Archive for September 19th, 2021

September 19 Energy News

September 19, 2021

Opinion: 

¶ “API Smashes Brakes As Momentum For Methane Action Grows” • Change may be inevitable, but the timeline for change is not. After a long history of climate denial and deception, the American Petroleum Institute is now all about delay. Delay action, delay accountability, delay change. Delay is everything: It’s all about delay. [CleanTechnica]

Bush fire in Tasmania (Matt Palmer, Unsplash)

¶ “Australia resisted using nuclear power for decades. Here’s why the AUKUS deal is making people there angry” • The US and UK will share technology with Australia to help it build nuclear submarines. France, which has lost a long-standing agreement to supply Australia with diesel-powered subs, is furious. But they aren’t the only ones. [MSN]

Science and Technology:

¶ “Blue Food Revolution Can Help Solve Climate Change, Malnutrition And Economic Crisis: Study” • Research shows how aquatic food sectors can play a vital role in providing healthy diets and a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food system across the globe. The proceedings of the study were published in the journal Nature. [Republic World]

School of fish (jean wimmerlin, Unsplash)

World:

¶ “Government ‘Determined’ To Secure Competitive Future For UK Steel Amid Energy Price Spike” • The UK government is “determined to secure a competitive future for the UK steel industry” amid the current spike in energy prices, and aims to boost its renewable energy sector to this effect, a spokesperson for the government said. [S&P Global]

¶ “In Canada And Germany, The Climate Crisis Is Finally On The Ballot. But Can It Win?” • Climate change rarely makes or breaks an election. But the tide appears to be turning. The climate crisis is finally on the ballot. In Canada and Germany, it has become an important issue, and political parties supporting climate action are gaining strength. [CNN]

Offshore oil platform (Jan-Rune Smenes Reite, Pexels)

¶ “ASEAN Power Grid – Option For Singapore To Source Green Energy” • In Singapore, power generation still accounts for 40% of total emissions. But, to halve its peak emissions by 2050, Singapore will start importing electricity from Malaysia by the end of this year. For a start, it will import 100 MW, which would meet just 1.5% of its demand. [The Straits Times]

¶ “Climate Change: Aberystwyth Green Department Store Opens” • The Climate Shop, in Lampeter, Ceredigion, has been described as the world’s greenest department store. The store, which recycles and re-sells household items, is opening a second shop in Aberystwyth, on the Welsh coast. It is aiming to raise awareness of climate change. [BBC]

Climate Shop (Climate Shop)

¶ “England Plans To Open Its First Coal Mine In Decades In Cumbria” • Britain started closing coal mines a very long time ago. Ironically, now that global warming panic has spread and Glasgow hosts a carbon reduction summit in November, England is looking at opening its first coal mine in Whitehaven (Cumbria) in several decades. [SmallCapNews.co.uk]

¶ “Rolls-Royce Electric Airplane Takes Flight” • Rolls-Royce Aerospace has been a leader in developing electric propulsion systems for airplanes in order to help lead the world forward into a future of zero-emissions flight. The company has been working on the fastest electric airplane, able to fly at over 300 mph. Now they have flown it. [CleanTechnica]

Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation (Courtesy of Rolls-Royce)

US:

¶ “CarMax Survey Finds 56% Of Car Owners Likely To Buy An EV Or Hybrid Next” • CarMax, one of the largest US car sellers, did a survey to find out what people think of eco-friendly cars. In a survey of 1,049 current car owners, 56% of respondents said they intend to purchase either a hybrid or electric car the next time they buy a car. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “GM Tells Bolt Owners To Park 50 Feet Away From Other Cars, Extends EV Production Halt” • General Motors told some Chevy Bolt owners to park 50 feet away from other cars so they won’t be at risk if a spontaneous fire breaks out, Bloomberg reported. GM has recalled around 142,000 Bolts sold since 2016 because the batteries can catch on fire. [CleanTechnica]

Chevy Bolt (Kevauto, CC-BY-SA 4.0)

¶ “Tesla’s Autopilot Saves More Lives: Suspected DUI Driver Passed Out While Driving And Was Safely Stopped” • Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not perfect, but it has already saved countless lives. Yesterday, the life of a woman who passed out while driving and the lives of the police who attempted to stop the car were potentially saved. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Swell Energy Launches Home Battery Rewards For Hawaiian Electric Customers” • Swell Energy Inc is enrolling 6,000 O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and Maui solar and energy storage customers in its Home Battery Rewards program with Hawaiian Electric. It offers significant incentives for existing and new energy storage systems powered by rooftop solar. [Maui Now]

Have an unambiguously idyllic day.

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