- The UN’s world heritage body made an urgent intervention to stop the construction of a coal power station in Bangladesh. A fact-finding mission found that the proposed site of the plant, which is 65 km north of the Sundarbans world heritage area, would expose the downriver forests to pollution and acid rain. [Climate Home]
- In remote rural areas in Africa, electrification through grid extensions is often not viable. The long distances involved and low electricity demand do not justify bringing the national grid to these places. Existing mini-grids based on diesel can be retrofitted to be powered by hybrid sets of renewables. [ESI Africa]
- Flexitricity, the UK’s largest demand response aggregator, has plans to harness the potential of combined heat and power plants to help drive a renewable revolution. There are 2,102 of these plants in the UK, with a total capacity of 19,900 GWh per year, enough to power over more than 4.8 million UK households. [Your Renewable News]
- South Burlington, Vermont is planning to put a solar array on top of an old landfill to get renewable energy and financial savings out of a piece of land that cannot be used for much else, officials said Tuesday. It is estimated that the project will save the municipal and school districts $5 million over its lifetime. [Vermont Public Radio]
- Wind energy is changing the economy of the Midwest. Wind is the fastest growing source of electricity in the United States, and about 70% of wind power is located in low income counties. Farmers benefit directly from wind turbines to tune of between $7,000 and $10,000 per turbine in annual leasing fees. [OilPrice.com]
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