- “New Africa Renewable Energy Initiative To Unleash 1.2 Terawatts” • A new consortium launched the Africa Renewable Energy Manufacturing Initiative, which was set up to help drive the financial, technical, and socioeconomic investments needed to develop 1.2 terawatts of energy potential and 14 million new jobs in Africa. [MyJoyOnline.com]
- “The Race To Make Diesel Engines Run On Hydrogen” • Engineers at the University of New South Wales say they have successfully modified a conventional diesel engine to use a mix of hydrogen and a small amount of diesel oil. They claiming their patented technology has cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 85%. [BBC]
- “Candela C-8 Electric Boat Gets Larger Polestar 2 Battery And Range Increase” • The Candela C-8 now has the Polestar 2’s 69-kWh battery, rather than the 44-kWh battery it previously came with. With the new larger battery, the C-8’s range is up to 65 miles traveling at 22 knots; previously it was 50 miles. The price of the boat is unchanged. [CleanTechnica]
- “California Storms Were Great For Wine” • The atmospheric rivers that swept through California for two weeks caused an estimated $30 billion in damage. The torrents collapsed hillsides, uprooted trees, and washed out highways. At least 20 people died, and millions were under flood warnings. But the rain was a desperately needed gift to California wineries. [BBC]
- “Increasing Renewables Likely To Reduce Coal And Natural Gas Generation Over Next Two Years” • In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the Energy Information Administration projects that growth of US renewable power capacity will reduce output of both coal-fired and natural gas-fired power plants in 2023 and 2024. [CleanTechnica]
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