- “Sweden’s New Car Carrier Is The World’s Largest Wind-Powered Vessel” • Oceanbird is a wind-powered transatlantic car carrier is being designed by a Swedish shipbuilder, Wallenius Marine, with support from the Swedish government and several research institutions. The 35,000 ton ship will be powered by five telescoping rigid sails. [CNN]
- “GM Rebrands Hamtramck Plant As Factory ZERO; Hummer Available Late 2021” • General Motors has committed to a future of zero-crashes, zero-emissions, and zero-congestion. Now, GM says it is rebranding the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center as Factory ZERO. It is being reconfigured for all-EV assembly, with a $2.2 billion investment. [CleanTechnica]
- “EDF Renewables Acquires 4.5-GW Solar Portfolio From Geenex Solar” • EDF Renewables North America and Geenex Solar announced the close of an agreement of up to 4.5-GW (AC) pipeline of solar development assets in the PJM transmission area in the eastern US. The transaction will accelerate EDFR growth in the PJM region. [Solar Power World]
- “Department Of Energy Picks Two Advanced Nuclear Reactors For Demonstration Projects” • Hoping to revive the moribund US nuclear power industry, the DOE announced that it will help build two radically new nuclear reactors within 7 years. One of them will be fueled with highly enriched uranium, reducing the number of refueling stops. [Science Magazine]
- “Germany Must Push 2030 Renewables Target To 75% Or Even 80% Percent, Its Environment Minister Says” • The German environment minister called for a sharp increase in the country’s renewables targets. Svenja Schulze said the country will have to increase renewables’ share in power use to “at least 75%, maybe even 80%” by 2030. [Clean Energy Wire]
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