- “Managing climate risk in Trump’s America” • The world will forge ahead on reducing emissions without US leadership. The Paris Agreement has already taken effect. While the federal government may not try to meet the US commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, states’ policies and market forces will continue. [The Conversation US]
- “Trump Can’t Stop the Energy Revolution” • The planet is warming, dangerously so, and burning more coal will make it worse. President-elect Donald Trump thinks man-made climate change is a hoax and he’s promised to revive the US coal industry by cutting regulation. So renewables are dead in the water, right? Maybe not. [Bloomberg]
- Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has developed a microstructured, chemical reactor providing a technology that is key for a plant planned in Finland to produce renewable fuels using solar power. The reactor can produce gasoline, diesel, and kerosene from regenerative hydrogen and CO2. [Energy Business Review]
KIT-Ineratec reactor (Photo courtesy of INERATEC/KIT)
- The result of the US election may further aggravate the oversupply situation in the global PV market, according to an analyst for EnergyTrend. The federal Investment Tax Credit for solar power, which the congress has extend to the end of December 2022 will maintain PV demand in the US at a level over 8 GW per year to 2019. [CTIMES]
- Environmentalists hail the Colorado state regulators’ approval of a landmark, far-reaching Xcel Energy deal with implications not just for that industry but for how all of the utility’s residents in Colorado may someday be charged for their electricity. Xcel calls it the largest agreement of its kind ever in Colorado. [Grand Junction Daily Sentinel]
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