- The authors of a report from Imperial College London’s Energy Futures Lab and the climate change charity 10:10 found that electric railways could be powered by subsidy-free solar power. Solar panels connected directly to the substations that provide power to the rail system could bypass the electricity grid altogether, they said. [Imperial College London]
- Tesla just built and installed the world’s largest battery, with 129 MWh of grid storage, in South Australia. Now Hyundai says it intends to build and install a battery that will be 50% larger than the South Australia facility near Ulsan on the southeast coast of South Korea. It is scheduled for completion in February of next year. [CleanTechnica]
- The US Department of the Interior approved the replacement lease at the Navajo Generating Station. It officially sets a firm retirement date. NGS, the largest coal-fired power plant in the West, will retire in December 2019. The Navajo Nation and the owners of NGS had agreed in June on terms to retire NGS in 2019. [White Mountain Independent]
- “Costs of White House Bailout of Coal and Nukes: 27,000 Early Deaths, $263 Billion” • The Trump administration’s scheme to make utility customers subsidize coal and nuclear power plants would result in 27,000 premature deaths and a net cost of $263 billion by 2045, according to projections by independent researchers. [EcoWatch]
- Exxon Mobil Corp urged Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to block the state’s attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company concealed knowledge of the role fossil fuels have on climate change. An Exxon attorney told the court that the attorney general had no jurisdiction to seek the records. [Stabroek News]
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