- “Renewables Provide 21% Of US Electricity In 2021” • With strong growth in solar and wind power, electrical generation by renewable energy sources provided 21.02% of total US electrical generation in 2021, which exceeds US Energy Information Administration forecasts, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of EIA data. [Renewables Now]
- “Russia’s War On The Ukraine Will Hasten The Drive For Clean Energy Security” • Russia is a huge exporter of oil and gas. But waging war on Ukraine will change its energy trade. It will be a short-term boost to other energy exporters, but the bigger effect will be a fundamental re-think on energy security which will accelerate decarbonization. [Lowy Institute]
- “Germany Aims To Get 100% Of Energy From Renewable Sources By 2035” • Germany aims to fulfil all its electricity needs with supplies from renewable sources by 2035, compared to its previous target to abandon fossil fuels “well before 2040,” according to a government draft paper that has been obtained by Reuters. [Reuters]
- “BP To Offload Stake In Rosneft Amid Ukraine Conflict” • BP is to offload its 19.75% stake in Russian state-owned oil firm Rosneft after Russia’s “act of aggression in Ukraine.” The oil giant had come under pressure from the UK government to make the move since Thursday’s invasion. The Norwegian energy giant Equinor is also divesting. [BBC]
- “National Community Solar Partnership Aims To Reach 5 Million And Beyond” • The US DOE hosted the second National Community Solar Partnership Annual Summit in January. With stakeholder feedback and market analysis, the NCSP developed a roadmap to address persistent barriers affecting community solar across the country. [CleanTechnica]
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