Headline News:

  • “Can Microgrids Really Bring Power To The Last Billion?” • After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico turned to microgrids for resiliency. Puerto Rico’s embrace of microgrids hints at a different energy future. Some of the 1 billion people around the world without electricity may finally get it without ever needing a central power grid. [Quartz]

Line workers (Amit Dave | Reuters)

  • “Erie’s Climate Is Changing” • In recent decades, temperatures in Erie, Pennsylvania have increased between 1.6° and 4.06°, studies show. With higher temperatures there is less winter ice coverage on the Great Lakes, and more moisture can feed lake-effect snowstorms, like the ones that dumped over 156 inches of snow on Erie two winters ago. [GoErie.com]
  • “PG&E Corp Unable To Strike Deal Over Renewable Power Contracts” • PG&E Corp was unable to reach a deal with NextEra Energy Inc and other companies with which it has billions of dollars in power contracts. The matter will be decided in the next several weeks by the judge overseeing PG&E’s bankruptcy, court documents said. [ETEnergyworld.com]
  • “Legislature Tries Again To Save Biomass Plants” • Six months after the New Hampshire legislature overrode a veto to pass a law to save biomass plants, Eversource has still not negotiated contracts for the energy because of an appeal to federal authorities. A bi-partisan group of senators is a bill to end the impasse. [The Union Leader]
  • “Civil Society Organizations Are Learning To Track Climate Adaptation Spending To Ensure It Reaches The Communities That Need It Most” • Countries on the frontlines of climate change are already using their own scarce domestic resources for adaptation to supplement international flows. CSOs have been learning to help. [CleanTechnica]

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Source: Green Events

May 5 Green Energy News