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reneweconomy.com.au - Giles Parkinson - Powercor proposes 20 big batteries for Victoria renewable energy zones
Powercor proposes 20 big batteries for Victoria renewable energy zones
RenewEconomy

Victoria electricity network operator Powercor has put forward a plan to install up to 20 big batteries totalling more than 1.1 gigawatt at key network centres to help strengthen the grid and deliver on the state's renewable energy target. The…

techcrunch.com - Monica Long - Crypto and blockchain must accept they have a problem, then lead in sustainability
Crypto and blockchain must accept they have a problem, then lead in sustainability
TechCrunch

Image Credits: Chonticha Vatpongpee / EyeEm / Getty Images As the price of bitcoin hits record highs and cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, the industry's expanding carbon footprint becomes harder to ignore. Just last week, Elon Musk…

bbc.co.uk - US climate envoy criticised for clean tech optimism - BBC News
US climate envoy criticised for clean tech optimism - BBC News
BBC

America's climate envoy John Kerry has been ridiculed for saying technologies that don't yet exist will play a huge role in stabilising the climate. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, he said the US was leading the world on climate change -…

bloomberg.com - Lars Paulsson - Ancient Swedish Hamlet Holds Lessons for Future of Clean Power
Ancient Swedish Hamlet Holds Lessons for Future of Clean Power
Bloomberg

A thousand-year-old Swedish village could become a blueprint for local energy grids of the future. Simris, with a population of about 200, has shown that operating independently from the national grid is technologically possible. Villagers use…

upnewsinfo.com - Matilda Colman - Crypto industry brass explains harnessing renewable energy could help BTC miners By Cointelegraph - Up News Info
Crypto industry brass explains harnessing renewable energy could help BTC miners By Cointelegraph - Up News Info
Bradley Lamb

Crypto industry brass explains harnessing renewable energy could help BTC miners The energy consumed by mining — the process that keeps Bitcoin's blockchain running — has been an increasingly popular topic of discussion in recent…

cbsnews.com - Electric vehicles are becoming more affordable and could cost less than gas-powered vehicles in just a few years
Electric vehicles are becoming more affordable and could cost less than gas-powered vehicles in just a few years
CBS News

If ever there was a time to want to be driving an electric car, it may have been last week — after the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack forced the company to take some of its systems offline. Fuel shortages resulting from the attack caused…

wsj.com - Katherine Blunt - Natural Gas, America's No. 1 Power Source, Already Has a New Challenger: Batteries
Natural Gas, America's No. 1 Power Source, Already Has a New Challenger: Batteries
Wall Street Journal

Vistra Corp. owns 36 natural-gas power plants, one of America's largest fleets. It doesn't plan to buy or build any more. Instead, Vistra intends to invest more than $1 billion in solar farms and battery storage units in Texas and California as it…

theguardian.com - Tony Naylor - We can get a table inside again - but what's the long-term future of restaurants?
We can get a table inside again - but what's the long-term future of restaurants?
The Guardian

Tom Kerridge has spent the pandemic irrepressibly “creating positive vibes”. He threw himself and volunteers from his teams into charitable projects such as Meals From Marlow, which delivered its 100,000th meal in February, and has…

dawn.com - Zofeen T. Ebrahim - Is Pakistan preparing for a decarbonised world?
Is Pakistan preparing for a decarbonised world?
DAWN.COM

ALTHOUGH the world's attention is currently focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, climate crisis remains the planet's greatest challenge. To strive to limit the global temperature to 1.5°C means halving the CO2 emissions by 2030 and reaching net…

usnews.com - New Jersey Solar, Gas Power Plans Spotlight Justice Concerns
New Jersey Solar, Gas Power Plans Spotlight Justice Concerns
U.S. News & World Report

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press Two energy projects highlighting the environmental justice movement in very different ways are under way in New Jersey. A gas-fired power backup power plant is proposed for a sewage treatment facility in an…

bloomberg.com - Baiju Kalesh - Adani Green Said in Advanced Talks for SoftBank-Backed SB Energy
Adani Green Said in Advanced Talks for SoftBank-Backed SB Energy
Bloomberg

A transaction could value SB Energy at more than $650 million An announcement could come in coming weeks, people say Adani Green Energy Ltd., majority-owned by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani, is in advanced talks to acquire privately-held SB…

bloomberg.com - Anirban Nag - Amazon, Greenko Ramp Up Oxygen Supplies to India Amid Shortage
Amazon, Greenko Ramp Up Oxygen Supplies to India Amid Shortage
Bloomberg

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Amazon.com Inc. and Greenko Group, one of India's largest renewable energy companies, are boosting…

wsj.com - Simon Clark - Central Banks Jump Into Climate-Change Policy Fray
Central Banks Jump Into Climate-Change Policy Fray
Wall Street Journal

Central banks, the most powerful financial institutions in the world, want to become the guardians of the environment as well. The central banks say climate change is a financial and economic risk. They believe rising sea levels, more wildfires and…

bloomberg.com - Matthew Yglesias - Biden Should Fight the Inflation the Fed Ignores
Biden Should Fight the Inflation the Fed Ignores
Bloomberg

Rising prices for food and energy may not matter to economists, but they do to consumers. Economists and regular people can never seem to agree about inflation. Looking at last week's news that U.S. consumer prices rose an eye-popping 4.2% in April…

wsj.com - Benoit Faucon - How EVs Could Transform the Streets of Africa
How EVs Could Transform the Streets of Africa
Wall Street Journal

The electric-car revolution is reaching the streets of Africa. A handful of startups in several countries are building small electric-vehicle fleets of light carriers and motorcycles—vehicles well suited for the continent's challenging…

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