- “The Casual Gardener: Adapt your garden for a changing climate” • According to the RHS’s “Gardening in a Changing Climate” report, the lush, green, “quintessentially British” lawn could become a thing of the past. It also warns that pests and diseases not yet established in some areas could become commonplace. [the Irish News]
- Indian solar power tariffs dropped to a new low of ₹2.44 per unit (3.8¢/kWh) in an auction for the 500-MW Bhadla solar power park in Rajasthan. ACME Solar Holdings won the bid at ₹2.44 per unit for 200 MW, and SoftBank Energy, quoting ₹2.45 per unit, won the remaining 300 MW. Two days ago, the lowest bid was at ₹2.62 per unit. [Scroll.in]
- China will suspend approvals for new coal-fired power plants in 29 provinces to reduce overcapacity, the official China Securities Journal reported. The National Energy Administration put as many as 25 provinces on “red alert”, meaning that new projects would create severe overcapacity or environmental risks. [Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide]
- The Palm Beach Post reported that a bill to implement the constitutional amendment designed to expand the use of solar and other renewable energy is ready to go to Governor Rick Scott. The bill, now off to a governor who is ecologically deaf, blind, and unaware, was passed unanimously by both of the Florida legislative chambers. [CleanTechnica]
- Tesla has begun accepting deposits for its new solar roof system, offering an “infinity” warranty for tiles that integrate solar power into roof coverings. The sales have begun and are open to consumers worldwide through the Tesla solar roof website. Installations will begin next month in the US, starting with California. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
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