- “Ireland ‘On Track’ To Meet 2020 Clean Power Goal” • Ireland is on track to reach its 2020 renewable energy target to get 40% of its electricity from clean power, after a strong second quarter saw wind energy alone deliver 28.5% of the country’s electricity. That is up from 26.1% in the second quarter of last year, and new wind farms are coming online. [reNEWS]
- “More Coal Power Generation Closed Than Opened Around The World This Year, Research Finds” • The size of the global coal power fleet fell for the first time on record over the first six months of the year, with more generation capacity shutting than starting operation, according to Global Energy Monitor, a US research and advocacy group. [The Guardian]
- “251 GW Of New Chinese Wind Expected This Decade” • China is expected to add 251 GW of new wind capacity through 2029 but additions will take a 16% hit from next year due to the end of subsidies, according to Wood Mackenzie. The country’s wind power market could reach a cumulative grid connected capacity of 461 GW by the end of the decade. [reNEWS]
- “NextEra Energy Sees Hydrogen As A Zero Emissions Alternative To Natural Gas” • The parent company of Florida Power & Light, NextEra Energy, is eyeing a technology that may help it eliminate all emissions related to the electricity it sells. Hydrogen may be made by electrolysis using renewable energy that would otherwise be curtailed. [CleanTechnica]
- “Just How Much Does Tesla Get In Subsidies Anyways?” • A common theme Tesla critics have focused on from time to time for years regarding Tesla is subsidies. The idea from critics is that Tesla is getting billions of dollars of subsidies and that’s why it’s a viable company. Let’s take a look at that thought and see how accurate it really is. [CleanTechnica]
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