Top news of the week: 08.09.2020.

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Future Of Energy

On Sep 6, 2020
@NRDC shared
“The state’s clean energy workers — and their families — should not be made to suffer in an effort to protect this legislation, which was passed through a process now mired in criminal investigations.” — NRDC's Ohio energy policy director @DanSawmiller https://t.co/O1iffySJhs
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HB 6 costs go well beyond claimed harm to public trust in Ohio

HB 6 costs go well beyond claimed harm to public trust in Ohio

Here’s what’s at stake as Ohio lawmakers debate whether and how to repeal the bailout law at the heart of an alleged $60 million conspiracy case.

On Sep 2, 2020
@SEIA shared
Competition in the electricity sector is good for the economy. Customers in the southeast are missing out. https://t.co/2aJKITayxl
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The US South could save money by cleaning up its power grid

The US South could save money by cleaning up its power grid

The region’s monopoly utilities are holding it back.

On Sep 4, 2020
@RMartinBoulder shared
Duke Energy says it wants to decarbonize by midcentury. Critics say it's not moving fast enough. @SPGMI_Energy @justinhorwath https://t.co/vCTGX6uqbf
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Duke Energy moves to decarbonize, but some say not fast enough

Duke Energy moves to decarbonize, but some say not fast enough

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company, one of the largest carbon polluters in the U.S. power sector, is aiming for net-zero emissions by midcentury. But doing so in the Southeast, where there ...

On Sep 3, 2020
@guardian shared
Gladys Berejiklian says reaching net zero emissions by 2050 is achievable and would be 'the stuff of dreams' https://t.co/g1bEBHLzri
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Gladys Berejiklian says reaching net zero emissions by 2050 is achievable and would be 'the stuff of dreams'

Gladys Berejiklian says reaching net zero emissions by 2050 is achievable and would be 'the stuff of dreams'

The NSW premier has said ‘it doesn’t take much’ to reach net zero by 2050 in a webinar with former British prime minister Theresa May

On Sep 4, 2020
@PVSolarReport shared
Morning Brief: US #cleanenergy giants to join to build lobbying muscle – pv magazine USA https://t.co/aYv53zVaS5
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Morning Brief: US clean energy giants to join to build lobbying muscle

Morning Brief: US clean energy giants to join to build lobbying muscle

Also in the brief: Utility definition continues to dog regulators as PSC considers Milwaukee solar case

On Sep 3, 2020
@greentechmedia shared
RT @jeffsaintjohn: How can utilities manage the knowable, yet unpredictable, risks of climate change? Here are two startups, MystAI and Overstory, using big data and AI to de-risk energy forecasting and the threat of trees and power lines sparking wildfires, respectively: https://t.co/UtmQs61fdP
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AI Startups Raise Funding to Help Utilities De-Risk Dangers of Climate Change

AI Startups Raise Funding to Help Utilities De-Risk Dangers of Climate Change

Google backs Myst AI and Overstory raises a seed round as utilities grapple with energy forecasting and wildfire prevention on a warming planet.

On Sep 1, 2020
@Revkin shared
All this double coverage means is that heat is hot. You're both doing great, Maddie and James! And if you think the US unmet need for air conditioning is huge, look global. Michael Sivak's early work at U Mich. showed just how huge huge can be. https://t.co/5aceixyQSj https://t.co/ENDOlYg92a https://t.co/V6nHsVzaX6
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Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply?

Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply?

Several developing nations could soon lead the world in use of air-conditioning.

On Sep 3, 2020
@cleantechnica shared
Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Blast Off, With Help From US Taxpayers https://t.co/JQuT2dbvGZ
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Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Blast Off, With Help From US Taxpayers

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Blast Off, With Help From US Taxpayers

US President hates on wind turbines but US taxpayers helped kickstart the global floating offshore wind turbine trend -- what gives?