- “Saxon Church Prays For Deliverance From Nuclear Plant” • The Grade I-listed church St Peter-on-the-Wall was built in an abandoned Roman fort in about the year 660. Now the Bradwell B nuclear reactor is to be built threateningly close by. Members of the congregation question why nuclear power is needed when renewables are cheaper. [The Guardian]
- “Our Amazing Clean Energy Future Has Arrived” • Evidence of a great green wave is now overwhelming. In 2020 the world spent half a trillion dollars on renewables and clean technology, according to BloomergNEF. Prices are going down, and they will continue to fall with economies of scale, so the rate of renewable energy adoption will increase. [Foreign Policy]
- “Corporate Solar Funding Increased 24% In 2020” • Global corporate funding in the solar power sector grew by $11.7 billion, or 24%, in 2020 compared to 2019, despite the pandemic. That figures covers a broad range of financing methods, including venture capital funding, private equity funding, debt financing, and public market financing. [CleanTechnica]
- “In UK, 79% Of Drivers Could Charge An Electric Car Just Once Every Week Or Two” • A new study out of the UK points out that 79% of drivers in the country drive less than 150 miles per week, which could easily be met with one charge in most of the very popular EVs. If you get a longer range model, you might charge up just once every two weeks. [CleanTechnica]
- “New York Times: Electric Cars Are Cheaper And Cleaner” • A feature in the New York Times, citing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study, definitively stated: “Electric vehicles are better for the climate than gas-powered cars … [and] despite the higher sticker price, electric cars may actually save drivers money in the long run.” [CleanTechnica]
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