- “Largest US Renewable Developer Plans Transmission, Solar Surge” • The world’s largest renewable developer is eyeing transmission project opportunities as the Biden administration focuses on adding large amounts of wind, solar, and storage to the nation’s grid in the coming decades. President Biden is pushing support for transmission lines. [E&E News]
- “This Vermont Utility Is Revolutionizing Its Power Grid To Fight Climate Change. Will The Rest Of The Country Follow Suit?” • Green Mountain Power CEO Mari McClure says the utility is transforming its grid. GMP is moving away from large generator plants and long transmission lines, and toward a more decentralized approach. [Time Magazine]
- “Tesla Profit Surge Driven By Record Car Deliveries” • Tesla has reported surging profits, despite shortages of semiconductor chips and congestion at ports hampering production. Sales rose to $12 billion in the three months to the end of June, up from $6 billion a year ago, when its US factory was shut down. A record 200,000 cars were delivered in the quarter. [BBC]
- “NTPC Wins Approval For India’s Largest (4.7 GW!) Solar Park” • India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy gave a go-ahead to NTPC to set up a 4.7-GW solar power park in Gujarat. Power generated at this park will be used for the production of green hydrogen, the company said. NTPC plans to have 60 GW of renewable capacity by 2032. [CleanTechnica]
- “Lake Powell Hits Lowest Level On Record In Climate Change-Fueled Water Crisis” • Plagued by climate change-fueled drought and increasing demand for water, Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the US, has fallen to its lowest level on record since it was first filled more than 50 years ago. As of Sunday, Lake Powell was at just 33% of capacity. [CNN]
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