- “Southeast Asia’s Largest Solar Farm Begins Operations In Southern Vietnam” • A 420-MW solar power project, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, has officially started production in Tay Ninh Province. The $391 million complex, covering 540 hectares, lies on semi-submerged land at Vietnam’s largest artificial lake. [VnExpress International]
- “Fires Destroy More Than 4.2 Million Wild Acres In Bolivia” • It’s not just the Brazilian Amazon burning. Fires burned more than 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres) in Bolivia, officials said. That’s more than double the damage from just two weeks ago. Fires are leaving blackened trees and ash-covered forest floors in their wake. [CNN]
- “ASU And Phoenix Are Working Together To Meet Solar Sustainability Goals” • Arizona State University and the city of Phoenix have been working together to build their sustainable practices, and both credit their strong relationship as a reason they were able to meet many of their goals. ASU set ambitious sustainability goals in 2011. [The State Press]
- China Data Centers Set To Consume More Power Than Australia: Report” • China’s data centers – the backbone of the country’s fast-growing digital economy – are on track to guzzle more electricity by 2023 than all of Australia did last year, according to a Greenpeace report. China’s data centers remain dependent on coal. [Macau Business]
- “Researchers Looking At Renewable Energy And Food Security In Rural Alaska” • Researchers at the University of Alaska are looking at how renewable energy could power the fish processing industry in Alaska’s remote communities. The goal is to make these communities more food secure, and less dependent on diesel fuel for electricity. [KTUU.com]
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