Headline News:

  • “Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Improves Fishing And Tourism” • Researchers at the University of Rhode Island studied the effects the Block Island wind farm had on local fishing and tourism. They found recreational fishing was increased, though feeling were mixed among those who fish commercially, and tourism improved. [CleanTechnica]

Block Island wind farm (Deepwater Wind image)

  • “Britain Records First Coal-Free Week Since The Victorian Era, Thanks To Gas, Nuclear Power And Renewables” • Britain has now gone seven days without using any electricity generated from coal, for the first time since the Victorian era. Ten years ago, coal produced about a third of the Britain’s electricity. Since May 2, the country has been powered by natural gas and nuclear energy, and renewables. [ABC News]
  • “Exelon To Shut Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant” • Exelon Corp says it’s moving forward with plans to close the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania after a bid to bail out struggling reactors failed to advance in the state legislature. Exelon had hoped to get $500 million per year in subsidies to keep the plant open. [Bloomberg]
  • “Renewable Energy Overpowers Coal In Germany” • According to Fraunhofer Institute evaluations, Germany’s renewable power sector pulled bigger production numbers than coal in 2018 for the first time ever, with 40% of the country’s electricity coming from wind, biomass, solar, and hydroelectric sources compared to 38% from coal. [ThomasNet News]
  • “Walmart Signs 46 Solar Deals With C2 Energy Capital” • C2 Energy Capital LLC has executed 46 power purchase agreements and leases with Walmart Inc to provide solar electric power at the retailer’s operations in five states. The projects are expected to supply approximately 10%-60% of each store’s overall electricity consumption. [Solar Industry]

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Source: Green Events

May 9 Green Energy News