- “Cargo Ships Return To Wind Power, Again” • The ocean-going wind power firm Norsepower launched its different-looking Rotor Sails back in 2014, and now it looks like all that hard work is about to pay off. There are other benefits being being free of emissions, as well. “The rotor sails dampen the roll motion so the ship hardly rolls at all.” [CleanTechnica]
- “Ukrainian Dam Collapse Poses ‘No Immediate Risk’ To The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant” • The breach of the Nova Kakhovka dam and the draining of the reservoir behind it does not pose an immediate safety threat to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, but has long-term implications for its future, according to Ukrainian and UN experts. [The Guardian]
- “The Arctic May Be Sea Ice-Free In Summer By The 2030s, New Study Warns” • The Arctic could be free of sea ice roughly a decade earlier than projected, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications. It is another clear sign the climate crisis is happening faster than expected as the world continues to pump out greenhouse gases. [CNN]
- “Ukrainian Dam Is Destroyed – Nuclear Plant Lives In A ‘Grace Period’” • The Kakhovka dam was blown up. It is a critical piece of infrastructure, hosting a hydroelectric plant and managing a reservoir that supplies water for drinking, irrigation, and cooling of the upstream six-reactor Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest. [Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists]
- “Spain’s Renewable Power Generation To Top 50% In 2023” • With strong wind and solar production, Spain is on track to generate over 50% of its electricity from renewable sources this year, the first of the top five European power consumer countries to achieve the feat. In doing so, Spain has beat France, Germany, Italy, and the UK. [OGV Energy]
- “Renewable Energy Grid Survey Shows 66-GW Development Pipeline In South Africa” • A survey of South Africa’s renewable-energy development pipeline shows that 66 GW of wind and solar projects are at various stages of development in the country and that a number of these projects are envisaged to be coupled with battery storage. [Engineering News]
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