- “South Australia Hasn’t Lost One Hour Of Electricity In 5 Years Thanks To Renewables And Batteries” • Renew Economy says that since 2018 South Australia hasn’t lost one hour of electricity due to load shedding. In the previous four years, 7 million customer hours of electricity were shed. The improvement resulted from more renewable energy and storage. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewables vs Nuclear: 256-0” • The World Nuclear Industry Status Report shows the world’s operational nuclear capacity grew by just 0.4 GW in 2020, and generation fell 4%. Renewables grew by 256 GW and production rose by 13%. “Nuclear power is irrelevant in today’s electricity capacity market,” the report’s main author said. [pv magazine India]
- “Is Tesla Becoming A Threat To The World’s Biggest Utilities?” • The electric utility industry is on the verge of a revolution. The traditional utility model, in which energy is generated by a small number of enormous central power plants, is already as outdated as cars that burn fossil fuels. Tesla and Octopus Energy Germany are offering a new approach. [CleanTechnica]
- “More Renewables Best Answer To Energy Price Surge, Brussels Insists” • A faster rollout of renewable energies such as wind and solar is the best response to recent spikes in gas and power prices, according to an EU official. “The solution, in the longer run, is the accelerated deployment of renewables and improved energy efficiency,” he said. [EURACTIV.com]
- “NREL Pinpoints Way To Move Large Wind Turbine Blades Across USA” • Researchers at the US DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have determined how to transport massive wind turbine blades to parts of the country at a lower cost than segmented blades, but the solution will require some flexibility on the part of industry. [CleanTechnica]
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