- “’Miracle’ Water Year In California: Reservoirs Are At 128% Of Average” • California ended its “miracle” water year with enough rain and snow to fill the state’s reservoirs to 128% of the historical average. It was one of the wettest years on record in the state, and welcome news to a state that spent much of the past dozen years in a deep drought. [ABC News]
- “California Looks To Add Solar And Transmission Along Highways” • There’s a lot of empty land along California’s highways, and the state will soon be looking at how it can fill some of it up with solar panels, batteries and power lines to help meet its clean energy targets. A bill for the purpose is awaiting the governor’s signature. [Canary Media]
- “Coffee Is In Danger. Starbucks Is Working On Solutions” • Coffee is a finicky crop, and arabica coffee, the most popular variety, is particularly so. And climate change poses a huge threat to the coffee business and to farmers. So Starbucks is developing new arabica varietals that are specifically cultivated to hold up better on a warming planet. [CNN]
- “Failure Of Wind Auctions In The UK Are A Lesson For The Global Offshore Wind Industry” • Last September, a round of the UK offshore wind auctions failed. Policy had created unworkable conditions for the industry. Experts at the Global Wind Energy Council believe that this should serve as a pivotal moment for the global offshore wind industry. [CleanTechnica]
- “Nevada’s Largest Wind Farm Just Got 70,000 Acres From BLM” • The BLM has set aside public land for the Stagecoach Wind farm prevent new mining claims from interfering with the project’s review or development. BLM’s environmental analysis of the wind project is “in progress,” and estimated completion of that review and permitting is June 2026. [Electrek]
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