- A study led by Harvard University reveals that the damage to crops from climate change will be worse than anyone previously expected. Based on data gathered from experiments conducted on staple crops that were exposed to projected atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, the team found reductions in protein levels. [IFLScience]
- The US renewable industry is set for long-term growth as generating costs are falling and the industry is becoming more resilient, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Head of America. He noted that problems always develop as young industries mature, but renewable energy’s falling costs add to its resilience. [Energy Matters]
- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced plans to convert its entire 2,200 bus fleet to zero-emission buses by 2030. It is awarding contracts for 95 electric buses and charging infrastructure for two of its bus service routes, as Southern California Edison expands its electric vehicle charging system. [Utility Dive]
- In a dramatic U-turn, Sri Lanka’s energy regulator approved a new long-term electricity supply plan that rejects construction of any new coal plants to 2037. Coal power’s fall from grace in Sri Lanka has in large part been driven by public opposition to pollution from the country’s only coal plant, the Norochcholai Power Station. [RenewEconomy]
- New York energy giant Con Edison is proposing a partnership with a group of energy developers called Maine Power Express LLC to deliver wind power from northern Maine to Boston markets. MPX would build a 630-MW wind facility and deliver its power via an underground power line on an existing energy corridor. [Press Herald]
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