- “Counterintuitive: Large Wild Herbivores May Help Slow Climate Change” • In the battle to combat climate change, large herbivores like elephants – ambling about, stripping branches, chomping on tree seedlings or even uprooting full-grown trees – appear to be the enemy. But a paper published in the journal Current Biology begs to differ. [Mongabay]
- “Tesla Sold Over 100,000 Shanghai-Built EVs In November” • The Chinese auto market slumped in November, with an overall drop in sales across the market. Nevertheless, Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai posted record numbers during the same month. Some say the news shows Tesla’s electric vehicle dominance in the world’s largest auto market. [CleanTechnica]
- “Taiwan Awards 8.7 GW Of Capacity In Round 3” • Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded tenders to more than 8700 MW of offshore wind farms in the country. Among those who entered bids, total of six developers and ten projects have qualified for the first round selection for the Phase III Zonal Development auction. [reNews]
- “Concerns Raised Over UK Electricity Network” • Six trade bodies representing the UK energy sector, including Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, wrote the UK Energy Secretary Grant Schapps asking for leadership to address constraints on the electricity network. Energy projects are facing delays of up to fifteen years due to capacity constraints. [reNews]
- “Nuclear Power Is Just A Slow And Expensive Distraction” • The British and French governments can sign any deal they like, but if key financial investors don’t take up 60% of construction costs, the planned Sizewell C plant is going nowhere. The omens aren’t good for that. Solar and onshore wind power can be developed at about a quarter of the cost. [New Statesman]
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