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August 17 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Mainstream, Ocean Winds Partner On Second Scots Floater” • Mainstream Renewable Power and Ocean Winds partnered to develop a site east of Shetland, bringing the total capacity of the Arven offshore wind farm to 2300 MW. The partnership is to develope one Arven site, with a capacity of 1,800 MW. Ocean Winds is developing the other alone. [reNews]

Floating offshore wind turbines (Ocean Winds image)

  • “Race To Evacuate City As Blaze Approaches” • One of the largest cities in Canada’s far north is being evacuated amid warnings that a wildfire could reach it by the weekend. The 20,000 residents of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, have until noon Friday to leave. Scientists say climate change increases the risk of wildfires. [BBC]
  • “US Energy Jobs Have Increased In Nearly Every County” • The DOE released county-level data on energy employment across the country. The data show that energy jobs grew in nearly every US county in 2022. The release comes on the first anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act, which has already spurred over $110 billion of clean energy investments. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Hysata To Build Next-Generation Hydrogen Electrolyser” • A pioneering, all-Australian hydrogen electrolyser technology is getting a chance to prove itself at a commercial scale. If it works, the project could alter the economics of renewable hydrogen production. The concept arose in a laboratory at the University of Wollongong. [Australian Renewable Energy Agency]
  • “Texas Counties Don’t Have The Power To Ban Solar Farms, Attorney General Finds” • The Texas attorney general’s office dealt a blow to a rural county that has been searching for ways to keep solar farms away. Residents in Franklin County had pushed county commissioners last year to impose a 180-day moratorium on commercial solar development. [The Texas Tribune]

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