2020 was a busy year for the globe in terms of our race to net zero. We look back at the year’s top stories concerning the influence of and impact on the animal kingdom, with a specific focus on how cows are helping the energy transition.
In the UK, biomethane obtained from cattle manure and straw has been connected to National Grid’s gas transmission system for the first time.
US utility Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) and Calgren Dairy Fuels have increased the number of farms and cows to produce more renewable natural gas.
Results from a survey have recently been published by the Holderness Fishing Industry Group (HFIG) which suggest that offshore wind farm construction and operation has no significant negative impact on the ecology of European lobsters.
A ‘run-of-river’ hydroelectric power station, photovoltaic installation, and battery storage system have been combined to provide facilities in the Patagonia National Park with electricity from renewable energy sources.
A new study out of Norway claims that coloring just one of the blades can dramatically reduce bird deaths from flying into them. Otherwise, according to the study, bird deaths will keep increasing as the power generation world embraces and scales up clean energy.