- “Green Power Beats Fossil Fuels For First Time In Europe” • About 40% of the electricity in the first half of 2020 in the 27 EU countries came from renewable sources, compared with 34% from plants burning fossil fuels, the London environmental group Ember said. As a result, CO₂ emissions from the power sector fell 23%. [Yahoo Canada Finance]
- “Nakhchivan: The World’s Most Sustainable Nation?” • As a result of regional conflicts, residents of Nakhchivan, an enclave of Azerbaijan, developed an unwavering sense of self-sufficiency born from scarcity and necessity. They began producing their own goods and planting their own food, based strictly on a pesticide-free, all-organic food policy. [BBC]
- “New York State Announces 4 GW In Renewables Solicitations” • New York State Governor Andrew M Cuomo has announced 4 GW of renewable energy solicitations and a multi-billion dollar port strategy. This will include a second solicitation of offshore wind, seeking up to 2.5 GW of projects, said to be the largest in the nation’s history. [reNEWS]
- “Global Offshore Pipeline Grows By 30%” • The global pipeline of offshore wind energy projects that are operational, under construction, consented, or being planned has soared by 30% in the last twelve months from 122 GW to 159 GW. RenewableUK’s latest Offshore Wind Project Intelligence report shows that the UK has retained its top spot. [reNEWS]
- “Environmental Groups Want Controversial Ohio Nuclear Bailout Bill Reexamined; HB6 Now At The Center Of FBI Investigation” • Ohio House Bill 6 bailed out two FirstEnergy power plants and gave subsidies to coal plants, while dismantling mandates for clean energy. Now, it is the centerpiece of a federal bribery investigation. [cleveland.com]
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