- “Pacific Northwest Utilities Seek Thousands Of Megawatts Of New Renewable And Non-Emitting Energy: A Huge Opportunity For Independent Power Producers” • In the Pacific Northwest, utilities have issued or are issuing requests for proposals that look for a total of roughly 6,000 MW of new renewable generating capacity and storage. [The National Law Review]
- “1H20 saw a rise in global renewables investment” • Renewable energy capacity investment showed great resilience in the first half of 2020, in the face of the unprecedented economic shock caused by the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from research company BloombergNEF. Offshore wind financings were up 319% from of last year. [Energy Global]
- “Harvard Profs Plan Geoengineering Experiment, Igniting Ethics Debate” • Two Harvard professors say they are planning to inject about 2 kg (4.4 lbs) of calcium carbonate dust into the air over Arizona to see what effect it has on the amount of solar radiation reaching the Earth below. There are people who do not approve of this type of geoengineering. [CleanTechnica]
- “NextEra Energy To Build Its First Green Hydrogen Plant In Florida” • NextEra Energy is closing its last coal-fired power unit and investing in its first green hydrogen facility. In an earnings call, NextEra said it was proposing a $65 million pilot in Florida with a 20-MW electrolyzer to produce 100% green hydrogen from solar power. [Greentech Media]
- “Sununu Blocks Bill To Expand NH’s Required Renewable Energy Use, Now Lowest In New England” • Gov Chris Sununu handed down another expected veto of a clean energy plan. He rejected a bill that would expand New Hampshire’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and increase how much solar power utilities must use. [New Hampshire Public Radio]
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