- “Maine Lawmakers Get Pressure To Pass Renewable Energy Expansion” • A decision by the Maine Legislature to order the Public Utilities Commission to expand the number of renewable energy projects in the state has born fruit. The average price of solar projects has fallen to 3.5¢/kWh. Now, the Legislature is being asked to do it again. [News Center Maine]
- “Biden Announces Emergency Waiver On Summer Ethanol Ban” • President Joe Biden announced steps his administration is taking to address rising gasoline prices across the country. The steps include emergency measures permitting year-round sales of E15 gasoline, which is not normally sold during the summer because of air quality concerns. [CNN]
- “Nuclear Energy Should Not Be Part Of The Global Solution To Climate Change” • Nuclear culture, skills, vendors, and prospects are shriveling, mostly due to bad economics. Sun and wind are now the cheapest bulk source for at least 91% of world electricity, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance, so they’re winning about 10–20 times more investment. [Utility Dive]
- “‘Electric Vehicle Master Plan’ – 10,000 EVs For Los Angeles” • The Los Angeles city council has unanimously passed a motion that calls for the electrification of the city’s entire vehicle fleet. The Electric Vehicle Master Plan would add over 10,000 electric vehicles to the city’s fleet and build the appropriate charging infrastructure, according to Electrive. [CleanTechnica]
- “New York Enacts First-In-Nation Plan To Electrify All State School Buses” • An agreement reached on New York’s annual state budget builds on Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State and Executive Budget proposals. It aims for all new school bus purchases to be zero emission by 2027 and all buses in operation are electric by 2035. [CleanTechnica]
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