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December 21 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Ontario’s Welcome About-Face On Renewable Energy” • Premier Doug Ford appears to have experienced a come-to-green-power moment. Ontario Energy Minister Todd Smith put out the call for 2,000 MW – about 5% of all generation in the province – of non-emitting power generation, including wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy. [Toronto Star]

Toronto (Lukas Menzel, Unsplash)

  • “Chicago Archdiocese To Power Parishes, Schools With 100% Renewable Energy” • The power of the wind will soon power the Catholic Church in the Windy City. The Chicago Archdiocese announced that beginning in January its parishes, schools, offices, and cemeteries will switch to 100% renewable energy sources for its electricity needs. [National Catholic Reporter]
  • “Solar And On-Shore Wind Provide Cheapest Electricity And Nuclear Most Expensive, CSIRO Analysis Shows” • Electricity generated by solar and on-shore wind is Australia’s cheapest, even after the expense of integrating them into the power grid is factored in, according to analysis from the CSIRO. This contrasts with nuclear power. [The Guardian]
  • “Scientists Successfully Replicate Historic Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough Three Times” • Scientists in California shooting nearly 200 lasers at a cylinder holding a fuel capsule the size of a peppercorn have taken another step in the quest for fusion energy, which, if mastered, could provide the world with a near-limitless source of clean power. [CNN]
  • “Oregon Appeals Court Finds Rules For The State’s Climate Program Are Invalid” • A state appeals court in Oregon decided that the rules for a program designed to limit and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel companies are invalid. The department, however, said the decision was limited to an administrative error. [ABC News]

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