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June 24 Green Energy News

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“Sheep And Solar: A ‘Beautiful Symbiotic Relationship’” • It’s quite appealing to think that agrivoltaics could meet 20% of US electric generation with less than 1% our farmland. Of course, vegetation must be managed to maintain electricity production. This is increasingly done with sheep. Combining sheep and solar has multiple benefits for […]

June 23 Green Energy News

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“Iceland’s Ice Is Melting So Fast It’s Boosting Hydropower” • Iceland gets more than 70% of its electricity from hydropower fed by glacial meltwaters. So as the Earth heats up and glaciers melt faster, hydroelectric plants have more water to spin turbines and power the grid. It is a silver lining for […]

June 22 Green Energy News

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“Coal Capacity Factor Drops from 55% to 35% in 10 Years in PJM” • Use of the coal fleet in PJM, the largest US wholesale electricity market, has fallen over the last decade, driven largely by higher relative fuel costs. Since 2013, the PJM operators have retired about 34 GW of coal […]

June 21 Green Energy News

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“Domestic Solar Power Output Up 80% In A Year” • Electricity generated from domestic rooftops in Ireland is up 80% in a single year, a new report has found. According to the current Scale of Solar report, solar energy could power 280,000 homes this year. Overall solar power output, including energy from […]

June 20 Green Energy News

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“One City, Two Offshore Wind Hubs, 9000 MW” • New York City’s boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island, are both set to host hubs for offshore wind farms. Both claim to be among the largest in the US. They are further evidence that that US offshore wind industry is back on its feet, […]

June 19 Green Energy News

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“Mississippi Just Got Its First Utility-Scale Wind Farm” • Wind energy development has long been stuck in the doldrums in the Southeastern US. Until very recently, nine states in the region had exactly 0 MW of commercial wind capacity, even as turbines spread across every other US state. Mississippi, however, has just […]

June 18 Green Energy News

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“Clean Energy Mandate For Vermont Utilities Becomes Law After Democrats Override Veto” • Lawmakers overrode a veto of Vermont’s renewable energy standard. It has a multi-year plan that requires utilities to have 100% renewable portfolios by 2035. It also mandates that more of the power come from in-state generation projects. [Vermont Public] […]

June 17 Green Energy News

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“Wind And Solar Power Half The Cost Of Coal And Gas, One-Third The Cost Of Nuclear, Says Lazard” • New data out of the US has confirmed that large-scale wind and solar are significantly cheaper sources of electricity generation than coal and gas. They even undercut fossil fuels on price with the addition […]

June 16 Green Energy News

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“Environment Canada Says It Can Now Rapidly Link High-Heat Weather Events To Climate Change” • Environment and Climate Change Canada says it can now quickly identify links between events of extreme heat and climate change. It can estimate the degree to which human-induced climate change played a role within a week. [CBC] […]

June 15 Green Energy News

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“Extra Moisture On West Coast Allowing Climate-Sensitive Joshua Trees To Recover: Experts” • Populations of the iconic Joshua tree may be showing signs of recovery after several rounds of atmospheric rivers drenched the West – including deserts in California and Colorado – with record amounts of rain over the past year and […]