- “‘Bold’ Climate Action Could Deliver $26 Trillion In Economic Benefits Through 2030” • A report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate shows that benefits of climate-smart growth are “significantly” underestimated. It says “bold climate action” could drive at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. [CleanTechnica]
- “Big wind, solar farms could boost rain in Sahara: study” • A study in the journal Science used computer modeling to simulate the effect of covering 20% of the Sahara Desert with solar panels and installing three million wind turbines there. In addition to slowing global warming, it would also give a small but beneficial boost to rain. [ETEnergyworld.com]
- “August the ‘cleanest energy month of the year in modern times’ in UK” • Fossil fuel generation in the UK fell to record lows last month, while renewables provided a quarter of all electricity, making August “the cleanest calendar month of the year in modern times” energy experts at consultancy EnAppSys said. [Power Engineering International]
- “No future: Even existing coal to be beaten by renewables and storage on costs” • A new report authored by Australian and international researchers suggests there is no prospect for a new coal generator in Australia, and even existing coal generators are going to be challenged by the falling costs of renewables and storage. [RenewEconomy]
- “US Energy Storage Deployments Increase 200% Year-Over-Year” • Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables published its US Energy Storage Monitor, collaborating with the Energy Storage Association. It showed that 156.5 MWh of energy storage were deployed in the second quarter of 2018, up 200% over Q2 ’17 (which was particularly low). [CleanTechnica]
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Source: Green Events
September 7 Green Energy News