- Wind power helped renewable energy sources generate a record 25 TWh of electricity in the UK in the first quarter of 2018, according to analysts EnAppSys. Wind generated 15.8 TWh during the quarter. Renewables overall accounted for 29% of UK electricity generation in the period, behind natural gas with a 37.3% share. [reNews]
- A lot of good data is to be found in public reports from national labs and government research papers. But it has not always been easy to find or easy to parse, and it has been nearly eliminated by the Trump Administration. The Natural Resources Defense Council has stepped into the breach with a new tool to track green progress. [Green Car Reports]
- Germany’s Federal Network Agency reports that in a 200-MW joint auction for solar and wind power, no bid for a wind project was successful and solar projects won 32 contracts. Heads of industry associations for both technologies said they considered the joint auction experiment unsuccessful because it was so one-sided. [CleanTechnica]
- Ithaca College, a private liberal arts college in Upstate New York, has switched to 100% wind energy as part of its goal of becoming carbon-neutral. The college has followed its Climate Action Plan Reassessment Team’s recommendation that it purchase 100% wind energy through its current electricity supplier. [North American Windpower]
- The New Jersey Assembly and Senate have passed two bills that set ambitious goals for expanding renewable power and curtailing greenhouse gases in the state. The bills require power companies in New Jersey to generate 50% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. They also subsidize existing nuclear power plants. [New York Times]
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