In California, batteries replacing fossil fuel plants

Support the Energy News Network. Give today and NewsMatch will double the impact of your donation! STORAGE: A utility proposes building a 200 MW energy storage facility at a former power plant site on the California coast, one of several similar projects in the state. (San Luis Obispo Tribune)

ALSO: A new analysis explores how energy storage’s growth trajectory differs from the early days of solar. (Greentech Media)

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Study: Climate modeling has been right all along

Support the Energy News Network. Give today and NewsMatch will double the impact of your donation! CLIMATE: The first review of computer models used to predict climate change over the past 50 years finds they have been “generally quite accurate,” contradicting a core tenet of misinformation campaigns. (Vox)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Michigan sees increased investment in fast-charging electric vehicle stations, which state officials hope will replicate the experience of stopping for gas. (Energy News Network)
• General Motors and LG Chem reportedly plan a joint venture to invest $2 billion in an electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio.

Enbridge leaves debris in Great Lakes for months after pipeline tunnel testing

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Michigan sees increased investment in fast-charging electric vehicle stations, which state officials hope will replicate the experience of stopping for gas. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: General Motors and LG Chem reportedly plan a joint venture to invest $2 billion in an electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio. (Reuters)

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PIPELINES: Enbridge has left drilling debris in the Straits of Mackinac for three months, and won’t recover it until spring, following work related to a potential tunnel for the Line 5 pipeline. (Petoskey News-Review)

CLEAN TECH: Like other utilities across the U.S., the Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska is counting on new technology and declining costs to achieve its net-zero carbon goal.

Solar project at Maine governor’s mansion highlights policy challenges

Support the Energy News Network. Give today and NewsMatch will double the impact of your donation! SOLAR: Solar panels at the Maine governor’s mansion make a powerful statement but a variety of factors prevent the project from being economic. (Portland Press Herald)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY:
• Tougher requirements for food waste recycling in Connecticut are not translating into increased production for the state’s lone waste-to-energy plant. (Energy News Network)
• Philadelphia zoning officials approve a carve-out of 23 acres at the closed and damaged oil refinery for a food waste-to-energy plant to create methane.

Offshore drilling could spur onshore pollution, report warns

Support the Energy News Network. Give today and NewsMatch will double the impact of your donation! OFFSHORE DRILLING: New oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts would spur energy development on land, raising the risk of pollution, an environmental group’s report warns. (Miami Herald)

OVERSIGHT: Texas has cut funding to its environmental enforcement agency by more than a third over the last decade despite a booming oil and gas industry and petrochemical fires. (Houston Chronicle) 

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