- “Facing A Health Crisis, Cities Implore The Courts To Limit Pollution” • Against the backdrop of mismanagement during the Covid-19 pandemic, 23 cities and counties, the US Conference of Mayors, and the National League of Cities added their voice to a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s plan to weaken limits on carbon pollution. [CleanTechnica]
- “Dubai Achieves Record Lowest Tariff For Solar Project” • The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority awarded the 900-MW PV fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park to a consortium led by ACWA Power. The winning tariff, which is 1.6953¢/kWh, establishes a new global benchmark for the cost of solar PV energy. [Arab News]
- “Modvion Completes First Wind Turbine Tower In Sweden” • Cross laminated timber is lighter and stronger than steel, which permits a narrower base for tall wind towers. The towers are modular and can be shipped in sections to be assembled onsite, eliminating many transportation issues of wider steel masts. Now Monvion has its test mast built. [CleanTechnica]
- “In Midst Of Natural Gas Glut, Plastic Industry Bent, Not Broken (Yet)” • With energy demand dropping, there was the oil glut, and then a natural gas glut. Gas stakeholders have expanded petrochemical operations, anticipating an increase in the demand for plastic. But it seems that the plastic hedge is also starting to come apart at the seams. [CleanTechnica]
- “Cheap Oil? A Pandemic? No Big Deal For Renewable Energy, Experts Say” • In the face of an oil glut and pandemic, renewable energy has moved ahead. Experts say the renewable energy market is stable enough to weather short-term fluctuations. It may even be poised to get a boost from as the pandemic subsides and economies restart. [EnerCom Inc]
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