- “Feds Are ‘Trying to Silence’ the Kids Suing the Trump Administration over Global Warming” • The Supreme Court is considering the DOJ’s petition for writ of mandamus. Federal attorneys question whether the kids have a right to “a climate system capable of sustaining human life” under the Constitution or public trust doctrine. [CNN]
- “NSW Launches Emerging Energy Program to Replace Coal Generation” • The New South Wales Coalition government launched one of the most significant energy transition projects in Australia. The Emerging Energy Program is designed to help replace most of the state’s ageing coal plants with wind, solar, and storage within 15 years. [RenewEconomy]
- “New Renewables, Nuclear Bring Down US Electricity Emissions by ~13%” • Analysis by the DOE puts some numbers on how zero-carbon energy has brought down US power sector emissions. It is almost all wind, which went from 0.4% to 6.3% of generation from 2005 to 2017, and solar, which increased from about 0% to 1.9%. [pv magazine USA]
- “UK Floating Wind Could Support 17,000 Jobs and Generate £33.6 Billion in Value by 2050” • A report from Crown Estate Scotland found that not only does floating offshore wind have an important role to play in the UK’s plans to generate 50 GW from offshore wind by 2050, it could also provide £33.6 billion ($42.9 billion) in added value. [CleanTechnica]
- “Largest California Solar-Plus-Storage Project Agreement Signed ” • Recurrent Energy signed 15-year power purchase agreements with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power for a 150-MW solar plant with 180 MWh of storage, the largest contracted solar-plus-storage project in California. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
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