Archive for October 1st, 2022

October 1 Energy News

October 1, 2022


¶ “Australia’s Great Energy Transition Reaches A ‘Tipping Point’ As Clock Winds Forward For Coal” • Bruce Mountain from the Victoria Energy Policy Centre may have summed up a big week for Australia’s energy industry best. “I think it’s a tipping point,” he said. His comment was about AGL deciding to close the Loy Yang A early. There were other similar events. [ABC]

Loy Yang power station (Marcus Wong, CC-BY-SA 3.0, cropped)

Science and Technology:

¶ “How Effective Are Rooftop Solar Plus Storage Systems In A Blackout? Berkeley Lab Has The Answer” • How timely! Just as millions in Florida lost power due to Hurricane Ian, Berkeley Lab released a report that examines how effective rooftop solar plus storage systems can be at keeping the lights on for a 3-day period in every county in the US. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Artemis Technologies Unveils Fast Electric Ferry Design” • A maritime design and applied technologies firm based in Belfast, Artemis Technologies, unveiled the design of its 100% electric EF-24 Passenger vessel for the global high-speed ferry market. This revolutionary ferry is one of several zero-emission vessels being created by the company. [CleanTechnica]

Electric ferry (Artemis Technologies image)

¶ “Study Finds That Climate Change Added 10% To Ian’s Rainfall” • Climate change added at least 10% more rain to Hurricane Ian, a study prepared immediately after the storm shows. “The real storm was 10% wetter than the storm that might have been,” said Lawrence Berkeley National Lab climatologist Michael Wehner, study co-author. [CBS19 News]


¶ “Everrati Accelerates Global Production Of Classic Car EV Conversions Following Surging Demand” • Everrati has been working hard to ensure that timeless classics are also part of the transition to EVs. By converting legendary cars of yesteryear, Everrati is preserving them for a new generation to drive and enjoy without gas-guzzling guilt. [CleanTechnica]

Electrified classic (Everrati image)

¶ “EU Agrees To Tax Windfall Oil And Gas Profits Amid ‘Insane Race’ To Tame Energy Crisis” • EU governments agreed Friday to tax the windfall profits of oil and gas companies and to cap the revenues of some electricity generators as the cost of Europe’s energy crisis spirals higher. But they have not agreed to impose a price cap on imports of Russian natural gas. [CNN]

¶ “Sono Motors Debuts Solar Trailers, Solar Refrigeration For The World’s Current Diesel Fleet” • One promising way to cut some diesel usage in the existing fleet is to use solar retrofit kits on buses and large trailers for subsystems that ventilate, heat, air condition, or refrigerate. Sono Motors unveiled systems that cover those needs. [CleanTechnica]

Solar trailer (Sono Motors image)

¶ “Hunter-Central Coast Renewable Energy Zone Takes Crucial Shape” • The New South Wales government has moved closer to opening up of one of the state’s most promising renewable energy zones, with the release of a draft declaration of the Hunter-Central Coast REZ. It is envisioned to have 40 GW of renewable energy and storage. [Renew Economy]

¶ “Costa Rican Future Is Focused On Renewable Energy And Reducing Dependence On Crude Oil” • Costa Rica has had great achievements in areas including electrical energy and even progress with renewable energy. The Central American country covered 99.92% of its electricity demand with renewable energies in 2021. [The Costa Rica News]

¶ “Head Of Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant Was ‘Kidnapped By Russian Forces’” • Ukraine’s nuclear power provider has accused Russia of “kidnapping” the head of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, a facility occupied by Russian troops. Energoatom said Russian troops stopped Murashov’s car, blindfolded him, and took him to an undisclosed location. []

¶ “GE Renewable Energy To Supply Turbines To Continuum Green” • GE Renewable Energy announced it will supply, install, and commission onshore wind turbines for Continuum Green Energy’s 218-MW wind power projects in Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The orders have been placed by two Continuum subsidiaries. [Construction World]

GE wind turbines (Dietmar Rabich, CC-BY-SA 4.0, cropped)


¶ “Ian expected to dissipate soon after striking Carolinas and killing at least 45 in Florida” • Ian made its second landfall in the US near Georgetown, South Carolina, Friday afternoon as a Category 1 hurricane. By Friday night, it was continuing to pack 60 mph winds, but it was expected to weaken overnight and dissipate over North Carolina or Virginia. [CNN]

¶ “Electric Cars And Politics – NY Follows California’s Lead, And Georgia Seeks Relief For Hyundai” • California announced it will prohibit the sale of passenger cars and light duty trucks with internal combustion engines by 2035. New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced this week that her state is following the lead of California on this. [CleanTechnica]

Car on the road (Michelin image)

¶ “RE+ 2022: SEIA’s Vision For The Solar+ Decade” • “I simply can’t overstate how impactful the IRA is for the solar and storage industry,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA. “We are closer than ever to meeting our ambitious goals by 2030. By the end of this decade, we’ll be at least a $150 billion industry, we’ll employ over one million workers…” [CleanTechnica]

¶ “SWEPCO Issues Requests For Proposals Renewable Energy Resources” • Southwestern Electric Power Co issued two RFPs for the purchase of wind and solar generation resources in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas or Missouri. The RFPs solicit bids for up to 1,900 MW of wind resources and up to 500 MW of solar power. [Shreveport Times]

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