- “Plans For 1st Chinese Solar Power Station In Space Revealed” • Scientists in China revealed plans to build the first solar power station in space. A solar power station orbiting at 36,000 km could tap the energy of the sun’s rays without interference from the atmospheric, seasonal, or night-time loss of sunlight, Chinese media reported. [The Sydney Morning Herald]
- “The Nuclear City Goes 100% Renewable” • There are 11 nuclear reactors in operation in Illinois, but Chicago is moving to renewable energy. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled the Resilient Chicago plan, which commits the city to “transition to 100% clean, renewable energy in buildings community-wide by 2035”. [pv magazine USA]
- “House Republican Committee Leaders Begin Caving On Climate Science And Policies” • Ranking Republican members of two US House committees with the most jurisdiction over climate science and energy-rationing policies sent strong signals that they want to support “reasonable” measures to deal with climate change. [Competitive Enterprise Institute]
- “Janet Mills Lifts LePage Ban On New Wind Power Permits In Maine” • In her third executive order, Maine Gov Janet Mills ended a 2018 moratorium restricting the issuance of permits for wind turbine projects across the state. Former Gov. Paul LePage had imposed the moratorium, which resulted in lawsuits from environmental groups. [Bangor Daily News]
- “Vineyard Wind Proposes 1,200-MW ‘Liberty Wind’ Offshore Project For New York” • Vineyard Wind announced a new 1,200-MW offshore wind project proposal called “Liberty Wind.” This is in response to a solicitation of offshore wind project proposals by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. [CleanTechnica]
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