- “Green Mountain Power Proposes Energy Storage For All Vermonters” • Vermont utility Green Mountain Power submitted a petition to the Vermont Public Utility Commission asking it to approve a Zero Outages Initiative costing $280 million. It aims to harden the grid and decentraleg energy by providing batteries to customers. [Utility Dive]
- “Bill McKibben, Pope Francis, And The Warmest September” • The data from September, 2023 shows average temperatures for the month were 1.8°C above pre-industrial levels and 0.5°C hotter than any September ever recorded. But there is good news: “The planet is now adding a gigawatt a day of solar power. A nuclear plant’s worth every day of solar power.” [CleanTechnica]
- “Indigenous Communities Protect The Amazon” • About 1.5 million Indigenous people live in the Amazon forests South America. Deforestation and fires have eaten into this iconic forest in recent decades, putting it in danger of becoming a net carbon emitter. Indigenous communities, however, are helping protect some of its most intact parts. [CleanTechnica]
- “GE Vernova’s Hydro Power Business Commissions Four 175-MW Units For Nigeria’s Second Largest Hydropower Plant” • GE Vernova’s Hydro Power commissioned four 175-MW Francis hydropower turbines and generators at the Zungeru project in Nigeria. The 700-MW Zungeru project is the second largest hydropower plant in Nigeria. [General Electric]
- “People Are Okay With Wind And Solar Installations In Their Neighborhoods, Studies Say” • A major poll gave us a fascinating revelation: The majority of people in the US say they wouldn’t mind fields of solar panels or wind turbines being built in their communities. More surprisingly, these respondents are part of a large pool of bipartisan voters. [CleanTechnica]
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