- “How America Is Tackling Its Greatest Source Of Emissions” • Cars are central to American culture, giving people mobility and the freedom to travel. But since 2017, transportation has been the single largest source of greenhouses gases in the US, largely due to cars. To reach net zero by 2050 the US needs to rethink its relationship with the automobile. [BBC]
- “Solar Farm Output Overloads National Grid, Sparking Calls For Accelerated Transmission” • As Australian homeowners embrace rooftop panels and solar farms pop up, renewable output is outpacing the means of transmission. With a glut of solar energy overwhelming the power grid, there’s been a seismic shift in the electricity network. [ABC News]
- “Ameresco’s 2-GWh Battery Storage For Utility SCE To Help Address California’s Power Reliability Risks” • Clean energy systems provider Ameresco has contracted with California utility Southern California Edison to deliver battery energy storage systems with a total of 537.5 MW of power and 2,150 MWh of energy capacity. [Energy Storage News]
- “NTSB Found That The “Driverless” Tesla Crash Wasn’t So Driverless After All” • Remember that so-called “driverless” Tesla crash in Houston that the media went nuts over? Well, now the National Transportation Safety Board has issued an investigative update on it. It found that there actually was a driver in the car at the time of the accident after all. [CleanTechnica]
- “FERC Rulings May Change Renewables’ Path In Southeast And California” • The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued two major decisions yesterday that could determine access to renewable energy in large swaths of the US, even as the FERC commissioners fought over whether the country is facing “gas scarcity.” [E&E News]
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