- ¶ “Duke Sows ‘Pollinator Garden’ At Tippecanoe Solar Farm” • A Duke Energy solar power plant in Indiana is helping renew and increase populations of pollinator species, important for all flowers and food plants. Parts of the 1.6-MW Tippecanoe solar plant site at the Discovery Park District, near Purdue University, have been planted in native wildflowers. [reNEWS]
- ¶ “Despite Pandemic, Instalations Of US Solar Capacity Will Grow 33% In 2020” • New US solar installations will increase by a third this year, a report showed, as soaring demand by utilities for carbon-free power more than outweighs a dramatic decline in rooftop system orders for homes and businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic. [The Edge Markets MY]
- ¶ “Tesla Tops Toyota In Market Cap, Becomes World’s Largest Auto And Clean Energy Company” • Last January, Tesla passed Volkswagen in market capitalization to become the world’s second largest auto company. Now, only five months later, Tesla has passed Toyota. It is the world’s largest auto and clean energy company by market capitalization. [CleanTechnica]
- ¶ “Global Wind And Solar Additions Set New Record In 2019, But More Is Needed” • The global deployment of wind and solar projects reached a new record level in 2019, as falling costs and a push to zero emissions energy sources presented opportunities that could be expanded across the world in a post-Covid-19 economic recovery. [RenewEconomy]
- ¶ “These Rarely Used, Dirty Power Plants Could Be Cheaply Replaced By Batteries” • Analysis by researchers at the nonprofit Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Health Energy studied nine states to identify which peaker plants have the greatest potential to be replaced by clean energy alternatives. With new battery technology, the list was long. [Grist]
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