- “Companies Have Bought More Clean Energy Than Ever This Year, and It’s Only August” • According to the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center, increased corporate procurements of renewable energy have already made this year a record breaker, with four months still to go. There are nearly sixty companies leading the way. [Gizmodo UK]
- “Champagne region struggles to adapt to climate change” • Temperatures have risen 1.2° C (2.16° F) in 30 years, and pickers are scrambling to bring in yet another early harvest. The spectre of climate change is haunting the vineyards of France, and its creeping effects, including chaotic weather, are becoming the new normal. [CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News]
- “Award-Winning Pumped-Storage Hydro Facility a Modern Marvel” • The Frades II pumped-storage project in Portugal took advantage of existing dams for a scheme that includes the largest variable-speed reversible units ever installed in Europe. The facility provides a versatile option for managing wind and solar power fluctuations. [POWER magazine]
- “Market speeds coal’s demise” • FirstEnergy Corp announced that it will close Pennsylvania’s largest coal-fueled power plant by 2021, along with three smaller plants in Ohio. FirstEnergy tried to blame federal energy policy. But policy makers should note that coal has become uncompetitive, and its economics will not improve. [Scranton Times-Tribune]
- “Renewed Vision Shines Light on Dormant Nuclear Site” • An abandoned nuclear project, with the framework of a cooling tower and weathered concrete walls with empty windows, sits in rural Tennessee. The remains of what might have been provide the backdrop for what is: a solar farm that is boosting economic development. [POWER magazine]
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Source: Green Events
September 2 Green Energy News