- “Solar And Wind Power Through Energy Crisis To Chart Record Renewables Growth” • Defying a global energy crisis and supply chain issues, global renewable generation capacity soared in 2022, growing by 295 GW, or 9.6%, to reach 3,372 GW. The renewable energy growth continues to grow at record levels despite global uncertainties. [Renew Economy]
- “How Climate Change Is Reshaping The Alps” • A mountain in the French Alps is the site of one of the most unusual natural laboratories in the world. Scientists are using instruments set up on it to monitor permafrost in the rock walls. In the European Alps, more permafrost is thawing each year, threatening the very mountains as it does. [BBC]
- “One Of Europe’s Busiest Airports To Be Forced To Cut Flights Due To Planet-Warming Carbon Pollution” • Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s busiest aviation hubs, is to be forced to limit the numbers of its international flights and passengers under the Dutch government’s plans to reduce carbon emissions. The move has triggered airline concerns. [CNN]
- “Analysis: China’s New Coal Plants Set To Become A Costly Second Fiddle To Renewables” • China’s plans for some 100 new coal-fired power plants to back up wind and solar capacity have sparked warnings from analysts that the world’s second-biggest economy is likely to end up lumbered with even more loss-making power assets. [Reuters]
- “Lawmakers Take Up Renewable Energy Project Proposed For Aroostook County” • State lawmakers are being asked to approve a nearly $2 billion energy project that would connect Aroostook County to the New England power grid. The project is expected to provide 1,000 MW of renewable energy at a lower cost than natural gas. [Maine Public]
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