- “UK Wind Power Sets New Generation Record” • The UK’s onshore and offshore wind farms set an electricity generation record of 19,936 MW of electricity, covering 52.2% of demand. The new record was set between 11:30 am and 12 noon on 26 October, beating the previous record of 19,916 MW that was set on 25th May this year. [reNews]
- “The Peak In Global Fossil Fuel Emissions Is Just Around The Corner” • Global fossil fuel emissions are expected to peak in 2025 as countries commit to spend heavily on low-carbon fuels. The International Energy Agency said in its annual World Energy Outlook report that Russia’s assault on Ukraine had the potential to “hasten” the global transition. [CNN]
- “How Electric Vehicles May Be Able To Provide Backup Power For Homes” • GM announced a new business arm called GM Energy this month. It is set to offer bidirectional EV charging units that can send power back to homes and the electrical grid, Business Insider reports. GM, meanwhile, is set to partner with PG&E on a pilot project next year. [CleanTechnica]
- “Climate Change: UN Warns Key Warming Threshold Slipping From Sight” • There is “no credible pathway” to keep the rise in global temperatures below the key threshold of 1.5C, a bleak UN assessment says. Scientists believe that surpassing 1.5°C would see dangerous impacts for people all over the world. Only an urgent transformation of society will avoid disaster. [BBC]
- “Supply Chain Weaknesses Across Renewables Pose A Barrier To The Energy Transition” • Many nations are declaring green energy as the future and have announced a doubling down on investment in renewables. However, despite these declarations, the prospects of renewable energy remain bleak, as supply chain weaknesses undermine efforts. [Power Technology]
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