Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

May 30 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Increasing Use Of Renewable Energy In US Yields Billions Of Dollars Of Benefits” • By increasing its use of renewable energy, the US has not only reduced its planet-warming emissions but also improved its air quality, yielding hundreds of billions of dollars of benefits, a report published in the journal Cell Reports Sustainability has found. [The Guardian]

Solar array (Raphael Cruz, Unsplash)

  • “Offshore Wind Farms Could Have Averted The Fukushima Disaster” • A review conducted at the University of Surrey found that offshore wind farms could have averted the Fukushima nuclear disaster by maintaining the cooling systems to prevent a meltdown. The study shows that wind farms are less vulnerable to earthquakes than nuclear plants. [Energy Live News]
  • “Wildfire Near Canada’s Oil Sands Hub Under Control, Alberta Officials Say” • A wildfire that forced thousands of residents from their homes in western Canada’s oil sands hub of Fort McMurray earlier this month is now under control, Alberta officials said. In 2016, wildfires forced a mass evacuation of the city and burned more than 2,000 homes. [ABC News]
  • “Australian Developer Plans 2 GW Renewables Project” • The Australian developer Squadron Energy filed documents with the New South Wales planning authority for its proposed Koorakee Energy Park. The project is to have 1 GW of PV capacity, 1 GW of wind capacity, and a battery system with a capacity of up to 1 GW and up to 12 hours of storage. [pv magazine International]
  • “Nearly $900 Million for 3,400 Clean Electric School Buses” • With the 2023 Clean School Bus Program rebates, the EPA chose roughly 530 school districts, in nearly all states, several Tribes, DC, and territories for nearly $900 million in funds to replace older, diesel-fueled school buses that harm the health of students and surrounding communities. [CleanTechnica]

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