- “Vassar College to buy renewable energy” • In Poughkeepsie, New York, Vassar College has announced an agreement with its energy provider to purchase electricity generated solely by renewable sources. The new contract with the energy supplier, EDF Energy, is effective in July 2021. Vassar’s goal us to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. [Mid-Hudson News]
- “Senators Consider Requiring Utilities To Buy More Local Renewables” • A proposal discussed by the Vermont Senate Finance Committee, S 267, would require utilities to buy 100% renewable electricity by 2030. And 20% of that would have to come from smaller, in-state sources – double the amount currently required by law. [vtdigger.org]
- “Tesla Shanghai Model 3 May Go Cobalt-Free Using CATL’s LFP Cells – Diving Deeper” • Tesla is in talks with battery producer CATL to supply lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells for the Shanghai-made Tesla Model 3, Reuters reported. LFP cells are relatively cheap, simple to package, and require no scarce minerals (cobalt and nickel). [CleanTechnica]
- “105 Cities Have Made The Global CDP 2019 ‘A’ List For Climate Action” • Cities around the world are standing up to lead in the fight on climate change, according to CDP. While reporting cities that scored an “A” in the 2019 rankings are clustered in Europe and North America, every populated continent has cities that are taking action. [CleanTechnica]
- “New Renewable Device To Generate Electricity From Moisture In The Air” • A team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air. The findings, published in the journal Nature, could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy. [The Weather Channel]
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