will have to wait to unload. but there are other factors making the matter complicated. [BBC]
- “Solar Power Is The Fastest Way To Reduce Dependency On Russian Gas In Europe” • Solar power is growing rapidly in Europe due partly to the need to reduce dependence on Russian gas. Statkraft’s Low Emissions Scenario now shows that Europe will have significantly more solar power by 2030 than expected before the war in Ukraine. [Yahoo Finance]
- “Renewable Storage Solution In Air?” • The Silver City Energy Storage Centre, to be built in a decommissioned mine at Broken Hill, New South Wales, will use compressed air technology developed by Canadian energy storage company Hydrostor Inc. Hydroster says the 200-MW facility will be among the biggest projects of its type in the world. [InDaily]
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