WIND: Larger and more powerful offshore wind turbines could deliver three times as much power as traditional turbines, but installers and the federal government remain wary of construction costs and potential mechanical issues. (E&E News)


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OIL & GAS: Communities of color disproportionately host polluting oil and gas facilities, but White people still overwhelmingly hold the industry’s well-paying jobs. (Floodlight)


  • Solar advocates say Michigan is a prime example of how restrictive zoning regulations by township boards poses a barrier to solar development on agriculture land. (Grist/Interlochen Public Radio)
  • Developers break ground on a 200 MW solar-plus-storage project aimed at replacing generation capacity lost from last year’s San Juan coal plant retirement in New Mexico. (NM Political Report)


GRID: San Antonio, Texas’ municipal utility rebuffs the state grid operators’ request to restart a decommissioned coal-fired plant ahead of winter. (Bloomberg)


  • New York City’s recent policy tweak allowing landlords more time to comply with the city’s carbon reduction strategy for buildings has left both real estate leaders and environmentalists unhappy. (Commercial Observer)
  • An Xcel Energy pilot project will extend energy efficiency upgrades to more Minnesota mobile home parks, which are notoriously energy inefficient. (Sahan Journal)

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TRANSPORTATION: While airlines around the world have only replaced a small proportion of their fuel use with biofuels, U.S. airlines are falling even further behind their international counterparts. (Bloomberg)

UTILITIES: Environmentalists urge Northwest utilities to pull out of the American Gas Association, saying the lobbying group is “at the bleeding edge of anti-climate advocacy.”(Oregon Capital Chronicle)

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