- “Iberdrola To Replace Last Spanish Coal Plants With Subsidy-Free Wind And Solar” • Spanish electric utility Iberdrola says will replace its last two Spanish coal-fired power plants with 550 MW of subsidy-free wind and solar. This new capacity brings Iberdrola’s scheduled new clean energy capacity up to 2,500 MW in 2022. It plans 10,000 MW by 2030. [RenewEconomy]
- “Russia Switches On Gas Mega-Pipeline To China As Putin Touts Closer Ties” • Russia started putting natural gas through an enormous pipeline to China worth billions of dollars, affirming increasingly close economic and political ties between the two countries. The “Power of Siberia” pipeline is more than 8,100 km (5,000 miles) long. [CNN]
- “Maine Wants To Store, Not Waste, Excess Renewable Energy” • The transmission lines connecting Maine’s far-flung renewable generators to the regional electric grid sometimes are too weak to carry all their power, and the generators sometimes have to be curtailed. One power-to-gas substation could save the state 75,000 MWh per year. [Governing]
- “Ireland unveils plan for 70% renewable energy by 2030” • Ireland has published the details of its long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme, finally unveiling details around how the country will look to increase its share of renewable energy capacity to 70% by 2030. It is the first RESS auction to receive Government approval. [RenewEconomy]
- “Carbon Intensity Of Power Sector Down In 2019” • Engineers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation compiled carbon emissions for the US electric power sector for the second quarter of 2019. The carbon intensity of the sector, measured in pounds of CO₂ emissions per MWh, dropped by 9% from Q2 of 2018. [engineering.cmu.edu]
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