- “How Texas Can Lead The Global EV Transformation” • The Lone Star State made headlines last weekend after a noisy, fossil-fueled convoy of Trump supporters stalled traffic on I-35 and attacked a Biden campaign bus. But the latest move by the state’s grid operator suggests that the quiet hum of EVs will dominate Texas roads in the future. [CleanTechnica]
- “Typhoon Goni: The Year’s Strongest Storm Slams Into The Philippines” • While the US Gulf Coast sets records for storms, the Pacific Ocean is dealing with its own superlative weather worries. Typhoon Goni slammed into the Philippines on Sunday with peak winds of nearly 200 mph, killing at least 20 people and displacing more than 350,000. [Grist]
- “Plan To Run Power Cable Between Australia And Indonesia Scrapped As Giant Pilbara Power Project Takes Shape” • Running a power line from Australia to Indonesia seems like a good idea, but those behind it looked at the numbers and found the most economical way of exporting Northern Australia’s green energy is by boat. [The Sydney Morning Herald]
- “SPR Delivers ‘Black Start’ From Onshore Wind” • In what is believed to be global first, ScottishPower Renewables used energy from an onshore windfarm to re-energise part of the power grid. With the successful ‘black start,’ the 69-MW Dersalloch windfarm proved that wind power can restore a ‘blacked-out’ section of the grid. [reNEWS]
- “North Sea Wind And Hydrogen Offer UK Jobs Bonanza” • By 2050, the UK North Sea could deliver £20 billion a year in gross value added from offshore wind and hydrogen leading to a net increase of 40,000 jobs, a report by the Policy Exchange think-tank says. It said jobs would increase despite the decline in the North Sea oil and gas industry. [reNEWS]
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