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Sierra Club Notes Flaws in National Grid CLCPA Study – In an important filing with the NYS Public Service Commission, the Sierra Club has repeated its concerns over flaws in National Grid’s study on how it intends to comply with NY’s Climate Law, which requires vast reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Sierra notes problems with excessively optimistic assumptions, Grid’s justification for retention of the existing gas pipeline system, the use of hydrogen blending and the inclusion of a scenario that counts on emission reductions from outside National Grid’s purview. Sierra Club Comments here.
This Old House – Induction vs. Gas Cooktop – This old house stages a water boil off between gas and electric induction portable cooktops. They note the induction cooktop is 80-90% efficient while the gas appliance is 30-40% efficient. Tip from Sage Welch at the National Building Electrification Network and Sunstone Strategies. 6-Minute Video here.
Offshore Wind Not Causing Whale Deaths. Renewable Energy World. “Federal environmental and energy officials moved Wednesday to quell a growing controversy over whether work done by the offshore wind power industry is killing whales in the northeastern U.S., saying there is no evidence this is happening. In a briefing of reporters, Benjamin Laws, deputy chief for permits and conservation with NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources stated: ‘I want to be unambiguous: There is no information supporting that any of the equipment used in support of offshore wind development could directly lead to the death of a whale. There are no known connections between any offshore wind activities and any whale strandings.’ ” Full story here.