Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

January 28 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Booming Renewable Energy Generation Halves Wholesale Power Prices Across National Grid” • Rapid growth in renewable generation reduced the wholesale cost of power in Australia’s energy grid late last year, and it greatly reduced reliance on coal. Prices were down more than half in the final three months of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. [MSN]

Solar farm (Merallisolar image)

  • “Perovskite Solar Cells: A Turning Point In Renewable Energy Or Just Hype?” • The world of solar energy is on the brink of a potential revolution, thanks to a new contender in the market: perovskite solar cells. These cells have impressive efficiency and promise to address many of the limitations of traditional silicon solar cells. [The Business Standard]
  • “Alberta Tar Sands Pollution 64 Times Worse Than Reported” • The Canadian tar sands, a huge site of oil extraction in Alberta, cover an area larger than England. Researchers used airplanes to measure the total emissions from the Alberta tar sands. Their research showed that those emissions are 20 to 64 times worse than previously reported. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Geothermal Heat Pumps Key Opportunity In Switch To Clean Energy” • Analysis from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that, coupled with building envelope improvements, installing geothermal heat pumps in around 70% of US buildings could save as much as 593 TWh of electricity annually. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Icon Of The Seas: World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail From Miami” • The world’s largest cruise ship has set sail from Miami on its maiden voyage, but there are concerns about the vessel’s methane emissions, as it is powered by LNG. The 365m-long (1,197 ft) Icon of the Seas has 20 decks and can house a maximum of 7,600 passengers. [BBC]

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