- “Heat Pumps And Floating Wind To Lead Zero Emissions Campaign In Maine” • When the people of Maine realized how much money they could save each winter by switching to heat pumps, they began installing them in record numbers. In fact, the Maine blew by a target of 100,000 heat pumps by 2025 two years ahead of schedule. [CleanTechnica]
- “The First US Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Just Got The First US-Built Offshore Substation” • The first US-built offshore substation is now standing at New York’s South Fork Wind, the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in US federal waters. South Fork Wind’s 1,500-ton, 60-foot-tall offshore substation came from Texas to New York by ship. [Electrek]
- “Inside Efforts To Avert Environmental ‘Catastrophe’ In The Red Sea” • Moored five miles off the coast of Yemen for more than 30 years, a decaying supertanker carrying a million barrels of oil is finally being offloaded by a UN-led mission, hoping to avert what threatened to be one of the world’s worst ecological disasters in decades. [CNN]
- “Federal Regulators Approve New Rules To Ease Backlogs” • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission finalized long-awaited new rules intended to reform how power generation projects get connected to the electric grid. FERC Chairman Willie Phillips said there are 2,000 GW of power projects stuck in interconnection queue. [Idaho Capital Sun]
- “UK Renewables Generation Hit Record Levels In 2022” • UK renewables generation has reached a record share of the energy mix, according to data from the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. Renewables made up 41.5% of electricity generation, compared with 39.6% in 2021, as both wind and solar reached record levels. [Power Technology]
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