- “Coronavirus Impact Lays Bare Inflexibility Of German Power Generation And Demand” • Slumping power demand from the pandemic and April’s strong wind and solar power production have revealed that Germany’s fossil and renewable electricity generation, as well as electricity demand, need to become much more flexible, experts say. [Clean Energy Wire] (Renewable with demand response is more flexible. – ghh)
- “Abu Dhabi To Have Cheapest Solar Power Ever At 1.35¢/kWh” • Abu Dhabi is to have the cheapest electricity ever from a solar farm reports say. As capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is no stranger to solar price records. And the new low-PV bid chosen by Abu Dhabi’s public electric utility will bring down the cost of solar power to just 1.35¢/kWh. [CleanTechnica]
- “Oceans Are Record Warm, Which Likely Means Stronger Hurricanes & Larger Wildfires” • Highly destructive fires in places like California and Australia may be hard to remember adequately, now that they’re being eclipsed somewhat by the coronavirus pandemic. But the oceans are warm; large storms and wildfires are on the way. [CleanTechnica]
- “Giant Economic Benefits Of The Clean Air Act” • The Clean Air Act’s annual benefits could be as high as 370,000 avoided premature deaths and 189,000 fewer hospital admissions for cardiac and respiratory illnesses, a study shows. Net economic benefits of up to $3.8 trillion for the economy may be 32 times the cost of regulations. [CleanTechnica]
- “Evidence Abounds Of Renewable Energy Gains At The Expense Of Fossil Fuels, As The Clamor For A Green Recovery Rises” • English consultancy Cornwall Insights produced more evidence that renewable energy sources are carrying the Covid-19 lockdown power mix, with gas and coal generation relegated to peaking services. [pv magazine International]
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