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¶ “New Orleans faces a never-before-seen issue with Tropical Storm Barry” • The Mississippi River, which is generally only at 6 to 8 ft in midsummer in New Orleans, is currently at 16 feet, because of record spring flooding across the waterway. Barry is threatening a storm surge of two to three feet at the mouth of the river, which can bring cresting at 19 feet.
¶ “Foreign Investors Pumped $1.02 Billion Equity In India’s Clean Energy Space In FY19” • The overseas investors’ interest in India’s emerging green market carries on, with approximately $1.02 billion of equity investment made by them at the current financial year to date, according to statistics compiled by consulting company Bridge to India to get Mint. [Livemint]
¶ “Iran 90% Self-Sufficient In Renewables Equipment” •”Iran-made renewable equipment are of very substantial quality and can compete with renowned manufacturers in global markets,” IRNA quoted Seyed Mohammad Sadeqzadeh as saying. According to the official, the country’s renewable industry has witnessed over 60% increase in the last few years. [Tehran Times]
¶ “The Climate Crisis Is Making Storms Like Barry Worse” • Tropical Storm Barry, such as Hurricane Florence last year and Harvey the year before, seems like it’s going to once again give us an illustration of exactly what the climate crisis is doing to storms at this time, with heavy rainfall from slow moving storms resulting in catastrophic floods.
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CNN weather prediction using Tropical Storm Barry (CNN)
New GE facility in China
Clean energy at India (Pradeep Gaur | Mint)
¶ “Montana Energy Storage Project Lines Up Financial Partner” • Construction in a $1 billion electricity storage system in central Montana could begin as soon as the next year, having attained a financing arrangement with a manufacturing company, its sponsors said. The Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project would have a 400-MW capability. [Great Falls Tribune]
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The storm hasn’t even hit nonetheless. (Matthew Hinton | AP)
Chennai water train
Volkswagen ID concept auto (Nicolas Zart | CleanTechnica)
Science and Technology:
¶ “A Pathway Into 350 PPM Part 1: Carbon Sequestration Is Vital” • Based on Hansen et al, a secure level of atmospheric CO₂ to prevent runaway global warming is under 350 PPM. We’re scaling and at 414. We have our job seriously cut out for us not only to decrease our emissions, but also sequester greenhouse gases in the air. [CleanTechnica]
¶ “GE Renewable Energy To Open New Offshore Wind Energy Factory In China” • GE Renewable Energy will start a new offshore wind power factory and performance and development centre in Guangdong province. The new factory will help GE Renewable Energy to serve the rapidly growing offshore wind power demand in the area and China.
Lake Isabella (SouthPasadenan.com)
¶ “UK Net Zero Goal ‘Requires 263 GW From 2050′” • National Grid quotes the UK will demand 263 GW of installed power capacity to meet its net zero carbon emissions goal by 2050. The company stated in its own ‘Future Energy Scenarios 2019’ report that a net zero scenario would see annual power demand attaining 491 TWh from 2050. [reNEWS]
¶ “Kenyan Court Puts Kibosh About Country’s First Coal-Fired Plant” • A courtroom in Kenya obstructed the nation’s first coal center, a Chinese-led 981-MW channel, following activists sued. They promised that developers failed to carry out a rigorous environmental assessment and neglected to notify the local people of potential impacts, The Guardian reported. [CleanTechnica]
¶ “Clean Power Alliance Signs Deals For Renewable Energy At Southern California” • The board of this Clean Power Alliance community choice aggregator accredited lasting two PPAs for 273 MW of solar capacity. It also signed a deal for for 12.8 MW of hydro electricity from by a national dam, even though part of this was constructed over an active error. [The South Pasadenan]
¶ “Ford And Volkswagen Autonomous And Electric Car Marriage Is Official” • Volkswagen place its MEB chassis on the desk. Ford attracted its recently acquired Argo AI branch to the celebration. CNBC reports that spending self-driving automobile technology is expected to reach $85 billion annually by 2025, according to a June study by AlixPartners. [CleanTechnica]
¶ “State Utility Regulators Approve Power Contract For Planned Hancock County Wind Farm” • A contract under which Emera Maine will pay the 72.6-MW Weaver Wind LLC 3.5cents/kWh, with increases of 2.5 percent, yearly was unanimously supported by the Maine Public Utilities Commission, officials stated. The wind farm is to be operational in 2020.
¶ “TVA Encourages Solar Power But However Allergic Other Areas In Use Of The Sun” • The Tennessee Valley Authority board may vote on a brand new plan next month. It envisions replacing older coal plants using more nuclear, up to 14 GW of solar energy, purchased end, gas, and battery storage with 2040. But critics aren’t entirely content with the specifics. [Chattanooga Times Free Press]
¶ “Indian Water Train Arrives With Desperately Needed Relief For Chennai” • A train transporting 2.5 million gallons of water rolled into the southern Indian city of Chennai, supplying desperately needed relief to individuals who’ve been facing a severe water shortage for the past month. It is the first water train for town ’s 4.5 million individuals. [CNN]
¶ “Trump Finds A Trade Fight He Doesn’t Like In Uranium Imports” • President Trump found a trade fight he does not like. After interrupting global markets by imposing tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of products, he decided against putting a cap on imports. US nuclear energy plants get 97% of the fuel from overseas sources. [Yahoo Canada Finance]