- “How Flooded Coal Mines Could Heat Homes” • A quarter of the UK’s homes sit above abandoned coal mines, long since flooded with water. Now, the mines are being put to a new, zero-carbon use. A heat pump can easily extract heat from the water, which comes up from the mine at 15°C (59°F), and deliver it to buildings that need it. [BBC]
- “No, A Tanker Full Of Fossil Fuels Isn’t ‘Carbon Neutral.’” That’s Not How It Works.” • Shell announced a special “carbon neutral” shipment of fracked gas to Europe. The gas is to be burned, and it will emit CO₂, but Shell and its gas supplier, Cheniere, seem to want the focus to be on shipping in a way that is carbon neutral. You can’t make this up. [CleanTechnica]
- “Made Of Air, A Berlin Startup, Is Producing Carbon-Negative Thermoplastic From Farm Waste” • Made of Air, a startup based in Berlin, created a carbon-negative thermoplastic, using waste from forests and farms in the area around Berlin. They claim the material is 90% carbon and sequesters two tonnes of CO₂ for every tonne of plastic. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ten Million Renewable Jobs Are Waiting To Be Unlocked” • More than 13,000 renewable projects are set to create up to 10 million jobs worldwide and provide $2 trillion (£1.43 trillion) in investment opportunities. That is the key finding from new research by Ernst & Young, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation. [Energy Live News]
- “Dover explores joining Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire” • Dover is exploring joining the Community Power Coalition of NH, a statewide public power non-profit that is set to work out ways for municipalities and counties to collaborate and take control of their electricity supply, according to the nonprofit and Dover officials. [Foster’s Daily Democrat]
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