- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, and Borrego Solar announced the completion of Gore Mountain Ski Resort’s 5.3-MW solar array, about 90 miles north of Albany. NYSERDA said the project is the largest solar system dedicated to a US ski resort. [Solar Industry]
- “Climate policy innovation” • Instead of reducing emissions in the past five years, Vermont’s greenhouse-gas emissions have increased. Far from being on track to meet our goals, we are not even headed in the right direction. The release of an innovative new climate pricing policy brings hope to getting Vermont back on track. [Rutland Herald]
- “Battery Storage Steals The Spotlight At Nuclear Power’s Birthday Party” • Nuclear power had its birthday bash, 75 years after the first manmade nuclear reaction. The CEO of Exelon, the nation’s largest nuclear operator, named energy storage the most promising technology of the future, one that could render nuclear power unnecessary. [Forbes]
- Elon Musk defied his doubters, beating a self-imposed 100-day deadline to install the world’s biggest battery in Australia. But he will probably relinquish that crown by February. South Korea’s Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems is building a 150-MW lithium-ion unit, 50% larger than Musk’s, and it will go live in three months. [Independent.ie]
- The Union of Concerned Scientists released a study that finds it is cheaper to drive an EV than a conventional car. It is about $770 a year cheaper, on average, with a range from $443 to $1,077 per year. The study looked at electricity prices in 50 metropolitan areas in the US and researched what off-peak rate plans were available. [CleanTechnica]
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