- “Demand For Biodegradable Plastics Expected To Surge” • Biodegradable plastics is a double-digit growth industry coming into its own from increased regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items. Concerns about plastic waste in the environment are contributing to worldwide demand for biodegradable plastics. [CleanTechnica]
- “Massachusetts passes compromise clean energy bill” • A compromise clean energy bill was passed by Massachusetts lawmakers, though it is less ambitious than the bill the state Senate passed in June. The legislation, which is now going to the governor’s desk, “falls far short” of the Senate’s version, the Sierra Club said. [Renewables Now]
- “UK Clean Electricity Surpassed 50% In 2017 As Renewables Soar” • The latest figures published by the UK Government show that renewable and clean energy sources continue to skyrocket, hitting 29.3% and 50.1% respectively, and led by another strong year for wind energy generation. Clean energy is defined as renewables plus nuclear. [CleanTechnica]
- “Record-Breaking Solar and Wind Farms Are Emerging from the Sands of Egypt” • The Egyptian government wants to get 42% of its energy sector powered by renewables by 2025. One project is by a local startup. Once it’s completed, the Benban Solar Park will be the largest solar plant in the world, according to the Los Angeles Times. [Inverse]
- “California, Hawaii Lead Surge In Residential Battery Storage In Q1” • A report from Greentech Media and the Energy Storage Association finds residential battery storage in the US surged in Q1 of 2018. In total, 36 MWh of behind the meter residential storage were installed, equal to the amount installed in the previous three quarters combined. [CleanTechnica]
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