The White House said it would move to put more solar panel on rooftops in poor, inner-city neighbourhoods to cut electricity bills and fight climate change. The plan, to be unveiled on Tuesday in Baltimore, follows dozens of new initiatives rolled out by the White House since the start of the year to signal Barack Obama’s commitment to act on climate change – even in the face of Republican opposition.
So much power was produced by Denmark’s windfarms on Thursday that the country was able to meet its domestic electricity demand through energy efficiency and export power to Norway, Germany and Sweden. On an unusually windy day, Denmark found itself producing 116% of its national electricity needs from wind turbines yesterday evening. By 3am on Friday, when electricity demand dropped, that figure had risen to 140%. Interconnectors allowed 80% of