- “Electric Vehicles Are Driving Rates Down: How Do EVs Impact Electricity Rates?” • Some people believe that charging EVs will necessarily stress the electric grid, resulting in costly upgrades that drive up electric rates. Analysis conducted by Synapse Energy Economics found the opposite has been observed in the real world. [CleanTechnica]
- “Greenland’s Most Critical Glacier Is Suddenly Gaining Ice, But That Might Not Be A Good Thing” • Greenland’s largest and most critical glacier, Jakobshavn, is gaining ice, according to NASA researchers. This might sound like good news, but the reason for the ice accumulation might spell disaster in the long run. [CNN]
- “Trump’s Clean Car Rollbacks Would Cost Drivers More Money, Finds Surprised Bush-era Official” • A study by President George W Bush’s anti-regulatory czar found that the current fuel efficiency and emissions standards are good for the economy as a whole, mostly due to the significant savings American drivers would see at the pump. [DeSmog]
- “Global Energy Demand Increased 2.3% In 2018, Pushing Energy-Related Emissions Up By 1.7%” • Global energy demand increased by 2.3% in 2018, the fastest growth this decade, driven by a strong global economy and increased heating and cooling needs. This drove global energy-related CO₂ emissions up by 1.7% to 33 gigatonnes. [CleanTechnica]
- “IEA: One-Quarter Of Global Power Is Renewables” • Over 25% of global power output is from renewable sources, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. The paper “Global Energy & CO₂ Status Report,” said renewables grew by 4% in 2018, representing almost one-quarter of global energy demand growth. [reNEWS]
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Source: Green Events
March 28 Green Energy News