German Agency for Disruptive Innovation supporting development of high-altitude on-shore wind turbines

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Among the projects being funded by the German Agency for Disruptive Innovation ( SPRIND ) is an effort by Horst Bendix to develop a high-altitude, on-shore wind turbine. Market Background Power Generation Wind

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Klimatklivet awards Liquid Wind €15M toward production of eMethanol

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Swedish Climate Leap, “Klimatklivet”, is investing €15 million in power-to-fuel Liquid Wind’s facility, FlagshipONE, producing eMethanol. Earlier post.).

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Biden Administration launching offshore wind offensive

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The Biden Administration announced a series of measures to support rapid offshore wind deployment, including designation of a new wind energy area and targeting the deployment of 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030. New Wind Energy Area. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing a new priority Wind Energy Area in the New York Bight—an area of shallow waters between Long Island and the New Jersey coast.

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If the big US climate bill passes, here’s how it could turbocharge solar and wind

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a now fully supported Democratic bill that addresses climate change and contains wind and solar spending, is expected to be introduced tomorrow in the US Senate.

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RWE and ArcelorMittal intend to build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities for low-emissions steelmaking

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Energy company RWE and steel producer ArcelorMittal have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop, build and operate offshore wind farms and hydrogen facilities that will supply the renewable energy and green hydrogen required to produce low-emissions steel in Germany.

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Powering Municipal Aggregation with Offshore Wind

Green Energy Consumers

Last week, with a resounding vote of 144-12, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the Offshore Wind and Clean Ener g y bill. We are especially thrilled because we worked hard to get provisions introduced that would help municipal aggregations access offshore wind.

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Wind, solar, EVs, can prevent catastrophic climate change, says new IPCC report

Electrek

In the landmark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today , there’s good news and bad news. We’re spotlighting the good news: EVs and clean energy can help us limit climate change.

BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry

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The 2GW wind farm will produce around 7,500 GWh of green electricity per year This would be in addition to the planned 20 GW by 2030 in existing legislation. RWE will develop, build and operate the wind park. No public subsidies would be needed for the construction of the wind farm.

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Enviva and MOL to develop sail-powered bulk carrier to cut GHG emissions in biomass supply chain; Wind Challenger hard sail

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This will include the “Wind Challenger”, a cargo ship design with a hard sail, which would reduce emissions by harnessing wind energy. MOL has been jointly studying the wind technology with cross-industrial partners. The first Wind Challenger is scheduled to be released in 2022.

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EGEB: It gets real – Vineyard Wind orders its Haliade-X wind turbines

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The US’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm orders 62 13 MW wind turbines. NOAA launches a newly redesigned climate website. Clean energy sourcing is key to reaching climate goals, finds a new report.

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Liquid Wind raises €4M in equity to produce eFuel

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Liquid Wind has closed its Series A funding round, securing €4M in equity investment. The investment will be used for the development of Liquid Wind’s first eMethanol production facility, and support plans for further facilities. A Power-to-Fuel company, Liquid Wind will develop and finance facilities to produce carbon-neutral liquid fuel, eMethanol. Liquid Wind is currently developing its first eMethanol facility, which will be located in Örnsköldsvik, in north-east Sweden.

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners advance climate-neutral eFuels development; Haru Oni pilot in Chile

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Porsche, Siemens Energy and partners are developing and implementing a pilot project—the “Haru Oni” project—in Chile that is expected to yield the world’s first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels (eFuels).

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Feature: Wind-Powered Cars: Are They Possible?

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However, some automakers are exploring different forms of green energy—specifically, wind. Are wind-powered cars a possibility, or are they something that’s likely to stay in the realm of science fiction? The Potential of Wind Power. The Toyota Mirai can run on wind-power.

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New wind farm and Tesla Megapack projects may reduce Australian coal use

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An upcoming Tesla Megapack project and a new wind farm may help Australia reduce its use of coal power. However, as the country attempts to move away from coal due to air quality and climate change concerns, it has been forced to use a combination of technologies.

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We Like the Massachusetts Climate Bill. The Governor Must Sign It.

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On Thursday, the Massachusetts House and Senate both passed a major new climate bill, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind. The legislation now goes to Governor Baker for signature.

Study finds climate impact of hydropower varies widely

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earlier post ), a new study by a team at Environmental Defense Fund finds that the climate impact of hydropower facilities varies widely throughout the world and over time, with some facilities emitting more greenhouse gases than those burning fossil fuels. It is commonly thought that the greenhouse gas emissions from hydropower plants are similar to those of wind-generated power facilities. Climate Change Emissions Lifecycle analysis Power Generation Water

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NREL researchers use adversarial training to super-resolve climate data; up to 50X higher resolution data

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a novel machine learning approach quickly to enhance the resolution of wind velocity data by 50 times and solar irradiance data by 25 times—an enhancement that had yet to be achieved with climate data. This approach will enable scientists to complete renewable energy studies in future climate scenarios faster and with more accuracy.

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Mercedes-Benz plans to install wind turbines with over 100 MW output at German test track

Electrek

Mercedes-Benz is taking another big step towards achieving its climate goals, as the automaker announced its plans to install a “double-digit” number of wind turbines at its Papenburg test track in Northern Germany.

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EGEB: Nordex unveils a 6 MW onshore wind turbine

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): German wind turbine maker Nordex unveils its first 6 MW onshore turbine. More than 200 health journals globally call for emergency climate change action.

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Tenneco exploring synthetic fuels for climate-neutral mobility; NAMOSYN project

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A climate-neutral alternative to petroleum-based fuels, they also offer the potential for significantly reduced overall emissions, allowing Tenneco’s Clean Air experts to better manage any remaining pollutants through the aftertreatment process.

SMUD Board of Directors adopts climate emergency declaration; carbon neutrality by 2030

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The SMUD (2020 Sacramento Municipal Utility District) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration that commits to working toward an ambitious goal of delivering carbon-neutral electricity by 2030. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Power GenerationIn 2018, SMUD successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 1990 levels, the equivalent of removing 377,000 vehicles from the road.

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Ørsted acquiring 45% ownership of Liquid Wind FlagshipONE e-methanol project

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Ørsted and Liquid Wind AB have reached an agreement under which Ørsted will acquire a 45% ownership share of Liquid Wind AB’s FlagshipONE e-methanol project. Liquid Wind AB plans to establish a series of facilities across Sweden to decarbonize the maritime sector, of which FlagshipONE will be the first. Ørsted and Liquid Wind AB expect to commission FlagshipONE in 2024, subject to final investment decision, which could happen as soon as 2022.

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Oil sands company Suncor Energy strengthens its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels, divesting wind and solar

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Suncor also plans to divest its wind and solar assets. energy projects in Canada and since then, Suncor has developed eight wind power projects in three provinces—Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Suncor Energy, a Canadian integrated energy company that is one of the top oil sands producers in the country, will strengthen its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels to accelerate progress towards its objective to be a net-zero company by 2050.

Volkswagen and Greece to create model island for climate-neutral mobility

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In the long run, Astypalea will strive to become a model island for climate-neutral mobility. Energy will be primarily generated from local power sources such as solar and wind.

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Bloomberg NEF forecasts falling battery prices enabling surge in wind and solar to 50% of global generation by 2050

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Wind and solar power generation will surge to almost 50% of world generation by 2050 (“50 by 50”), supported by precipitous reductions in cost, and the advent of cheaper and cheaper batteries that will enable electricity to be stored and discharged to meet shifts in demand and supply, according to the new annual Bloomberg NEF New Energy Outlook (NEO) 2018. trillion of that going to wind and solar and a further $1.5 Batteries Coal Emissions Forecasts Power Generation Solar Wind

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Hyundai Motor Group affiliates to join Climate Group’s RE100, aim to expand renewable energy use

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Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced that five key affiliate companies, including Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, will join Climate Group’s RE100 , a global initiative committed to moving toward 100% renewable energy. RE100, which stands for ‘Renewable Energy 100 Percent’, is a global initiative led by the Climate Group bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable energy and has been campaigning since 2014.

EGEB: World’s largest offshore floating wind farm is now complete

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): The world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, the Kincardine Offshore Wind, is now installed. The IMF is undermining global climate goals by advising countries to invest in fossil fuels.

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ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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The shipping industry increasingly is also looking to LNG as a way to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) climate goals. This would likely show that the real-world consequences of using LNG as a marine fuel are worse, from a climate perspective, than we find here.

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Volkswagen inaugurates new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center: heat, cold and wind speeds up to 155 mph

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The Volkswagen brand opened a new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center in Wolfsburg, which is one of the most modern and efficient in the industry. Vehicles can be tested at wind speeds of up to 250 km/h (155 mph), simulating real traffic conditions with a view to reducing drag, fuel consumption and emissions. The diameter of the fan of the new aerodynamic/aeroacoustic wind tunnel is eight meters.

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PATAC opens climate wind tunnel in Shanghai; equipped to test New Energy Vehicles

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The first climate wind tunnel operated by a Chinese joint venture automotive partner opened at the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), GM’s automotive engineering and design joint venture with SAIC in Shanghai. It features advanced technologies and equipment, including the test cabin, wind turbines, cooling/heating systems, chassis dynamometers, a sunshine/rain/snow simulation system, a data acquisition system and a sophisticated road simulation rotating hub system.

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4,000 Robots Roam the Oceans, Climate in Their Crosshairs

Cars That Think

In the puzzle of climate change, the Earth’s oceans are an immense and crucial piece. But gathering accurate and sufficient data about the oceans to feed climate and weather models has been a huge technical challenge. But some of it has to do with how the winds are changing.

EGEB: Maine to ban offshore wind in state waters for 10 years

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Maine bans offshore wind in state (but not federal) waters for 10 years in a compromise. million with the participation of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund.

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EGEB: Maine governor permanently bans offshore wind in state waters [update]

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Maine’s governor permanently bans offshore wind in state waters in a compromise. million with the participation of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund.

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Four key Hyundai Motor Group affiliates join Climate Group’s RE100, aim to expand renewables usage

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Four key Hyundai Motor Group affiliate companies—Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai Motor), Kia Corporation (Kia), Hyundai Mobis, and Hyundai Wia—are now members of Climate Group’s RE100 , a global initiative committed to large corporates moving toward 100% renewable electricity.

@LATimes Buries The Lead About Budweiser’s Phony Ad Using Imaginary Wind Turbines & Computer Generated Waves Of Grain To Sell Foul-Tasting Cheap Beer #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries & how to measure it 

Electric Vehicles India

Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries & how to measure it . Read further to know more about the climate impact of lithium-ion batteries. . Climate impact of lithium-ion batteries. Climate impact of the battery supply chain.

EEA report: EVs are better for climate and air quality

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The EEA report ‘ Electric vehicles from life cycle and circular economy perspectives ’ reviews current evidence on electric cars’ impacts on climate change, air quality, noise and ecosystems, compared with conventional cars. BEVs charged with electricity generated from coal currently have higher life-cycle emissions than ICEVs, whereas the life-cycle emissions of a BEV could be almost 90% lower than an equivalent ICEV using electricity generated from wind power.

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Ford investing $200M in next-gen wind tunnel complex

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Ford is investing $200 million in a new aerodynamic testing complex that will house a next-generation rolling road wind tunnel and state-of-the-art climatic chamber. The new wind tunnel complex will sit on 13 acres next to Ford’s current Driveability Test Facility in Allen Park, Michigan. Ford’s new wind tunnel complex better positions its engineers to conduct testing that proves out advancements in vehicle design.

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Vattenfall contracts with BMW for up to 1,000 new 33 kWh Li-ion batteries this year for storage projects in wind farms

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The first energy storage from the BMW-i3 batteries is being built at the 122 MW onshore wind farm “Princess Alexia” near Amsterdam. Pending on a final investment decision the largest battery storage will be built at the Vattenfall wind farm Pen y Cymoedd (230 MW) in South Wales—a 22 MW storage facility, which will help to support the stability of the country-wide power grid in the UK as part of the so-called EFR (Enhanced Frequency Response) service.

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IEEE’s Plan To Help Combat Climate Change

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The IEEE Board of Directors formed an ad hoc committee on climate change in February to coordinate its response to the global threat. Rahman: Its charter is to develop a cross-IEEE strategy to synchronize and guide the organization’s response to changes in the global climate.

Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Starting in fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh/year from 120 MW of wind power generated by the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma, a 150 MW development of the energy company E.ON.

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Bosch on importance of renewable synthetic fuels to reach climate goals; e-fuels

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Climate neutrality. As their name suggests, renewable synthetic fuels are made exclusively with energy obtained from renewable sources such as the sun or wind. Vehicles on the road, when powered by synthetic fuel, are ultimately climate-neutral. They can serve as a buffer for fluctuating solar or wind energy or to circumvent regional restrictions on the expansion of renewable energy production. The Paris Agreement calls for global warming to be limited to 2 ?C

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New modeling study suggests wind farm power generation capacity has been significantly overestimated

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Keith suggests that the power capacity of large-scale wind farms may have been significantly overestimated. Large-scale wind farms can comprise hundreds of tower-mounted turbines. Each wind turbine creates a “wind shadow” behind it, in which the turning blades slow the air. In an effort to reduce the impact of the wind shadows, wind farms space the turbines apart, while still locating as many turbines as they can on the land.

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