Archive for March 19th, 2023

March 19 Energy News

March 19, 2023


¶ “The President Miscalculates On Climate Change” • Running for president, Joe Biden promised, “No more drilling on federal lands, period. Period, period, period.” No matter how he tries to sell his approval of the Willow project, an $8 billion plan to extract 600 million barrels of oil from federal land in Alaska, he looks like a hypocrite. [The Register-Herald]

Tundra (Viktoria Spokojna, Unsplash)


¶ “BYD Launches Han BEV, Song PLUS DM-I, And Destroyer 05 PHEV In Uzbekistan” • BYD launched three new EV models in Uzbekistan at a brand and product presale conference. The three models are the brand’s flagship Han BEV sedan and two of its super hybrid models, the very popular Song PLUS DM-i and the Destroyer 05. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “India Can Achieve Energy Independence By 2047 Through Clean Technology: Study” • India can achieve its vision of energy independence by 2047, according to a study titled “Pathways to Atmanirbhar Bharat,” by the US DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. One benefit is $2.5 trillion in consumer savings through 2047. [CleanTechnica]

Rural India (Remi Clinton, Unsplash)

¶ “Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft Depot Launches New Vehicle-To-Grid Demonstrator” • My Nottingham News reported that a first of its kind vehicle-to-grid demonstrator project in the UK was launched at Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft Depot to show how technology can be used to improve energy demands caused by changing fleets to EVs. [CleanTechnica]

¶ “Airlines Downplayed Science On Climate Impact To Block New Regulations” • Airlines have been accused of using a “typical climate denialist” strategy after downplaying decades of scientific research on aviation emissions to block tougher regulations. Campaigners said the lobbying tactics echoed those of the 20th century tobacco industry. [openDemocracy]

Contrail (Rae Galatas, Unsplash)

¶ “United States And Indonesia Announce Partnership On Small Modular Reactor Nuclear Clean Energy” • At the Indo-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Forum, Indonesia and the US announced a partnership to help Indonesia develop its nuclear clean energy program, supporting Indonesia’s interest in small modular reactors. [US Embassy Jakarta]


¶ “Never Mind The Bottlenecks, Wind Farm Repowering Is Taking Off” • Anti-wind activists have been barnstorming around the country, making life more difficult for wind developers. Still, they can’t stop the wind. And there are plenty of opportunities to keep the industry humming along, including repowering older wind farms with new turbines. [CleanTechnica]

Wind farm (, CC0)

¶ “Texas Leads The Country In Combined Wind And Solar Renewable Energy” • Texans take a certain pride in their state. Texans who work to save the planet take pride that Texas leads the country in generating renewable energy, according to a report issued by the US Energy Information Administration. Not California. Texas. [KXAN]

¶ “Ski Resorts Embracing Climate Activist Role” • Ski resorts have tiny greenhouse of the gas emissions, but they have an outsized influence on popular culture and in the business world. Some resorts are going beyond reducing their own emissions to leverage their influence to shift public opinion and advocate for climate legislation. [The Times Leader]

Ski resort (Quenten Janssen, Unsplash)

¶ “Renewable Energy Now Required On New Mexico State Land After Lujan Grisham Signs Bill” • Public land managed by New Mexico was required to see developments of renewable energy, after a bill was signed to make its Office of Renewable Energy permanent. Last year, estimated revenue from wind and solar power was over $12 million. [Carlsbad Current-Argus]

¶ “Regulators: Nuclear Plant Leak Didn’t Require Public Notice” • Minnesota regulators knew four months ago that radioactive waste had leaked from a nuclear power plant in Monticello, but they didn’t announce anything about it until this week. They said the leak of 400,000 gallons of radioactive water did not require public notification. [Republican-American]

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