Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

June 2 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Presidential Climate Commission Says No To New Coal-Fired Power Stations And Nuclear Energy” • The Presidential Climate Commission has concluded that there is no room for new coal and nuclear power in South Africa’s energy. It recommended a least-cost option that includes 50 to 60 GW of renewable energy and no new coal or nuclear power. [The Mail & Guardian]

Koeberg nuclear plant in South Africa (Paul Scott, CC-BY-SA 2.0)

  • “Nova Scotia Battles Its Largest Wildfire On Record” • In Nova Scotia, firefighters are battling the largest wildfire in the history of the Atlantic province. And another fire forced the evacuation of thousands near Halifax. The wildfire smoke travelled south, with air quality warnings in the US. Heat that comes with climate change has driven the wildfires. [BBC]
  • “Network Of Geothermal Power Stations ‘Could Help Level Up UK’” • A network of geothermal plants is being touted as a way to help level up the UK after a study discovered that many areas with the greatest geothermal potential lie beneath the towns and cities most in need of investment. Geothermal energy is accessed by drilling down to hot rocks. [The Guardian]
  • “Heliostat Consortium Announces Funding Awards Supporting Heliostat Deployment” • The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, co-leads of the Heliostat Consortium, announced seven awardees from a request for proposals aimed to achieve DOE’s goals for heliostat cost and performance. [CleanTechnica]

Heliostats (NREL image)

  • “Solar Leads Way With Renewables On Course To Shatter Deployment Records” • The International Energy Agency expects global additions of renewable capacity to surge by 107  GW in 2023 to 440 GW, the largest annual addition yet. This is about one third more renewable energy than the world added in 2022. [pv magazine Australia]
  • “Arizona Announces Limits On Construction In Phoenix Area As Groundwater Disappears” • Arizona officials announced on Thursday that the state will no longer grant certifications for new developments within the Phoenix area, as groundwater rapidly disappears amid years of water overuse and drought driven by climate change. [CNN]

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