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August 20 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “TVA’s Biggest Customer Eyes Split With Federal Utility” • The Tennessee Valley Authority will have to compete with other wholesale power suppliers to keep its biggest customer beyond 2025. The TVA still uses nuclear reactors and older coal and gas plants, and Memphis Light Gas & Water is looking for cheaper options. [Chattanooga Times Free Press]

Kingston Power Plant (Tennessee Valley Authority, Wikimedia Commons)

  • “Biden Campaign Reaffirms End To Fossil Fuels Subsidies” • Joe Biden was against subsidies for fossil fuels a month ago, but with passing time, the language in his platform opposing them suddenly disappeared. Now it’s back, after the Huffington Post noticed the change and environmental groups fought to get the language restored. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Capital Dynamics, Tenaska Forge 2-GW Battery Partnership” • Asset manager Capital Dynamics has signed an agreement with US power company Tenaska to develop approximately 2 GW of battery storage projects in California. They will develop nine battery projects to be located throughout California’s highest electrical load centers. [reNEWS]
  • “MCAS Miramar Uses Renewable Energy To Prevent Blackouts” • Marine Corps Air Station Miramar unleashed the potential of their renewable energy powered grid to support San Diego during a heat wave. For over a decade, the base has been working on a microgrid powered by solar, landfill gas, and a power plant using natural gas and diesel. [10News]
  • “Neoen Files Plans For $3 Billion Wind And Solar Farm With Battery Ten Times Bigger Than Hornsdale” • French developer Neoen filed a development application for a $3 billion wind, solar, and storage project in South Australia. It includes a proposed big battery, nearly 10 times as big as the expanded “Tesla big battery” at Hornsdale. [RenewEconomy]

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