- Dozens of demonstrators aiming to raise awareness of the ongoing pipeline protest in North Dakota disrupted the morning commute at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. After that, they marched on the offices of major US banks to protest pipeline funding. They carried signs reading, “Water is life” and, “Respect the Earth.” [CNN]
- The offshore wind industry has seen its global levelized costs of electricity plummet 22% due to competitive bidding, reaching a benchmark estimate of $126/MWh during the second half of this year, down 22% from the first half of 2016, and down 28% from the second half of 2015, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. [CleanTechnica]
- Toyota’s somewhat baffling unwillingness to embrace all-electric vehicles may finally be ending. Recent comments made by prominent engineers at the company imply that they may be planning to release all-electric models at some point in the near future. They say this is possible because they “tamed” lithium-ion battery technology. [CleanTechnica]
- An energy conservation and distributed generation project will enable the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia to become the Navy’s first Net Zero Energy base. The project will meet energy demands from renewable sources, thanks to a $170 million, 23-year contract from an Exelon subsidiary. [Facility Executive Magazine]
- The city of San Bernardino and Hydrogenics Corporation are partnering to build North America’s largest 100% renewable hydrogen plant in Palm Springs, California. The 2.5-MW zero impact production hydrogen facility will use Hydrogenics’ technology to convert wind and solar energy into renewable hydrogen. [gasworld]
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