- “Missouri’s clean energy industry is growing but some employers say hiring is not easy” • Clean energy companies in Missouri are finding it difficult to hire qualified workers, even as the number of residents in the state working in energy efficiency, electric transportation, and renewable energy grows. The shortage of job seekers could take its toll. [KBIA]
- “US Renewables Are Closing In on Nuclear Generation” • The US nuclear industry has been stalled for decades. Now cheap wind and solar deployments are taking a lead over it. In the first five months of 2018, renewables produced 20.17% of US electricity and nuclear produced 20.14%, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. [Greentech Media]
- “Portugal Announces Extensive Solar Power Plans During Record-Breaking Heat Wave” • After getting 103% of its national electricity needs in March from renewables, the country proved that it is indeed becoming a green energy leader. Hydro supplies 55% of Portugal’s renewable energy, and 42% is from wind; now it is turning to solar power. [South EU Summit]
- “Ontario’s provincial power company buys US renewable energy firm for $388 Million” • Ontario’s government-owned power company is making its first foray outside the province. It made a deal to buy Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, based in New Jersey, for $388 million. Eagle Creek’s 63 small hydropower facilities have a total 216 MW of capacity. [National Observer]
- “States give conditional support to National Energy Guarantee, but more talks to come” • Australia’s government is a step closer to settling a national policy on electricity and emissions. The Federal Government released a draft of the energy bill and the states will now wait to see what happens in Coalition party discusses of the policy next week. [ABC News]
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