- The US has overtaken India in EY’s latest Renewable energy country attractiveness index, despite the US imposition of a 30% tariff on imports of cells and modules earlier this year. The American solar tariffs are mostly absorbed and wind projects are not subject to subsidy cuts under the recently passed US tax reform bill, said EY. [PV-Tech]
- China has maintained its leadership position in Ernst & Young’s latest Renewable energy country attractiveness index for the third year in a row. The US was in second place, despite solar tariffs. The third position was secured by Germany, with India dropping to the fourth place. The other country in the top five was Australia. [Renewables Now]
- Swedish energy group and burgeoning renewable energy leader Vattenfall has announced that it intends to offer British businesses the opportunity to secure corporate Power Purchase Agreements direct from its 165-MW South Kyle Wind Farm from as little as 1 MW in a move that could revolutionize the idea of corporate PPAs. [CleanTechnica]
- Wind farms produced more than a quarter of Spain’s power in the first four months of 2018, and overall, renewables’ share stood at 47.1%. Wind turbines were the number-one electricity source in the period, followed by nuclear power plants with a share of 21.1%, according to provisional statistics from the grid operator. [Renewables Now]
- The largest US grid operator issued a report that could serve to undermine a Ohio utility’s bid for the Trump administration to save its fleet of ailing nuclear and coal power plants. PJM Interconnection said closing several FirstEnergy nuclear reactors in its territory would pose little harm to its reliability and the energy market. [Washington Examiner]
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