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August 5 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Offshore Wind Resources Could Meet 25% Of US Demand” • The US has one of the best offshore wind resources in the world, a new report from UC Berkeley, Energy Innovation, and Grid Lab finds. With good near-term policy actions, those resources could account for up to a quarter of US electricity generation in less than 30 years. [CleanTechnica]

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  • “Parts Of South America Are Sweltering Under A ‘Fierce’ Heatwave – And It’s The Middle Of Winter” • Southern Cone countries including Chile and Argentina are having summer-like conditions as a heat wave pushed temperatures higher than 38°C (100°F) in places. This is winter. One climatologist said the event is “rewriting all climatic books.” [CNN]
  • “Amazon Deforestation At Six-Year Low In Brazil After 66% Plunge In July” • Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon fell by 66% last month compared to July 2022 and is now at its lowest rate in six years, according to preliminary data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. Surveillance has increased and perpetrators are being fined. [CNN]
  • “Lithium Processing Pilot Plant In WA’s Pilbara To Bring Benefits To Community, Traditional Owners” • A Pilbara miner is trying to harness renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions from the lithium it produces. Pilbara Minerals announced a final investment decision for a joint-venture pilot facility with Calix Limited, an environmental technology company. [ABC]
  • “Four New Offshore Wind Power Projects Proposed For New Jersey Shore; Two Would Be Far Out To Sea” • Wind power developers have proposed four new projects for sites off the New Jersey Shore. The proposed projects would more than double the number of wind farms to be built off the state’s coast if they are approved by regulators. [ABC News]

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