- There has been a significant advancement in tidal energy this month with a single massive tidal turbine being deployed on the coast of Nova Scotia in the Cape Sharp Tidal project. Earlier this month, OpenHydro and Emera, the developers, deployed the first of a series of massive turbines. Now, they have connected it to the grid. [Electrek]
- President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed his intentions to cancel the Clean Power Plan. During his election campaign, Trump made several references to his intent to dismantle not only Obama’s Clean Power Plan, but also US involvement with the Paris Climate Agreement and the solar investment tax credit. [PV-Tech]
- President-elect Donald Trump conceded there is “some connectivity” between human activity and climate change and wavered on whether he would pull the United States out of international accords. Asked if he would withdraw the US from international climate change agreements, Trump said he is “looking at it very closely.” [CNN]
- US renewable electricity has grown to 16.7% of total installed capacity and 13.8% of total power generation in 2015, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s latest data book. Last year, renewable electricity accounted for 64% of the power capacity additions in the country, compared to 52% a year back. [SeeNews Renewables]
- Vermont utility companies are accustomed to sharing the cost of power, but a new rule that went into effect in September says utilities closest to the power source to pay for its output. Utilities in northern Vermont are trying to figure out what to do with Swanton Wind, a controversial wind farm proposed for Franklin County. [Watchdog.org]
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