- “CN To Buy 50 Lion Electric Trucks” • The Lion Electric Co has had more than its fair share of orders in the early electric truck market, and this week it notched a big one. The large Canadian transport company CN signed a memorandum of understanding with Lion Electric to buy 50 of its zero-emission, fully electric trucks. [CleanTechnica]
- “Summer 2020’S Arctic Wildfires Set New Emission Records” • Arctic wildfires are setting records for CO₂ emissions, according to scientists at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. Based on data from the CAMS’ Global Fire Assimilation System, they estimate that CO₂ emissions from Arctic fires have increased by more than a third, compared to 2019. [CNN]
- “Sunrun, SunPower, Engie, And Others Launch ‘Local Energy For All’ Campaign In USA” • Rooftop solar power has come down in price tremendously in the past decade, as they had for decades before. Solar panels were about nine times as expensive in 2006 as in 2019.Now, solar companies are pushing to make it cheap enough for everyone. [CleanTechnica]
- “How Does The Tesla Solar Roof Stack Up To A Traditional Solar System After 6 Months?” • Earlier this year, Tesla activated our Tesla Solar Roof system with two Powerwalls in the garage for storage. After 6 months of playing with the system, I’m excited to look at the pros and cons of the system and see if I would do it all over again. [CleanTechnica]
- “100-MW Ventura Energy Storage On The Way To Helping California Grid” • Construction has begun for the 100-MW, 400-MWh Ventura Energy Storage battery, near Oxnard, California. With the capacity to serve 80,000 Southern California Edison customers, the project will provide critically-needed reliability services for the grid. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Vermont Solar Expands State’s Pollinator Habitat” • Bee the Change, a Middlebury-based REV Member, teamed up with REV Member Green Lantern Solar to install its twentieth pollinator-friendly solar field on a 4.5 acre site in New Haven, Vermont. The site will soon host many species of plants that attract pollinator insects and beneficial bird species. [Green Energy Times]
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