- “Texas Weather: President Biden Declares Major Disaster” • President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in Texas, clearing the way for more federal funds to be spent on relief efforts there. Power is returning across Texas and temperatures are set to rise, but at least 14 million people still have difficulty accessing clean water. [BBC]
- “Philippine DOE Requires Solar And Renewable Energy Technologies In Buildings” • Solar photovoltaic and renewable energy technologies are now required in new and existing Philippine buildings after the country’s Department of Energy issued a policy on the adoption of the guidelines of energy conservation. [Inquirer.net]
- “Texas To Add 35 GW Of Wind And Solar In Next 3 Years, Boosting Grid Resilience” • A majority of the Texas power plants that failed were thermal. Some wind turbines not equipped for cold also failed, but others produced more than expected. In the next three years, 35 GW of wind turbines and 26 GW of batteries are set to be added to the Texas grid. [CleanTechnica]
- “Big Gas Cashes In On ‘Jackpot’ As Millions Of People Freeze” • Comstock Resources Inc is a shale driller operating in Louisiana and Texas. Roland Burns, its President and CFO, had this to say about the tragedy that hit Texas: “[T]his week is like hitting the jackpot.” Journalist Richard Wilson made a video showing how shockingly big that jackpot is. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Immense Potential Of Forests To Sequester Carbon” • How much carbon could we eliminate from the atmosphere through better forest management? Is it bad to harvest forests to produce lumber? We sat down with two forestry management and carbon offset program experts to discuss this topic and here is what they had to say. [CleanTechnica]
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