- Carnegie Clean Energy unit Energy Made Clean has formed a joint venture with infrastructure group Lendlease to deliver solar, battery and microgrid projects in Australia. The 50/50 venture will seek to identify, bid for, secure and deliver EPC contracts for the technologies across the country, according to Carnegie. [reNews]
- Opinion: “Will Big Business Help Fight Trump’s Anti-Environment Agenda?” • US Environmentalists still have hope. Though their public protests may fall on deaf ears as long as Trump is in the White House and Republicans control Congress, environmental activists may find more of an audience in corporate boardrooms. [The American Prospect]
- It’s time for energy storage to shine. As technology improves and costs keep falling, we’ll see energy storage play a bigger role across the country. GTM Research estimates that 260 MW of energy storage will be built in the US in 2016, but that figure will jump to 478 MW in 2017 and 2,045 MW by 2021. [Bloomington Pantagraph]
- New York state may have banned fracking, but nevertheless it consumes more of the fuel, a trend that researchers say is bad for the planet. Methane emissions from natural gas have dire consequences, warned Cornell University scientists Anthony Ingraffea and Robert Howarth on a recent visit to the Capitol. [Plattsburgh Press Republican]
- An ambitious group of engineers sees value in the abandoned shafts in a centuries-old iron mine in New York’s Adirondacks. They say the mine can provide a steady flow of electricity in a growing renewable energy market. They have a plan to use the millions of gallons of groundwater that have flooded the mine for energy storage. [Tribune-Review]
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