- “In Medellín, Metrocable Connects People In More Ways Than One” • In 2004, Metro de Medellín opened the world’s first aerial tram system, Metrocable, connecting slums in the Columbian city’s hillsides to its downtown center and the rest of its transit network. The mobility they provide encourages investment in poor neighborhoods. [CleanTechnica]
- “Hawaiian Electric To Expand Renewable Energy By 2022” • Hawaiian Electric Cos are setting a 2022 target to develop more renewable energy, Kallanish Energy reports. The company wants to develop 73 MW of solar and 1,200 MWh of storage on the Island of Oahu. It also wants smaller amounts of solar and storage on the islands Maui and Hawaii. [Kallanish Energy]
- “Tesla And Fiat Dance An Interesting Tango” • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has needed to reduce emissions from its cars, or it will be fined by the EU. One alternative is to pay a company whose cars have low emissions to have its cars counted in the fleet. So Fiat agreed to pay Tesla hundreds of millions of euros to avoid billions in fines. [CleanTechnica]
- “India To Add 10,000 MW Wind Energy Capacity In 2021 ” • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the second biggest wind turbine manufacturer in the world, expects India to add between 7,000 and 10,000 MW of wind energy capacity in 2021, its global chief executive said, despite a slump in Indian projects over the last two years. [Economic Times]
- “‘The Perfect Storm’: Hydrogen Gains Ground On LNG As Alternative Fuel” • In March, the Queensland University of Technology made history when it achieved the first export of a small quantity of clean, green hydrogen produced in Australia from renewable energy, to Japanese energy giant JXTG, proving that it was in fact possible. [The Guardian]
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