- “This Small Island Chain Is Leading The Way On Hydrogen Power” • A group of islands off the northern coast of Scotland is an unlikely pioneer in hydrogen power. Orkney, better known for its breathtaking coastal scenery and some of Britain’s oldest heritage sites than for its cutting edge approach to energy, has been quietly leading on hydrogen technology. [CNN]
- “Wind Plants Can Provide Grid Services Similar To Gas, Hydro, Easing Renewables Integration: CAISO” • Wind plants have the potential to provide grid services that match those of a gas plant or hydroelectric facility, the California Independent System Operator has found. In a test, wind provided services at least as well as conventional plants. [Utility Dive]
- “Could The Oil Price Collapse Drive More Investment Into Renewables?” • Low oil prices will test the resolve of the majors’ energy transition plans, but analysts expect the companies’ long-term commitments to decarbonization and renewable energy to remain intact. It might even speed the transition up, if they find there is no profit in oil. [Greentech Media]
- “17 Large-Scale Solar Projects Planned In Upstate New York” • Gov Andrew M Cuomo unveiled the details of the awards for 21 large-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects across upstate New York, totaling 1,278 MW of new renewable capacity. These projects include 17 solar systems. A state goal is carbon-free electricity by 2040. [Solar Power World]
- “How Coronavirus Makes The Case For Renewable Energy” • Reliance on fossil fuels has left countries more exposed to the economic shock of such global crises as coronavirus, according to a leading financial economist at London’s Imperial College Business School. Governments should look to renewable energy to help reduce such risks. [Forbes]
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