- “BYD Continues To Innovate, Launches The World’s Longest Electric Bus” • New energy company BYD has introduced the world’s longest electric bus. The new BYD K12A is a 27 meter (89 foot) long beast of an electric bus. It features two independent articulating points that connect its 3 separate segments. It has room for 250 riders. [CleanTechnica]
- “There’s Trouble In OPEC And Oil Prices Are Up 50%” • Venezuela is in chaos. Iran is dealing with US sanctions. And there is increased violence in Libya. Trouble in these OPEC nations helped send US oil prices back above $64 a barrel. Gasoline prices are creeping higher just as the US economy grapples with a slowdown. [CNN]
- “New York Offers $30 Million For Flexible Power Grid” • New York announced funding of up to $30 million (£23 million) for projects that can improve the resiliency and flexibility of the electricity grid. Governor Andrew M Cuomo aims to generate 70% of renewable electricity by 2030 and have a carbon-free power grid by 2040. [Energy Live News]
- “Walz Touts Clean Energy Jobs Amid Doubts About Nuclear Power’s Role In Future” • Minnesota Gov Tim Walz and Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley said economics suggest nuclear power will not be part of Minnesota’s energy mix if the state adopts the governor’s goal of getting 100% of its energy from carbon-free sources by 2050. [TwinCities.com]
- “Maryland Legislature Passes Clean Energy Bill With Offshore Provisions” • Maryland lawmakers have passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which would raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 50% by 2030. The act incentivizes the development of 1.2 GW of additional offshore wind energy off the coast of Maryland. [North American Windpower]
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