- “Many Hoped for a Rebound in Kentucky Coal Jobs Under Trump; It Has Not Happened” • The number of coal jobs edged downward in Kentucky between April and the end of June, illustrating the continued struggles the industry has faced despite President Donald Trum’s campaign promise to “put our miners back to work.” [hamodia.com]
- “China sets up International Investment Alliance for Renewable Energy” • Although the Chinese government has recently scaled back solar energy development, it has created a new, large alliance to reach more foreign markets. In addition to focusing on the shipment of PV modules, it will also address financing, EPC, and O&M services. [pv magazine International]
- “Five-Fold Growth In Solar Panels On Commercial Buildings” • A “perfect storm” of rising energy prices, improved technology, and cheaper prices has led to a five-fold growth in the number of Australian commercial premises now installing alternative sources of energy such as solar panels. The increase has come to 400% in three years. [Commercial Real Estate News]
- “Weather alarms highlight need to accelerate low-carbon economy” • India is seeing its weather patterns changing, and researchers believe climate change may not only challenge the country’s development pathways but also pose a serious threat to its economy. A World Bank report said climate change could cost India 2.8% of its GDP. [ETEnergyworld.com]
- “Electric Car Growth Produces Battery Shortages, Carmakers Cannot Match Production With Demand” • The rapidly increasing demand for successful, fairly affordable, long-range EVs has taken both battery manufacturers and car companies by surprise. For car makers, demand exceeded expectations, and battery shortages are evident. [CleanTechnica]
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