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First panels laid for one of Australia's largest solar arrays

Mirage News Summary The installation of one of Australia’s largest rooftop solar arrays is underway at Tonsley Innovation District, to power South Australia’s first district energy scheme. The project will engage up to 40 installers, electricians, engineers and support staff. The first rows...


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Moving from R.E.C.s, the College's Plan to Reach Carbon Neutrality

Bastiaan Phair, The PHOENIX Summary In 1999 the college began purchasing renewable energy certificates, and the college’s 2012 “Climate Action Plan” cited Renewable Energy Credits (R.E.C.s) as a necessary tool to offset those greenhouse gas emissions associated with the generation of...


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Carnegie Mellon University purchases wind RECs from ENGIE

Windpower Engineering & Development Summary Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and ENGIE Resource s announced a series of multiyear energy agreements through 2024 in which the university will purchase energy from the Radford’s Run Wind Farm for its Pittsburgh campus. Martin Altschul,...


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Regulatory Delays Slow Efforts to Stop Burning Coal at Duluth Steam Plant

Duluth News Tribune Summary While the push to wean Duluth’s steam plant off coal continues, the fossil fuel will continue to remain part of the facility’s diet for the foreseeable future, largely because of regulatory delays its operators have encountered as they seek to burn a new biofuel...


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Burlington City Council Declares ‘Climate Emergency’

VT Digger Summary The City of Burlington has joined dozens of other U.S. municipalities in declaring a climate emergency days after thousands gathered in Burlington for the Global Climate Strike. The declaration also comes weeks after Mayor Miro Weinberger announced a plan to make Burlington...


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Bipartisan Duo Proposes Constitutional Ban on Fossil Fuel Power Plants

Matt Friedman, Politico Pro Summary As environmentalists, utilities and business groups debate the future of energy production in New Jersey, a bipartisan duo of state senators wants to put a far-reaching decision directly to voters. On Tuesday, Senate Environment and Energy Committee...


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Canadian University to Expand Biomass Plant with Federal Investment

Bioenergy Insight Summary The University of British Columbia is to spend $20.4 million (€18.4 million) expanding its wood waste to energy plant, with an additional $7.6 million (€6.8 million) in federal support. The university built its initial biomass-fuelled research and demonstration...


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REN21 On Renewables: ‘Much Progress’ But World ‘Not onTrack’

Physics World Summary In its latest annual Renewables Global Status Report , REN21, the global renewable energy network, says that renewables are increasingly preferred for new electricity generation. Around 181 GW of renewable power capacity was added in 2018, setting a new record just...


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Amazon Announces Two More Renewable Energy Projects

eSellerCafe Summary Amazon announced the company’s 65th and 66th renewable energy projects. The company’s newest renewable energy project in the EU will be located in Cork, Ireland, and will be the second Amazon Wind Farm in the Republic of Ireland. Once complete, the new wind farm will...


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MU Makes Push for Sustainability

Kiana Fernandes, Missourian Summary Students at MU cannot ignore climate change and the efforts to reverse it. On a campus that ranks nationally in sustainability practices, environmental consciousness is unavoidable. MU’s Sustainability Office serves as the hub from which the pervasive...