- “How Offshore Wind Can Supply 25% Of US Electricity By 2050” • Currently, six turbines off the coast of Rhode Island account for the lion’s share of the US’s offshore wind energy production. But researchers believe massive offshore turbines could be producing more than 10,000 times as much energy in less than three decades. [Time]
- “PM: I Care About Reaching Net Zero Carbon Emissions” • UK Prime minisiter Rishi Sunak faced criticism from environmental groups, and some of his own MPs, that he is not committed to tackling climate change. He insisted he cares about reaching net zero, and he said the UK would need to achieve net-zero in “a proportionate and pragmatic way.” [BBC]
- “Electric VTOL Aircraft – China’s New Technology Lead” • FutureFlight‘s Jennifer Meszaros says, “The Bao’an district of the vast city of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong province is set to become a hub for advanced air mobility services, with its district government now having signed partnership agreements with three eVTOL aircraft developers.” [CleanTechnica]
- “New York In Danger Of Missing 2030 Emissions Target: Report” • New York must quicken its pace to achieve its 2030 renewable energy goals, a report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says. The state would have to add 6.5 GW of renewables to meet the 2030 target. That is more than half of what it has added in the last twenty years. [The Hill]
- “Texas Power Use Hits Record High For Seventh Day This Summer” • Power demand in Texas has hit a record high for the second day in a row and the seventh day this summer, as ongoing heat waves have kept air conditioning systems on. ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, said it has enough resources to meet soaring demand. [Power Technology]
For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change.