World’s wind power capacity up by fifth after record year

Good News Notes: “The world’s wind power capacity grew by almost a fifth in 2019 after a year of record growth for offshore windfarms and a boom in onshore projects in the US and China. The Global Wind Energy Council found that wind power capacity grew by 60.4 gigawatts, or 19%, compared with 2018, in one of…

Elon Musk says Tesla has now produced 1 million electric vehicles

Good News Notes: “Tesla has produced 1 million electric vehicles, according to the firm’s CEO Elon Musk, who congratulated the ‘Tesla team’ on the milestone via a tweet.” “Currently, Tesla offers four models of electric vehicle: the Model 3 and Model S, which are sedans, and the Model Y and Model X, which are types…

Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative Plants 500,000th Tree

Good News Notes: “The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) today announced the planting of its 500,000th native tree in Hawaii.  More than 1,200 acres of former pastureland on both Oahu and Hawaii Island have been reclaimed and returned to native forest.  ‘It’s wonderful to witness the birth of a forest, but there is much more…

Albany council passes law creating energy choice program

Good News Notes: “A reduced Common Council voted 8-1, with two members voting present, to approve a new law on Monday that will automatically enroll city residents in a program that relies more on renewable energy sources to power their homes. The program, known as Community Choice Aggregation, allows local governments to band together to negotiate…

Greeks Go Green encourages sustainability and eco-friendly living

Good News Notes: “To foster a bond in the Sorority and Fraternity Community and promote activism among members, Greeks Go Green is informing students on how to be sustainable and environmentally friendly in their everyday lives. Greeks Go Green (GGG) is a student-led organization that is open to all members of the Sorority and Fraternity Community….

Sea Turtles Get New Lease On Life At Florida Aquarium

 Good News Notes: “The threats to sea turtles are as big as the ocean they inhabit: red tide, overfishing, rising seas swamping their nesting grounds and being stunned by the winter cold. But a rehabilitation facility in Apollo Beach that opened last year is giving a new lease on life to many endangered turtles. I’m…

Delivery van sports solar roof in Amsterdam

Good News Notes: “To go Dutch, now means to go electric and solar-powered? Netherlands-based distributor of electric delivery vans, Bluekens has fitted a solar roof onto a delivery vehicle. The vehicle was demonstrated at Horecava, a Dutch hospitality trade show held in Amsterdam.” View the whole story here: https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/01/30/delivery-van-sports-solar-roof-in-amsterdam/