Archive for October 26th, 2022

October 26 Energy News

October 26, 2022


¶ “COP27: What is the Egypt climate conference and why is it important?” • After a year of climate-related disasters and broken temperature records, world leaders are going to discuss action on climate change, at the UN climate summit in Egypt. COP27 is the 27th annual UN meeting on climate. It will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November. [BBC]

Earth (ActionVance, Unsplash)

¶ “Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel The Solution For The Aviation Industry?” • In a Rethink Energy report, lead analyst Bogdan Avramuta points out that depending on “sustainable aviation fuel” (kerosene created from waste) will not achieve the aviation industry’s goals of decarbonization. And their goals are 50% reduction in emissions. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “THIS Is The Toyota That Will Take The Fight To Tesla” • This is it, gang. The all-new, all-electric Toyota bZ3 sedan has been revealed, and it’s set to take on the Tesla Model 3 for mainstream electric supremacy in what is unquestionably the world’s most important new car market: China. It is part of a joint venture between Toyota and BYD. [CleanTechnica]

Toyota bZ3 sedan (Toyota image)

¶ “Rising Sea Levels Spell Disaster For America’s Coastal Nuclear Plants” • With sea level rise, nuclear plants are increasingly threatened by flooding. Serious and swift mitigation plans are clearly needed to make sure that aging nuclear infrastructure can safely stand up to storm surges and extreme weather. But nuclear advocates say there is plenty of time. [Yahoo Finance]


¶ “World Is In Its ‘First Truly Global Energy Crisis,’ Says IEA Chief” • Tightening markets for liquefied natural gas worldwide and major oil producers cutting supply have put the world in the middle of “the first truly global energy crisis,” the head of the International Energy Agency said. Soaring global prices are hammering consumers. [CNN]

Oil rig (Arvind Vallabh, Unsplash)

¶ “Europe Electric Car Sales: 16% Of New Cars Fully Electric, 24% Have A Plug” • After over a year in the red, Europe was back in black in August, with a 3% growth rate. September confirmed the trend with a 9% increase in auto market sales, signaling that the worst of the production constraints might be over. Full battery EVs are dominating plugin sales. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “China Building World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm At 43.3 GW” • Chaozhou, a city in Guangdong province, has revealed ambitious plans for a 43.3 GW facility in an unusually windy area of the Taiwan Strait. Operating between 75 and 185 kilometers off the coast of Chiuna, the offshore wind farm will have thousands of powerful turbines. [CleanTechnica]

Offshore wind farm (Courtesy of the European Commission)

¶ “Wales To Launch State-Owned Renewables Developer” • The Welsh government announced plans to establish a state-owned renewable energy developer. The company will initially focus on building onshore wind projects in the government’s woodland estate, where four projects totaling 441 MW have already been built and 134 MW are in development. [reNews]

¶ “Amazon’s First Two Renewable Energy Projects In China Are Expected To Generate Enough Electricity Annually For 250,000 Chinese Homes” • China has made clean energy commitments to help build a long-term sustainable economy. Amazon’s first wind farm and solar farm in China are now producing 200 MW of clean energy. [About Amazon]

Amazon wind farm in China (Amazon image)

¶ “Doctors Decry ‘Record Profits’ For Fossil Fuel Companies As Climate Change Weighs On Global Health” • Doctors are taking aim at the fossil fuels industry, placing blame for the world’s most dire health problems on companies seek oil and gas profits even as climate change worsens heat waves, intensifies flooding and roils people’s mental health. [NBC News]

¶ “Putin Is Increasingly In Fear Of Attacks By Anti-War Russian Saboteurs” • Russia’s leadership has increasing concerns about acts of sabotage carried out against key infrastructure by Russian citizens who oppose the war in Ukraine, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said. The MOD cited sabotage blowing up of a train line in Russia’s Belgorod region. [The Independent]

Belogorad (Petr Magera, Unsplash)

¶ “Russia Doing ‘Secret Work At Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant’ Amid ‘Dirty Bomb’ Claims” • Russian forces were doing secret work at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Ukraine’s nuclear energy operator said. Fears are rising the Kremlin might intend to make Zaporizhzhia the site of its alleged false flag operation involving a nuclear device. [Euronews]


¶ “Thomas Built Buses Celebrates 200th Proterra Powered Electric School Bus Delivery” • Thomas Built Buses achieved a big milestone. The company has delivered its 200th Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus. The 200th electric school bus went to Monroe County Public Schools in Indiana. [CleanTechnica]

Electric school bus (Courtesy of Thomas Built Buses)

¶ “Since When Did Oak Ridge National Laboratory Get Into Racing?” • The DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced that Marc-Antoni Racing licensed energy storage technologies it had developed. The primary focus is on components that would enable batteries to charge quickly while still being dense in terms of stored energy. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “US Midterm Outcome In Certain States Could Affect Energy Approach” • States have taken the lead on climate in recent years in the absence of federal policy. Maryland’s net-zero emissions targets, Oregon’s cap-and-trade program, and Arizona’s solar subsidies all hang in the balance in the midterm elections. Their fate could affect US climate performance. [Yahoo Finance]

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