- Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report by the Zoological Society of London and WWF says. The Living Planet assessment, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020. Habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution, and climate change are among causes. [BBC]
- The Hungarian utility MVM and Munich-based clean-tech startup Electrochaea GmbH are building the world’s first grid-scale power-to-gas plant together in Hungary. The unit will have a power consumption of up to 10 MW of stranded electricity from renewable sources, and will make methane from carbon dioxide. [portfolio.hu]
- Massachusetts state and federal officials released two marine wildlife studies on endangered whale, turtle, and bird species to inform offshore wind permitting processes. They found no significant conflicts between wildlife and offshore wind development in federally designated areas south of Martha’s Vineyard. [AltEnergyMag]
- Combining their buying power for the first time, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts have selected six proposals to develop more clean energy for the New England market. The projects include mostly wind and solar power projects, which are expected to generate 460 MW of electricity collectively. [Electric Light & Power]
- Wind energy is climbing across the United States, with 11 states in 2015 getting at least 10% of their total electricity from wind farms, according to the Energy Information Administration, an arm of the DOE. Just five years ago, only three states had at least 10% of their electricity produced by wind farms, the EIA said. [Denver Business Journal]
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