- “Computational Method Shows Italy May Install 144.5 GW Of PVs By 2050” • Polytechnic University of Milan researchers have developed a model to find the best spatial distribution of sources of renewable energy for an electricity system. Only PVs and storage were found to be “vital components” for Italy’s plans to decarbonize by 2050. [pv magazine International]
- “Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable: How Renewables Are Winning Energy Trifecta” • The three business lobby groups cheered loudly when Australia repealed the carbon price in 2013. Now they have joined up with unions, super funds, and research groups to urge the same Coalition government to aim for a zero emissions target by 2050. [RenewEconomy]
- “Vattenfall Fires Up Fossil-Fuel Free Steel Plant” • Vattenfall, SSAB, and LKAB have inaugurated the Hybrit pilot plant in Sweden, which aims to be step towards fossil-free steelmaking. Tests will now be carried out at the Hybrit plant in several stages for the use of hydrogen in the direct reduction of iron ore, with water emitted instead of carbon dioxide. [reNEWS]
- “Sunrun And GRID Alternatives Will Provide Free Residential Storage Batteries For Those At Risk From Wildfires” • GRID Alternatives is a rooftop solar company with a twist. It focuses on bringing solar power and jobs to underserved communities. It has long partnered with Sunrun, and now that parnership has expanded in an extraordinary way. [CleanTechnica]
- “Apple Is Fueling A Renewable Boom In Taiwan” • Apple is seemingly everywhere these days. From its headline-grabbing stock split to its industry-leading carbon-neutral push, the tech giant is truly showing that it is worth its $2 trillion valuation. And now, it’s ramping up the pressure on its suppliers to commit to going green, as well. [OilPrice.com]
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