April 10 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • A request by the state of Massachusetts for a supply of clean, renewable electricity boosts a handful of proposals to cross Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine with transmission lines to help energy-hungry Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut make use of the renewable energy available in Canada. [New Jersey Herald]
High voltage power lines (Nyttend, Wikimedia Commons)

High voltage power lines (Nyttend, Wikimedia Commons)

  • Green energy production in South Australia has reached record levels, with the state poised to meet its 50% renewable energy target almost eight years ahead of schedule. Latest figures obtained from sources including the Australian Energy Market Operator indicate SA has derived 53% of its electricity in the past 12 months from sun and wind. [The Advertiser]
  • A new poll has revealed the scale of the disconnect between the Turnbull government and the Australian public on the subject of renewable energy, revealing that a majority of people, including Coalition voters, think not enough is being done to wean the nation from fossil fuels, switch to renewables, and combat climate change. [RenewEconomy]
  • Most Americans believe climate change is real. Addressing the Congress, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island pointed out that 70% of people hold that global warming is real and already happening. This is despite the Trump administration’s view that climate change is not convincing and its budget cuts on science agencies. [Tech Times]
  • Fresh off victories in Illinois and New York, the nuclear power industry is now lobbying lawmakers in Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Efforts are bubbling up into proposals, even as court battles in Illinois and New York crank up over the billions of dollars that ratepayers would pay to keep nuclear plants open. [Sharonherald]

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

from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.net/2017/04/10/april-10-green-energy-news-4/
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