June…where did spring and May go?
On to the links…
New Documents Show Why Scott Pruitt Wanted a “Campaign-Style” Media Operation—It would not be a week without some good ol’ Scott Pruitt corruption.
Solar Power To Become 4th Largest Electric Power Capacity In The World (Passing Up Wind)—There was a time when naysayers told us that solar power would never amount to more than a fraction of the world’s electrical generating capacity. Of course, a lot of people also said that there was no way Donald Trump could actually become president.
US Offshore Wind Revolution Sets 5 Gigawatt Target In Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & New Jersey—Offshore wind in the United States might be nearing its snowball rolling downhill moment. Once these projects are underway and the costs are booked a lot of people are going to realize that it is very economical to deploy these projects.
The Repowering Mission: Breathing New Life into Our Aging Wind Turbine Fleet—This is the untapped potential that no one is really talking about. As old turbines hit the end of their usable and reliable life, say twenty years, new turbines can go up on these sites that make more power.
320 GW Of Non-Traditional, Untapped Rooftop Solar Potential In USA—A lot of roofs and other surfaces have not been exploited for solar photovoltaics. Imagine if every warehouse, apartment building, and parking lot were covered with solar panels?
Europe is Building More Wind and Solar — Without any Subsidies—So the price is now competitive and future fuel is free. That is going to be pretty tough to beat for coal going forward.
Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia is Turning to Another Resource to Power the Kingdom — Sunshine—The old saw is that X country will be the “Saudi Arabia of wind” or solar or whatever. What is Saudi Arabia is the Saudi Arabia of solar?
The Oil Industry Is Finally Being Affected By Norway’s Electric Vehicle Adoption—This demand destruction is occurring with a relatively small number of EVs on the road and relatively low oil prices worldwide. What would happen if gasoline goes to $5 a gallon in the U.S. and people start beating the street for Chevy Bolts?
Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not—When we put our stuff in a bin for collection each week it is not recycling. It is harvesting. The actual recycling takes place somewhere else where the trash is either actually sent to be turned into something else or just thrown away. It now looks like China is not taking our garbage anymore, so all of our harvesting is really just taking out the trash.
Commutes on Foot or Bike Tied to Lowered Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke—You mean to tell me that if people get out and move that the likely health outcomes are improved? Stunning.
How to Rewild your Garden: Ditch Chemicals and Decorate the Concrete—What if we all took the time to make our yards and garden a little more wild?
Saving Africa’s Wildlife—We killed the animals, so it is only right that we try and repopulate the landscape.