- “Ørsted, The World’s Offshore Wind Giant, Gets Serious About Solar” • Ørsted is currently building two huge solar arrays, one in Texas and one in Alabama, totaling nearly 700 MW. Particularly striking is the 460-MW Permian Energy Center in West Texas, which will sell its solar power to ExxonMobil and includes a 40-MW battery system. [Greentech Media]
- “France Hits 10.5% EV Market Share In August – Up Four Times Year On Year” • Europe’s second largest auto market, France, saw a plugin passenger electric vehicle market share of 10.5% in August 2020, a growth of four times in share from August 2019. Bestsellers this year include the Renault Zoe, Peugeot e-208, and Tesla Model 3. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewables Through The Roof, As Small-Scale Solar Heads To Stunning New Highs” • Australia is on track to add a stunning 6.3 GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2020, thanks largely to a rooftop solar market that has defied the odds of the Covid-19 pandemic and is headed to a record total of just under 3 GW for the year. [RenewEconomy]
- “Australia Is Leading The World In Deploying Renewable Energy” • Australia continues to lead the world in the per capita roll out of energy generated by solar and wind, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and falling electricity prices, according to an analysis from The Australian National University based on Clean Energy Regulator data. [Science at ANU]
- “‘Threatening Hoboken’s very existence’” • A 146-page suit, filed in Hudson County Superior Court on September 2, seeks, among other things, compensatory, punitive, consequential, and treble damages from the defendants for a decades-long campaign of misinformation related to climate change and its impact on Hoboken. [The Hudson Reporter]
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