Archive for November 10th, 2022

November 10 Energy News

November 10, 2022


¶ “Investors Have Trillions To Fight Climate Change. Developing Nations Get Little Of It” • Many investors see big opportunities to propel – and profit from – the fight against climate change. Yet little of their money is going to poorer nations, which already bear the brunt of extreme weather despite contributing little of the pollution that fuels climate change. [KCCU]

Wind turbines (Fabian Wiktor, Unsplash, cropped)

Science and Technology:

¶ “Ceramics That Breathe Oxygen At Lower Temperatures Help Us Breathe Cleaner Air” • Ceramics with oxygen storage capacity are crucial for automotive catalytic converters. They help reduce noxious gases and prevent the precious metals from degrading. A group of researchers at Tohoku University have improved their performance. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “2-Battery NIU BQi-C3 E-Bike Offers More Range, Power” • The new NIU BQi-C3 e-bike features a pair of 920 watt-hour LG batteries with a 48V, 19.2Ah capacity and the ability to push out 500w of continuous power. With two batteries instead of one, the BQi-C3 Pro delivers nearly twice the range of “competitor brands.” [CleanTechnica]

NIU BQi-C3 e-bike (NIU image)


¶ “Energy Security Trumps The Climate? London’s Biggest IPO Of The Year Is An Oil Company” • The listing of about 10% of Ithaca Energy, a North Sea oil and gas producer, is the biggest in London so far this year. It struggled out of the gate, however. It was last trading at about 230 pence ($2.62), more than 7% below its IPO price. [CNN]

¶ “China Is ‘Committed To Net Zero,’ Head Of Top Asian Development Bank Says At COP27” • China and the other 104 members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank are “deeply committed” to their net-zero targets, says the chief of the continent’s largest multilateral development bank. China is the world’s largest carbon emitter of fossil fuels. [CNN]

Wind turbines in Xinjiang (Chris Lim, CC-BY-SA 2.0)

¶ “Europe Still Can’t Live Without This Russian Energy Export” • Europe has raced to replenish its stocks of natural gas this year ahead of winter as Russia dramatically cut its flows of pipeline gas, including all shipments through the vital Nord Stream 1 pipeline. Global supplies of LNG that proved a vital alternative include large amounts from Russia. [CNN]

¶ “Sharp Rise In Fossil Fuel Industry Delegates At The COP27 Climate Summit” • The number of delegates with links to fossil fuels at the UN climate summit has jumped 25% from the last meeting, analysis shared with the BBC shows. Campaign group Global Witness found more than 600 people at the talks in Egypt are linked to fossil fuels. [BBC]

Oil rigs (Ben Wicks, Unsplash)

¶ “The Audi E-Tron Q8 Arrives Next Spring, Comes In 3 Flavors” • Over the past 10 years, Audi has been making huge strides toward becoming a fully electric car company. The culmination of all that dedication and hard work will arrive in showrooms next year when the new e-tron Q8 crossover SUV and its twin, the Sportback version, go on sale. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Israeli Green Hydrogen Firm Picks Up Moroccan Job” • Gaia, a Moroccan renewable energy developer, will use electrolyzer technology from Israeli company H2Pro for a green hydrogen demo project in Morocco. The announcement came at COP27, where the topic of green hydrogen and its role in the net-zero transition is much discussed. [reNews]

H2Pro electrolyzer (H2Pro image)

¶ “Solar Dominates Renewable Corporate PPAs In Asia Pacific, Says WoodMac” • Corporations in the Asia-Pacific region are set to contract a record 7 GW of renewable capacity in 2022, a report published by Wood Mackenzie says. Solar accounts for 57% of the Asia-Pacific region’s contracted corporate renewable power purchase agreements. [pv magazine Australia]

¶ “Sweden’s Largest Nuclear Power Reactor Suffers A Fault” • The largest nuclear reactor in Sweden has been disconnected from the national grid after a fault with one of its turbines. The plant, Oskarshamn 3, is 140 miles south of Stockholm on the coast of the Baltic Sea. It is not clear exactly what the fault is, according to a spokesman for the plant. [MSN]

Oskarshamns nuclear plant (Daniel Kihlgren, CC-BY-SA 3.0)


¶ “Biden Promises Billions For ‘Nature-Based Solutions’ To Climate Change” • The Biden administration said it will direct billions of dollars toward “nature-based” solutions for climate change, including “bringing the power of nature to maximize the value and resilience of military bases.” The action follows an executive order signed on Earth Day. [WFIN]

¶ “Hurricane Nicole, A Large Category 1 Storm, Is Closing In On The East Coast Of Florida” • Massive Hurricane Nicole was dumping rain on Florida Wednesday night as the storm bore down on the east coast of the Sunshine State, threatening to bring damaging winds and heavy precipitation to some places still recovering from Hurricane Ian. [CNN]

Hurricane (George Desipris, Pexels)

¶ “US Department Of Energy Accelerates National Affordable Housing Upgrades” • The need to provide a whole lot more affordable housing solutions for disadvantaged communities is imperative but daunting. The DOE’s Building Technologies Office launched a funding effort to reinvent the “ABCs” of construction and renovation. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Work To Begin Soon On ‘Renewable Energy’ Plant” • Work on a gas-fired power plant that the Louisiana Public Service Commission approved earlier this year could begin in the first quarter of next year, Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso said. The plant was designed to use a fuel made of up to 50% hydrogen from its first operation. [West Side Journal]

Have an exceptionally placid day.

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