- “Nuvve And Blue Bird Combine To Create Electric School Buses That Are V2G Enabled” • Nuvve Corporation, based in San Diego, and Blue Bird, the largest US school bus supplier, joined to produce electric school buses equipped with vehicle-to-grid technology. America has 480,000 school buses, and they could make up a huge virtual power plant. [CleanTechnica]
- “New Peer-Reviewed Study Shows Climate Change Impact Reduction By Making EV Batteries From Deep-Sea Rocks” • Research published in the Journal of Cleaner Production shows a carbon footprint reduction for minerals that are critical for EV batteries of up to 90%, if they come from deep-sea polymetallic nodules. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Direct Current Microgrids To Be Tested In Europe’s Power System” • The potential of DC microgrids to advance Europe’s green energy ambitions will be shown in the project TIGON. The project is focussed on deploying DC-based grid architectures that can improve the reliability and resilience of a decentralized, renewables-based system. [Smart Energy]
- “Wildfires, Coronavirus And An Earthquake Collided For California’s Terrible Week” • The Golden State has been trying to contain the summer’s surge of coronavirus cases while dozens of wildfires burn and smoke is making it hard to breathe. Then, as if there were not enough crises colliding, Southern California had an earthquake. [CNN]
- “US Companies Ask Insurers To Say No To Fossil-Fuel And Support Renewable Businesses” • Sixty US companies, including Unilever, Patagonia, and Ben & Jerry’s, told insurers in a letter, “As insurance customers, we are expressing our desire for insurance coverage … that isn’t tied to supporting fossil fuels and actively supports renewable energy.” [Mercom India]
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