December 27 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • Canadian archeologists are in a race against time. They have been collecting, studying and preserving ancient artifacts – darts, bows and arrows – lost or misplaced by prehistoric hunters and protected by a covering of snow over millennia. Climate change is melting the snow now, exposing the artifacts to decay. [Radio Canada International]
NWT ice patch landscape (Photo Credit: T. Andrews / GNWT)

NWT ice patch landscape (Photo Credit: T. Andrews / GNWT)

  • “It’s time for states to lead on climate change – and on justice, too” • With the new administration in Washington, climate activists will have a lot to defend in the next four years, but defense is not enough. We don’t have time to waste in fighting climate change. We must make up the ground we are likely to lose at the federal level. [Grist]
  • To remain competitive in a changing power market, North Dakota’s largest power plant is making operational changes so production can ramp up and down quicker. Now, all generation resources need to be supplemental to wind. Great River Energy is adapting operations at Coal Creek Station to run at either 1146 MW or 300 MW. [Bismarck Tribune]
  • As of last month, there were 1.1 million residential rooftop solar power systems in the US, keeping the televisions, refrigerators, computers, stoves, and lights on throughout the country. Two US senators introduced a resolution in the Senate earlier this month, calling for the entire country to be 100% powered by renewables by 2050. [Daily Kos]
  • Since 2012, five nuclear power plants around the country have shut down prematurely as they became uneconomical to run. Now, to prevent the two operating reactors at Millstone from the same fate, Dominion, the plant’s owner, is urging Connecticut’s state lawmakers to approve legislation to secure the plant’s survival. [theday.com]

For more news, please visit geoharvey – Daily News about Energy and Climate Change

December 27 Green Energy News posted first on Green Energy Times

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