- “RES Seals Green PPA With French Rail Operator” • RES has signed a long-term power purchase agreement to supply almost 40 MW of green electricity to the energy arm of French rail operator SNCF Voyageurs. The deal with SNCF Energie is for between 15 and 20 years. It will enable the construction and operation of solar power plants from 2021. [reNEWS]
- “Global Renewable Energy Growth Equals Coal for First Time Ever, BP Report Says” • Renewable energy sources experienced record growth in 2019, matching that of coal for the first time ever, according to an annual report from oil company BP. The “Statistical Review of World Energy” tracks energy growth, usage and trends. [The Weather Channel]
- “Renewables Surge While Coal Power Fizzles” • This year, for the first time, renewable sources will provide more electricity than coal, the Energy Information Administration says. The EIA predicts that electricity from coal generation will drop by 25%, while electricity produced from renewables is expected to grow by 11%. [Santa Barbara Independent]
- “NTEC Submits Proposal For Solar Array At Navajo Mine” • The Navajo Transitional Energy Company and Photosol US have submitted a proposal to site 200 MW of a 400-MW solar array on reclaimed Navajo Mine land. If accepted, the project could generate up to $20 million in tax revenues for the Navajo Nation over 40 years. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Vermont Renewables Set New Records In New England And US, Helping Economy And Climate” • The 180,000 small-scale solar systems in New England pack a mighty punch against CO₂ emissions. Last month, home and community-based PV systems set a new record with a capacity of 3,200 MW, three times that of the Seabrook nuclear plant. [vtdigger.org]
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