July 3 Energy News



¶ “Wind Power Cost vs Fossil Fuels: Who Just Won?” • Over the last three years the cost of wind power generation has dropped by more than 20%. Today it is as cheap as coal and does not need subsidies to be competitive. And that does not consider the fact that wind power does not create any pollution as it captures power. [The Green Optimistic]

Offshore wind construction

Science and Technology:

¶ Stephen Hawking is not mincing words: President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris Accord could cause irreversible harm to the planet. “Trump’s action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid.” [HuffPost]

¶ Using surplus electricity from renewables to make hydrogen fuel is starting a new era for all forms of heavy transport. Trucks, trains and ships…

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