- “Equinor To Pilot Floating Solar Off Norway” • Equinor is working with Moss Maritime to start testing floating solar in the ocean off the island of Froya, off Trondheim in Norway. The partnership will build the floating solar pilot plant in the late summer of 2021, making it the first of its kind to be situated in rough waters. [reNEWS]
- “Colorado Approves $110 Million Transportation Electrification Plan” • Xcel Energy will deploy about 20,000 charging stations for EVs at residential, commercial, and public sites in Colorado, under a $110 million plan approved by the Colorado PUC. At least $20 million is to be invested to promote EV adoption in low-income areas. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Trump Administration Is Launching One Last Assault On Climate Science” • President Donald Trump’s term in office will be remembered for many disastrous moments, but one of the most consequential might be its systematic degradation of environmental protections. His administration seems intent on doing more damage as he leaves office. [AOL]
- “US Defense Department Doubles Down On Renewable Energy, DERS” • For the Department of Defense, the renewables-plus-microgrid approach dovetails with a broader DOE grid modernization initiative that ditches large, centralized fossil power plants in favor of renewable energy and distributed energy resources, aka DERS. [CleanTechnica]
- “Total Forms 1.6-GW US Solar-Storage JV” • French energy giant Total is forming a 50:50 joint venture with 174 Power Global, a wholly-owned Hanwha Group affiliate, to develop 1600 MW of solar and energy storage projects in the US. The projects, which are in Texas, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, and Virginia, are all to be online by 2024. [reNEWS]
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