- “The Highland Haven Insulated From Rising Energy Prices” • Hydroelectric schemes are not unusual in Scotland. Knoydart, the west coast of Scotland, is different, however. It is so remote that it is not connected to the National Grid, meaning prices here are not dictated by the wholesale cost of more expensive forms of energy such as gas. [BBC]
- “2022 Ford E-Transit – Video Review” • Ford has been on a roll recently when it comes to electrifying its vehicle lineup. Now Ford is making one of its most popular commercial vehicles as an EV, the E-Transit. We recently had a chance to check out the 2022 cargo van guise of the E-Transit and learn more about its impressive features. [CleanTechnica]
- “Heat Waves Due To Climate Change Have Cost World Economy Trillions So Far” • A study in the journal Science Advances says increasingly extreme heat waves brought on by global warming have cost the global economy trillions of dollars since the early 1990s. The countries emitting the least CO₂ are suffering the most. [Business Standard]
- “IEA: The Rapid Growth Of Natural Gas Demand Is Coming To An End” • A World Energy Outlook scenario from the IEA based on the current government policies has global demand for every fossil fuel showing a peak. “One of the effects of the current crisis is that the era of rapid growth in global gas demand draws to a close,” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said. [Oil Price]
- “Wind Goes Global Giga” • The Philippine Department of Energy announced that 40 offshore wind service contracts with a potential capacity of 30 GW have been issued. Chaozhou, in the Guangdong province of China, intends to install a 43.3 GW wind farm in the Taiwan Straits. Morocco is in talks about 10 GW of solar and wind. It is happening. [CleanTechnica]
- “LePage Blames Renewables, Mills Blames Fossil Fuels – Here’s Why Energy Prices Are Really So High” • Electricity prices are sky high in Maine, and that has made for fertile campaign material this election season. But the data is clear that fossil fuel prices, not renewable energy subsidies, are largely to blame for the recent surge in electricity prices. [Maine Public]
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