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August 21 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Germany: 72% Of Power Needs To Be Met By Non-Hydro By 2030” • The share of renewables in Germany reached 53.4% of the country’s power mix in 2018 and is expected to reach 72.7% by 2030. Non-hydro renewable energy is expected to meet the country’s power demand after nuclear and coal is phased out, according to GlobalData. [ESI Africa]

Water over a small hydro dam (Featured image: Stock, ESI Africa)

  • “Renewables To Reach 30% Of US Energy By 2030” • The contribution of renewable power to total installed capacity in the US is expected to double to 30% by 2030 from today, a study from GlobalData forecasts. The study also projects that the share of coal-based capacity will decline from 27.2% in 2018 to 13.5% in 2030. [reNEWS]
  • “ZeroAvia Testing Hydrogen-Powered Electric Airplanes” • ZeroAvia, based in California, announced the it is developing electric airplanes powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The airplanes would carry 10 to 20 passengers on flights of no more than 500 miles. ZeroAvia claims they will be cheaper to make and operate than conventional aircraft. [CleanTechnica]
  • “California Has More Clean Energy Jobs Than Fossil Fuel Jobs” • Clean energy jobs in California now outnumber jobs in the fossil fuel industry five to one, a study has found. More than 512,000 people are employed in jobs related to clean energy, from installing solar panels to building electric cars. This is one in seven such jobs in the US. [The Mercury News]
  • “North Carolina Clean Energy Plan Could Reduce Power Sector Emissions Up To 70% By 2030” • North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality released a draft Clean Energy Plan that calls for the state to reduce power sector greenhouse gas emissions between 60% and 70% by 2030, relative to the levels of 2005. [Utility Dive]

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