- “World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm Proposed For Indonesia” • Sunseap Group is a solar energy developer in Singapore. Its chief executive told Reuters it plans to build the world’s largest floating solar farm in Indonesia, about 50 km from Singapore. The solar farm is expected to have a capacity of 2.2 GW and cost about $2 billion to construct. [CleanTechnica]
- “New Mexico’s Community Solar Program” • Gov Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Energy Transition Act (SB 489) in 2019, introducing a community solar program and mandating that New Mexico move to 50% renewable energy by 2030. But New Mexico’s community solar program was truly born in 2021, with the Community Solar Act (SB 84). [CleanTechnica]
- “Extreme Weather Events Put Spotlight On Climate Change’s Toll On US Infrastructure” • America’s infrastructure has taken a beating from extreme weather events in recent weeks spurred by climate change, raising concerns among officials that the nation’s roads, bridges and even commercial flights can’t stand the severe conditions that are coming to us. [CNN]
- “UK County Identifies Simple Yet Brilliant Way To Get Butts In EV Seats” • The UK county of Kent is trialing a brilliant program, offering small businesses two-month trials of electric vans. Kent is starting with a fleet of 24 electric vans from Renault, twenty Kangoo E-Tech vans and four ZOE Vans (a version of Renault’s popular ZOE electric car). [CleanTechnica]
- “‘France Would Have Shut It Down’: Co-Owner On Faulty Nuclear Plant In China” • French energy group EDF said it would have shut down a nuclear reactor if it suffered problems similar to those reported at the next-generation Taishan power plant in China. The reactor is the first in the world to use an advanced pressurised water system developed by EDF. [NDTV]
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