- Elon Musk made some bold claims in tweets about the Boring Company. He said the tunnel under Los Angeles is nearly done and will soon be in use. He said work on a tunnel linking New York City and Washington, DC, has already begun. And he said a Hyperloop connection between Los Angeles and San Francisco would begin next year. [CleanTechnica]
- Representatives of the German and Ugandan renewable energy sector successfully tested their jointly developed solutions for electricity and biogas supply in Uganda. Micro biogas plants have been in operation in Uganda for many years, but they typically cost around €1,000 ($1,200), and this is too high for much of the rural population. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- Iceland is pursuing further adoption of renewable energy, with incentives to promote electric vehicles and the installation of over 20 new ABB fast charging stations. A realization that Iceland was too dependent on fossil fuel imports led to corrective efforts. Today, 80% of the energy for the country comes from renewable sources. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- Sunrun is expanding, with a new office in Nevada during a resurgence in home solar in the state. Applications for home solar in Nevada are on a rapid rise; there were 287 in 2016 and 3,308 in 2017. The growth is the direct result of the federal solar investment tax credit combined with net metering policies for solar households. [Nasdaq]
- Democrats joined Republicans to pass a bill looking for a place to deposit the growing stockpile of nuclear waste generated by power plants across the country. This includes, for example, the 3.55 million pounds of spent fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, or SONGS, sitting just yards from the Pacific Ocean. [The Keene Sentinel]
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