- “Toyota Suspends Production Of RAV4 Prime After 3 Weeks” • Just three weeks after the start of production for the RAV4 Prime, Toyota announced it won’t build any more for a while. It seems orders for the car have far exceeded Toyota’s plan to make 4,000 RAV4 Primes. Reports are that Toyota failed to line up enough batteries for more than that. [CleanTechnica]
- “More Utilities Bypassing Natural Gas Bridge And Going Straight To Renewables” • Utilities moving away from coal are starting to view the natural gas “bridge” to renewable energy as an unnecessary step. Utilities in Arizona, Colorado, and Florida have announced plans to close coal plants without adding any gas-fired generation. [pv magazine International]
- “Asia Offshore Potential Almost 1500 GW” • Asia offers the potential for almost 1500 GW of offshore wind capacity, Wood Mackenzie research shows. The analysis said the bulk of the capacity would be in China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Wood Mackenzie said it expects 38 GW of new capacity to come online in China by 2029. [reNEWS]
- “House Climate Crisis Committee Report Offers Strong Foundation For Climate Action” • The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a Climate Crisis Action Plan. The plan underscores that climate change is not just a science issue. It is also an issue for health, economic, racial justice, housing, and food security. [Red, Green, and Blue]
- “Vail Resorts Says It’s Near Its Renewable Energy Goals” • Vail Resorts committed to purchase 310,000 MWh of wind energy annually from the new 82-turbine Plum Creek Wind project. The PPA will address more than 90% of the electricity use across its 34 North American resorts. Vail Resorts has a goal of reaching 100% renewable electricity by 2030. [Vail Daily News]
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