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November 28 Green Energy News

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“Interior Department Report Finds Significant Shortcomings In Oil And Gas Leasing Programs” • The Department of the Interior released a report on federal oil and gas leasing and permitting practices, after a review of onshore and offshore oil and gas programs. The report identifies significant shortcomings that should be addressed. [CleanTechnica]

November 27 Green Energy News

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“Rolls-Royce Sets Electric Airplane Speed Record” • After years of work on a battery-electric airplane Rolls-Royce Aerospace put Spirit of Innovation to its first extended flight in November, with a goal to exceed 300 mph (483 km/h). It hit 387.4 mph and set records for speed and rate of climb. RR sent the […]

November 26 Green Energy News

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“Britain’s Ancient Fortresses For Nature” • Though made by man, hedgerows form a vital reservoir of biodiversity in human-dominated landscapes where many species might otherwise struggle to survive. By nurturing pollinating insects, they can enhance the yield of crops. And they do it all while pulling carbon out of the atmosphere. [BBC]

November 25 Green Energy News

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“Federal Officials Green-Light Wind Farm Off Coast Of Rhode Island In Quest To Expand Renewable Energy” • Federal officials are green-lighting plans for a wind farm off the Rhode Island coast as the Biden administration aims to grow renewable energy capacity. The South Fork wind farm will provide enough power for 70,000 homes […]

November 24 Green Energy News

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“Power Producers Had To Pay To Send Electricity Into South Australia Grid” • Big plants in SA had to pay to operate when the state “became the first gigawatt scale grid in the world to reach zero operational demand when the combined output of rooftop solar and other small non-scheduled generators exceeded all […]

November 23 Green Energy News

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“Outlook On The Renewable Energy Infrastructure” • The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies is inevitable for the energy sector, but it looks to be similar territory for investors in the long term. Current contracts for renewable energy are structured almost identically to those in the current energy infrastructure industry. […]

November 22 Green Energy News

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“Can The Sun’s Eleven-Year Cycle Explain Global Warming?” • Climate sceptics have long argued that solar activity can explain global warming. The finding of a controversial near 11-year cycle in solar activity prompted comparison with a similarly long cycle related to climate change. A study published in Climate Dynamics found they do not […]

November 21 Green Energy News

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“Senior Pentagon Official Warns The US Military Is ‘Not Ready’ For Climate Change” • A senior Pentagon official warned the US military is “not ready” to handle climate change, a security issue that touches nearly every aspect of planning at the Pentagon. It is not just about ice melting and seas rising. It […]

November 20 Green Energy News

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“Ford Doubles EV Production Plans And GM Books 18,000 BrightDrop Order” • Ford CEO Jim Farley announced on Twitter that his company is doubling its EV production goal to 600,000 vehicles by 2023. General Motors is moving on its own plans to build BrightDrop battery electric delivery vans. It already has one order […]

November 19 Green Energy News

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“The Ingenious Living Bridges Of India” • The Indian state of Meghalaya gets so much rain that modern bridges would wash away, but the living bridges stand up to the torrents. Indigenous groups in north-east India have crafted intricate bridges from living fig trees for centuries. Now this ancient skill is making its […]