- “Underground Water Could Be A Great Source Of Renewable Energy” • A study published in the journal Applied Energy shows that use of underground water to store thermal energy could reduce natural gas and electricity consumption by 40% in the US heating and cooling sector. Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage is being studied around the world. [Earth.com]
- “‘Shocked’ By The Loss: Scientists Sound The Alarm On New Zealand’s Melting Glaciers” • Every year New Zealand scientists fly over some of the country’s most iconic glaciers – ancient “rivers” of ice that descend from the Southern Alps, a spine of mountains that extend along the South Island. And almost every year, they find them shrinking. [CNN]
- “Africa Accounted For Only 1% Of Additional Renewable Energy Investments In 2022” • In its March 2023 World Energy Transitions Outlook preview, IRENA pointed out that Africa accounted for only 1% of new renewable energy investments in 2022. It said more investments are needed to make the energy transition more inclusive. [Nairametrics]
- “Ram 1500 REV Electric Pickup Truck Will Feature A 229 KWh Battery And 500 Mile Range” • Dodge Ram REV electric pickup truck is to come in 2025. Its specs are truly astounding. It will be available with two batteries. One is rated at 168 kWh with a range estimated to be 350 miles. The other is rated at 229 kWh with an estimated range of 500 miles. [CleanTechnica]
- “Vice President Harris Promotes Renewable Energy Deal In Georgia Visit” • Continuing its efforts on renewable energy, the Biden administration announced what it says will be the largest community solar effort in US history, enough to power 140,000 homes and businesses in three states. The 1.2 GW of capacity will be built in Illinois, Maine, and Maryland. [PBS]
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