NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, May 9: Mississippi Delta Flooding Is Climate Changing; Rhode Island’s Ocean Wind Replaces Diesel Plant; Harvest The Sun In Massachusetts

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    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    QUICK NEWS, May 9: Mississippi Delta Flooding Is Climate Changing; Rhode Island’s Ocean Wind Replaces Diesel Plant; Harvest The Sun In Massachusetts

    Mississippi Delta Flooding Is Climate Changing Flooding in the Mississippi Delta is climate change in action; “Anyone who doesn’t believe in climate change should stroll through my hallway.”

    Marlene Cimons, May 8, 2017 (ThinkProgress)

    “…[After six inches of water swept through Cherri Foytlin’s home in Rayne, Louisiana, wrecking walls, insulation, floors, furniture, clothes, and toys, she said] ‘Anyone who doesn’t believe in climate change should stroll through my hallway.’…[T]he latest round of storms delivered heavy rainfall, dangerous winds, and persistent flooding across Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and elsewhere…

    ...[According to Brent Walker, mayor of Alton, Illinois, the more intense and frequent the Mississippi River Valley storms and flooding are one of the many consequences of climate change and this ‘‘the Mississippi River is a good example’ of a new] ‘world of extremes’…Climate change has made the air warmer. Warmer air holds more moisture. This leads to heavier rainfall, which can produce severe flooding…” click here for more

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    Rhode Island’s Ocean Wind Replaces Diesel Plant The first U.S. offshore wind farm just shut down a diesel plant

    Bobby Magill, May 4, 2017 (Grist)

    “…[When America’s first offshore wind farm on Block Island, Rhode Island, went online, officials shut down] the island’s only electricity source — a small diesel-fueled power plant…The island’s 2,000 residents burned about 1 million gallons of diesel fuel annually…Diesel releases more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other common petroleum-based fuel except for residential fuel oil…Until now, Block Island’s power grid was completely isolated from the mainland…[The wind farm and its connection to the mainland allowed the island to connect to the New England power grid for the first time…[It demonstrates] how renewables are helping to displace fossil fuels on the power grid…[The 5-turbine, 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm is the first ever offshore wind project built in the U.S.and is proving] the viability of offshore wind…If fully developed, offshore turbines could supply four times today’s total U.S. electricity generating capacity…” click here for more

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    Harvest The Sun In Massachusetts Cranberry farmer grows new 'crop': solar energy; Massachusetts farmer Michael Paduch installed a solar array on four acres of cranberry bogs. It’s a 'win, win, win,' he says.

    Jan Ellen Spiegel, May 8, 2017 (Yale Climate Connections)

    "Michael Paduch, a farmer in Carver, Massachusetts, has more than 20 acres of cranberry bogs. But with prices low in recent years, he’s started harvesting a new crop on his land: energy…[Several years ago he realized the land was ripe of solar development because it was open, got plenty of sun, and, as a wetland, had few other good uses. Now,] a solar array covers four acres of his cranberry bogs. It produces a megawatt of energy – enough to power more than 100 homes…And best of all, the cranberry vines thrive in the shade created by the panels. They don’t produce quite as many berries, but Paduch can grow and sell the plants to other farmers…Paduch said he is ‘farming the sun” and ‘producing something good’ so it is] ‘a win, win, win’…” click here for more

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