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May 15 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Maryland Signs New Offshore Wind Law” • The state of Maryland has signed new legislation aimed at keeping the state’s offshore wind goals on track. The law allows qualified offshore wind developers to apply for outstanding Offshore Renewable Energy Credits created as a result of changes in the market and to add additional capacity to existing projects. [reNews]

Base of an offshore tower (Maryland Energy Administration)

  • “Choosing Nuclear Over Renewables And Efficiency Will Make Climate Crisis Worse” • “Carbon-free power is necessary but not sufficient; we also need cheap and fast,” says Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, now known as RMI, and who has spent half a century advising governments and companies on energy efficiency. [RenewEconomy]
  • “‘Impossible’ Heatwave Struck Philippines In April, Scientists Find” • A record-breaking heatwave that scorched the Philippines in April would have been impossible without the climate crisis, scientists found. Temperatures above 40°C (104°F) struck across Asia in April, causing deaths, water shortages, crop losses, and widespread school closures. [The Guardian]
  • “‘Magical Thinking’: Hopes For Sustainable Jet Fuel Are Not Realistic” • There is currently “no realistic or scalable alternative” to standard kerosene-based jet fuels, and the touted “sustainable aviation fuels” are well off track to replace them in a timeframe needed to avert dangerous climate change, according to a report by the Institute for Policy Studies. [The Guardian]
  • “Surge In India’s Renewables Tendering Set To Keep Coal’s Share Below 50% In Total Installed Capacity” • India is emerging as a renewable energy powerhouse with a surge in both capacity addition and tendering to add more plants. This is seen in a suite of new research reports showing a trend to a more sustainable future for India’s electricity sector. [IEEFA]
  • “Trump Pledges To Scrap Offshore Wind Projects On ‘Day One’ Of Presidency” • Donald Trump vowed to immediately halt offshore wind energy projects “on day one” of a new term as US president, in his most explicit threat yet to the industry and the latest in a series of promises to undo key aspects of the transition to cleaner energy. [The Guardian]

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