- “Corporate Giants Target 60 GW Of US Renewable Energy” • Announced late last week (28 March), REBA has committed to creating 60 GW of renewables in the US by 2025. The Alliance will seek to accelerate the uptake of clean energy in the country from the 6.2 GW of corporate renewables deals that were issued in 2018. [edie.net]
- “Huge Global Study Just Smashed One Of The Last Major Arguments Against Renewables” • Here is news for those who believe that there are few sites suitable for pumped storage. Scientists have identified 530,000 sites worldwide suitable for pumped storage, capable of storing more than enough energy to power the entire planet. [ScienceAlert]
- “Global Lithium-Ion Battery Planned Capacity Grows 4% In A Single Month” • In just one month, the planning pipeline for 2023 battery factory capacity jumped by 43 GWh, adding over 4% to the global total (50% annualized growth). Planned annual output by 2023 will soon cross 1,000 GWh of capacity Over two-thirds of it will be in China. [CleanTechnica]
- University Moves Forward With Renewable Energy Plan” • The University of Maine System board of trustees authorized the spending of up to $5.7 million to continue negotiations for a plan to shift the Orono campus from use of fossil fuels to renewable energy. The project will also help the local economy by creating about 50 jobs. [The Maine Campus]
- “Ocean Heat Sets A New Sky High Record: UN” • The results of the 2018 research study about the ocean heat has pushed the UN to express its concerns about the effects of global warming and how it affects marine life. Over 90% of the world’s heat that is trapped around the Earth’s atmosphere accumulates in the oceans. [Science Times]
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