January 2 Energy News

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Opinion:

¶ “Despite Efforts To Trip It Up, New Energy Economy Remains On Sound Footing” • A decade into the New Energy Economy, the country is not turning back. Falling electricity costs and continually improving technologies mean that the prospects for both solar and wind energy continue to brighten at the expense of coal. [Forbes]

California solar thermal plant (BLM, Wikimedia Commons)

Science and Technology:

¶ Over a quarter of the world’s land could become significantly drier if global warming reaches 2° C, according to new research from an international team including the University of East Anglia. But limiting global warming to under 1.5° C would dramatically reduce the fraction of the Earth’s surface that undergoes such changes. [Science Codex]

World:

¶ Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong, has a population of a bit less than 12 million. Shenzhen also has a lot of buses…

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