- On the outskirts of Denver, not far from Denver International Airport, a grand experiment is underway. Panasonic has partnered with a consortium of local partners to transform a 400-acre patch of greenfield land into a smart district. One goal of the project is that the smart district be built as a carbon-neutral microgrid. [Power Technology]
- The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census shows that Vermont lost 232 full-time solar jobs between November 2016 and November 2017. Vermont’s solar sector was the most affected by the changes to net metering, and the organization says that the federal tariff on most imported solar panels will make matters worse. [pv magazine USA]
- Sea level rise is happening at rate that is rising is increasing every year, according to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A professor of aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado-Boulder led researchers, who used satellite data dating to 1993 to observe ocean levels. [CNN]
- In 2017, 20% of all new cars in Norway were EVs. The country’s ambition is that only electric cars will be sold from the year 2025. A survey reveals that almost half of Norwegians expect their next new car to be electric. But is the electric grid ready for this? One expert says it probably is, but it might be best not to charge on Thursday nights. [CleanTechnica]
- A group of Massachusetts lawmakers unveiled a bill that aims to increase the state’s use of renewable energy. The bill released by the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change sets a goal of making the state 100% reliant on renewable energy by 2050, expanding renewable generation and electric transportation. [New Haven Register]
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