- “Britain’s Roofs Can Be A Huge Resource For Solar Energy” • Roofs occupy an enormous amount of surface area in British cities and yet only a small fraction of this space is used for solar panels, despite the obvious benefits. There is the equivalent of thousands of hectares of suitable roofs. The chapel at King’s College, Cambridge is an example. [The Guardian]
- “Top Clean Energy Accomplishments from US DOE in 2023” • In 2023, the US DOE made monumental strides in advancing the country’s clean energy goals. The DOE has been hard at work to combat the climate crisis, lower costs for American families and pave a path for our clean energy future. This article has a few of the top accomplishments of 2023. [CleanTechnica]
- “Floating Solar Power Plants To Hitch A Ride With Offshore Wind Farms” • The latest green development involves floating solar panels on the ocean instead of planting them on land. To ice the green cake, a Dutch-Norwegian shipyard spinoff called SolarDuck is laying plans to leverage offshore wind farms for its new floating solar technology. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Energy Now Exceeds 50% Of Installed Capacity” • China’s installed capacity of renewable energy has exceeded 1.45 billion kW (1,450 GW) this year, according to data released by the National Energy Administration. That means renewable energy accounts for more than 50% of the country’s total installed power generating capacity. [China Daily]
- “Seattle Gets Creative To Limit Methane Gas Pollution As Industry Pushes Back” • After an appellate court ruled that because the federal Energy Policy Conservation Act prevents cities and states from setting certain standards, local authorities can’t ban fossil fuel burning appliances, the city of Seattle decided to get creative. [CleanTechnica]
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