THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Tuesday

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Shutting Off The Gas: Berkeley Bans Natural Gas in New Buildings

Berkeley is the first city in the US to ban natural gas in new building construction. Is it the move of a lone radical, or a necessary step to combat climate change that other cities will follow? To someone like Daniel Turner, an alumnus of the Charles Koch Institute, Berkeley is simply up to its old tricks. The liberal loving city of firsts (first to voluntarily integrate schools…


Danube polluted with feces in Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria

The River Danube is polluted with feces along its course in Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria, with the situation particularly alarming in large Serbian cities such as Novi Sad and Belgrade, where concentrations of Escherichia coli are very high, according to a microbiological survey carried out by a group of Austrian scientists. The “critical” fecal pollution of the Danube in Serbia…


Solar now ‘cheaper than grid electricity’ in every Chinese city, study finds

Solar power has become cheaper than grid electricity across China, a development that could boost the prospects of industrial and commercial solar, according to a new study. Projects in every city analyzed by the researchers could be built today without subsidy, at lower prices than those supplied by the grid, and around a fifth could also compete with the…


Colorado’s most powerful climate tool isn’t what you think

The Colorado legislature has had an extraordinarily productive year so far, passing a stunning array of climate and clean energy bills covering everything from clean electricity to utilities, energy efficiency, and a just transition. The list is really pretty amazing. Among other things, the state adopted ambitious carbon targets: From 2005 levels, greenhouse gases…


Vattenfall combines wind, solar, batteries in Netherlands energy park

Vattenfall is building a new hybrid energy park, consisting of solar panels, wind turbines and batteries at Haringvliet in the Netherlands. The total capacity is 60 MW, enough to deliver renewable energy to 40,000 Dutch households when operational in September 2020. The total investment is nearly $40 million. Through this project, Vattenfall combines…


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