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April 14 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “US Needs Power Highways From The Plains To Spread Wind, Solar Benefits” • As the Biden administration takes measures to accelerate renewable energy deployment, the US DOE released a national draft transmission study that highlights the importance of new transmission capacity to achieve emissions goals and reduce costs. [Reuters Events]

Transmission lines (PhotoMIX Company, Pexels)

  • “Global Wind Energy Set To Hit 1 TW In 2023 And Double In Eight Years” • After more than 40 years of wind energy buildout, Wood Mackenzie projects that global capacity will hit 1 TW this year and double to 2 TW in the next eight years. One official says this highlights the need for rapid expansion of transmission and grid interconnection. [Utility Dive]
  • “Record Rise In China’s Sea Levels Threatens Coastal Cities Like Shanghai” • Sea levels on China’s coastline have hit their highest on record for the second year in a row. In 2022, China’s coastal sea levels were 94 mm (3.7 inch) higher than the average over the 1993-2011 period. The rising sea poses a serious threat to coastal cities such as Shanghai. [CNN]
  • “Texas Dairy Farm Explosion Kills 18,000 Cows” • A blast at a Texas dairy farm earlier this week killed approximately 18,000 cows, according to local authorities. The explosion, at South Fork Dairy near the town of Dimmitt, also left one person in critical condition. Authorities believe that machinery in the facility may have ignited methane gas. [BBC]
  • “New Battery Center Launches In USA” • The US DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have announced the launch of a new joint battery center. It will bring together the resources and expertise of the national lab, the university, and Silicon Valley to accelerate the deployment of energy storage. [CleanTechnica]

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