- “‘Record’ Turbine Orders Placed In Q2 2019” • Wind farm developers placed a record 31 GW of turbine orders in the second quarter of 2019, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie. The previous record set in the fourth quarter of last year was beaten by 13.2 GW, the ‘Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q3 2019’ report said. [reNEWS]
- “Australia’s Renewables Power Past Renewable Energy Target” • Australia continues to install renewables at record rates and will surpass the scrapped target of 41,000 GWh of renewable energy capacity around the end of 2020, analysis from The Australian National University shows. The newer target of 33,000 GWh has already been achieved. [Mirage News]
- “Elizabeth Warren Embraces Jay Inslee’s Climate Change Platform” • Sen Elizabeth Warren announced she would adopt Washington Gov Jay Inslee’s 10-year climate plan. She would also put $1 trillion into additional protections to workers and to help fund a radical transition of American infrastructure and industry away from fossil fuels. [CNN]
- “Julián Castro Rolls Out $10 Trillion Plan To Fight Climate Change” • Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro released his plan to combat climate change. The Democratic presidential candidate outlined his approach to what he calls the “greatest existential threat to our future” ahead of his appearance at CNN’s climate crisis town hall. [CNN]
- “China Sets Sight On Leapfrogging US And Japan In Fuel-Cell Vehicles” • China’s government set its sight on fuel-cell vehicles as the next growth engine in its automobile market, as it aims to catch up with the US and Japan in cutting emissions and to take a giant leap in technology. It will heavily subsidize both cars and charging stations. [South China Morning Post]
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