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April 30 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Time To Shine: Solar Power Poised To Surpass Wind As Michigan’s #1 Renewable Energy Source” • DTE, southeast Michigan’s largest energy provider, says it’s working to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2040, and net-zero carbon by 2050. Wind will continue to be important, but solar is likely going to be DTE’s driving force moving forward. [WXYZ]

Wind turbines in Michigan (NOAA via Flickr)

  • “TC Energy Wants To Power The Oilsands With Small Nuclear Reactors” • The head of Canadian pipeline giant TC Energy Corp said he sees an opportunity to get involved in providing small-scale nuclear power for Alberta’s oilsands. TC Energy already has a 48.4% ownership stake in the nuclear generating company Bruce Power. [Canada’s National Observer]
  • “Video: Yes, Renewable Energy Plants Are Cheaper To Operate Than Non-Renewables” • In March, the US generated 18% of its electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar, according to a study from Ember, a global energy think tank. Some people wanted to know if renewable energy saves money as well as the environment. It does. [WCNC]
  • “RFPs Solicited By Dominion For Renewable Energy Projects In Virginia” • Dominion Energy Virginia issued a request for proposals for up to 1,200 MW of new solar and onshore wind projects, as well as about 125 MW of energy storage. Another RFP, looking proposals for power purchase agreements, will be issued in September. [North American Windpower]
  • “Ukraine War: Clean Energy Tipping Point?” • The US and its allies have also tried to sanction Russia as severely as possible for their aggression in Ukraine. To do that, it is necessary to greatly reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Solar and wind electricity generation are already less expensive than electricity from coal or fossil gas. [CleanTechnica]

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