New restrictions are coming to Southern New England’s lobster fishery in an attempt to save their populations in the area. Numbers of lobsters have dwindled as climate changed has warmed waters. An arm of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to pursue new management measures to try to slow their decline. [The Providence Journal]
- Navigant Research published its latest Distributed Solar PV Plus Energy Storage Systems report this week. It says the global annual market for the deployment of distributed solar PV plus energy storage is expected to exceed $49 billion and reach 27.4 GW by 2026. The largest growth is expected to be in the Asia Pacific region. [CleanTechnica]
- Solar power tariff dropped to a record low of ₹2.62 per unit (4.05¢/kWh) in an auction for Bhadla solar park in Rajasthan. This price is lower than the average rate of power generated by the coal-fuelled power generation utility, NTPC Ltd, at ₹3.20 per unit. The price is considered a major milestone toward powering India. [Deccan Herald]
- With the internal White House debate over whether to remain in the Paris Agreement, a bipartisan group of 20 retired senior military officers and national security experts have signed companion joint letters urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis to lead the security implications of climate change. [CleanTechnica]
- Enel Green Power North America has started construction of the 298-MW Thunder Ranch wind farm in Oklahoma. The $435 million project, which is in Garfield, Kay, and Noble counties, will be financed through the Enel Group’s own resources. It is supported by long-term agreements and is expected to be online by the end of the year. [reNews]
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