THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Sunday Edition

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Coronavirus Could Hit Clean Energy Investment

The coronavirus pandemic has stoked concerns of a global economic recession as it spreads across the world, igniting one of the sharpest oil price plummets in the last 30 years and causing the biggest stock plunge on Wall Street since the stock market crash in 1987. While the crisis has led to a temporary decline in global carbon dioxide emissions…

If the lesson learned is, you have to take the physical world and its risks seriously, it could make governments more likely to move fast — especially since interest rates in much of the world are now effectively zero.

author and climate activist Bill McKibben

Plunging crude prices could be catalyst for shift to green energy

The collapse in global oil prices might end up being bad news in the short term for the transition to green energy, as cheaper crude could see more use of road vehicles and aircraft. However, on the flip side, it could see companies move away from exploiting expensive fossil fuel deposits. The plunging price of crude could prompt more people to…

In purely financial terms, cheap oil will make it easier for fossil fuels to compete with the increasingly affordable renewables, making the economic case for companies like BP [PLC] that are trying to reinvent themselves as greener energy producers more challenging, and potentially slowing the transition.

Greenpeace UK oil finance adviser Charlie Kronick

Future VW Electric Vehicles Will Send Power Back to the Grid

Volkswagen’s transition to electrification continues to yield business opportunities, according to its chief strategist, Michael Jost. In addition to vehicle sales, it has the growing Electrify America charging network, and now it looks like the company is planning to use the batteries in the cars it sells to help power the electrical grid…

By 2025 we will have 350 gigawatt-hours worth of energy storage at our disposal through our electric-car fleet. Between 2025 and 2030, this will grow to one terawatt-hour’s worth of storage.

Volkswagen’s chief strategist, Michael Jost

11 Essential Tips for Off-Grid Solar Systems

Energy efficiency is essential no matter what your power source but even more so if you have an off-grid solar system. You must consider all aspects of the installation from its setup to real-time use. Many things are common sense, such as lowering your thermostat at night. Others aren’t as obvious but can drain your pocketbook if you’re not careful…


Outdated business models are holding back greater renewables, DER integration — enter DSOs

What regulatory actions could help establish a path to higher renewables integration? Regulators, legislators, and other stakeholders highlighted the importance of flexibility, business model changes and enabling non-wires alternatives, during the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Vision Summit​ on Wednesday…

The [DSO] concept is definitely out there and people are looking at different ways of approaching how to manage distributed resources on the grid.

Sara Baldwin, Regulatory VP, IREC

India’s 18K sq km reservoir surface area has potential to generate 280 GW solar energy

New Delhi: Reservoirs with cumulative (surface) area of 18,000 square kilometers in India have the potential to generate 280 GW of solar energy through floating solar photovoltaic, a report has said. The report ‘Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FSPV): A Third Pillar to Solar PV Sector?’ has been produced by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)…


25 new hydrogen buses for Germany

Germany is set to benefit from 25 new hydrogen buses powered by Ballard Power Systems’ technology. Under the Joint Initiative for Hydrogen Vehicles Across Europe (JIVE 2) funding programme, 15 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are planned for deployment in Cologne and 10 are planned for deployment in Wuppertal. Introduced in 2019…

Ballard is delighted with our ongoing collaboration with Solaris and we are very pleased to now provide next-generation FCmove™-HD fuel cell power modules for bus deployments in Cologne and Wuppertal.

Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer

Boeing turns to blockchain to power sales of airplane parts

Out of all of the arising trendy applied sciences akin to a knowledgeable system (AI), the Web of Issues (IoT), enormous info, and likewise chatbots, blockchain ensures to have a particularly important impact on air journey. Based mostly on a report by Accenture, 86 % of aerospace and likewise safety corporations technique to include blockchain…


17 large-scale solar projects planned in Upstate New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the details of the awards for 21 large-scale solar, wind and energy storage projects across upstate New York, totaling 1,278 MW of new renewable capacity. These projects include 17 planned solar systems, which New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and other state and local…

Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership and as emphasized in his 2020 State of the State address, New York’s steady advancement of large-scale renewable energy projects is helping create a clean energy future faster and more affordable than ever anticipated.

Alicia Barton, president and CEO, NYSERDA

We Can Waste Another Crisis, or We Can Transform the Economy

The coronavirus has the global economy teetering on the edge. It’s a perfect time to pour massive amounts of money into green public investment, both to shore up the economy and to put us on a path toward a low-carbon future. Last summer, when we were writing A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal, a global pandemic was far from our…

Each win that cuts carbon and improves everyday life lays the groundwork for more. The premise of a radical Green New Deal is that we’re entering a new era for politics — a whole new terrain, material and imaginative, for deciding how to channel our collective energies. The future is coming at us fast, too fast — but we have the chance to shape it. No more crises wasted.

KATE ARONOFF, ALYSSA BATTISTONI, DANIEL ALDANA COHEN, THEA RIOFRANCOS

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