- “China’s Qinghai province runs on renewables for 216 hours” • Qinghai province reached a milestone for renewable energy by running on renewables for a full 216-hour period. The province was powered entirely by wind, solar and hydropower for nine days at the end of June, according to wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind. [Energy Digital]
- “Study Finds California Can Close 28 Natural Gas Plants Immediately Without Affecting Electricity Reliability” • California can retire at least 28 of its natural gas plants because they are not needed to meet its electricity needs and do not help for carbon emissions goals, analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists said. [Union of Concerned Scientists]
- “Partnership grow local renewable energy” • The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority and Encore Renewable Energy announced a partnership to pursue development of about 10 MW of solar capacity on behalf of VPPSA’s Member municipal utilities. Encore will lead design, development, financing, and construction of solar projects. [Vermont Biz]
- “France approves 720 MW of new solar power” • The French government gave the go ahead to 103 new solar power projects. The Ministry of Ecology and Solidary Transition said they represent an estimated 720 MW of power capacity. France has a target set by the ministry to tender 2,450 MW of new solar energy each year. [Climate Action Programme]
- “Blockchain enables Australia’s peer-to-peer power trading kick-off” • Cheap solar electricity will be traded among neighboring residents in apartment blocks in Western Australia, in a project supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The trading scheme uses Power Ledger, a computer technology based on blockchain. [Energy Storage News]
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