- “Tesla Model S Plaid Defeats Cars Built To Win At Pikes Peak ” • It is “The Race to the Clouds.” The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, winds through 156 turns over 12.42 miles to the summit of Pikes Peak. Not only did the Tesla Model S Plaid win in the Exhibition class, but it won by a huge margin and defeated some cars built to win. [CleanTechnica]
- “It’s 114° In Oregon. Time To (Productively) Panic” • This weekend, in my formerly mild, rainy, Northwest state, we’re at a broiling 114° in Portland (similar to recent temps recorded in the arctic circle, which is even more frightening). The temperatures are not just record setting. They are off the charts. The previous city record is 107°. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable sources provided more than a quarter of US electrical generation in April” • Renewable energy sources set a record in April 2021, generating 25.7% of total US electricity. Solar and wind’s output during April were 29.9% and 22.1% greater, respectively, than a year earlier, a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of EIA data shows. [Renewables Now]
- “Equinor Adopts New Investment Focus In Onshore, Offshore Renewables” • Equinor, formerly called Statoil, is a Norwegian energy giant primarily in the oil and gas business. The company has announced a new investment focus in onshore and offshore renewables, adopting hydrogen, ammonia, and biofuels, in a move to net-zero by 2050. [Oil and Gas Republic]
- “California PUC’s Clean Energy Order: Necessary, Timely, And Ambitious” • The California Public Utilities Commission decided to acquire 11.5 GW of mostly carbon-free electricity over the next five to seven years. This decision firmly places the state on course have a zero carbon electricity and a carbon neutral economy by 2045, without nuclear power. [CleanTechnica]
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