- “Coffee-Table-Sized Units To Power New Gas Plant Near Roma” • The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is providing $1 million in funding to give authorities the chance to assess the benefits of using an electrolyzer powered by solar panels to extract hydrogen from the atmosphere. The hydrogen can be used to make renewable methane. [ABC News]
- “Long Duration Breakthrough? Form Energy’s First Project Tries Pushing Storage to 150 Hours” • Form Energy made a deal for its new energy storage technology with Minnesota utility Great River Energy. The battery is competitive on price relative to power output (kW), but it provides an enormous amount of electricity (kWh) at that price. [Greentech Media]
- “How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease” • Scientists who study how diseases emerge in a changing environment knew that a pandemic was coming. Climate change is making outbreaks of disease more common and more dangerous, and the number of emerging infectious diseases has been rising fast. [TPM]
- “Dominion Energy Remains On Schedule To Build Largest Offshore Wind Project In United States” • Dominion Energy and its contractors are on track to ensure that the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project stays on schedule. They implemented processes to deal with the workplace issues arising out of the pandemic. [Transmission & Distribution World]
- “Minnesota’s Great River Energy Closing Coal Plant, Switching To Two-Thirds Wind Power” • Great River Energy will shutter a 1,151-MW coal-fired power plant several years early, a move that underscores the decline of coal power in electricity production. The Coal Creek Station will be replaced to a great extent with new wind farms. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
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