- “California On Verge Of Making Truck Manufacturers Produce Electric Trucks” • The California Air Resources Board released the final draft of the Advanced Clean Trucks standard, a policy that will require truck manufacturers to sell electric trucks. There will be a 30-day public comment period followed by a Board vote on June 25–26. [CleanTechnica]
- “Neoen To Build Australia’s Largest Solar Farm After Power Deal With CleanCo” • French renewables developer Neoen will build a 400-MW solar farm in Queensland with a contract to sell most of the power to CleanCo, a state-owned clean energy company. Western Downs Green Power Hub will be Australia’s largest solar farm. [pv magazine Australia]
- “Polarstern sets records on Arctic climate mission” • The Polarstern is a ship laboratory, drifting in Arctic ice. Part of MOSAiC, a large-scale expedition led by Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute, it’s measuring climate change at the North Pole. And it’s setting new records. For one, it’s the northernmost mission during the Arctic winter. [Deutsche Welle]
- “Wärtsilä Gas Engines To Burn 100% Hydrogen” • The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is developing the combustion process in its gas engines to enable them to burn 100% hydrogen fuel. Wärtsilä has researched hydrogen as a fuel for 20 years, and had been testing its engines with blends of up to 60% hydrogen and 40% natural gas. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Trump’s Push To Use Global Aid For Nuclear Projects Alarms Development Groups” • A Trump administration effort to bolster the nuclear industry is eyeing a surprising source of financing. It would support exporting nuclear technology with funding from the International Development Finance Corporation, a fund for fighting poverty in developing countries. [The Hill]
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