- “Power flies from Minesto kite” • Swedish marine energy developer Minesto generated first power from its commercial-scale Deep Green 500-kW tidal kite off the coast of north Wales. The company said initial generation was achieved during the second commissioning phase for the device, which is located at a site in Holyhead Deep. [reNEWS]
- “UN Climate Change Report Contrasts With Recent EPA Policy Changes” • The IPCC report warning consequences could be drastic if “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes” are not made to mitigate global warming contrasts starkly with Trump administration policies decreasing federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. [CNN]
- “Renewables Are Now The Cheapest Source Of Energy, Says EBRD” • Due to significant cost reductions, renewables are now often the cheapest source of energy, according to a statement from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The bank has issued a statement calling for a “step change” in investments. [pv magazine International]
- “Tesla’s Battery In South Australia Breaks Stranglehold Of Natural Gas Industry” • The 129-kWh Tesla Powerpack installation in South Australia is already having a strong impact on the region’s electricity markets, saving grid operator Neoen and customers an estimated $25 million, ⅓ of its purchase price, in its first year. [CleanTechnica]
- “General Motors will soon use wind power to build pickups and SUVs” • GM’s largest gas-burners, pickups and full-size SUVs, will soon be built at plants powered by wind, not fuel. GM wants to power all its global facilities with 100% renewable energy by 2050. GM will be at 20% of that goal by year-end, the automaker said. [Detroit Free Press]
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