- “Gov Polis Signs Seven Bills On Renewable Energy, But What Does That Mean For Colorado’s Energy Future?” • Signing seven bills on renewable energy, Colorado Gov Jared Polis explained, means cleaner air; “green” jobs that can’t be outsourced; and lower electric rates, thanks to the decreasing costs of wind and solar power. [The Denver Post]
- “Vermont Public Power, Encore Renewable Complete Their First Solar Project As Partners” • Vermont Public Power Supply Authority and Encore Renewable Energy completed the 855-kW Trombley Hill Solar project, the first developed under their partnership formed last year. It is sited on property owned by Morrisville Water and Light. [Solar Builder]
- “Utah Aims To Shatter Records With 1,000-MW Energy Storage Plant” • A one-of-a-kind facility in Utah would combine compressed air storage in salt caverns with hydrogen storage, large flow batteries and solid-oxide fuel cells. Utah’s electricity was 87% generated from coal in 2017, but its renewable energy sector is growing. [Greentech Media]
- “After 46 Years, Pilgrim Nuclear Station Shutting Down” • The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which weathered over four decades of nor’easters, protests, and lawsuits, in the end could not withstand energy market forces and the costs of operating an aging plant. It is undergoing its final shutdown today, May 31, 2019. [Cape Cod Times]
- “IEA Predicts 250 Million EVs On The Road By 2030” • Last year, the International Energy Agency predicted there would be 125 million EVs on the road worldwide by 2030. This year, it has doubled that prediction to 250 million EVs by 2030, assuming the 25 nations that are part of the EV30@30 program honor their commitments. [CleanTechnica]
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