Archive for October 3rd, 2021

October 3 Energy News

October 3, 2021

Opinion: 

¶ “Disconnection Caused the Climate Crisis. Reconnection Will Solve It” • A one principle binds together the daunting challenges and correlative solutions advanced by Paul Hawken and his team of researchers, essayists, and scholars in the book Regeneration: connection and reciprocity. We are pushings the natural systems that sustain us to the brink of extinction. [Sierra Club]

Butterfly (Kathy Servian, Unsplash)

Science and Technology:

¶ “Compact Medium-Voltage Converters To Enable Advanced Grid Architectures And Operations” • As we trend toward more renewables and distributed resources, the design of the electric distribution system itself imposes physical limitations. But what if we could restructure the underlying system to support greater renewable integration? [CleanTechnica]

World:

¶ “Coal Giant NTPC Said To Plan IPOs Of Three Units, Could Raise $2 Billion” • India’s coal power giant Ltd. expects to raise 150 billion rupees ($2 billion) through initial public offerings in three units including its renewables business, and the paring of a joint venture stake, according to a company official familiar with the plans. [Business Standard]

Wind farm (Serge Le Strat, Unsplash)

¶ “Tesla Superchargers Have Entered Africa, Starting In Morocco” • Khalil Amar, who was a huge source of help to Tesla owners in Tunisia who set up charging stations in hotels, had asked Elon Musk and Tesla repeatedlh to bring Superchargers to Morocco. Now, they are being installed, as we can see from a pair of tweets. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Norway’s EVs Break Through The 90% Barrier – Tesla Takes Top Two Trophies” • Norway’s plugin electric vehicle market share in September broke new ground, hitting 91.5% with full electrics taking 77.5% share. Diesels lost more than half their share year-on-year, falling to just 2.3%. Petrol and plugless hybrids did not fare much better. [CleanTechnica]

Norway (Johny Goerend, Unsplash)

¶ “Coal Giant NTPC Said To Plan IPOs Of Three Units, Could Raise $2 Billion” • India’s coal power giant  Ltd expects to raise ₹150 billion ($2 billion) through initial public offerings in three units including its renewables business, and the paring of a joint venture stake, according to a company official familiar with the plans. [Business Standard]

¶ “Looming Closure Of Lithgow Coal Mines Fuels Concern Over Transition Plans For Hundreds Of Workers” • The end of coal is clearly coming, but for Australian communities dependent on the fossil fuel, the future looks more hazy. The New South Wales city of Lithgow was established to extract coal in the early 1900s, and it is all some people know. [ABC]

Liddell power station (Webaware, public domain)

US:  

¶ “The Shocking Numbers Behind The Lake Mead Drought Crisis” • The US largest reservoir is draining rapidly. Plagued by extreme, climate change-fueled drought and increasing demand for water, Lake Mead Colorado River reservoir just east of Las Vegas registered its lowest level on record since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s. [CNN]

¶ “GM Begins BrightDrop EV600 Production, Moves Renewable Energy Target Forward” • General Motors sees an opportunity to get a jump on the competition when it comes to bringing electric delivery vans to market. It has created BrightDrop, a division to build electrified last-mile delivery vehicles. Its first offering will be the EV600. [CleanTechnica]

GM BrightDrop EV600

¶ “Tesla, Unlike Some Of Its Competitors, Had An Awesome Q3” • Tesla announced its Q3 vehicle production and delivery numbers today, and The Verge noted that Tesla’s competitors aren’t faring as well as Tesla this quarter. The article pointed out that in 2019, Tesla sold a total of 367,500 vehicles, and it just sold 241,300 in the 3rd quarter of 2021. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Alaska’s Famous Fish, Salmon, Getting Smaller Due To Climate Change: Study” •  One of the most popular fish among seafood lovers, Salmon, is getting smaller in size as per experts and that might be a result of climate change. A study reported that climate change can take a dangerous toll on valuable fishery, indigenous people and wildlife. [WION]

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