- “Wärtsilä, Engie, And ING Bank Develop Emissions-Free Barge Business With Interchangeable Energy Containers” • Wärtsilä was joined by a number of partners to form Zero Emission Services BV, to make inland waterway shipping more sustainable by providing interchangeable energy storage containers for barges powered by batteries. [CleanTechnica]
- “Fluence Proposes 500-MW BESS Case Scenario To VNI West RIT-T” • Submissions are in on the Victoria-New South Wales Interconnector West. One proposal by Fluence is to replace the traditional infrastructure with mega-scale battery energy storage systems as virtual transmission. Fluence says the system can be deployed very quickly. [pv magazine Australia]
- “Naval Energies Joins Offshore Wind California Group” • The French company Naval Energies and trade association Offshore Wind California joined to pursue deployment of floating wind technology. California has excellent wind resources, with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimating the state’s technical capacity at 112 GW. [reNEWS]
- “Renewable Energy Provides All New US Generating Capacity In April” • According to the SUN DAY Campaign, data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission show wind, solar, and hydropower provided 100% of the 1,328 MW in new US generating capacity added in April 2020 and 56.3% of all capacity added in the first third of 2020. [Renewables Now]
- “Protection Of Seagrasses Key To Building Resilience To Climate Change, Disasters” • Seagrass meadows are among the most important coastal habitats on Earth. They nurture fish populations, weaken storm surges, and provide numerous other services to coastal communities. The importance of seagrasses is highlighted in a UN report. [UN Environment]
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