- “Will Russia Survive The Coming Energy Transition?” • A new global energy reality is emerging. Hydrocarbons have propelled mankind through the second stage of the industrial revolution, beyond coal and into outer space, but the age of hydrocarbons is drawing to a close. The stone age did not end because we ran out of stones. It is the same with oil and gas. [Forbes]
- “Alice, 9-Seat Electric Airplane, Gets Its 1st Buyer – Cape Air” • Eviation unveiled the first “fully operational” Alice, an electric airplane commuter, at the Paris Air Show. Eviation also received an order from Cape Air, its first customer. Cape Air began with flights between Boston and Provincetown in 1989, but now flies in many parts of the world. [CleanTechnica]
- “New York City Declares A Climate Emergency, The First Us City With More Than A Million Residents To Do So” • In an effort to mobilize local and national responses to stall global warming, the New York City Council passed legislation declaring a climate emergency. It’s the largest city in the US, with over 8.62 million inhabitants. [CNN]
- “It’s Official: Maine To Go 80% Renewable By 2030” • Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) signed a trifecta of bills to move the state towards a clean energy future, including adding 375 MW of distributed solar by mid-2024. Also, the state’s utilities are required to get 50% of their power from qualified renewable energy sources by 2030. [pv magazine]
- “Massachusetts Regulators Approve State’s Largest Clean Energy Procurement” • The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved contracts authorizing utilities to buy 9,554,940 MWh annually from Hydro-Quebec. The Sierra Club, however, questioned the wisdom of relying on Canadian hydropower to address the state’s climate goals. [Utility Dive]
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