- “Biden Administration Says Solar Energy Has The Potential To Power 40% Of US Electricity By 2035” • The Solar Futures Study, from the US DOE shows how solar energy could play a massive role in transitioning the US power sector to clean energy and achieve the President’s ambitious goals to decarbonize the American economy. [CNN]
- “Biden Wants An Aggressive Transition To Electric Vehicles. A Surprising Ally Is Pumping The Brakes” • In August, President Joe Biden announced a target to have half of the vehicles sold in the US be battery electric, fuel-cell electric, or plug-in hybrid by 2030. But the United Autoworkers Union, one of Biden’s oldest political allies is resisting. [CNN]
- “Chile’s Power Auction Wraps Up For Average Price Of $23.78 Per MWh” • Five renewable energy companies were declared winners in Chile’s technology neutral power auction for 2,310 GWh/year for 15 years. The average price was $23.78 per MWh from solar, wind, and storage projects with a total of 2,000 MW of installed capacity. [Renewables Now]
- “Global Windfarm Installations Expected To Surge After Covid Drop, Says Report” • The Global Wind Energy Council’s annual report found that the world’s offshore windfarm capacity grew by 6.1 GW last year, down slightly from a record 6.24 GW in 2019. It expects it to grow to more than 12 GW in 2021 powered by an offshore wind boom in China. [The Guardian]
- “US Renewable Energy Sees Record Growth” • Renewable energy saw record growth in the first six months of 2021 and now accounts for 25% of all the electricity capacity in the US, up from 23% a year ago. An increase of two percentage points may not sound like a lot but it shows that the US energy sector is headed in the right direction. [Treehugger]
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