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EGEB: EVs can now be charged by tidal power on this Scottish island

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • An electric charge point run on tidal energy has been installed on the Shetland island of Yell.
  • Climate Action 100+ has issued its first net zero ratings of the world’s largest polluting companies.
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EGEB: EPA curbs methane emissions regulations, 5 governors lobby feds for offshore wind power, more

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • EPA weakens regulations of environmentally harmful methane emissions.
  • 5 East coast governors urge the feds to green-light a delayed offshore wind power project.
  • Scotland is building the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.
  • Why Kathmandu’s trailblazing EV movement failed — yet is now making a comeback.



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Massive new tidal turbine has been deployed on the coast of Nova Scotia and now produces electricity- first in North America

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When you think about renewable energy, you think about solar, wind or hydro, but rarely about tidal energy, which is technically a form of hydropower. That’s because the modern version of the technology is still in its infancy and the deployed capacity is very limited.

But there has been a significant advancement this month with a single massive tidal turbine being deployed on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada –  a first in North America.

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Scotland becomes home to the first phase of the world’s largest underwater tidal energy farm

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As I reported on the new offshore wind strategy by the United States yesterday, Scotland was busy welcoming the beginning phase of the world’s first, and largest underwater tidal energy farm which will be placed off the north coast of Scotland. The first out of the four planned turbines sits at a height of 49 ft, 53 ft in diameter and over 40,000 lbs with a capacity of 1.5 megawatts (MW).



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