Top news of the week: 25.08.2020.

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Future Of Energy

On Aug 21, 2020
@JigarShahDC shared
RT @mehdyson: The Seams story, limerick version: Our grids are disjoint and alone So NREL tried to make it well-known That the grids should get married. But the feds had it buried, To try to keep coal on its throne. #FreeSeams @ElectrifyBloom @RobGramlichDC https://t.co/C8GbkTOBNC
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Trump appointees short-circuited grid modernization to help the coal industry

Trump appointees short-circuited grid modernization to help the coal industry

In 2018, Trump appointees short-circuited U.S. grid modernization to help the coal industry by suppressing the Interconnections Seam Study. The study showed that a “supergrid” capable of ...

On Aug 21, 2020
@NobleIdeas shared
Great story in @TheAtlantic about how pro-coal forces in the Trump Administration buried the elegant study that shows that connecting the eastern and western grids saves billions and massively cuts CO2. https://t.co/PpuPbGHHgz
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Who Killed the Supergrid?

Who Killed the Supergrid?

How Trump appointees short-circuited U.S. grid modernization to help the coal industry

On Aug 23, 2020
@PVSolarReport shared
First Solar Is Being Paid to Help Balance Chile’s Electric Grid — With a Solar Plant | Greentech Media https://t.co/FcjBq685Po
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PV Plant Owned by First Solar Is Being Paid to Help Balance Chile’s Electric Grid

PV Plant Owned by First Solar Is Being Paid to Help Balance Chile’s Electric Grid

Intermittent renewable plants can offer grid services, too. But will this model make sense in other, less peculiar markets?

On Aug 20, 2020
@SierraClub shared
It's clear– relying on polluting gas to power our grid doesn't work. It's catastrophic to the health of our communities, especially BIPOC & low income communities, & is unreliable– as we saw from the rolling blackouts across California. #cleanenergy https://t.co/qzytAHimBO
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Solving California’s heat-induced rolling blackouts with clean energy innovation

Solving California’s heat-induced rolling blackouts with clean energy innovation

The solution to rolling blackouts is to shift industrial demand to when our grid can handle it and rapidly expand our clean energy resources.

On Aug 21, 2020
@EnergyCollectiv shared
South #Sustainable | #Energy Central https://t.co/vYlnIq3Lo0 https://t.co/k5Xr3ZnD2A
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South Sustainable

South Sustainable

The effects of climate change will greatly impact the southeast; sea level rise, heat stress and hurricanes. All around the southeast is great potential for climate action in …

On Aug 25, 2020
@UNEP shared
We're partnering with @ReNew_Power, focusing on enhancing access to renewable energy⚡ & improving energy efficiency as part of the progressive strategies that India🇮🇳 has adopted to realize its climate pledges under the #ParisAgreement. #ClimateAction https://t.co/pdUIRcrFVd
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New partnership between UNEP and ReNew Power to increase access to clean, efficient energy in India

New partnership between UNEP and ReNew Power to increase access to clean, efficient energy in India

India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a partnership agreement to promote increased access to renewable energy and ...

On Aug 19, 2020
@ClimateGroup shared
🥁🥁🥁We are excited to announce the companies shortlisted for the #RE100 Leadership Awards 2020! From Europe and the US to Japan and Taiwan, these #RE100 member companies are leading by example on their journey to 100% renewable power https://t.co/odiXcJ0L3N https://t.co/AXg4LxW5bD
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RE100 Leadership Awards shortlist: companies going above and beyond on clean energy

RE100 Leadership Awards shortlist: companies going above and beyond on clean energy

As the countdown begins to Climate Week NYC (21-27 September) and faster pursuit of a net-zero carbon future, leading global companies including Apple, Chanel and Ricoh are today being ...

On Aug 23, 2020
@cleantechnica shared
So Much For Saving Coal Jobs: More Offshore Wind Jobs Waiting In The Wings https://t.co/ATouUc9pq0
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So Much For Saving Coal Jobs: More Offshore Wind Jobs Waiting In The Wings

So Much For Saving Coal Jobs: More Offshore Wind Jobs Waiting In The Wings

The US offshore wind industry is gearing up for a sea change in federal policy -- and more green jobs -- after the November 3 elections.