- “Boulder and Pueblo Could Be the Next Cities to Create Their Own Utilities in Pursuit of 100% Renewable Energy” • Municipal utilities could lead the 100% renewable charge. Six communities, from Burlington, Vermont, to Kodiak, Alaska, have reached the 100% renewable electricity target. Five of those are municipal utilities. [The Colorado Sun]
- “Developing Nations Now Leading on Global Clean Energy” • Higher energy demand, lower technology costs, and innovative policy making allowed developing nations to seize the mantle of global clean energy leadership from wealthier nations, according to a comprehensive new study from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Greenpeace Energy Wants to Buy Germany’s RWE Coal Business, and to Replace It With 8.2 GW of Renewables” • The Hamburg-based green electricity provider wants to shut down RWE’s coal power plants and replace them with 8.2 GW of wind and solar power plants. Approximately €7 billion will be invested in the new facilities. [pv magazine International]
- “Europe’s Power Could Be Carbon-Free by 2045 with Further Investment in Renewables” • The European power sector could be fully decarbonized ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement if enough effort is put into electrification and into deployment of renewable energy, according to a study from Eurelectric. [Offshore Wind Journal]
- “RIP: GM Will Close Five Assembly Plants in North America, Eliminate 15,000 Jobs, and Cease Production of Chevy Volt” • GM announced it will cease production at five assembly plants, four of which are in the US and one in Canada. Three of the plants build cars, and the other two make driveline components for passenger cars. [CleanTechnica]
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