- “$1 Billion Bet On Clean Technology That Is Not Supposed To Happen” • Three pie-in-the-sky areas of clean technology are sustainable aircraft fuel, hydrogen, and carbon capture. They are beginning to creep from the impossible to the possible. An EU investment fund of up to $1 billion has been set up to push all them into the realm of probability. [CleanTechnica]
- “RFP Alert: Georgia Power Seeks 1,030 MW Of Renewable Generation” • Georgia Power, a utility with more than 2.6 million customers, issued a request for proposals for 1,030 MW of new renewable energy generating capacity. Applicable projects will be 3 MW or greater in size, and would reach in-service dates in 2023 and 2024. [pv magazine USA]
- “Obama Tells Young People To Stay Angry On Climate Fight” • Barack Obama has called on young people to “stay angry” in the fight against climate change at the COP26 summit. The former US president urged them to apply political pressure to make a change, but warned they would need to accept compromises along the way. [BBC]
- “Wind And Solar Could Meet 85% Of Current US Electricity Needs” • Wind and solar power could meet around 85% of US electricity needs, a paper published in Nature Communications says. Batteries, capacity overbuilding, and other storage options could increase that figure. Pooling resources across regions could cover shortfalls. [Engadget]
- “Encore Renewable Energy Completes Two Brownfield Solar Projects In Vermont” • Encore Renewable Energy and Vermont Electric Cooperative announced that two new solar projects with a total capacity of 4.5 MW are now operating in Jericho, Vermont. They are on a former municipal landfill and a former gravel pit for the town. [Solar Power World]
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