- US renewables developer SunEdison Inc announced on Friday that it has emerged from Chapter 11 as a privately held company after offloading more than $2.3 billion (€1.9 billion) worth of assets during the process. The assets sold include two of its most valuable, interest in TerraForm Power Inc and TerraForm Global Inc. [Renewables Now]
- Nissan has begun offering some Japanese buyers of the new, refreshed Leaf free installation of home solar PV systems, if they sign up for specific retail electricity plans with Ecosystem Japan. The joint PR campaign aims to offer adopters of the new long-range Nissan Leaf in the Kanto region the chance to power their new cars with solar energy. [CleanTechnica]
- Wyoming is one of the epicenters of coal production in the US, but it is also blessed with rich wind resources. Wind farms have plenty of room to blossom in Wyoming. And though the state’s population is low, power-thirsty California is not too far away to use its energy. Now, a new transmission line is being developed. [CleanTechnica]
- Around 5 billion trips were made by transit rail services in the US during 2016, according to data published by the American Public Transportation Association. The number of transit rails trips in the US in 2016 was nearly twice the number for 1992. The increase is despite the decrepit condition of US public rail systems. [CleanTechnica]
- The projected 3.2 feet of sea-level rise by 2100 could submerge or destroy 300 structures, 11 miles of coastal highway, and 3,130 acres of land on the Hawaiian island of Maui. It would cause $3.2 billion in economic losses on the island and threaten its tourism industry. The projections are in a report commissioned for the state Legislature. [Maui News]
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