- “Could Scotland Ever Be ‘The Saudi Arabia Of Renewables’?” • In a year, Glasgow will host COP26, so BBC Scotland is looking at how renewable energy has grown. As first minister, Alex Salmond said Scotland could be the “Saudi Arabia of renewables.” In 2009, 27.2% of Scotland’s electricity was generated by renewable energy sources. In 2019, it was 90.1%. [BBC News]
- “An $11 Trillion Global Hydrogen Energy Boom Is Coming. Here’s What Could Trigger It” • Engineers are working on a giant cavity in a geological formation known as a salt dome, a huge underground mass of salt, 130 miles south of Salt Lake City. Filled with hydrogen, the cavity could become one of the largest renewable energy reservoirs in the world. [CNBC]
- “Joseph Biden Aims To Improve US EV Tax Credit, Restore It For Tesla And GM” • If elected president of the US, Joseph R Biden would do a few things for the electric vehicle industry. He has talked about helping to get a massive number of EV charging stations around the country, but he also has some tax proposals on the wish list. [CleanTechnica]
- “Siemens Gamesa Powered By 100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide” • Siemens Gamesa is now powered worldwide by electricity from 100% renewable sources. Its annual electricity consumption is over 180,000 MWh, so the company is saving more than 80,000 tons of CO₂ emissions annually, doubling the savings achieved the previous year. [SteelGuru]
- “South Australia’s Government Contracts For Energy To Advance Cultana Solar Farm And Playford Utility Battery” • The South Australian Government secured construction of the 280-MW Cultana Solar Farm near Whyalla, and the 100 MW Playford Utility Battery near Port Augusta, by signing a 10-year supply contract with ZEN Energy. [pv magazine Australia]
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