- “New McDonald’s Flagship Runs 100% On Renewable Energy” • McDonald’s completed its first net zero energy restaurant, near Disney’s All-Star Resorts in Orlando, Florida, according to a company press release. The global flagship restaurant is designed to create enough renewable energy on-site to cover 100% of its energy needs annually. [Restaurant Dive]
- “Solar Flow Battery Efficiently Stores Renewable Energy In Liquid Form” • An international team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists has created a new version of solar flow batteries that is efficient and long-lasting. The system has a silicon/perovskite tandem solar cell. The team recorded 20% efficiency, which is up there with the best. [New Atlas]
- “UK And Denmark To Share Renewable Electricity Through 765 km Interconnector” • Construction has started on the world’s longest electricity interconnector, which will link the UK and Denmark. The £1.8 billion Viking Link project is a joint venture between the National Grid and the Danish electricity system owner and operator, Energinet. [E&T Magazine]
- “Clarifying The Biden Climate Plan” • Several Cleantechnica readers questioned its reporting, saying they thought the Biden energy plan included a pledge to transition the United States to 100% renewable energy by 2035. It does not, at least not at the present time. These things are a work in progress, however, and the pivot to clean energy continues. [CleanTechnica]
- “Investment In Renewable Energy Capacity Grows 5%: BNEF” • Investment in new renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro-electric dams of more than 50 MW) rose 5% to $132.4 billion in the first half of 2020 from a revised $125.8 billion in the same period of 2019, the latest figures from research company BloombergNEF show. [Greentech Lead]
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