- Around the world, coral reefs are being wiped out by rising sea temperatures, a consequence of climate change. But in some places, there are corals that are able to withstand the heat. Marine biologists are trying to learn what gives these corals their ability to survive warming seas and whether genetic technology could be used to save dying coral reefs. [CNN]
- Following a strategic review, GE has announced a focus on aviation, power and renewable energy. GE says its energy strategy, driven by GE Power and GE Renewable Energy, is based on offering a range of energy solutions across the electricity value chain. GE is shedding positions in oil services, healthcare, and transportation. [North American Windpower]
- BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp escaped blame for the public costs of global warming when a US judge ruled that lawsuits by cities against oil companies are not the answer to climate change. The court did accept the reality of human caused climate change, and the cities are reviewing whether they should appeal. [Los Angeles Times]
- Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, a San Francisco Bay Area company, announced it received a $3 million grant by the California Air Resources Board to build the first hydrogen fuel-cell ferry in the US. If hydrogen fuel cells become more widely adopted, the demand could also provide California with support to store renewable energy. [San Francisco Examiner]
- Swedish company Azelio says it has developed new technology that could make concentrated solar power suitable for projects as small as 500 kW or as large as 20 MW, according to a report in Renewable Energy Magazine. The key to the Azelio system is that is uses molten aluminum to store heat and a Stirling engine to generate electricity. [CleanTechnica]
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Source: Green Events
June 27 Green Energy News